Featured Russian Hats / Ushanka / Trooper Hats
Rabbit Full Fur Russian Ushanka Hat - Brown
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
Caroline from Orlando, Florida
Faux Fur Russian Ushanka Hat - Black
July 16, 2014
"I purchased two of these for going away gifts for coworkers moving to Chicago and Minneapolis. They were perfect! The sizes were exact. They definitely will be used"
K R from Amarillo ,Tx.
Fox Fur & Leather Trapper Hat -White
June 27, 2014
"I was very pleased with my white fox fur trapper hat.Hopefully it will stretch out a little as it is being worn.I know my head will stay warm for many winters to come.This hat was a great buy, everyone needs one."
nick from brisbane QLD AU
Faux Fur Russian Ushanka Hat - Black
June 25, 2014
"Very warm looks /feels great"
Gus from Australia
Black Sheepskin Russian Ushanka Hat with Badge
June 20, 2014
"exceeds all expectations. delivery was quick. only complaint is that the weather hasnt gotten cold enough. damn Global warming."
Amaklo from Pennsylvania
Coyote Full Fur Russian Hat
June 15, 2014
"I bought this beautiful hat for my husband for his 60th birthday. He loves it and keeps commenting on the high quality. Excellent product."
SR from Buffalo, NY
Silver Fox Full Fur Russian Hat
May 11, 2014
"I love the hat! My wife feels I have "lost it." Size is good. I did have to exchange one hat (XL) for a larger size (XXL) as the head measurements were a bit off. I am looking forward to warm ears at home next winter!"