Winter Running Hats for Men

How to Keep Your Head Warm During Cold Runs

When running in cold weather, wearing a fleece or thermal hat helps prevent heat loss, keeping you warm and comfortable. The right winter running hat also keeps your ears warm and protected, especially when running in windy conditions. Here are some great winter running hats for men:

This winter running hat from Asics is an ideal training hat for inclement conditions. Its insulating, soft fabric provides warmth and protection without weight. Unlike some winter hats that cover only part of your ears, this hat features contoured ear coverage to make sure your ears stay protected and warm.  The reflective detailing also keeps you more visible on the run.

Made of polyester spandex and fleece, runners report this hat from TrailHeads as being warm even on extremely cold days. Yet it's still light enough to tuck it in your pocket if you really start to warm up during your run. The stretch fabric is highly breathable and water resistant. And the reflective strip makes you visible in low-light conditions.

This sleek, breathable running hat is lightweight and easy to tuck away into your pocket when you don't need it. Yet, when you're wearing it, it keeps your head and ears very warm. It also features reflective elements for staying visible when running in low-light conditions.

This winter running hat from Mizuno features an amazing new technology that actually generates heat from the absorption of moisture. Heat is generated via a chemical exchange between perspiration and the properties of the Breath Thermo fabric. The hat also has anti-bacterial and deodorizing functions, so it won't get smelly from sweat. Despite these cool, unique features, it's still a reasonably-priced winter running hat. It's one-size-fits-all, so it works for both men and women. So, watch out, your significant other might try it out for a run and you may never see it again.

Although SmartWool is more well-known for their warm, high-performance running socks, they've done a great job with this winter running hat. The lining of their PhD HyFi Training Beanie is made out of their famous Merino Wool so it keeps your head warm in just about any conditions. The hat's snug fit and its contoured drop-ear headband also guarantee your ears will stay covered and warm.

If you're looking for a warm and functional -- yet cool-looking -- hat, this one from Nike may be the one for you. The Reversible Running Beanie features Therma-FIT insulation for superior warmth and comfort. The hat is also reversible, so you actually get two stylish looks in one. Colors options include Blue/Silver or Purple/Black.

This well-made hat from North Face is perfect for runners who are looking for a simple, well-priced, warm, and durable winter running hat.  The slim-fitting beanie features an interior fleece lining that wraps your head like an ear band, providing added warmth and protection. It's available in basic black or fun colors such as Valencia Orange, Baja Blue, or Rage Red.