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
Alex from Chicago
February 17, 2017
"Great hat and outstanding customer service."
John from NYC
February 11, 2017
"This hat takes everything winter can cook up! Warm even in high winds!"
Mikhail from Moscow. Russia
February 11, 2017
"Beautiful hat, very nicely made, high quality all over. Keep in mind that sizes run a little small, so check the size chart before ordering. I ordered large and it was just the right size, but normally I wear medium."
Pascal from Germany
February 10, 2017
"High quality für hat Keeps very warm. The actual size is a bit smaller, so take one size bigger Delivery was pretty quick"
Bob from Cleveland, OH
February 9, 2017
"Great hat! I have worn this hat on a number of occasions, it is warm and fits perfect and I like the design and quality. I have received a number of complements about the hat. Once I ordered the hat it was processed and ready for shipping the same day. I previously order a more expensive rabbit fur hat, unfortunately I did not like the fit or the way it looked on me. Not a problem because FurHatWorld let me return the hat and provided me a refund. I have already recommended FurHatWorld to a number of my friends."
Matt from Omaha, NE
February 9, 2017
"I wear my Russian Cossack Hat everywhere I go in Omaha. I am frequently asked where I got it .... and most people ask to feel the fur and inquire if it is real. I am very proud to wear this fine hat. I am told that I have a lot of class when wearing this hat."