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
Jake from England
January 23, 2017
"Just received my beaver fur hat, absolutely thrilled with it, can't get over how soft it feels definitely like they said on the description has a feel like no other, I would like to recommend this work of art to everyone and thank fur hat world for the brilliant service and delivery time. Look forward to putting it to the test with the current frosty english mornings."
Robert from Red Bank, NJ
January 21, 2017
"Great hat. Fold out earmuffs a valuable feature which my previous Cossack hat lacked which was purchased for me while on a trip to Russia by my parents over 50 years ago. It badly needed a replacement."
Baldy in Colorado from Colorado Springs
January 21, 2017
"I love this hat. It's everything I was expecting and hoping for. Bravo!"
na from blanchard id
January 20, 2017
"excellent quality product-outstanding service and shipping"
James from Park City, UT
January 18, 2017
"Great fit with superb quality. Excellent winter cap. Almost too warm....."
ifon3s from Indy
January 18, 2017
"Very warm! Can't even feel a strong icy wind threw it. Soft and comfy as well. Looks great nice, soft leather ties. Most recommendable."