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Product Announcement: Black Rock Gear HadronS

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Hey All,

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!!

The Original is priced at $65 at the BRG website and the Hadron is listed at $85 at the BRG and this new one over at TiGoat is priced at $90 bucks.

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” ;-)

Written by John B. Abela - HikeLighter.Com

February 15, 2012 at 6:07 pm

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  1. other than the awesome weight and warmth, i dont think its hiker chick friendly. (its kinda ugly!) I deffinetily wouldnt be pickin up any ladies in this. but at what point does weight and style matter anyway!


    February 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm

  2. how far down does it fit on your head? I like a beanie that has room to fully encompass my ears.

    Sean Holland

    September 8, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    • Not very far. Main reason a North Face “Windstopper High Point Hat” seems to always go with me.

      John B. Abela

      September 8, 2015 at 9:45 pm

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