Headbands let the heat escape from under your helmet when ascending fast.  A simple beanie will keep it in for slower or colder days.  Hard to beat a balaclava when it gets really cold, but a simple face mask is nice for cold descents that you can remove when going up.

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Ski Trab Dragon Race Beanie
The Dragon Beanies from Ski Trab are lightweight polyester hats that fit under a helmet and breathe well enough to race in. Woven with fun Italian colors, the Trab caps demonstrate your love of both fashion and function. The beanies have a sleek feel and are deep enough to cover your ears. Plus wearing Dragons on your head instills fear in your enemies. ..
Dynafit Performance Cap
This is the go-to hat for most racing and speed touring. It’s basically the Dynafit Performance headband with a light mesh lid covering the top of your head. The mesh traps about half your heat which is about perfect when going fast. It’s super thin so fits easily under a helmet. Your ears are covered by a soft brushed lining that prevents frostbite without risk of overheating. The..
Millet Touring Racing Beanie
Designed for either touring or skimo racing, the aptly name Millet Beanie is a strong contender. A stretch-knit construction with quick-drying fibers is just want you want on your head when you’re fighting external cold and internal heat. The lightweight, tight-fitting beanie fits under a helmet and breathes well. The brushed lining and flatlock seam make it comfortable to wear. Th..
What is a SKUBE you ask? It's what you get when you cross-breed a SKully and a neck tUBE. With a simple drawstring attached, the flexible SKUBE can either vent heat or store it. In other words, it's a perfect system for back country skiing when your are hot on the way up and cold on the way down. Worn as a hat, you can open the top to vent and then close it for the down. Or slide i..
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Dynafit Performance Headband
Skimo racers don’t sweat nearly as much as 1980s tennis players. Dynafit consequently designed a band with different characteristics than the old white-cotton sweatbands. The Performance Dry Band has a comfortable brushed lining and wicks away moisture while protecting ears from frostbite. The headband is perfect for days when full head coverage is too much but no protection risks ..
Crazy Idea Fast Cut Thermo Band
The Crazy Idea Fast Cut Thermo headband is a simple piece of Vuelta, a soft, moisture-wicking, bacteria-resisting fabric. If you’re lazy about washing your head gear, the “bacteriostatic” treatment should delay the onset of “stink”. The band is designed for skimo racing and other highly aerobic winter sports. Choose from two sizes (men: think large) and plenty of colors to fit styl..
ARVA Balaclava Xtrem
You know the days. The days that other protection just won’t do and you need a balaklava. The Xtrem edition from ARVA is a good choice for those days, with Windshield inserts and a mesh breathing panel to accommodate your high exertion. Made with Thermoline+ 4-way stretch material, the Balaklava is Xtremely comfortable and can be worn under a helmet or by itself. It’s also got a ne..
ARVA Bandana Xtrem
So extreme is this bandana that ARVA didn’t even have time to write all the letters in the word. Or maybe their marketing team just consists of poor spellers. Either way, the Thermoline+ Stretch face protection is a handy tool for doing laps. It’s secured with Velcro, so you can leave it off while you’re huffing and puffing, and then put it on before the down, when you need the ext..
Dynafit Trucker Hat
We’re not sure exactly, but it might be classified as tight, dope, or steezy. Probably whichever you’re going for. The hat is adjustable to fit a range of skulls, and features cooling mesh aside from the front panel which is emblazoned with a snow leopard. Pull the cable horn all summer long with the Dynafit Trucker Hat. ..
Skimo Hat
Turn your forehead into a billboard with this adjustable trucker hat. Comes in skimo blue or emo black. Front panel in white adorned with the Skimo Co logo. ..
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