An Ushanka is
a traditional, yet stylish, Russian winter hat, which is extremely
warm to handle the frigid Russian winters.
It has ear flaps, which
can be folded up
and tied at the top of the hat, or tied at the chin.
Wearing ear flaps down protects ears, bottom of the chin, nape and
top of the back of the neck from the cold.
The word ushanka
translates from Russian as "with ears". Ushi means ears in Russian
Winter hats with earflaps are common in the countries of the former USSR, China,
North Korea, Eastern Europe and many others.
Ushanka hats are also known as Trapper hats.
They are also called Bomber hats, however Trapper and Bomber hats are just
remakes and copies of the old fashioned winter hats from Russia.
Ushankas worn by
the Russian and former Soviet soldiers were often made from
artificial fur. However officers' Ushanka hats are made from mouton or
sheepskin. Rabbit, arctic fox, mink, muskrat and many other types
of fur can be used for manufacturing non-military winter hat models.
An Ushanka Russian winter hat
will keep you cozy and comfortable all winter long while keeping you
fashionable. It features the classic Russian hat style. Just tie the
warm ear flaps beneath the chin, on top of the crown of your head,
or at the back, this will give you three different styles or looks.
Ushanka winter hat is more than just stylish, the combinations of how you wear it to the conditions of the weather, make it invaluable!
Ushankas have been time-tested over centuries of use by the hardy
Russians to withstand their harsh winters. There is no better hat
made for this in the world. Get one now and fear no winter
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