Your Mother Probably Lied to You About Hats | KZ
January 09, 2018

Your Mother Probably Lied to You About Hats

I bet you've heard some variation of "Put a hat on! You lose 80% of your body heat through your head!" I'm pretty sure I've heard it from my parents, and both grandmothers. The thing is, it's not true.

It's definitely important to keep something on your dome when it's cold out, but it's no more important than keeping anything else covered. Any part of your body that you leave uncovered will lose heat at the same rate. If the old saying were true, your head would have to lose heat 40% faster than the rest of your body!  

Apparently, this idea came from a U.S. Army Survival guide from the 1970s. The higher-ups wanted to make sure people were keeping insulated when out in the cold. When your head is the only part left uncovered, it's true that most of your body heat will leave that way.

Having said all of that, you definitely want to be adequately prepared for any planned (or unplanned) Adventure that you might get into. Our extra comfy Beanies are just the ticket. With lots of colors, we've got just what you need. They pair great with our all of our shades, so you can't really go wrong.

Our whole #KZFam here at HQ have been wearing them since they arrived! We're sure you'll love them as much as we do.