Thursday, December 15, 2016

Baby It’s Cold Outside

 
Caution: You might look like a "Despicable Me" minion!
We’re in for some very cold weather this week with the possibility of snow and definitely high winds.  The worst part of winter for me is how early it gets dark.  I find it difficult to navigate the frozen moon craters in the paddocks or spot black ice.  It’s impossible to carry a flashlight and lead ropes if you’re as uncoordinated as I am.  So I bought this great hat that solves a lot of my ‘working in the dark’ problems and thought I’d share it with you.  Might make a special Christmas gift for anyone who challenges the dark mornings and nights.

The hat is called  “ X CAP”.  It gives 4 hours of light and can be recharged directly on any USB port. The light in the front is simple to use you just press it and there are three levels of light intensity. It can also be washed, just make sure to read the directions. The hat comes in any color you want as long as it’s gray. Or at least that was the only color choice when I purchased it last year maybe they have more colors now.  I believe I purchased it from this web site: https://www.thegrommet.com/x-cap

 I took a few pictures of the hat unlit and lit:


I think it's a great invention.

22 comments:

  1. Try to stay warm!! That hat is so cool :D

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    1. Thanks I will try. I don't mind the cold or snow it's the ice I can't deal with. I actually have ice grippers that fit on the bottom of my boots to keep me upright instead of looking like Bambi on ice!

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  2. That is cool! I want one!!

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  3. I like it. I've been carrying both a flashlight and a remote to a floodlight each night. I have to put the flashlight in my mouth in order to open and close gates. I used to have a forehead light that came with and elastic strap that lost all of its elasticity. Maybe this cap would last longer.

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    1. I've had the hat for a year and it seems it should last for a while. It might be warm for you in AZ but it might come in handy instead of a flashlight in your mouth!

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  4. I love the hat!! So cute and functional too :) Hope it doesn't get too bad, but please take care and stay warm as you can.

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    1. Thanks Joy, I'll definitely be wearing my hat and gloves and scarf today it's freezing this morning.

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  5. What a great hat! And yes it is bitterly cold today.

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    1. It must be even colder by you! Stay warm.

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  6. The one I have is not rechargable, but still a great invention.

    Have to laugh a bit here. A week or so ago, as I was driving along this very strange headlight configuration was approaching. There were these bobbing lights above and another set below. All I could see were the lights. It wasn't until they passed that I was able to make out two bicycle riders, side by side. Both had some kind of headlamps on their helmets and lights on their bikes. All you need for your nighttime ensemble is a waist belt light and you will be roadworthy.

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    1. Ha! That must have looked strange. They have more trust then I do of fellow motosts. I'd never ride out at night with a lot of drivers texting or talking on phones these days.

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  7. What a great find! Yep. We have had some FRIGID weather with high winds too. And tomorrow it is supposed to rain! Crazy! Today I wore long underwear for the first time. Stay warm!

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    1. But you got the snow first. Now tonight we get snow and then rain on Sunday. It is really cold out there today.

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  8. Holy balz, I'm going to that site & try to buy 5 lit up tuques right now. Thanks Grey Horse, this is going to help here immensely!

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  9. Oh my goodness that hat is so awesome! And useful too :D

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  10. This is freaking awesome

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  11. LOL - love the minion! Dear husband has one of those in navy and another one in eye-popping yellow. I'm the one who makes my way hand over hand one tiny step at a time in the pitch dark kind of barn gal, but since he has taken on the night duties for the most part he has the hats to light the way. :) I may have to try one of the hats and see what it's like to SEE! Thanks for the great tip.

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