Women's beanies and headbands
Guide to buying a women's ski beanie or cross-country ski headband
Protecting your head is very important. In fact, about 25% of the heat loss occurs at this end. So to avoid the cold, remember to protect your head and ears during your cross-country skiing outings.
Are there different types of ski beanie?
In this section, you will find several types of beanie. There are some in lycra dedicated to sports outings. They are made of a fabric that quickly wicks away moisture. Thanks to this you will keep your head dry at the same time. Woolen beanie are also available. Much warmer than the lycra ones, they are more of a lifestyle accessory than a beanie for intensive physical activity. Woollen beanie are very comfortable and provide a pleasant warmth sensation. They are very popular with athletes after competitions. When the conditions are cool, coupling the beanie with a neckband is a very good option to avoid cold weather.
What about the ski headbands in all this?
In Nordic skiing, it is very rare to see skiers wearing a headband below -5°C. At this temperature the loss of heat is too great and cold snaps happen very quickly. Made with a lycra fabric, they have a very fast drying time and they effectively wick away perspiration created by effort and heat.