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BlackRock Gear 950fp Down Hat

BlackRock Gear 950fp Down Hat

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I'm so sad I missed this! This hat is amazing and we really need another.
Stoked to have found this site and drop. This looks like a promising solution to a freezing dome
Due to a busy Thanksgiving weekend, I missed out on a L or XL black :( I will be looking forward to the next ‘drop for this hat!
fp = fill power. The number represents how many cubic inches 1 oz of down will occupy. 950 is about as high as it gets. 400fp is so-so stuff according to what I read. My sister gave me a down pillow to sleep on. It's got a might high Flop Power.
Arfff missed that one again, no more Large available!
very poor customer service, I didn’t like the hat, had a really difficult time to get a refund, although mine wasn’t a mass drop purchase, just be aware
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I'm really sorry Ramesh. We are just a very small cottage industry. We aren't a huge mega company where you can return goods without contacting anyone by some online automated form. And yes, our address is NOT posted online. We get ridiculous mail and people showing up when we do ;) Tried it... Our shop is small and nothing more than a small production floor filled with goose down, fabric, cutting tables and sewing machines... The address IS located on both your invoice when you purchase the gear and again on the envelope containing your hat. So if you really wanted to you could have sent it back to that address with a note saying "Refund". We do make it very simple though. If EVER you get a piece of gear from us that isn't right, doesn't fit or simply isn't what you wanted all you've got to do is shoot us an email. I will instruct you to send the gear back USPS 1st class for cheap and ask you to include a very simple note asking what you want. We don't generate RMA numbers, we just restock new/unused gear and ship back requested exchanges until we get something that works for you. I never heard back from you or got a note. So we had to wait until we figured out what you wanted done with the hat. It took longer than you expected and I'm very sorry about that. We do lots of gear in and out all week long. Most exchanges and refunds go quickly. We do bin any gear we can't identify so like yours it sat until I could place an owner with the gear that arrived. We also don't include an invoice or added paperwork when we ship gear out. I've focused hard over the years to minimize our footprint. We seal hats in shrink wrap that can be recycled. We use 9x11 envelopes that can be composted along with the handspun hemp twine and hang tag. Even the safety pin is USA made and can be re-used. In the end you should have nothing more than the gear that you can wear and love for years to come. Sorry for your troubles, Evan
BlackRock
You sound like a good guy. If I lived north of the Mason-Dixon line, I just might get one. My hooded Carhartt and $5.00 TJMaxx beanie does the trick for me in TN.
When will this drop be available? Let's go!!! :)
Thexitto
It’s back! And we have some new colors for ya
Paige is right!
More Black hats stocked in all sizes!!! Go get them Mr StringBender :)
We pulled most of what we had finished on the shop wall to add to the drop. We've also added a handful more Espresso colored beanies. Just a beautiful deep tone adding just the right amount of accent to an otherwise deep toned hat.
-Evan
Is this breathable? I imagine with sleeping bag-style material that it might get pretty sweaty and damp underneath this.
sMACk
High grade Goose Down is extremely breathable. You'd be surprised how much moisture down can transfer along with the wicking headband material sewn into each beanie. The birds really do know how to insulate themselves! Then for the shell and liner material used in most of our gear it's very breathable yet moisture repellent. This particular run uses a Diamond Weave nylon coated in DWR.
The temperature range for the hat is also really wide. It's still comfortable to wear up into the low 50's yet toasty warm easily into the 30's. Next time you've got one of your down sweaters on think about how comfy it is for such a wide temperature range. Half of the winters here in Seattle I spend in a T-shirt with my Montbell down sweater at the ready and not much beyond that.
We've had our hats specifically travel on hikers up and down both the PCT and AT putting hundreds of miles in them. Many customers have more than one BRG hat. We make Siliconized versions, Synthetic models and others that have used nothing but the ultra softest 10 denier nylons with barely a DWR coating to it. When a hat went up Everest I made one using a 30d siliconized shell and 10d liner with heavier stuff. That was sick. They've all been wonderful hats in my opinion ;) As for the current HyperD material in this run of our hats I feel it's the right lightness with the best durability. I also really like the weave pattern and think it makes for a striking piece.
Hi Everyone - thanks for your interest in this drop! BlackRock Gear was able to allocate a few more units in select styles. Hope this allows a few more of you to snag this awesome hat!
I got one of these hats for Christmas last year. It is a great hat. I took a walk everyday while at work and was always warm. I live in Minnesota. Also it makes a very good bed cap while fall and winter camping. Yes it looks interesting, yet only weighs an ounce. I keep it in my jacket and would typically have double check to see if its still there.
Cast_Iron_Kid
A great gift for sure!
We may be a bit biased around here, but we love the look for sure. I wear one of my Original Originals still to this day and constantly get people asking if I've got a down hat. Less than an ounce for so much warmth and it blends well with so much of my gear. The pics never do the hat justice but on your head it's like a light cloud of fluffy warmth :)
I'm seeing what we have for stock to see if I can't get more added to the drop. So if anyone was hoping to get in on it check back soon for updates.
How green is the foliage grey? Are the photos pretty accurate? It looks like a foliage green in the photos here and on the Black Rock Gear website.
Wright
My images of the Foliage Grey give it more of a yellow/green tint than it really has. It's not the flattest grey we've had but it's not very green. It's got just a bit of sheen to it and the diamond weave is a nice accent. I think if you were looking for a grey color this would fit the bill. It's a nice grey that's fairly balanced in color and will blend nicely with most other pieces.
BlackRock
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately the Large Grey is now sold out...
Black L and XL gone. :(
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I just received my hat in the mail. The Large is too small....the band is a little tight. Can I exchange it for an XL?
StringBender
Received the XL - fits great. For others, the sizing charts is pretty accurate, but if your head size is in the top half of the size range, it will be snug (but not uncomfortably so). I prefer a light feel on the head band/fit to compliment the exceptionally light feel of the hat itself, so I sized up. Keep in mind, this was a sample size of 1 large and 1 XL, so YRMV.
I'm just a hair under 22.5" , will the Large size fit too loose?
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Thank you for adding more Black, I ordered a L. :)
Winia
You are welcome!
Too bad there's no Moroccan Blue!
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Jblaser - The drop prices are what they are but if you follow either our emails or Instagram we post up a good number of deals throughout the year. I don't have any sales on the books right now though. The MassDrop sale here is the only deal we've got going right now aside from a discount on Woolies.
BlackRock
Thanks very much for your reply. I really like the blue and did sign-up for the emails, so I might just wait for a sale. I am going to sleep on it tonight.
Shame there is no Deep Purple
insomb
Insomb,
Sorry we couldn't get any Deep Purple into the drop. We just didn't have enough to stock it. I do have a handful of Deep Purple in each size on our site.
What is the price for one of these and do you ship to the UK?
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You are very far from us for sure. 13,000 km from the looks of it!
BlackRock
Love your work BlackRock Gear
Wondering if they come in Orange for camping at Mar a Lago?
RayF
We just launched a bunch of new colors last week during the drop, one of which is a super sick "Burnt Orange". The name doesn't exactly describe the color though as it's almost a pastel or creamy orange that is just awesome. We've sold out all but a single medium but I'm planning on getting more fabric in that color since I've got a queue of people wanting more in Large.
BlackRock
Good to know!
Only white left in L size. Bummer.
I have one for my sleeping system - they are freaking warm. Do not, under any circumstances, misplace it. It packs up so small you will never find it again.
Somewhere in my house is an Outdoor Research down beanie....
wily-quixote
Somewhere in my shop is an OR beanie too, dissected years ago after my "buddy" who worked for OR pushed them to make one. Didn't live up to the hype ;)
As for losing them... Yes. I once lost my Original Original for about a year then found I'd stuffed it in the little zipper pocked that held my head bug net right on my sleeping bag... Oops.
I'm sorry but am I the only one that think these hats are quite ugly? It's a puffy jacket on your head
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Good point Plus it looks warm and comfy, function > form for outdoors gear
seschimeres
My boyfriend won't even consider a puffy jacket, yet we live in Minnesota and are outside for over an hour at a time. He thinks they are just too hideous to wear, even though he is not into style/fashion whatsoever.
You can tell he never goes backpacking ;-) I think that'd change his tune real quick.
My head measures exactly 221/4 inches (56.5 cm). Right in between the medium and the large. Which would you recommend?
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I went with the XL size as it would best fit my head, but the banding on the inside of the hat isn't eastic and it rides a bit to large. Being a tab big, I'm not getting headaches from being too tight. If I got another one, I'd still get the XL again. I hope this helps.
Thanks for the help dydxdx. I was out of town for vacation last week and couldn't get logged in during the drop.
As with all our gear if something doesn't work for you just shoot us an email. We are always keen to help out anyway we can.
I picked up one of these several years ago for backpacking sleep gear. I'm not sure if it was 950fp at that time, but nonetheless it has become an indispensable piece of kit.
Add more black please :)
midnightwalker
Sorry Midnightwalker. I added every single Black Hat in our new HyperD material that I could. We just got the material in and I only had 25 or so to spare for this particular drop. I'm sure we will do another if you guys request in and get one in some different colors.
Fantastic, light weight and packable. I totally love mine
Damn... went to grab a black in large and they're sold out. Wish the blue was also available, looks nice. Maybe next time.
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I am also looking for a large and medium black
osb40000
The new Moroccan Blue is so cool. We love it here in the shop. We are sold out there too though as they flew off the shelves last week. I'll have more MoBlue in stock on our site by probably next week. Probably won't see that color in a drop very soon though, maybe Fall if we can get enough made up to push out for a deal.
Can someone verify this drop is for the current 2018 'Original' beanie with 20d HyperD ripstop nylon? The Drop description only lists the Black Color beanie as being HyperD ripstop, and the pictures do not show newer diamond weave fabric, but instead appear to be perhaps earlier models/other fabrics, so confusion ensues..
See attached picture from BlackRock website of current 2018 model 'Original BlackRock hat with this HyperD fabric.
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The earlier model is on clearance with free shipping from BlackRock direct @$60, FYI, and looks like the pictures shown in this drop so wondering if this drop is actually for the outdated/clearance hats? Thanks!
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RVinSC
I was waiting for clarification on this and now black is sold out. Oh well, maybe next time.
RVinSC
Sorry I missed the comment RVinSC.
Yes, the limited number of Black hats in this drop was for that exact hat and material. The HyperD is such a cool weave with the diamond ripstop. It's got a beautiful sheen and just looks really nice and techie too.
I have a big melon, would XL be ok?
Taeguron
They have a size chart given in inches for each size hat.,,. so measure your head and then pick the size that matches,... far better then trying to judge by "big melon" , that is a rather subjective measurement.
My wife discovered my hat soon after it arrived. I am now waiting for the next drop so I can have a hat.
thewoodrow
I hear you. it pays to buy them in pairs....
Got my Northern Lights – Aurora Red, Fit eggsactly as expected! Weighed 2g less than advertised. Could not be happier!