Brimmed Merino Beanie
EXP 350 Merino-X

The First Lite Brimmed Beanie is constructed of one layer of midweight Merino-X. The Brimmed Beanie is just long enough to cover your ears on those frigid mornings but can be rolled up as the day wears on and the temperature goes up. We have sewn a small brim that is large enough to keep the sun out of your eyes or enable you to hide your eyes from game while small enough not interfere with your string on compound or traditional bows.

$35.00
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Product Details

Layering Position

  • - Beanie
    • Features

      • - 350 gsm Merino-X
      • - Retains heat even when soaking wet
      • - Odor resistant and deadly quiet
      • - Flexible brim
      • - Available in medium (regular domes) and large (huge melons)
Cut
System Position Accessory
Material Merino-X
Actual Product Weight Size MD 2.3 oz.
Primary Usage Spot & Stalk, Tree Stand, Waterfowl

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Reviews

4.5
of 5
104 Reviews
Fit
Runs Small
Perfect
Runs Large
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Comfortable and Quiet 10/3/2018

Comfortable and quiet. Like the short brim...just enough to keep the sun out of your eyes but won't get in the way of a bowstring. Great for layering with other caps when the temps drop. Own two of these caps. Have laundered both of these on the delicate cycle of my washing machine. Both brims have poked through the merino fabric and required hand stitching to salvage them. Suggest you hand wash.

Nickname: JD
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 140lbs - 150lbs
Size: M
Location: Pennsylvania
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Like it 9/9/2018

I’m stoked to see FL offer this beanie in large sizes. I have a bigger than average head and most hats don’t fit. The use and function of this thing is great!

Nickname: Joshua
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Functional and Comfortable 8/31/2018

I have a fairly large head and commonly have an issue with hats not being deep enough to cover the bottoms of my ears. In baseball flexfits I always wear a L/XL. I couldn't be more pleased with this hat but have yet to wear it in cold weather. The brim is functional and doesn't leave an impression on my forehead likes others I've had. The hat is also nice and deep with no issue covering my ears, I love that the sides can be folded up to expose the ears on warmer days. I look forward to testing this in colder weather.

Nickname: Matt
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Minnesota
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great 8/31/2018

Love the hat, just wish the brim was a little easier to mold


How it fits
Great

Nickname: Wink
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: Pennsylvania
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome 8/30/2018

Love this beanie! Super comfortable, keeps the ears warm on cold mornings. Fits fantastic.

Nickname: Louis
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: L
Location: California
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome new Merino X beanie. Even better service 8/30/2018

Ordered one of past years brimed beanies, on the third trip out it began to fray (not positive if it was my fault or theirs). They exchanged it for free with one of the new merino x versions and wow the new material is awesome. It retains its shape much better and is warmer as well. Thanks Firstlite!


How it fits
If you have a regular sized dome and your not sure weather to get a large or small. GET THE LARGE.

Nickname: Stephen
Size: L
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Nice but could use some adjustments 8/30/2018

I like this hat but as others have mentioned, doesnt really cover the ears and the brim wants to flatten out after bending. With that said I still enjoy wearing this hat. Large knit beanies irritate me and are too hot most of the time. I pair this with the balaclava when its cold and that is a nice setup.

Nickname: Duane
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: M
Location: Utah
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great for cooler days 8/30/2018

This works great for cooler days and is a great windbreak. It’s light weight enough to not overheat hiking around but provides some protection from the wind.

Nickname: ryan
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: L
Location: Idaho
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Functional 8/30/2018

I liked the feature of the short brim and light insulation of this hat. I archery hunt mainly but also do a fair amount of long range shooting. The short brim does not interfere with sight alignment for both archery and rifle optics. The light insulation helps keep my head and ears warm during most winter predators hunts and yet can be worn during early archery elk season. It's a nice addition to the first lite gear bag.

Nickname: Brent
Height: 5'4" - 5'6"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: M
Location: Idaho
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Very soft and warm 8/30/2018

I have a pointy head and this hat fits very well. It is super comfortable and warm. It fits great under my hood. My wife also has one and likes it very much for the same reasons.

Nickname: Jason
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 280lbs - 290lbs
Size: M
Location: Michigan
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Comfy litte hat 8/30/2018

This is warm enough for me even on some Feb squirrel hunting. The hat is light and super comfortable. No ear pressure at all. Great hat!

Nickname: Greg
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: New York
Use: Upload
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
I use this beanie for literally every season. 8/30/2018

Being merino this beanie breaths, wicks, warms and fits perfectly on my head. I've used it for mid august mule deer hunts to frigid below freezing duck hunts in January. I take it with me everywhere and haven't had a single complaint about it since.


How it fits
If you have a big head it will fit but it might drift up after movement exposing the bottom half of your ears.

Nickname: Braden
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: L
Location: Utah
Use: Lifestyle
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Love this beanie 8/30/2018

Love this beanie. It keeps my headad warm, and doesn't itch.


How it fits
It fits just a little smaller than I would like

Nickname: Randy
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: California
Use: Lifestyle
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
bowhunters best friend 8/29/2018

This beanie is great, especially for bowhunting. The brim is the perfect size to block the sun and stay away from the string at full draw. I wouldn't change a thing.

Nickname: Clayton
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
This hat is OK 8/29/2018

I like this hat in concept. The problem with it is I can’t bend the bill into a crescent and get it to stay. The bill wants to be flat which then makes the hat look kind of funny. It is a nice merino hat for hunting. I usually just wear it backwards.

Nickname: Kris
Height: 5'4" - 5'6"
Weight: 130lbs - 140lbs
Size: M
Location: Pennsylvania
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great for Whitetail and ducks 8/29/2018

I got the brimmed beanie for late season deer hunts but actually preferred it more in the duck blind. The merino wool keeps plenty warm and the brim definitely helps with the early morning light.


How it fits
The fit was nice firm but not tight where it was bothersome

Nickname: Chris
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Florida
Use: Waterfowl
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great hat 8/29/2018

I’ve had this style of hat for the better part of a decade now. Got my second to replace the one that fell off my pack and it’s the same top notch quality. Replaces any unbrimmed beanie and is a great piece for those extended tripod glassing sessions.


How it fits
Just a bit loose with the large fit. Not bad at all and better than the smaller size. Usually wear a 7 1/8-7 1/4

Nickname: LandYacht
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: L
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect weight 8/29/2018

I love my camp one so much that I bought a blaze orange one for rifle season. I get warm easily and I often roll it up over the ears. This is a great hat for all but the coldest days sitting still.

Nickname: Joshua
Size: M
Location: Maine
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Must have if the weather can get cold. 8/29/2018

Great for early mornings of to keep in a pack if the weather turns.


How it fits
Fits great.

Nickname: Kyle
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: L
Location: Indiana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Well made but runs small 8/29/2018

Great product, just runs small.

Nickname: Galen
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 270lbs - 280lbs
Size: L
Location: Texas
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Quality product. 8/29/2018

I used this for a second and third season elk hunt in Colorado last year. It's nice and light, and kept the sun out of my eyes. I didn't notice any stink after four days.


How it fits
I bought a large and thought it ran a bit big.

Nickname: Shawn
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect for my needs 8/29/2018

Easily rolls into a pocket where it can stay until I need it. Suits my needs perfectly for a little warmth and a brim to keep the sun out of my eyes. On colder days this is my noggin baselayer and I can wear a heavier hat over it for more warmth.


How it fits
Mine fits me well. I have been accused of having a bit of a bloated cranium.

Nickname: bjohns7778
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 260lbs - 270lbs
Size: L
Location: Ohio
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Keeping me alive 8/29/2018

Orange brimmed beanie keeps me warm and alive.

Nickname: MAX
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: M
Location: New Mexico
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Good stuff 8/29/2018

Purchased this beanie and wear it for all my firearm related hunts. It is just as comfortable on a 70 degree chukar hunt, as it is on a late season whitetail hunt.

Nickname: omikeus
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: L
Location: Idaho
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Nice addition to the gear bag 8/29/2018

If you want to ad a nice lid to your kit, it's worth adding this Beanie. Lightweight, foldable, and packable. I use it often for waterfowling pursuits in mild weather conditions.


How it fits
Just a touch loose on the dome.

Nickname: car_nefl
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: L
Location: Florida
Use: Waterfowl
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great product! 8/29/2018

I bought this about 2 years ago and it’s really holding up well. It’s perfect for crisp mornings and I usually wear it all day which in the southwest it can get pretty warm. Flexible temperature range is a big benefit and doesn’t get in the way of your knockers. I would recommend it for sure.

Nickname: Ryan
Height: 6'4" - 6'6"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: L
Location: New Mexico
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Brim- how they say blue gill in the south 8/29/2018

This hat is the perfect compromise! Sun protection, lightweight, heavyweight, comfort, breathability, and warmth when you need it. Sure beats wearing a beanie over your cap like I’ve done so many times. The brim is not too long and won’t get in the way of bow stings or scopes. Love it.


How it fits
I have a smaller hat size and usually wear medium. The medium beanie fits great

Nickname: Bobrunner
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: M
Location: Michigan
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome 8/29/2018

Maybe a bit goofy looking but exactly what I was looking for. Keeps my head warm but not hot and can be folded up off the ears if you get hot. One word would be for some states the orange hat may not meet the requirement as it does not appear to have the same hi vis aspect that much of the other orange items I have purchased.

Nickname: Don
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: L
Location: Maine
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great Cap 8/29/2018

The perfect weight for most any Hunt!

Nickname: JZ
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
Size: M
Location: North Carolina
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
well done 8/29/2018

Hat fits well adn the brim easily flips up and stays when pulling the bow string back. Also folds up easy to uncover the ears

Nickname: jake
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Montana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
well done 8/29/2018

Hat fits well adn the brim easily flips up and stays when pulling the bow string back. Also folds up easy to uncover the ears

Nickname: jake
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Montana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Nice mid level warmth. 8/29/2018

Covers up well and is not too thick to get too hot when active.

Nickname: George
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: L
Location: North Carolina
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect Hat 8/29/2018

Warm or cold, this hat is awesome.


How it fits
Medium fit me well at 7 1/2" size but I like a tighter hat fit.

Nickname: Carl
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Wisconsin
Use: Waterfowl
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Nice hat but doesn't provide much ear coverage for me 8/29/2018

I was hoping for a little more ear coverage with this hat but I can only get the top half of my ears covered at best. Maybe it's just my head shape but I like to think I'm not too abnormal. Either way, it's a good cool weather option or if you're planning to be moving a lot in cold weather and won't need a heavier weight head covering. I just wouldn't expect it to be able to draw it down over your ears completely like a typical beanie would.

Nickname: Justin
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: M
Location: Wisconsin
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
A little short but very warm 8/28/2018

All in all this is a great piece which will keep your head plenty warm. Only gripe is that it is a little short and doesn’t not cover the bottom half of my ears. I got the large size.

Nickname: Derick
Size: L
Location: Tennessee
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect 8/8/2018

I bought a medium in fusion and a large in orange
And the large fit nice over the ears. The medium a little short but I don’t mind for early season. Just something to keep in mind when ordering. Love this hat totally meets my needs and love the brim. Not to heavy of a hat.


How it fits
Large fit perfect over the ears

Nickname: Jeff
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 140lbs - 150lbs
Size: L
Location: New Hampshire
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
No pressure points on ears! 8/2/2018

I wear this a lot and it is comfortable. I have glasses so I cannot stand it when a hat pushes my ears down so much it makes a pressure point. this hat does not do that. Wear it a lot with the aerowool neck gaiter. I purchased a second one in orange for rifle hunting and that one for some reason was tighter but not bad.


How it fits
Wish the hat sat a little lower to cover all of the ear.

Nickname: Marc
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 160lbs - 170lbs
Size: M
Location: Michigan
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Very comfortable product!! 7/31/2018

I picked up one of these beanies a few years back in the ASAT pattern. It is an awesome beanie. At the time I thought it was priced a bit high. Now that I’ve used it a couple years, I definitely feel that the price is worth it. I sweat, like A LOT!!! So for me, a breathable beanie is great. It is thick enough that it will keep me warm on the colder days, but it breathes so well and dries very quickly. These beanies are great at fighting off scent as well, being that I sweat so much, you would expect it to develop more odour, but it doesn’t! I’m very impressed! Great job first lite!


How it fits
The size is a bit large once it has been worn for a few days, but when it’s freshly washed it fits perfect!!

Nickname: Kyle
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 250lbs - 260lbs
Size: L
Location: Alberta
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Pleasantly surprised 7/29/2018

Never been the guy to get a beanie with a bill. But I love the versatility of it. Have taken it on a couple backpacking trips and it is extremely easy to pack and the merino really packs small. Much smaller then my carhart hats.

Nickname: Jimmy
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Really versatile piece 7/29/2018

A great piece if you need a brim on those cold days. The ability to roll the hat on and off the ears is really nice as well.

Nickname: Anthony
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: L
Location: Maine
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Good product 7/29/2018

Very nice beanie. Keeps you warm for the thickness. It would be nice if it came down over my ears a little farther.

Nickname: Josh
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: Indiana
Use: Waterfowl
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Works great 7/28/2018

Keeps your head warm and the brim keeps the glare out. I primarily use mine for Waterfowl hunting.

Nickname: Nick
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: L
Location: California
Use: Waterfowl
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect cold weather beanie 7/7/2018

Keeps light out of eyes, super warmth light weight. Don’t wear sunglasses while hunting so this is the perfect hat for those colder months

Nickname: Christopher
Height: 6'8" - 6'10"
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: L
Location: Virginia
Use: Spot & Stalk
Love this beanie!! 4/17/2018

Picked one of these up a few years ago now. I wear it throughout my hunting season. From early September right into the end of November. It keeps me cool in the heat, and warm in the cold. Great piece to add to your kit. My only reason for giving it 4 stars is that it has a bit of stretch to it and will shift around on my head more then I’d like. I have a pretty big noggin, so I don’t think going with the smaller size would help out much. Other than that, I love it!!

Nickname: Kyle
Good hat, great material 4/16/2018

I bought this hat to try out over the winter before next deer season. Whenever I wear a knit hat or beanie I find myself wishing I had a brim to shield my eyes from the sun, or critters with sharp eyes. So far the brim seems to be just big enough to solve both problems, but I find it a little uncomfortable on my forehead. Aside from that, the material is great and has proven to be much warmer than I expected, given how light and thin it is. I plan to get one in blaze orange before fall.

Nickname: Willdeer
Lightweight and warm 4/15/2018

This beanie is lightweight and warm. The only improvement that I would recommend is a more stiff bill. I do not see the current bill as an issue, just a thought.

Nickname: TylerFromArkansas
Excellent product 4/12/2018

Warm and comfortable to wear year round. The brim is perfect for bow hunting.

Nickname: Trent
Great hat 3/16/2018

I have seen a few reviews of guys having issues keeping this on their heads or not covering their ears so I went one size up. Fully covers the head. With the chama hoodie it makes for a very warm comfy mid layer. I'm rather cold resistant so i really only need the beanie and hoodie so survive wisconsin winter. I am looking forward to putting it through its paces when fall comes back around.

Nickname: Trevor
Great Beanie 2/18/2018

The bill is perfect for bow hunting, nice fit.

Nickname: Travis
Great beanie for the mobile hunter 1/31/2018

When scouting public land in Wisconsin with temps near 0 degrees Fahrenheit and my head stayed warm as long as I was moving. By far the best breathable beanie I’ve owned.

Nickname: Brady
I was surprised 1/24/2018

I'm not gonna lie, I purchased it because it looked cool. As my first ever merino wool purchase, I was excited to see the hype, and a beanie is a staple in everything I do. From traveling down the lake to covering my head while I sleep. When I received it in the mail, I was surprised on how thin it was. It has taught me to not judge a fabric by its "thickness", but by it's proven performance. I have worn it on a number of 20 degree duck hunts since it came in, and couldn't be more pleased. I can't wait for some solid colors to be back in stock in a Large. My head is a 7.5 and it fits well.

Nickname: Jeremy
Great for all seasons 1/18/2018

I’ve been wearing this beanie from the start of archery deer season in Georgia as a single cap through the duck season this year as a base layer under another camo beanie. Cool I’m the warmer temps and warm in the colder temps. I highly recommend this cap. The bill is a huge plus for blocking out extra light and shadowing your eyes. I also appreciate the length of the bill because it stays out of the way when bow hunting with a longbow.

Nickname: Marc
Better than expected 1/15/2018

Bought late summer expecting to use occasionally if it got a little cold. Found myself including it in my kit every time I went out, from Sept -Nov in the MT and WY high-country. Have also worn outside in negative temps while snowshoeing. Breathes well. Works great to slip over a regular ball-cap too. Sometimes the brim likes to walk to one side, but that hasn't kept me from grabbing it for most cold activities. Compact.

Nickname: Dark2Dark
Good Product, 1 exception 12/28/2017

Fit on product is good and the slight brim is useful in many hunting applications. I wear mine from when it gets cool out until it drops well below freezing. Only problem I found is the blaze orange model is all blaze orange. The under brim is not a darker color like most ball caps and in sunny conditions creates excess glare that does not couple with the short brim well. If not for that I would have given 5 stars.

Nickname: Josh
Two weeks in and wondering how I survived without it! 12/21/2017

My first thought when I took the cap out of the package was that is was well made but really thin. After two weeks of forestry work in wet, windy conditions and sub 30 degree temperatures I couldn't be more pleased. The hat wicks water away and keeps me comfortably warm. I've even used it for stationary fishing expeditions where I'm spending hours shore casting into Lake Superior and it's performed admirably!

Thanks First Lite!

Nickname: Mark
What you need 12/9/2017

The brimmed beanie does everything you want it to do. Helps keep you warm, is comfortable and helps keep the sun out of your eyes

Nickname: Tom "wildcard" Weaver
Keeps the Noggin Happy 12/5/2017

Brim keeps the sun out of my eyes. Wool keeps me warm. Easy to fold up to uncover my ears. Easy to put a bigger stocking hat over it when it’s really cold. Happy with the sizing, my head is kinda big. The Large fits perfectly.

Nickname: Nate
do all hat 12/3/2017

Works great in lots of situations, like having a blonde moment at first light realizing you placed your stand facing east with the mourning Sun directly in your eyes-haha. The brim fixed my screw up! Now as far as taking a shot I had to lift the brim a tad but not much and to be fair I do draw back pretty far and use a longbow but the rest of you guys should be fine, much better to wear this then a trucker hat-haha!

Nickname: Nathan
Size up 11/29/2017

I have a normal 5'11" sized head. I got the smaller one. And it's not even close. Half my ears stick out. Size up if you want it to cover your ears.

Nickname: Whit
Great Hat! 11/28/2017

This hat is my favorite hunting hat. I am required to wear orange when deer hunting in my state so I got an orange one. My wife says it is unattractive but it works great, and I wear it every time I go hunting. The only problem is that it doesn't cover my earlobes.

Nickname: Jason
Light but warm 11/18/2017

Feels thin and light but a t-shirt but stays warm and dry all day. I wondered if I had messed up ordering the brimmed version until the sun came out strong after several days of cloud and fog. Great hat.

Nickname: Evan
Nice Work 10/6/2017

It's a great cover that never get's in the way.

Nickname: Billy
Well made 10/4/2017

This is a well made piece of head wear. Just to warn you the fit is a little short compared to other brimmed beanies. I have a small head and it covers about 2/3 of my ears. I would call it more of a cap. It works great with other first lite hooded attire.

Nickname: William
Brimmed Bodacious 10/2/2017

My new "go to" hunting cap. Didn't get me too warm in the 70s and kept me warm in the 40s with potential to keep your grape warm to much colder temps. Coordinate this with the Aerowool neck gaiter and your have maximum coverage. Can hear exceptionally well out of the merino fabric too! The brim. That thing keeps the sun out of your eyes for clear shots!

Nickname: BFD
Quality two in one hat 10/2/2017

The brimmed beanie fixes the problem of trying to work the beanie and cap combination that many early mornings present. You know the one, you wake up it is chilly yet there are no clouds anyway within 150 miles of you and that sun is bright, like it is a giant ball of nuclear fission or something. You put on your beanie and then adjust your hat to fit over it, but the fit is never quite right. Then you start to sweat and overheat only to take off the beanie readjust your hat for a few minutes of comfort. Then you realize you need to put the beanie back on, starting the hat carousel all over again (I can't be the only who does this). Well the brimmed beanie ends that dance, plain and simple it works.

Nickname: Ruckus
Nice Beanie 9/25/2017

It's a nice beanie. As others have mentioned the brim is perfect for waterfowling or glassing. The beanie doesn't quite cover my ears but that can be nice in Sept/Oct before it gets too cold plus it doesn't interfere with your hearing. In the colder months I tend to wear this under a stocking cap.

Nickname: Jon
2 full seasons of use and still loving it. 9/18/2017

This beanie is super comfortable and warm. I've taken it with me on those early morning summer hunts in August to the late season elk hunts in January and it's always kept me warm enough. This thing is nice and thin and can be rolled up and stowed anywhere. Its deep enough that it'll cover your ears all of the way without pulling up and thing enough to roll up when you're needing to cool off. Must have for hunting any season.

Nickname: Average Hunter
Good product 9/17/2017

Knowing that this is a lightweight hat and understanding the temp limitations this a great hat in design with ability to role up sides for warmer temps and hearing vs rolling the sides to cover ears and upper neck in cooler weather... I really like the comfort and the shorter bill.

Nickname: Dylan
Love it 9/11/2017

Never gets in the way when I shoot my stickbow.

Nickname: Rj
Close but.... 9/11/2017

I wear this hat while shoveling snow in WY, it keeps me mostly warm when I start sweating but it doesn't cover the bottom 1/3rd of my ears and eventually starts sliding up my head or off to the side

Nickname: Cody
Nice lid 8/14/2017

This hat was thinner than I expected, but it feels great on and looks good too. I have a pretty big head (7 5/8") and the large size fits well and covers the ears if I want it to. I don't like my ears covered too much because it keeps me from hearing everything I want to be hearing, and this hat looks/feels great even lifted above the ears. Great hat overall.

Nickname: Bull_Fighter
Perfect! 7/17/2017

This hat is with me all the time in the fall and winter. I love that it isn't too thick as it is good for moving around. When I get a little warm I just roll it up off my ears. I always wear a hooded Llano so when it is windy or in the teens I just pull my hood up.

Nickname: Josh
All Season 7/17/2017

This is either on my head on in my backpack from the beginning of my archery season to the end.

Nickname: Seth T.
Great waterfowl hat. 3/21/2017

The longer bill of a regular hat blocks my view of circling birds unless you stare straight at them (a big no-no in waterfowl hunting), so I end up taking it off most of the time. This brimmed beanie was the perfect solution. The short bill on this cap is perfect for peaking up at working ducks and geese, and is just long enough to shade the eyes from the sun. After a long day in the field, it did start to itch where the corners of the bill meet my forehead. Other than that, it's warm, comfortable, and not too hot when the sun shines. the perfect waterfowl hat for me.

Nickname: Derek
Great for mildly cold days 3/18/2017

Been a great beanie for Sept CO elk hunts where the nights/early morning might be in the 30s. It was so good in fact that I ended up with a few of them in various colors/patterns. They are a bit small so if you are one of those guys that have a fairly large head you are going to have some ear hanging out. FL should make a larger, heavier brother to this for truely colder hunts. Maybe in the 400 weight range like the springer vest or the old Labrador.

Nickname: Gavin
Great Brimmed Beanie 3/17/2017

Overall the head wear works great and even stretches over my big head of 7-3/4"

Nickname: Bohunr
Great Beanie 3/17/2017

I own a Large in Pine. Color and material are consistent with other items FirstLite makes. Overall quality is very nice. Beanie fits my melon securely with room to spare, not to tight. Its nice and light on my head and keeps me warm even when wet. I wear this guy all the time.

Nickname: Joe
The All-Season-Beanie 3/16/2017

This beanie is by far my most treasured piece of hunting apparel. It's been on everything from rainy early season elk hunts at +20 degrees, to late season whitetail hunts in the snowy West Kootenays. Comfortable, practical, and looks excellent. Highly recommended, as it will probably become your favorite go-to hat as well!

Nickname: MikeBoutin
Good Little Hat 3/4/2017

A good little hat.

Nickname: TBW
Good Product 2/26/2017

Large fits good on my 7-1/2" melon with a little room to spare. The weight should be good for those fall days when the weather isn't too hot or too cold. I got mine in the color I wanted from Amazon.

Nickname: TBW
Missing Ears 1/16/2017

Overall I was happy with the brimmed beanie, the only issue I had was the hat didn't cover my ear lobes, which left them out in the cold. I'd like to see the beanie extend down just a little further.

Nickname: Spencer
Too Small 11/8/2016

Feels good initially then becomes too tight. It's going to be toughto keep this on without it digging in on my head. I wear a 7 1/2 new era baseball cap...

Nickname: Augie A
Fit is a little small 11/1/2016

I have a 7 5/8" head. It is a little snug and doesn't cover my ears. Other than that it keeps my head at a nice temperature for the not so cold days.

Nickname: Ara
Ball Cap and Beanie Hybrid 10/20/2016

If like me, you're tired of wearing a beanie and having a tough time keeping the sun out of your eyes or wearing a ball cap that has no warmth and a bill that gets in the way of your bowstring. After using the brimmed beanie on midseason Georgia archery hunts I believe it to be the best of both worlds as it offers warmth and a brim that stays out of the way of my bowstring. The size L fit is slightly loose but I am often between sizes. Highly recommend for not only archery hunters but all types.

Nickname: Pickel
Perfect Beanie 9/15/2016

Well, I've used this beanie the past few seasons to keep my melon warm while keeping the sun out of my eyes as well. I have the hunter's orange version to let others know I'm out and about. The visor isn't as substantial as a ball cap, but it does its job and also allows me to wear my Oakley half-jackets comfortably. Fit seems fine to me and my noggin is bigger than most I guess (7 5/8" in an Army patrol cap). Washing is easy as well. I hand wash all my merino wool items and let them air dry. Still fits perfect.

Nickname: Joel
A beanie that should be in every pack! 8/12/2016

Small, packable, warm, useful piece of headware. Pretty simple, but most awesome gear is great! Doesn't interfere with shooting bow/rifle! Great dual piec of gear to keep you visible and warm. For a more in-depth review please feel free to visit: https://youtu.be/rTY1twWSRQM

Nickname: Coloradohunterhiker
great product 8/8/2016

I have used the brimmed beanie for everything from whitetail hunting to wearing it when it when I'm going out and I need something to keep my noggin warm. I'm not one for style, its got to function for what I need it for and it keeps my head warm in the treestand and offers enough of a brim to keep glare out of my eyes. Paired with the wind river balaclava its a go to for whitetail deer hunting.

Nickname: Jim
Favorite beanie 7/17/2016

I ordered a large because I usually have issues with the sizing on hats. It fits perfect. I love this thing I will be ordering another for daily usage so the camo stays in it own bag. Fusion is the best camo I have ever owned. Keep it up First Lite.

Nickname: Stefan
Great beanie 5/11/2016

If you need/want a brimmed beanie then this is it! I have had a chance to use this beanie for both cold mornings upland hunting as well as working outside with a few showers. It has worked excellent and never felt too warm.

Nickname: Jared
Nifty little beanie 5/5/2016

I wasn't sure I was going to like this right when I got it, but I gotta say after using it for quite a while, this beanie is awesome. I love to wear this over my chama hood with the wind river balaclava under the hood. Great combo for warmth while glassing. I have also slept in this for more warmth and it worked great. The little brim is just enough to aid in blocking sunlight while looking through your binoculars. Winner in my book!

Nickname: DialedInHunter
Versatile Hat 4/14/2016

Works great in any weather. I just pull it down over my ears when it gets cold. I wear a 7 1/2 hat and it fits great. Im sure it would work for someone a little smaller or bigger as well. The brim is great for bowhunting.

Nickname: Clint
love the brimmed beanie 4/11/2016

its my go to almost year round. wish it was a little larger to cover my ears.. all and all still great

Nickname: lucian
Great Hat 4/9/2016

this hat fits me fine (7 1/4 fitted hat size). The brim is nice, just long enough. Overall good hat. The older style seemed to be a bit heavier which I liked more, but this is still a solid hat.

Nickname: N. Hedrick
Great for all outings 4/8/2016

The brim on this is great and not too big. I preferred the fit after its first wash. Great wear it from early fall to late spring and sometimes just around the house.

Nickname: Sean
Great fit 3/15/2016

The brimmed beanie fit great and keeps my head and ears covered and warm. Not too awesome it can be worn in the hotter temperatures though. Great having the brim to nock down the glare from the sun.

Nickname: Jason
First lite products ar amazing 1/16/2016

I have purchased the brimmed beanie and it is on its way. Haven't received it yet, but if it is like the other first lite products I have then it's going to preform above the rest. 5 star rating for consistent amazement from first lite

Nickname: Jason
Cold Ears 7/18/2015

I love the wool, I love the brim and the idea of it coming in several color options- I thought I would buy more than one. I've wanted brimmed hat for awhile and thought this would fit the bill. However, I have the opposite problem from most of the reviews- an extra small head an this still doesn't cover my ears. I was able to take it in enough in the back to stay on- but it still lacks enough depth to cover my ears. Sad day.

Nickname: GunnyGoes
I want to like this hat... 6/11/2015

Sure like the design, just doesn't fit! Wayyyyy too small, have mentioned it several times. If they make a bigger size, it's a winner.

Nickname: mtgreenheads
Size issues 4/1/2015

It appears this hat only fits the cast of meat eater. It's way too big for me and still doesn't cover my ears. Too bad cuz it looks awesome. I Think I will be finding a dealer and trying things from first light on from here on out. Maybe multiple sizes would be a better option in the future.

Nickname: Redford
Small sizing 1/31/2015

Attire should be available in sizes for large outdoorsmen. Not all of us are munchkins.

Nickname: Timberwolf
Sizing 1/19/2015

Great quality and materials. Bummed about the fit. I wear 7 1/2 baseball cap and this beanie doesn't even come close to covering my ears. When pulled tightly over my head, at best covers the top quarter of my ear. I understand that a beanie doesn't cover ears completely but damn. I'm out $52 after shipping.

Nickname: Kyle
Excellent hat! 12/4/2014

I use this beanie for everything from the duck blind to big game. My only complaint is that as of this writing I can't get another one as the color I want is out of stock!

Nickname: Hassan
Great hat 11/13/2014

Very good for active hunting. The material is fairly thin and perfect for cool mornings but probably too light as stand-alone head wear for serious cold weather The brim provides just enough shade. The hunter orange color is not a true blaze. Wish it came in blaze orange to meet state requirements.

Nickname: Erik
Too Small 11/8/2014

Wish it was bigger. My huge noggin' stretched this hat out and made the bill dig into my forehead uncomfortably. Wish i wouldn't have wasted my money.

Nickname: Jason
size 10/22/2014

I wear a 7 1/4 profit hat and figured this would fit snug but it actually felt loose and wouldn't cover my ears at all... which I kind of expect from a beanie. Kind of a weird fitting hat.

Nickname: Jarrod
My Favorite Hat 10/1/2014

This is by far my favorite hunting hat - so much so that I own 4 of them for various seasons/uses. It breathes very well, so I wear it during mornings and evenings in the fall and spring. It also holds plenty of heat, so I wear it 24/7 when it's colder. It's warm, comfortable, the brim is sized right, and it's even great to sleep in when temps drop. My one complaint was that it's not available in hunter's orange, but that's no longer true, so it's 5 stars all the way for me!

Nickname: Charlie's Dad
Please go back to the old design 8/24/2014

I loved this hat and wore it out over the course of years of abuse, but when I bought two new ones they had changed the design. The fit and material thickness on the new design is way worse. I can explain how much better the old design was, it was literally my favorite hat for almost any situation, please please go back to the old design.

Nickname: Brad
Great Cap 6/18/2014

Hat fits well, brim provides just enough eye relief for comfortable use of the scope or binoculars without having to adjust fit. Thin enough for warm days, but will definitely need another piece once the temp drops. Also, fits very well over the Wind River Balaclava. Definitely recommend.

Nickname: Nik
Versatile 6/18/2014

This is a very lightweight material so it is not too hot or heavy for summer hunts. The brim is great for sun shade and concealment. The merino is very effective insulating in the early morning while temps are low but it is not a problem being too much later in the day as they get higher.

It doesn't hold scent at all and I believe helps cover scalp odor in the field.

Nickname: ZAC GRIFFITH
Solid Product 6/18/2014

I have found this hat to be a very solid all around product. The bill is short but is long enough to block the sun. It does a very good job at regulating the temp on cool to chilly mornings.

Nickname: Kentucky Whitetail Farms
great hat 6/18/2014

Pretty darn good hat. Love the small brim for shooting bow. My guess is that you need to have a hat size larger than 7 to get a good fit on this, but that is an estimate. I'm a 7-3/8 and it fits well. I did wear it for 25 days straight in AK and about 2/3 of the way through it had stretched out too much and was kinda loose. A run through the wash and line dry brought it back though. And of course it didn't take on any odor after spending that much time on my stinkin mane, and I even slept in it a couple nights due to cold.

Nickname: JJ
Comfort with a Great Look 6/18/2014

Sweet beanie! Beanie with a brim while hunting is a big deal. Pick this beanie up! Love the ASAT!

Nickname: Chris
Hope you dont have a big head... 6/1/2014

Love the look and quality of the hat but for buyers with a large cranium such as myself the brim dug into my forehead so much i couldn't even wear the hat comfortably. Wish I would have known this beforehand. Wouldn't have wasted my money. :(

Nickname: Jason
Great Hat 5/27/2014

Not too thick, not too thin. Wear it hunting white tail and shooting quackers. The brim doesn't get in the way of my bow or scope. Love this beany.

Nickname: TheHornyToad