With winter weather comes frigid, icy winds so an exposed head can lead to a cold body. Whether you’re commuting to class or work or you’re enjoying the snow on the mountain or in the park, a warm hat or toque is essential. Not everyone is a hat or toque person but there are stylish alternative like headbands. For the fashionistas or fashion misters who don’t like toques or hats, a warm headband is a great alternative.
Simple But Super!
Like socks and gloves, toques and hats are simple gifts that are also very convenient and easily a winter necessity. When you find that perfect one, it’s easy to never leave the house without it all winter long. I know for myself, I have a collection of toques but always find I’m searching for the same one everyday.
If you have a toque or hat lover on your Christmas list who could really use a new favourite toque or hat, this list is the perfect start for your search. From styles with big pom poms on the top and furry ear flaps to basic toques that are versatile enough for everyday wear, Altitude Sports has the perfect winter hat or toque to match anyone’s winter style.
Top Picks for Her
Herschel Supply Co. Sepp Beanie
There’s no better way to keep your head this winter than in the Herschel Supply Co. Sepp Beanie. With four colours to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect hue for the toque lover on your Christmas list.
Coal Women’s The Mel Beanie
Coal’s The Mel Beanie is the perfect pick for those beanie lovers looking for a cuffed beanie. The three vibrant colour choices make this toque a sure winner with any of the gals on your Christmas list.
Arc’teryx Delphic Beanie
Keep warm this winter in the Delphic beanie. Made of a wool and acrylic blend, the Delphic beanie is a versatile beanie with a traditional look. Perfect for a walk around town or a hike in the mountains, the Delphic Beanie is the perfect gift for the toque lovers you know.
The North Face Salty Dog Beanie
Inspired by the style of vintage dockworkers, the Salty Dog Beanie is a classic that everyone will love. Its versatile design allows you to wear it with a cuff or without for a style that works on the mountain or around town.
Harricana Kako Tuque Knit
A Harricana classic, the Kako Tuque Knit is a stylish and warm toque perfect for the fashionistas on your Christmas list. The fur pom pom is removable too so you can change up your look from day-to-day.
Fjällräven Unisex Nordic Heater Hat
Add a little Nordic touch to your look with Fjällräven’s Nordic Heater Hat. Designed to withstand the coldest conditions, the Nordic Heater Hat is lined with 100% polyamide and a Teflon-treated outer fabric keeps precipitation and dirt at bay. Keep your head warm and jazz up your look this winter with the Nordic Heater Hat.
Icebreaker Unisex Affinity Headband
For those ladies who aren’t the hat type but are looking for a warm accessory to keep their head and ears warm, Icebreakers Affinity Headband is just what you need. The double-layer construction is sure to keep your ears toasty warm while the soft merino jersey fabric manages moisture. The perfect accessory for a day in the mountains or running errands around town.
Top Picks for Him
Patagonia Unisex Powder Town Beanie
Keep your body heat in and the cold winds out with Patagonia’s Powder Town Beanie. With an assortment of colours to choose form, you’re sure to find one that’ll compliment your ski suit no problem. If you’re a gentleman who finds toques often make your head itchy, you’ll find no problems with the itch-free comfort of the Powder Town Beanie.
Arc’teryx Molly & Moe Toque
Arc’teryx’s Molly & Moe toque is perfect for the outdoor explorer on your Christmas list this season. You get the warmth of wool and the durable performance of acrylic all in one! There is also a polyester fleece earband which provides extra comfort and warmth as well as moisture management. Stay warm on the mountain or at the crag with the Molly & Moe Toque.
Peak Performance Unisex Switch Hat
The perfect toque to match with any outfit, the Switch Hat comes in a variety of colourways so you can buy the whole collection or just your favourites. Woven in a double layered wool and acrylic blend, the Switch Hat is sure to keep you warm and stylish this season.
Salomon Unisex Free Beanie
Salomon’s Free Beanie boasts a retro look and packs the warmth. You can choose to wear the toque long or short with the flip of the cuff to match your look for any adventure. There are also a variety of colours to choose from so you’re sure to please anyone.
Brixton Men’s Redmond Beanie
Brixton’s Redmond Beanie is a 100% acrylic, heavyweight beanie made in the U.S.A. Like any beanie, the Redmond Beanie is designed to keep your head warm when the weather isn’t so add a little style to your look with the Redmond Beanie from Brixton.
Norrøna 29 Thin Logo Beanie
The 29 Thin Logo Beanie is Norrøna’s signature beanie made thinner. The thinner design makes it well suited for high-intensity activities over the winter months and even ideal all year round. Choose from one of the bright colours and you’re sure you won’t lose your loved ones in a crowd.
Canada Goose Aviator Hat
An all-time classic, Canada Goose’s Aviator Hat is the perfect winter accessory for anyone. The Arctic-Tech water-resistant shell and duck down insulation make it the ultimate weather-proof hat. You’re sure to be warm and cozy whether you’re in the mountains or stuck in a blizzard in the city.
Happy winter Headwear Shopping!
Keep your head and your loved ones’ heads warm this winter season with a warm, stylish toque, hat or headband. Whether it’s for warmth or a little stylish touch to your outfit, there’s a style to fit everyone’s taste.