Tipping Our Hat to a Classic

late season hunting in bomber hat

The ubiquitous “bomber hat” was an invention of necessity in the early 20th century. Airplane cockpits were open, exposing pilots to whichever way the wind blew. The bomber hat maintained popularity amongst World War II pilots flying at high altitudes to combat the cold in unpressurized cabins. The functional style eventually gained favor with outdoor enthusiasts like hunters and ice anglers and remains with us today.

ScentLok continues the bomber tradition with its new Insulated Bomber Hat. But unlike your great grandpa’s heirloom version, ScentLok’s new interpretation adds technology, modern insulation, and improved fit. 

At core of the Insulated Bomber Hat’s furnace is 100g of authentic Thinsulate®. The lightweight material traps heat without bulky old-school materials. Technology continues with ScentLok’s Carbon Alloy®. The proprietary technology offers continuous absorption of odors by combining treated carbon, activated carbon, and zeolite to adsorb odors emitted by your body.

Next, ScentLok added a DryLok® waterproof and windproof membrane to align with inclement weather and late season temperatures. ScentLok’s DryLok waterproof and windproof membrane is a signature technology in several current parkas, jackets, bibs, and pants. The cherry on top is a DWR (durable water repellent) treatment to prevent light moisture from even making it to the DryLok membrane.

Outside, you’ll find a premium, smooth, quiet, and comfortable polyester outer fabric. Internally, you’ll appreciate the long nap fleece lining, which provides extraordinary warmth and comfort. This while a short brim funnels light moisture away and provides some sun protection.

All said, the Insulated Bomber Hat’s most memorable features are the earflaps and neck protection. The insulated flaps cinch comfortably under your chin with sizable Velcro tabs to accommodate heads of all shapes and sizes. And, when conditions don’t necessitate a full wrap, you can secure the earflaps over the top of the hat. In addition, its extended neck protection does what most hunting hats can’t – shield your neck from cold winds.

ScentLok’s Insulated Bomber Hat is available in Realtree Excape, Mossy Oak Gila, and Mossy Oak Terra Outland patterns.


  • Carbon Alloy® technology for odor adsorption
  • 100g Thinsulate™ insulation for warmth without bulk
  • DryLok® breathable waterproof/windproof membrane helps protect you from the harsh elements
  • DWR finish to shed light moisture
  • Quiet, soft brushed polyester outer fabric
  • Long nap fleece lining for warmth and comfort
  • Short brim for light coverage without getting in the way
  • Velcro adjuster for chin strap
  • Rear elastic helps keep the hat in place
  • Available in Realtree Excape, Mossy Oak Terra Gila, and Mossy Oak Terra Outland
  • Available in two sizes, M/L and XL/2X

MSRP $59.99