Russian Style Trooper Hats
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
RCU from Honolulu hawaii
February 25, 2015
"Arrived very quickly with expedited shipping! (This was a gift So I had it shipped to Minnesota) it's just as pictured -I ordered XL because he has A hard time finding hats that fit"
Ron from Okanogan Washington USA
February 3, 2015
"An easy-to-use site, my purchase arrived in a reasonable amount of time. The hat is great at keeping the cold out."
Gord from Winnipeg
December 11, 2014
"Great hat, well made, warm and finally found a xxl to fit my big head. Service was great. They notified me by email when shipped and gave me the link to track the shipment very cool. I'd highly recommend the product and this supplier. Thanks"
Big Country Ethan from Maxwelton, WV
August 7, 2014
"I just got my hat. Very impressed with it and I've always wanted a Russian army winter hat. I look forward to this coming winter since I plan on putting it to good use. The hat looks better on me with the ear flaps down and feels more comfortable that way. I like hats and most of the time I wear a cowboy hat. This is a hat that I can wear on the winter days we have in WV when it's snowing with gusty winds. Thank you winter style"
Aurelia from Canberra Australia
July 8, 2014
"My husband and grandson are so happy with the very warm hats as they have been fishing at the mountain lake the temperature was minus 7 dg Celsius Thank you"
Meg from Pittsburg PA
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"