About our Trooper Hats
Russian fur flap hats are also known as Ushanka hats. A Ushanka is a Russian fur hat with ear flaps that can be tied up to the crown of the hat or tied at the chin to protect the ears from the cold. In the English-speaking world, it is sometimes referred to as a shapka. However, this usage is not accurate, but is rather a Russian language word meaning simply 'hat'. Ushanka literally translates as ear flaps hat.
Though Ushanka hats are a distinctly Russian hat, indeed, the stereotypical Russian is seen to wear one, the wearing of fur hats of similar design is common throughout China, North Korea, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. It is possible that Russians adopted this design from Mongols during the Middle Age Mongol invasion of Russia.
Recent Reviews About our Trooper Hats
Meg from Pittsburg PA
Womens Faux Fur Russian Ushanka Hat - Buff
January 16, 2014
"very warm well made hat/ faux fur is very soft and expensive looking/the hat looks just like the picture of it on your website/it arrived very quickly with no hassles"
Raul from Toronto, Ontario
Black Mouton Sheepskin Trooper Hat with Russian Hat ...January 5, 2014
"Its warm and the materials used for this hat is excellent."
Wagson from Sheffield
Rabbit Full Fur Russian Ushanka Winter Hat - Brown
November 12, 2013
"Very nice build quality, accurate sizing and of course really warm. Pretty striking to look at too. Love it."
genrikh from USA Bronx
Faux Fur Russian Ushanka Hat - Gray
October 29, 2013
"hat is wonderful, delivery on time. I will keep you as my good friends: G.R."
EZH from ODESSA
Black Snowtop Shearling Sheepskin Russian Hat
January 19, 2013