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
Black Snowtop Shearling Sheepskin Russian Hat
October 2, 2015
"Great hat and a good price! Very comfy =)"
Gray Fox Full Fur Russian Hat
September 30, 2015
"Great fit, using your size schedule, very warm, waiting for winter of 2015--2016. Had quite a winter last year in southern N.B. Canada. Very quick delivery, only 9 calendar days.Many thanks."
Black Rabbit Fur Russian Ushanka Hat
September 27, 2015
"The product is very well made and most attractive. It arrived on time and nicely packaged for the posting process. I am pleased to say that it fits pefectly as I was hovering between XL and XXL but XL was fine and as described. I am looking forward now to the forecast hard winter so that I can become the first Cossack in Oxford!"
Black Faux Fur Russian Ushanka Hat
September 23, 2015
"Love the hat. Good quality, great fit. Exactly what I was looking for."
The Muskrat Russian Trooper Hat
September 22, 2015
"very very nice"
Grey Faux Fur Russian Ushanka Hat
September 13, 2015
"Seems to be constructed well. I've had a similar hat in the past. This one appears to be warm enough. However the 'fur' doesn't feel as soft and luxurious as my last one. Also, I ordered a 2xl and it does seem to run a bit on the small size. Otherwise, I would probably rate this a full 5/5."