Unusually for The North Face this is not a high-tech hat but just a simple knitted beanie with a microfleece headband. It’s quite thick and so quite warm. It’s also comfortable to wear. There’s only one size but the knit construction means it stretches a fair bit. It’s big enough that I can pull it down to cover my ears. The fabric isn’t wind or waterproof but it is very breathable and it fits well under a jacket hood.

First published: Nov 2014