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The Lighted Hat for Cold Winter Nights
Remember to choose a color from the list above.
How to order: Tap or click the "Color & Style" list. Choose the hat that you want and (mobile users) tap "Done." To buy more than one identical beanie, use the "Qty" box to choose your quantity. Then click or tap "Add to Cart." Repeat the process to buy one or more hats in other colors. When you are satisfied with your selections, click or tap the "View your cart" link or choose "View Cart/Checkout" from the Menu list.
Powercap LED lighted winter beanies combine the great Panther Vision electronics that you've come to depend upon with a premium compression fleece beanie-style hat (or what some might call a stocking cap) to light your way on cold nights. The soft, moisture-wicking lining pulls moisture away from your head to keep you warm and dry. The 4-LEDs provide more than 48 lumens of light. All of the beanies have a simple 2-position on/off switch hidden in the band, just above your left ear. Click it once to turn on all four lights -- two angled down at 55 degrees to shine where your hands are and two aimed forward to light the distance up to 42 feet away. Click it again to turn them off. The four CR2032 coin cell batteries (included) last up to 43 hours of continuous use (or 68 hours of realistic intermittent use) and are easily replaceable.
These are Panther Vision "model 35/55" (which is the only line of beanies that they make). One size fits most heads. Panther's hats are not designed for small children. These hats can be embroidered or decorated with a heat-press transfer (we don't do that here, but you can find the service in your locality).
The "radiant orchid" (purple) beanie has a ponytail slot in the back.
About Volume Pricing
Volume discounts have been discontinued during this limited-time promotion. The sale price that you see above is already lower than our best quantity discount. Volume pricing will return when the base price goes back to normal.
International Shipping Restrictions
In November 2012, the USPS relaxed its restrictions on shipping lithium "coin cell" batteries internationally to allow a limited number of batteries that are installed in products. We can't ship replacement batteries internationally, including to US military addresses (APO, FPO, DPO), because they are not installed in products. Some individual countries will not accept any packages containing batteries; we currently cannot ship any products containing batteries to Germany or Italy. Customers in those countries may still order our products, but we have to remove the batteries before shipping to you. Please consult this page to see your country's restrictions.
Need Extra Batteries?
Every Panther Vision beanie comes with batteries installed, and they'll last up to 43 hours of continuous operation. Tick the box above to add one 4-pack of Panther Power CR2032 coin cell replacement batteries each time you add a cap to your shopping cart. (If you are ordering multiple colors and want batteries for all of your caps, check the box each time you add more caps to your cart). You can find CR2032s at any store that sells batteries, but our Panther Power packages are priced very competitively, and adding batteries to your order will not increase your shipping charge.
If you'd rather be done with batteries altogether, check out our solar-powered Powercaps below.
We are not allowed to ship replacement batteries outside of the US, including US military addresses (APO, FPO, DPO).
Cleaning Your Beanie
Panther Vision says beanies and caps are machine washable. Take the batteries out first! Wash on the gentle cycle and use plain borax rather than laundry detergent, which is harsh and often contains bleach. After washing, leave the battery compartment open and allow it to air-dry for at least a day.
Other Panther Vision Powercaps
See the bottom of this page for links to solid-color 4-LED caps, camouflage caps, 6-LED caps, Runners caps, solar-powered caps, 4-LED visors, and 2-LED caps.
...Are you curious?
"Beanies" can be called "skullies," "tuques," or "stocking hats," depending on where you're from and exactly how they're assembled. Beanies sometimes have a very short brim (although ours do not), and in fact baseball caps evolved from brimmed beanies. They were originally associated with blue-collar laborers who need to keep their hair out of their eyes. Why are they called beanies? Traditionally, they have a button at the top of the crown (although ours do not) that's about the size of a bean. Or it might simply derive from the slang word "bean" meaning "head."