The Lowe Alpine Classic Mountain Cap is a fully waterproof and windproof hat providing excellent protection from adverse weather conditions on the hill or mountain. Lined with Aleutian fleece for warmth and comfort this is the perfect headwear for winter days on the British hills and mountains.
Triplepoint fabric uses ceramic particles to create a layer of microscopic pores that are impermeable to water particles yet let water vapour pass through. Hence waterproof and breathable. The ear flaps can be worn either up or down while the peaked brim can be secured to the front of the hat, making this a very adaptive hat for on the mountain.
Lowe Alpine Classic Mountain Cap Features
- Triplepoint 2-layer waterproof fabric
- Fully seam taped shell
- Aleutian fleece lining
- Rear Velcro adjustment tab
- Scooped ear flaps
- Malleable peak with press-stud fold away
- Mercury or Black
Customer Reviews of Lowe Alpine Classic Mountain Cap
I have had one of these hats for years and bought this one for my wife . Good value , well made winter hat . Used mine for winter golf . Keeps my bald head warm and dry . Recommend it.
This is one of the very first mountain caps, if not the original, and it's been about for decades because it's brilliant. However, with Lowe now looking to become a packs-only outfit it looks like it might go, though the wired peak is different from most alternatives and from my point of view better: it'll stay how you put it and still folds away easily to stow in a pocket.
I did lose one to (very strong) wind so its replacement uses the loops to mount a chinstrap if it's going to be stupidly windy.
It's really only for winter, but is excellent when a beanie isn't enough and means you can go without a hood until it gets really horrible (though it works really well under a hood too. Supplement with a buff or light balaclava and you're set up for snug without the "shut-in" feeling of a storm hood.
Very good service, very good design.
Well made, good design. I like the cupped ear flaps, nice touch. I've worn it in storm Ciara and it didn't blow off. No problems with ordering and delivery from Facewest.
I'm giving the hat 5 stars on the basis that it hasn't been tested on a mountain in the rain. I always have a challenge trying to find a hat that fits. Big head. Usually it takes a 63cm hat to fit. This fits snugly without being tight in an XL. It feels warm. It would have been great up Ben Lawers about 2 weeks ago in constant rain. That's what drove me to buy. I needed a hat with a small peak. This hat fits the bill.
Great hat.Handled heavy rain without letting a drop through whilst spending a few autumnal days walking the Chilterns.I particularly like it because it is not too heavy and doesn't leave the head feeling too hot (so I guess it's not suitable for extremely cold conditions).The ear flaps just stay up if you don't want them covering your ears.Good value.
This is my second Mountain Cap (as a spare). A great cap for Winter and windy, wet weather. The elasticated band is a great feature for keeping ears warm and can be folded up when not needed. The fleece lining is very warm, whilst the waterproof outer works great and is highly breathable. A very versatile, lightweight cap that gets a lot of user in the winter.
No cons, but the cap is only suitable for Winter use as it is very warm. An excellent cap and well worth the money.