When uncovered, you lose a lot of heat through your head. We make a few different hats for winter boating, here's a quick guide to what's what.
To keep in your pocket for the take-out, or for paddling in drier conditions, where you don't expect your head to get immersed or soaked, a lightweight fleecy beanie like the Kosi is perfect. It's warm, yet thin enough to fit under a helmet, and it packs down very small to fit in a pocket or drybag for emergencies. Top tip: Even if it gets soaking wet, you can ring it out and pop it straight back on your head.
The Kosi's inner can be squeezed dry even after a soaking
For whitewater paddling, surfing or freestyle, where your head is exposed to frequent flushes or full immersion, a neoprene cap is just the job. They're warm when wet, stretchy, and thin enough to fit under a helmet. A neoprene cap will also help reduce cold water flushing in your ears and so help to prevent surfer's ear. We make two different neoprene caps, the Header and the Pilot.
Super thin and stretchy, the Header fastens with a chin strap – ideal for freestyle.