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
Big. Head - Too Few Quality Hats from Philadelphia
March 21, 2017
"It's great - fits as sized (large enough) and excellent quality. Customer service was also proactive about confirming a detail of the order before it was sent."
ralphs from New Hampshire
March 17, 2017
"Its a beautiful hat- the fur is outstanding, I knocked it one star because the sewing seams on the leather portion don't line up exactly to one another. The best part is the XL fit my huge head and the size is as described. Its a great piece."
Shawn from London, UK
March 16, 2017
"I bought a black rabbit fur ushanka years ago and have always loved it. It is lovely and warm, perhaps a little too warm, as I can only wear it if it is really cold. Friends are always impressed by it, so much so that one has bought himself one too and I have just purchased another for a friend. It is great quality and the shopping experience is quick and simple, and the delivery too."
Craig from San Francisco
March 15, 2017
"Nicely made, accurate sizing. Pleased overall."
Ajax from Seattle, WA
March 7, 2017
"The hat I received I would discribe as brown. Being mink still a great look. I'm keeping it. I read that there are a couple of cassock styles. This hat style is suitable for milder than arctic temperatures, so it is great for Seattle winters where we only get a few week of sub-freezing weather in the lowlands. I've found it comfortable up to about 50 degrees F when walking and up to 70 degrees F when sitting. Definitely superior in performance to a knitted cap. In real cold conditions - say 10 degrees F - I don't think the light wool inner flap will do that much for you compared to the Trooper style . But better than no flap."
Fogie43 from Ontario, Canada
March 4, 2017
"Easy order process - Prompt delivery - Size chart is useful. Hat fits perfectly, and is of good quality."