Maker of hats for may big name labels-CTR by CHAOS is coming into its own for upcoming seasons…with new technical headwear…for active types. Any outdoor stroll or performance activities-requires some kind of headgear-and CTR delivers with a vast assortment, well priced too.
|Expedition hat-wide brim-great coverage for necks too|
|Summit Collection made with S.Café®-a technical composite fiber made from green coffee bean shells-woven (duh) provides SPF 50+ lightweight +odor resistant|
|folds up easy for transport/packing-just reverse-folds into flap|
|nice beach/street option-crush it down-straw hat|
|for active types-sun protection, stretchy neoprene sides…folds down for easy packing or as stocking stuffers|
|waterproof/breathable Stratus Collection made of Hydro-Maxx fabric, DWR finish, fully taped+closed seams|
|reversible bucket style-CUTE|
|Chase-active lifestyle collection featuring DuPont Sorona® and QuadraLITE performance fabrics. Sun protection, moisture management, reflective pops-great for runners, cyclists, fitness outdoor activities|
|Neox Collection-made from Dri-Release® + Tencel®-odor protective FreshGuard…neoprene inserts…4mm neoprene visor-reflective trim-cool comfort in the heat|
Serious sun-cold weather friendly too-ear flaps fold up when not needed
|CTR Fits-lightweight beanies and bands-4 way stretch cotton/spandex|
|pony tail friendly|
|reversible beanies---lots of color options…for sun protection and warmth|
OUTDOOR RESEARCH---a soup to nuts brand for what else, the outdoors has sleek options too-including urban savvy fedoras and cadet style caps. Also impressive--his nifty multi-tasking Gore-Tex waterproof/breathable Ghost Rain Hat-with a removable lid-that low profile wise, tucks into the crown…violà…a sun hat. $78. We like this grey color too…and the moldable brim via internal wire-helps guarantee the ideal shape.
FOR THE WINTER HEADBANGERS…
Maybe we belong to the Ron Dugay school of helmet wearing…but the sec we saw this in our inbox-the Slytech Balaclava Pro XT--$119-made with a proprietary know-how, including EVA foam based material 2nd Skin-that claims -quoting here: Compared to a helmet that complies with the ASTM F2040 American snow sports helmet standards, the BALACLAVAPRO XT can absorb up to 60% in terms of speed…we were intrigued enough to consider covering up our flowing tresses…especially in the freezing could weather where we never have enough layers on. Made of soft to the skin micro Lycra materials…with antimicrobial properties on board. One size.
Probably an urban necessary accessory too -dodging bicycle riding daredevils maneuvering the crowded city sidewalks-where they're not supposed to BE!