I don't know about you but I hate being cold. You'd think that I would be used to it by now since I grew up in upstate New York but not so much. For the last few days, it's been bone chillingly cold. I don't think that the temperature here in the mid-Atlantic region has topped 32 degrees. Granted, we haven't gotten a significant snowfall yet but I'm sure it's on the horizon. I know that some other cities have it much worse than those of us here on the east coast.
If you live in one of the regions, you know that when the average temperature hovers around freezing and below, a simple hat and gloves often doesn't do the trick. Time to break out the heavy duty artillery ... but what?! This morning The Today Show featured a segment on some of the hottest hats and mittens to help combat extremely cold weather. I was definitely taking notes as I watched because I've never heard of these types of hats. Check out their picks of the best hats and mittens to wear this winter. Columbia Peak Ascent Peruvian Omni-Heat Hat What Makes It Hot: This unique hat features an Omni-Heat® thermal reflective lining that keeps you 20% warmer than similar hats. Inspired by emergency space blankets, Omni-Heat technology reflects your body heat right back at you while still breathing and dissipating moisture. You don't just have to settle for the black/white hat like the one pictured. The Columbia Peak is also available in green, blue, black, red, cherry and teal. Cost: $32 - $46
Loki Micro Heat 3-in-1 Hat What Makes It Hot: I'm so intrigued by this multi-functional design.It easily converts from a hat to mask to gaiter. See the pictures for examples. Cost: $25 - $30
Burton Oven Mittens What Makes It Hot: Thanks to the DryRide Ultrashell and Thermacore insulation, your hands will be warm and dry. The waterproof Insane Membrane insert wraps your hand in moisture protection. If your hands get too warm, simply unzip the hidden heater/vent pocket, take out your disposable hand-warmer, and get cool air circulating. Cost: $55 & up