For the past 3 (fine…almost 4) decades I have been wandering in the dark. How the wonders of shearling eluded me I’ll never know. But, as the good Samaritan I am, I not going to let those of you suffering with a shearling deficiency down.
Recently I picked up an American Classic at one of my favorite outdoor stores…the Kittery Trading Post. The Woolrich Trooper Hat with genuine shearling trim has been around for over a century now….and for good reason. I’m not going to lie, the $69.99 price point was a bit tough to swallow. I must have tried that hat on about 20 times while I weighed the pros and cons of the purchase. Less than 2 weeks later, I’ll venture to say it’s one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.
The hat is not only incredibly warm, but it turns out that it’s quite versatile as well. After a recent ski trip in -14 degree conditions I discovered that the hat worked perfectly with my goggles and allowed me to enjoy a day that I’d have otherwise been miserable in.
Now, the only concern I have with this hat is this. Will prolonged and sustained wearing cause my head to permanently fuse with the hat?