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Russian Ushanka fur hat

Ushankas are made from sheepskin, rabbit, or faux fur. Ushankas are widely used in the cold climate regions of Russia, protecting the ears and chin of the wearer even from "deep frost", which is around −70 to −40 °C (−94 to −40 °F).

History of Ushanka hat

Fur hats with earflaps have been known in Russia for centuries. But the standard modern ushanka with a perfectly round top was created in the 20th century. The ushanka became a symbol and media icon of the USSR and later the Russia.

What is Ushanka

An ushanka (Russian: уша́нка, IPA: [ʊˈʂankə], literally "ear flap hat") is a Russian fur hat with ear flaps that can be tied up to the top of the hat, or fastened at the chin to protect the ears, jaw and lower chin from the cold. An alternate manner is to bend the flaps back and tie them behind the head, which is called "ski-style" — this offers less protection from the elements, but much better visibility, essential for high-speed skiing. The word ushanka derives from ushi (у́ши), "ears" in Russian.

Contemporary Ushanka hat

The ushanka has become a part of the winter uniform for military and police forces in China, Canada, Finland and US. Gray (American civilian police), green (for camouflage), blue (police, United States Post Office) and black versions are in current usage. In the Russian army today, the way of wearing the ushanka — up flaps, down flaps or ski-style — is considered a part of uniform of the day. A variant of the ushanka is popular in Norway, especially in the north.

Where to buy original Ushanka hat

Do you have an idea to buy Ushanka for a gift or for youself? Are you looking for faux fur or mink fur? Do you like it with Soviet Army badge or blank? On our website on the page Ushanka you can find a lot of different shapes and designs. We welcoming you to look our big range of Ushanka to find ONE you need! Easy navigation on the site will assist your quick search and ordering. You have an option to pay by card or with your PayPal account. We offering a worldwide delivery and returns for all purchase on our website. We also guarantee that you buy at lowest possible price.

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