Featured Russian Hats / Ushanka / Trooper Hats
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
Lj from Netherlands
Silver Fox Full Fur Russian Hat
August 27, 2014
"Beautifull product! Good service en delivery. Very happy!"
buzz from pennsylvania
Coyote Full Fur Russian Hat
August 16, 2014
"fantastic! saw this hat in Juneau Alaska where they wanted $1K more than fur world and dropped down to $200 more then we left the shop owner gaping over the web site as I found this one online! the quality is exactly the same or better! and we found it on sale! it is extremely warm!"
Max from Bathurst, Australia
Black Sheepskin Russian Ushanka Hat with Badge
August 13, 2014
"Looks fantastic and perfect for winter here. Shipping was very fast. Thanks."
Mike from Alberta, Canada
Natural White Fox Full Fur Russian Hat
August 13, 2014
"I havn't had the opportunity to use this hat in cold weather, but I am almost certain it is up to the task. I received this hat on time, the shipping (as many have previously said) was excellent. The hat actually includes a snap down face cover like most ushankas, that has fur underneath so it does not compromise the front of your forehead and skull. I did not see this information anywhere, but it was a nice suprise. The fur is amazingly thick and soft and covers your ears and wraps around almost to touch your chin as shown in picture, (presumably this is varied personally by your head size, hat size etc). This hat is built for extreme colds. I know most people are thrown off by the expensive price tag, but it is worth it, it seems. Arctic Fox is the warmest mammal fur on the planet: http://a-z-animals.com/animals/arctic-fox/ My hat did not seem to have as many black tipped hairs as the one shown in the picture, infact the one shown on this website (above) includes black leather ties and has a different shape. The one i received has white leather ties, perhaps they need to update the picture and include alternitave perspectives. Even if the hat you get is different than the picture, if it is like the hat i received, it will be equally as warm, I presume This hat is incredible so far, the quality and construction is amazing all with the eye on warmth. I will hopefully do a more in depth review when i can put it to the test in the -50C cold Alberta Cold."
old masto from Australia
Faux Fur Russian Ushanka Hat with Badge - Black
August 12, 2014
"the hat is great the delivery was a little slow, but did receive"
Dennis from Central Alaska
Beaver Fur & Suede Russian Ushanka Hat
August 7, 2014
"I was immediately captured by the lightness of the product. Fur can be heavy!"