The Showers Pass Crosspoint Waterproof Beanie is, quite simply, a stocking cap that’s fully waterproof. If that has your attention, this review is definitely for you.
To get us a closer look, Showers Pass sent Man Makes Fire a review unit. This is what we learned:
Crosspoint Waterproof Beanie Review
Showers Pass is a relatively small company based in Portland, Oregon that produces high-quality waterproof gear. The company leans toward biking enthusiasts but also creates gear for any outdoor adventurer, especially those who aren’t afraid to get outside when it’s wet.
The Crosspoint Waterproof Beanie takes the standard greatness of the beanie and makes it downright awesome. The Crosspoint uses a 3-layer construction that places a seamless waterproof, breathable membrane in the middle of two soft and warm acrylic knit layers. The inside and outside feel like any other knit beanie.
At first glance, it also looks like any other beanie, but when you hold it, you can tell there is something different in the middle — obviously, the waterproof membrane. It’s subtle, though, and if you didn’t know it was inside, most people would never notice.
The one-size-fits-all beanie fits like most beanies, but we think it fits just a bit large. It does fit smaller noggins, but with less stretch. Showers Pass sizes it for heads with circumferences between 52 cm – 64 cm.
It’s very comfortable and plenty warm.
Crosspoint Waterproof Beanie: An Awesome Gift
The real question is who is the Crosspoint Waterproof Beanie really for? The answer is any outdoor adventurer who is willing to go outside in cold and rainy weather. Sure, outdoor fanatics often have rain jackets with hoods, but I can tell you that I’m frequently outside when the weather turns and I don’t always have rain gear with me. And sometimes I don’t want to wear a hood. A waterproof beanie means you don’t have to protect the beanie to ensure it keeps working. That’s cool.
Plus, Crosspoint is the kind of gear you can toss in a pack and have just in case there’s an emergency. I like that, too.