Time to Bundle Up: The 26 Best Winter Hats for Men

The best beanies, balaclavas, fuzzy hats, toques and more

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Headwear during the cold winter months is absolutely essential, and with the cold weather well and truly here a winter hat roundup is long overdue. With the increasing variety of headwear among menswear fans we decided that it wasn't enough to just highlight everyone's winter staple, the beanie. 2022 saw a massive influx of people wearing masks of all kinds, and balaclavas have been a major part of that rise and influence. In addition to its warmth, similar to scarves, winter hats play a major role in always protecting you from getting sick. Not to mention, certain hats pair very well with those North Face jackets everybody loves so much during the cold weather months, puffer coats, tons of winter pants, and more. The options are limitless, and we've put together a guide of the best winter hats for men that are researched and vetted.

Options like the Arc'teryx Bird Head Toque ($45), Lululemon Ribbed Knit Merino Wool-Blend Balaclava ($68), and the Eddie Bauer Truckee Faux Fur Trapper Hat ($27.50) are right in line with what's going to be needed to stylishly keep you warm this season, along with the others we've rounded up. Plus, it never hurts to have too many hats in your closet!

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The Best Winter Hats for Men at a Glance:

The Best Beanies:

The Best Bavaclavas and Detachable Hoods:

The Best Fuzzy and Furry Hats:


Beanies are the all-time classic winter hat. They do exactly what you need them to, and nestle your head in their tight embrace. Most importantly, they keep your ears nice and toasty on those harsh windy winter days.

1. Arc'teryx Bird Head Toque

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Best Overall Design

  • Material: Wool, recycled polyester
  • Colors: Dark Magic, Orca, Bordeaux/Turbo AC, Blue Tetra/Pytheas, Smoke Bluff/Arctic Silk
  • Price at the time of publish: $45

Buy in to a little bit of Arc'teryx logomania with one of their classic bird head toques. These toques are ideal for layering under hoods or helmets if you're skiing, as their low profile keeps close to your skull. The hats offer high quality warmth thanks to their wool and recycled polyester blend at a reasonable price of $45. Customers love this particular toque from the brand with one buyer saying "The previous model did not fit on my noggin; this new model does! Plus, they've added a fleece ring to keep your ears warm." Definitely a must-cop for the winter.


2. Champion Logo Cuff Beanie

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Best for Convenience

  • Material: 100% Acrylic
  • Colors: Black, Black/Red, Charcoal, Dark Blue Heather, Grey Camo and 3 others
  • Price at the time of publish: $12.99

At some point in this month, a good percentage of you will probably be getting an Amazon gift card for the holidays, so let’s help you out here with the Champion Logo Cuff Beanie, which is super comfortable and made with 100% acrylic. Offering a nice slightly slouchy fit and multiple designs to choose from, this bad boy is only $12.99. Plus, reviewers love it thanks to its warmth, quality, comfort, and versatility. "Been wearing regularly for a few months and its very comfy," says one Amazon customer with another adding: "Nice fit to my head and warm. Nothing to dislike and good for cold weather." Sounds good enough for us!


3. Stüssy Yellow Embossed Beanie

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Best Luxury Beanie

  • Material: 100% Acrylic
  • Colors: Yellow
  • Price at the time of publish: $27

Stüssy has returned to the streetwear scene with a vengeance, seemingly surpassing Supreme as the premier brand within the space. They have been pumping out tons of awesome hat designs, with this simple Yellow Embossed Beanie being a personal favorite of ours. Priced at a more than reasonable $27 and cut with 100% acrylic material, don't let the bold yellow color fool you. There's lots you can pair this hat with from a versatility standpoint, and the hat checks the box from a comfort standpoint. You'll be toasty, and looking like sunshine on a cloudy day.


4. Rag & Bone Blake Beanie

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Rag & Bone

Best Beanie for Warmth

  • Material: 100% Wool
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Heather Grey, Ivory, Lavender, and 2 others
  • Price at the time of publish: $95

Available in seven different colors and made with fuzzy cushion-like wool to keep you warm and cozy, the Rag & Bone Blake Beanie is an excellent choice this winter season that is practical yet fashionable. The hat is crafted with a folded brim, and is made to give you slightly snug but not too tight feel. Priced $95, you easily feel comfortable and fashionable rocking this. Of note: due to the quality and material you will have to dry clean this hat. Just thought we'd put that warning in there because that's not always a typical occurrence with hats. Otherwise, customers love everything about his hat as one reviewer says: "Warm, great fit, stylish, I bought it in two colors."

You won't go wrong here.


5. C.P. Company Black Goggle Beanie

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Best Beanie for Innovation

  • Material: 100% Extra-fine merino wool
  • Colors: Black
  • Price at the time of publish: $87

C.P. Company has definitely been having a moment over these past couple of years, with their goggle jackets and hats being their prime products taking the spotlight and getting social media shine. With the brand's Black Goggle Beanie, we see the classic goggle look applied to a standard beanie in unique fashion, keeping your head warm and your eyes fresh at all times. Crafted with extra-fine merino wool, this is a versatile piece that can be paired with a number of vests, jackets, turtlenecks, etc., as a complimentary staple. Priced at $87, you'll definitely experience an upgrade should you choose to add this to your lineup.


6. Aime Leon Dore Drake's Ribbed Donegal Beanie

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Best Colorful Beanie

  • Material: 100% Wool
  • Colors: Cream
  • Price at the time of publish: $30

Aimé Leon Dore has been on a tear with the high quality basics as of late, and this Aime Leon Dore Drake's Ribbed Donegal Beanie option provides some great texture to a minimal style. Made with 100% wool, the beanie offers a slightly snug fit that will keep your ears and forehead quite warm, and the comfort is top tier—as is the case with all Aime Leon Dore products along with the quality. If you are looking for a simple affordable option for the winter, this $30 beanie is certainly the way to go.


7. Eckhaus Latta Starling Hat

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Eckhaus Latta

Best Beanie for Versatility

  • Material: 70% Wool, 30% nylon
  • Colors: Adzuki
  • Price at the time of publish: $150

Eckhaus Latta might be more commonly known for their eclectic womenswear, but this 70% wool, 30% nylon knit beanie transcends gender norms. The luscious knit and subtle coloring makes it a perfect addition to any winter wardrobe, plus there's much to be said about the hats softness and heat-trapping capabilities. Priced at $150, you're spending a little more than the average price of a beanie, but considering the quality and Eckhaus Latta name—it's more than worth it by our estimation.


8. Crayola X Kohl's Adult Solid Cuff Beanie

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Best Bold Beanie

  • Material: Rayon, polyester, nylon, polyester
  • Colors: Multi, Blue Multi, Deep Lavender, Sulphur Spring, Rose Violet
  • Price at the time of publish: $8.39

If you want a beanie that's going to give you a pop of color, grab this cool hat from Kohl's that's a part of their latest collaboration with Crayola. Aside from the fact that this would go great with a louder wardrobe that echoes the recent neon craze, the hat is also crafted with a rayon, polyester, nylon, polyester blend that's well-cushioned and comfy. Even better is the fact that it's under $10, and customers love it. "It is so colorful! It’s a lot of grey skies where I visit family so wearing this hat helps me beat the Winter Grey," says one buyer, with another also adding: "Warm and well fitting in a super nice color."


9. Madewell Striped Merino Wool Beanie

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Best Striped Beanie

  • Material: RWS wool
  • Colors: Golden Meadow, Old Spruce, Antique Cream
  • Price at the time of publish: $30

Madewell's Striped Merino Wool Beanie just screams charming luxury, and the fun coloring and striping of this beanie can definitely add some flair to your otherwise minimalistic winter outfits that you want to spruce up a bit. Sitting at $30, the beanie is responsibly made with RWS wool, comes in three different colors, and fits quite nicely. Madewell always delivers in the quality department, and the same is true with this wool beanie. The only question left is which color you want it in.


10. Carhartt Knit Cuffed Beanie

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Best for Affordability

  • Material: 100% Acrylic rib knit
  • Colors: Dark Brown, Brite Lime, Brite Orange, Carhartt Brown, Coal Heather, and 18 others
  • Price at the time of publish: $19.99

You can’t beat the $20 price and quality of this Knit Cuffed Beanie from Carhartt. Made with 100% acrylic rib knit, the hat comes in over twenty different colors, features a fold-up cuff with Carhartt patchwork, and is a signature part of the brand's iconic workwear offerings. "Taking a walk in the woods during deer season is risky business here in the mountains. Local hardware carries Carhartt but was sold out of the 'hunter orange beanie.'. Ordered it online. And, now, I feel better about taking a walk," says a buyer of the beanie. "Perfect fit. Very warm used for early winter hiking. Order process and forecasted delivery was spot on. Would and have recommended Carhartt products," says another, which encapsulates just how great this beanie really is.


11. Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s Cuff Beanie

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The Best for Reliability

  • Material: 50% Wool, 50% nylon
  • Colors: Black, Black/Bardo, Black/Red, Grey/White, Light Grey, Obsidian/Red
  • Price at the time of publish: $30.98

When in doubt, Polo Ralph is always a great choice as they are one of the longest standing brands for quality clothing and accessories out there. The company offers a wide range selection of hats including the Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s Cuff Beanie, which is super soft with its 50/50 wool and nylon construction. A versatile piece that comes in multiple neutral colors, the simple design is elevated by Ralph Lauren's signature embroidered pony, and the $30 affordability makes the hat a worthwhile purchase. Buyers love the warmth level and comfort of the hat, with one review saying: "This Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s cap was on my husband’s Christmas list and it looks exactly as shown. I’ll be sure to update this post if there’s an issue with the fit after Xmas. But based on what can be seen in the packaging, it appears to be of great quality, authentic quality and just perfect!"

That about sums it up—a great hat with great quality.



Balaclavas and detached hoods are at the forefront of winter fashion right now, and we are loving it. One step up from a beanie, these can keep your head and neck warm all at the same time, while having the ability to be worn in a number of different ways. Leave your face covered or uncovered, or pull the hood all the way down to reveal your matted hair while keeping your neck pleasantly snug.

12. Lululemon Ribbed Knit Merino Wool-Blend Balaclava

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Best for Anonymity

  • Material: 41% Merino wool, 32% nylon, 26% cotton, 1% lycra elastane
  • Colors: Black, Heather Brown Earth
  • Price at the time of publish: $68

Feeling shiesty? We got you. Lululemon has not only perfected the basic beanie, but they also have the black balaclava on lock. There's nothing extraneous here about this beanie—it does exactly what you need it to, which is one of the reasons we love it so much. Made with a perfect blend of merino wool, nylon, cotton, and lycra elastane, this beefy balaclava is very technical as according to the brand, the merino is soft and naturally thermoregulating. With two different color choices, two sizing options, and a $68 price tag—this is a great buy. Of note: the balaclava does run small, so be sure to keep that in mind as you shop.


13. Carhartt Men's Knit Insulated Face Mask

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Best Accessible Balaclava

  • Material: 100% Acrylic stretchable rib-knit fabric
  • Colors: Black, Brite Lime, Brite Orange, Carhartt Brown, Coal Heather
  • Price at the time of publish: $29

This awesome balaclava from Carhartt is made of a super soft acrylic stretchable rib-knit fabric that's certain to keep you warm as you brave the frigid temps. The cord toggle that companies the piece lets you decide how tight you want the hood to sit around your face (which is super convenient by the way), there's more than one color to choose from, its quite technical, as is the way with Carhartt. In addition to the toggle, there's also overlock stitching in the eye area, an extra long neck for extra warmth and protection, and Carhartt's thinsulate Flex 40-gram insulation that helps with capturing heat. Not a bad buy for $29.


14. COS Fair Isle Merino Wool Balaclava

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Best To Work With

  • Material: 100% Merino wool
  • Colors: Black/White
  • Price at the time of publish: $135

Responsibly made with 100% merino wool and knitted with a Fair Isle technique that helps with giving it a geometric design, COS' Fair Isle Merino Wool Balaclava is the definition of warm, comfortable, and toasty while also meeting the mark of being fashionable. Expertly crafted, the balaclava comes in a nicely-designed black/white color that's sure to bode well with lots of outfits in your closet, and is made to frame and accentuate the edges of your face nicely. Boasting a slightly loose but still fit, you can rock this $135 hat just about anywhere, making it a nice to choice to add to your winter lineup.


15. Free People Airblaster Terryclava

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Free People

Best Knit Balaclava

  • Material: 100% Acrylic
  • Colors: Charcoal Heather, Bone, Dark Thistle, Blush
  • Price at the time of publish: $30

This phenomenal knit hood from Free People is on the slightly larger side, ensuring that there is absolutely no chance you get cold this winter. Coming in a beautiful mix of colors that includes Charcoal Heatheer and Dark Thistle, the acrylic knit pattern is one feels beautifully crafted and homemade. Not to mention, the balaclava even features a sort of bib that goes down over your chest and back, which gives you even more added protection. A comfortable fit that's only $30, the Airblaster is a major steal.


16. Urban Outfitters Hazy Stripe Balaclava

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Urban Outfitters

Best Unique Balaclava

  • Material: Polyester, acrylic, wool
  • Colors: Olive, Multi
  • Price at the time of publish: $30

This Hazy Stripe Balaclava from Urban Outfitters is craftily-made and a great option to consider making a part of your capsule wardrobes this winter season. While simple, it accomplishes the goal of keeping you warm while giving you a lot of style, and you've got to love the $30 affordability. Polyester, acrylic, and wool are the fabrics that make up the Hazy Stripe Balaclava, which buyers are quite fond of. "Looks even better in person," says an Urban Outfitter buyer, with another adding: "Very soft! Love the colors! And is a good size.. I have long hair and it covers my head nicely."

Survey says the Hazy Stripe is a win.


17. Maison Margiela Four-stitch Logo Knitted Balaclava

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Best Fun Balaclava

  • Material: 40% Wool, 30% cotton, 7% polyamide, 5% linen/flax, 5% silk, 5% alpaca wool, 2% polyester
  • Colors: Light Pink
  • Price at the time of publish: $327

This $327 luxury entry from Maison Margiela, as is the case with all of the brand's eclectic work, is a bit of an accent piece and a deviation from many of the more minimal options on this list. This is one of the best winter hats for those of you who sometimes like wearing something that's a little daring, and has one of the most technical compositions we've ever seen on a hat from a material standpoint (wool, cotton, line, alpaca wool, and more). A supremely comfortable fit and a true representation of couture, you'll like you just walked off the runway with this one.


18. Burton Premium Balaclava Face Mask

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Best Dual-Purpose Bavaclava

  • Material: 100% Fleece
  • Colors: Castlerock
  • Price at the time of publish: $23.97 - $39.95

This balaclava from Burton is a great option for performance, as the brim will keep snow and other falling debris from getting in your vision, all while keeping you nice and warm at the same time. Cut with Burton's lightweight and durable Polartec Power Stretch fleece material, the balaclava is specifically made to be wind-resistant and fast-drying, giving the piece an extra layer to its performance capabilities. Additionally, this piece also has chafe-free lock seams to help with providing more comfort, a versatile side hinge, and laser cut air vents that helps with breathability.

"Very comfortable and great fit under the helmet. Perfect for the cold northeast days," is one review from a buyer, with another sharing similar sentiments saying: "Fits great keeps me warm on the face and nose just like I need it too." Priced between $23.97 - $39.95, you get a choice of two different sizes.

SHOP NOW AT BURTON, $23.97 - $39.95

Fuzzy Hats:

Fuzzy and furry goodness has been all the rage this season and we are so here for it. Not only does it offer warmth, but the textural contrast added to any outfit is awesome, and makes for a bit of lighthearted fun.

19. Eddie Bauer Truckee Faux Fur Trapper Hat

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Eddie Bauer

Best Warm Hat

  • Material: 70% acrylic, 30% polyester
  • Colors: Natural
  • Price at the time of publish: $27.50

Channel your inner 1800's French Canadian with this faux fur hat from Eddie Bauer. It has some loose ties at the bottom so you can fasten the ear flaps to each other and stay as warm as possible. Adding to its warmth is the 70% acrylic 30% polyester composition, which makes the hat feel like an ultra soft pillow. "Got this hat for winter. I live in Colorado at 7,000 ft. elevation. It gets down in the minus 20 degrees below zero range. Also very good to sleep with," says one buyer of the Trapper hat. "Bought this as a gift for my husband and he loves it, said it was very warm and also looks cute," adds another buyer.

An under $30 buy that can work very well with a range of puffer jackets and coats, purchasing the Trapper Hat seems like a good idea for the season.


20. Duluth Trading Company Men's AKHG Ushanka Fur Trapper Hat

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Duluth Trading Company

Best Comfy Option

  • Material: 100% Polyester
  • Colors: Black
  • Price at the time of publish: $44.97

This Duluth Trading Company AKHG Ushanka Fur Trapper Hat subverts the classic fur trapper hat by adding small details such as very little buttons on the outside design. A cozy hat that does a solid job of containing heat, the Ushanka Fur Trapper is effectively-made with 100% polyester, giving it just the right amount of comfort, stretch, and breathability. Adding to its convenience is the multiple sizes that are available, which gives you some options as far as achieving a fit that's great for you. Buyers of this hat appreciate its comfort and warmth, with one buyer saying: "It is so soft and so warm. As a bald man I really appreciate this product all winter long!"

Seems like this $44.97 hat is a good buy.


21. Lands' End Men's Expedition Hat

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Lands' End

Best Stylish Fuzzy Hat

  • Material: 100% Polyester
  • Colors: Black, Radiant Navy
  • Price at the time of publish: $31.47

Lands' End continues to be an all-American classic and their Expedition offering to the fuzzy hat game is as all-American as it gets. This is a classic hat style that continues to dominate the fuzzy hat game, and we're fans of its durability and warmth. This is hat that can take you the coldest of mountain temperatures when put to the test, which can be attributed to its polyester makeup, insulated shell (which the brand says is designed to be even warmer this year), and faux fur trim. The hat is also waterproof, and features an adjustable trim strap for comfort. Priced affordability at $31.47, you also get the option of selecting from two different colors.


22. Story mfg. Multicolor Brew Bucket Hat

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Best Creative Fuzzy Hat

  • Material: 100% Organic cotton
  • Colors: Olive Snail
  • Price at the time of publish: $161

This bucket hat from Story Mfg. is one of the most versatile and unique pieces of headwear available right now. Kyrie Irving has been spotted wearing in the past, and the hat makes for a versatile and lightweight choice that can be worn wear year-round. Crafted with 100% organic cotton, we also have to get a shoutout to its sustainability as that something that's always a plus when it comes to fashion. Priced at $161, consider adding the Brew Bucket Hat to your closets for the ultimate sartorial look.


23. R13 Faux Fur Bucket Hat

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Best Designed Fuzzy Cap

  • Material: 100% Polyester
  • Colors: Leopard
  • Price at the time of publish: $177

The chunky furry bucket hat craze is certainly here to stay, and this $177 Fur Bucket Hat from R13 is a super fun one to have you feeling like Jamiroquai in the mid-90s. Elegantly made with polyester, the hat is covered with faux Italian leopard fur, which only serves to give you warmth at a superior level. The pairing options and outfit combos are limitless, and the comfort is definitely a prime reason for copping as well. If you're going for a look that's slightly vintage but still very much contemporary, this is the hat for you.

SHOP NOW AT R13, $177

24. JW Anderson Asymmetric Bucket Hat

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J.W. Anderson

Best Quality Fuzzy Cap

  • Material: 65% Nylon, 35% polyester
  • Colors: Black
  • Price at the time of publish: $195

J.W. Anderson's namesake brand has been pumping out quality designs just as much as LOEWE, and this Asymmetric Bucket Hat is a testament to the designers panache. The shearling texture and nylon/polyester blend keeps this bucket hat a little left field, while the minimalistic black color makes it ideal for matching a winter wardrobe. With the Asymmetric Bucket Hat, you get quality, durability, versatility, and elevated basics all for the price of $195, which isn't darn bad considering the J.W. Anderson namesake.


25. Marni Shearling Sunshield Hat

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Saks Fifth Avenue

Best Holy Grail of Fuzzy Hats

  • Material: 100% Lamb shearling
  • Colors: Sun Orange
  • Price at the time of publish: $1,015

This Marni hat is an absolute grail and can be worn in a multitude of ways, including with the flaps down or folded up alongside your head. The beautiful mixture of orange and white dispersed throughout the hate makes it sure to catch everyone's eye as you walk by, and combined with the lamb shearling crafting and comfort, makes the hat worth every penny of the $1,015 its price tag. Marni's reputation for quality and durability is one that is well respected, so understand you're getting the best of the best there is to offer in the hat game.


26. Burberry Men's Cashmere EKD Beanie Hat

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Neiman Marcus

Best Simple Luxury Option

  • Material: 100% Cashmere
  • Colors: Black
  • Price at the time of publish: $380

Just in time for the winter is Burberry's signature EKD Cashmere Beanie, which lives up to its reputation with its 100% cashmere make up, quality, and toasty comfortability. Well-built enough to keep you warm all winter long, the hat offers a slim fit that efficiently covers and protects the top of your head along with your ears, which means you'll cover your bases in terms of style and warmth. Priced at $380, this hat represents simple luxury at its finest.

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