/ Recommend me a beanie
Have a look at the some of the Sherpa Gear hats- i have a wool one, and i'm very happy with it.
For climbing, under a helmet, i use an Arcteryx Rho- nice and thin but very warm too!
Whoa there, I think you need to provide a bit more information. For example, what temperature range do you expect to use this beanie in? What aspects of lambs wool did you find adequate, and what did you find lacking? Would you consider non-organic fabrics? Would you be willing to compromise on the bouldering suitability of this beanie if it excelled at trad duties? And let's face it, you haven't even given us detailed cranial measurements; are you taking this beanie purchase seriously or are you just wasting our time?
Realistically, a beanie isn't going to help your climbing. You need a balaclava if you want to push the grade, the itchier the better. Preferably coupled with some Ron Hills.
If I'm stuck on a plateau, would the multi-functional nature of a Buff help me switch up my training and break through?
I had a very swish 'Pachamama' benie hat for xmas - coupled with new Prana jeans I'm climbing at least 2 grades harder - fact...
And we've not even touched on colour yet - what's the world coming to?
Brilliant :) I used to climb in Ron Hills (I had a very, very mis guided youth) but ran out of people that would allow themselves to be seen with me - I've told them all I have thrown them away, but there in the shed and I sneak them on under my caving fury every now and then..!
I use a new product from Montana. They allow excellent heat regulation, protect extremities and match my helmet too.
<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hannah-Montana-Ear-Muffs-Childrens/dp/B007GCDVGU"> MontanaExtremeEquipment</a>
I've recently bought a new buff but haven't worn it climbing yet as technically it's classed as aid.
No, just weave one from your chest hair clippings. Then it will always coordinate perfectly.
Thanks very much all, a lot to take on board there! I was thinking of one of the alpkit ones but they seem to have sold out for now and TBH I think i'd prefer a tighter fit and no fleece.
Apologies for not replying to my own thread for so long, have been on planes/trains etc.
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