Black Rock Gear Down Hat

Yep, there are still more ways for me to lighten up, and one way is by tossing in my Mountain Hardwear boggin for something lighter, yet still efficient. So, what better way to do this than by going with the Black Rock Gear Down hat! So, after a few emails with Evan from BRG I decided on the size medium and placed my order. Then a mere 3 days later, it was in my mailbox…So, here are the details from the Black Rock Gear site:

  • Black Rock Gear Fabrics:
  • -0.9 oz Ultralite Ripstop 20d (1.05oz/yd with DWR Coating)
  • -1.1 oz Ultra-Sil Ripstop 30d Double Sil Coated (Sportsman Limited Edition)
  • -1.3 oz Sil Ripstop 30d Double Sil Coated
  • Insulation: 900 Fill Power Grey Goose Down
  • Liner Materials: Dryline (Elastic Stretch Polyester)
  • Thread: Gutermann 100% polyester
  • High quality 50d Damask Woven Labels

Even though my head measures 22-1/4″ I went with the size medium (suggested 20 – 22″). Once the hat arrived, I quickly threw it on my scale and it weighed in at 0.9 oz (25 g), which allowed me to drop 1.5 oz off of my boggin weight!

But anyway, without getting into too much more, here is the video that I shot the other day showing off the hat…

So, there are 2 things that I want to hit on one more time before I close this post out.

  1. Black Rock Gear customer service ROCKS!
  2. The Black Rock Gear down hat ROCKS!

So, I think that pretty much sums it up. If you are thinking about getting a new hat, I highly suggest checking out the Black Rock Gear down hats. Until then, thanks for taking the time to read my post and for watching my video. If you have any comments please feel free to leave them below.


5 Responses to Black Rock Gear Down Hat

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  2. dustin says:

    Where can I get me one of these??


  3. Chris says:

    I have the same concerns with sizing , I measure 22 1/4 also…. Are you still happy with the Medium as far as sizing goes? Is it tight? Has it loosened up after wearing? Thanks


    • Stick says:


      Yes, I am happy with the medium. It has loosened up slightly, but not to much. I would suggest going with the medium as well. However, I will also say that it may feel different when you first put it on because of the band. To me, it felt like I was wearing a sweat band or something because just the band is elastic. Also, I do not typically wear hats…so if you wear hats often, it may feel normal.

      And I have got to say, I love that hat! It really has worked well for me in the conditions that I am in (here in the southeast).

      Hope this helps!



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