There is much debate about heat loss from the head but there's no denying that a good hat will help you keep warm in cold conditions and the effect is almost instant. If you start to feel cold, particularly if you stop for a rest, pop a warm hat on and the effect can be dramatic. Whether it’s a basic fleece hat or a more trendy coloured knitted hat you'll find a great choice in our walking hat department from North Face, Icebreaker, Black Diamond, Arcteryx and Sealskinz. Our hats come with or without ear flaps and with or without a pom pom and in almost every colour possible so there really is something for everyone. Remember a hat is an essential bit of kit so make sure you always pop a good quality one in your backpack.