Russian Hats / Ushanka
About our Russian Hats / Ushanka
Say "Da" to a new Russian style hat this winter, and learn what that frostbitten nation has long known about protecting itself against the cold. There's no match for real fur, and our Ushanka hats, also known as trooper hats, are the most stylish way to prove it. A Ushanka is a fur hat whose trademark ear flaps can be tied under the chin, up to the crown or around the back of the hat. We offer these special head toppers in a range of fur types, and also in a leather/suede combination and in pure shearling sheepskin. Show up at your next football match or winter campout in a startling black rabbit fur Ushanka or a black mink fur and suede trooper hat, and put your shivering companions to shame.
Russian style ear flap hats are also known as Ushanka hats or Trooper Hats. A Ushanka is a fur hat with ear flaps that can be tied up to the crown or back of the hat, or tied at the chin to protect the ears from the cold. Our Russian Style Ushanka hats / Trooper hats feature a wide body, flat top, extra long fur ear flaps, and a wide front fur brim. The ear flaps can be worn down for a trendy casual look or tied up at the top or back for a classic Russian style look. Choose a Russian hat from one of many fur types and sheepskin types. Choose the popular Full Fur Russian hat style or the fur with leather/suede style, which we call the Trooper Hat.
The Russian Ushanka 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.
Russian hats are often made from rabbit fur and muskrat fur, though other animal fur, such as beaver fur or coyote fur, are not uncommon for Russian hats, with particularly fine examples being made of mink fur, raccoon fur or high-quality sheepskin.
The increasing worldwide demand for Russian style fur hats has prompted us to make it a priority to offer them in a wide variety of designs using a variety of fur, leather, and sheepskin choices.
Recent Reviews About our Russian Hats / Ushanka
Pete from Oxford, NY
December 3, 2016
"I use this hat for real not just for show, keeps me warm better than any other hat I have ever had."
Jose from Louisa, Virginia
December 1, 2016
"Love the hat. When I put it on, my yellow lab gave me a funny look."
David Mann from NH, USA
November 30, 2016
"Excellent hat that has held up to six winters of use. Very warm and not nearly as bulky as my rabbit fur hat."
chris from Fairbanks, AK
November 29, 2016
"The best winter hat I have ever ( EVER ) owned. my order arrived super fast just in time for our fantastic minus -31 degree weather,, my head is nice and warm AND in style ( looks great !! ). I did buy a different hat for my girlfriend from FHW and it too looks very nice and adds to her beauty and style. as I write this review I am now shopping for more items to purchase for the Christmas holiday gift giving. I highly recommend this company...."
Mark from Alberta canada
November 29, 2016
"It was great I think I'm going to get another one ????"
Karen E from Seattle wa
November 29, 2016