OWNER REVIEW - Black Rock 'Sportsman' Down Beanie
- Black Rock 'Sportsman' Down Beanie
BY PETER RAIFF
November 16, 2012
NAME: Peter Raiff
LOCATION: North Adams, Massachusetts, US
HEIGHT: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
WEIGHT: 180 lb (81.60 kg)
I consider myself a lightweight backpacker that is tending towards Ultra Light. I hike with a typical overnight pack weight of 15-20 lbs (6.8-9.1 kg) and a multi-day weight of 20-25 lbs (9.1-11.3 kg). I am a, experienced and dedicated hammock camper that enjoys spending time in the outdoors with my family and dogs.
Manufacturer: Black Rock Gear
Year of Manufacture: 2011
Manufacturer's Website: <<HYPERLINK GOES HERE - "http://www.blackrockgear.com/" LINK TEXT = "Black Rock Gear">>
Listed Weight: 1.09 oz (31 g)
Other details:Size Large, head size 21-23.5 in
I decided that I wanted a down hat for winter camping, and being in the North East with the unpredictable weather in the mountains, I wanted a waterproof hat. Then I ran across the Black Rock <<HYPERLINK GOES HERE - "http://www.blackrockgear.com/sportsman.html" LINK TEXT = "Sportsman">>! This hat fit all of the requirements that I wanted: lightweight, warm, waterproof, and blaze orange for safety in hunting season.
I have worn this hat in all types of weather in temperatures ranging from 50°F (10°C) to -5°F (-20°C). The Sportsman has proven to be an extremely warm beanie. I even sleep in it during the winter weather to keep my head warm. I have found that due to its waterproof shell that it does not breath very well, so I cannot wear it while hiking as my head quickley overheats and gets sweaty.
Available Colors (From <<HYPERLINK GOES HERE - "http://www.blackrockgear.com/" LINK TEXT = "Black Rock Gear">>)
Hunters Orange - A brilliant Orange fabric that showcases the unique fill qualities of the down with it's semi-translucent sheen.
Expedition Black - A beautiful run of black double sil coated nylon. The deep sheen gives this Black Rock Hat a stunning and impressive look.
This is a great hat if you are looking for warmth, lightweight, and packability.
THINGS I LIKE
Available in Blaze Orange
THINGS I DON'T LIKE
Not very breathable. (Acts as a vapor barrier)
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