Popular Questions - Winter Fur Hats
What is the difference between a Trapper hat and a Ushanka hat?
Trapper hat vs Ushanka-aka Russian style winter hat- are they different?Both Trapper and Ushanka serve the same goal to keep your head warm especially in winter.Trapper hat style is a combination of Aviator hat and Ushanka hat. Here in North America Trapper hat is mostly associated with fur trappers from Canadian and American soil. And this is where the name Trapper comes from. A hat that trappers wear.
Russian winter hat Ushanka ''Shapka'' mostly associated with KGB, Russian Military is stylish, nowadays mainly made of real fur. So Yes, these winter hats have more in common, the main difference would be the history behind them and material used.
Russian style winter hat- Ushanka traditionally made of real fur sheepskin, rabbit or mink fur. North Americans prefer beaver, muskrat, and coyote fur. The unique shape is round hat with fur top and trim. Today both Trapper and Ushanka are more casual versions of winter accessories loved by many.