An Ushanka (also known as Trapper hat, Aviator hat, Shapka, Chapka etc.) is a traditional, yet stylish, Russian winter hat with ear flaps, 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 language.
Throughout history, old fashioned Russian Ushanka has inspired various other hat styles, such as Trapper, Bomber® brand hats or Aviator hats. Numerous other winter hats with earflaps, spawned by the original Ushanka style, are common in the countries of the former USSR, China, North Korea, Eastern Europe and others. Unlike many other cheap knock-offs and online offers of Ushanka "style" hats, our hats are genuine products made in Russia or Belarus from the highest quality locally manufactured materials only.
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!
Ushanka has 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 storm.
All of our products are made in Russia or Belarus from the highest quality locally manufactured materials only. Guaranteed!