Have you ever heard of Aerogel? Well Aerogel is the most thermally NON conductive solid known to man (basically an amazing insulator). Until now it has been super expensive to make and it is brittle, so not very good for clothing. A company named Oros, greek for mountain, has developed a version of aerogel that is flexible and able to be used in a fabric type environment.
Currently Oros is running a Kickstarter campaign for another jacket, gloves, snow pants, and beanie. Head there now to support them. They sent me a beanie earlier this week so that I could try it on and let them and you know what I think. Personally I think it is awesome. This has been the coldest few days of the year and my head and ears stayed the warmest they have ever stayed.
The Oros Beanie is a little small for a one size fits all type beanie, I found that it did stretch and Oros assured me that the final version is going to be a little larger. The dark gray color is a gray and black knit that looks real nice. The tag is nicely located it’s not obtrusive at all.
Construction appeared to be good, with the smaller than expected size of the demo unit I had to stretch the Oros Beanie by pulling on the aerogel panel
Overall I really liked the Oros beanie and highly suggest getting one for anyone who is outside in the winter a lot.