One of my all-time favorite cottage companies, Black Rock Gear, just notified me that they have released a brand new version of their uber-awesome down filled hat called the “HadronS“!!
It appears that this first run of the hats are only available at the TiGoat website, so check out this new hat at: http://www.titaniumgoat.com/HadronS.html
It appears to be using some sort of waterproof silicone coated SevenDS fabric for the outter material – whereas the normal Hadron uses standard SevenD – which is making it the very first
Black Rock Gear down hat they have ever released with this high of a water resistant factor.
I pretty much wear my Hadron 24/7/365 and cannot say enough about these things. I wore my Original until I got my Hadron, the only real difference being that the Original is for a bit colder weather and its a bit lighter. I still pull out my Original when I know its going to be under 40(f).
If I am reading the TiGoat website correctly, it looks like the weight of this new HadronS is around 18 grams for the regular size. That is less than 2 grams heavier than the Hadron, which means you are getting a highly water resistant version for less than 2 grams more weight. This must be some seriously magical silicone coated fabric!!
John B. Abela
(disclaimer: At the time of publication I do not own one of these, I have never seen one of these, I was not paid to write this review… but if somebody wants to buy me one of these I would publicly say “thanks” ;-)