NEWS - The Orange Room


February 14, 2018 1 Comment

 If you're taking a break from winter to travel somewhere warm, we have the perfect Puffin Gear hats for your family.   Lightweight with UPF50+ sun protection so you can play outside all day.

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December 10, 2017

Surprise someone on your list with a Puffin Gear hat or scarf. Quality crafted accessories for all ages to keep them warm on a blustery day.   Add a snowman kit for an afternoon of outdoor fun.

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Puffin Gear Maple Leaf Tartan Crusher Hat-Made in Canada

Maple Leaf Tartan

October 10, 2017

Canada's official tartan is the Maple Leaf Tartan. The tartan's rich hues are based on the changing colours of the maple tree through the seasons.  It was designed in 1964 by David Weiser and declared an official national emblem of Canada in 2011.  Puffin Gear®'s tartan scarf and crusher hat are perfect for an Autumn stroll.

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May 22, 2017

We love the first spring days when we can shed our parkas and feel the warm rays of the sun.  The parks and patios are full of people emerging and exploring their neighbourhoods.   Make sure you enjoy the outdoors during our too short summer.  Gear up the whole family with a UPF 50+ sun protection hat for your favourite summer activities from wilderness camping to a backyard BBQ.  All our hats are carefully made in Canada.

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Take on Winter with our Polartec® Classic 300 Series Fleece Accessories

December 13, 2016

It's cold out and we've just restocked our Polartec® Classic 300 Series fleece hats, neck warmers and scarves.   Polartec® Classic 300 Series fabrics are the heaviest and provide an incredibly warm thermal layer for very cold outdoor activities. If you work outside, take long walks with your dog or just can't handle the cold, these are for you.  Fabric made in the USA, hats made in Canada.

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September 20, 2016

We love the colours and textures of autumn. Puffin Gear's fall collection reflects the wonderful colours and textures of autumn. Get outside and enjoy the season in your favourite boots, sweater and a wool hat by Puffin Gear.®

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June 26, 2016

On a hot summer day, a shady secret garden is a delightful find. Slightly unkempt with tumbling flowers, pretty weeds, and chirping birds, it is yours to discover and enjoy from a weathered bench. Check our secret garden collection of children's organic cotton sun protection hats.

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May 20, 2016

It's officially the gardening season! Victoria Day weekend is traditionally the time you can start planting safe from frost in Canada. It's easy to while away the entire day in the sun puttering about in your garden. Make sure you are safely protected in a UPF 50+ gardening hat from Puffin Gear. Wired brims don't flop in your face while you're working and keep twigs and branches out of your eyes.

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Spring Cherry Blossoms

May 14, 2016

Cherry blossom viewing is an anticipated rite of spring around the world. We hope you`ve been able to enjoy some spring blossoms. Disappointingly Toronto`s spectacular Sakura Cherry Trees in High Park hasn`t blossomed this spring due to our unseasonably cold spring days. Puffin Gear`s delicate cherry blossom children`s sun protection hat collection celebrates spring blossoms.

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Mother's Day Gifts

May 08, 2016

The best mother's day gifts are handmade and usually involve construction paper, white glue, and dried pasta. If you're a bit too old to give your mother a macaroni picture frame and you've left it way too late to get to a shop, you can still buy her a Gift Certificate for The Orange Room. She'll be able to browse our collections for the perfect hat or scarf as she thinks about what a great child you are.

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April 10, 2016

Some of the best summer memories are made on a day spent at the beach. We're looking forward to wiggling toes in the warm sand, footprints along the shoreline, sandcastles, schools of tiny fish, and searching for beach treasures. Make sure you safely enjoy a beach day with a Puffin Gear® UPF50+ Sun Protection hat.

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March 19, 2016

Pretty new hats are a tradition at Easter to celebrate spring and renewal. Festive walkabouts are held in many cities. The most famous parade is a New York City tradition that stretches back to the 1870s. Each year on Easter, celebrants don festive finery and show off their very best bonnets along Fifth Avenue. Puffin Gear®'s adorable bonnets for infants have rated UPF 50+ sun protection and have adjustable drawstrings for easy dressing.

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Mask Sizing Guide

To determine your size measure your head around crown above eyebrows.

S-CHILD 2 -5 years 18" to 20" 46cm to 51cm
M-CHILD 6 - 12 years 20" to 22" 51cm to 56cm
M-ADULT S/M heads (women) 21" to 23" 56cm to 58cm
L-ADULT L/XL heads (men) 23" plus 58 cm plus


Adult Hat Sizing Guide

To determine your size measure your head around crown where you would like the band to sit. Add 1/4 inch for comfort. Choose the next size up. An internal elastic snug will comfortably fit the hat to your head.

Our Size Head Measurement Hat Size
MEDIUM 22.25" / 56.5cm 7 1/8
LARGE 23" / 58cm 7 3/8
X-LARGE 24" / 61cm 7 5/8
XX-LARGE 25" / 63.5cm 8

Child Hat Sizing Guide

A well fitting hat comfortable hat ensures your child will wear it and it will stay on.  Measure their head around the crown and choose the next size up.   Age guidelines are approximate as children's heads can vary at the same age.

Our Size Head Measurement Approximate Age
Newborn 12" / 30.5cm Newborn/Preemie
1 month 14" / 35.5cm 0 - 1 month
3 month 16" / 41cm 0 - 3mth or 1 - 3mth
6 month 18" / 46cm 3 - 6 month
XXS 19" / 48cm 6 - 12 month
X-SMALL 20" / 51cm 12 - 24 month
SMALL 21" / 53.5cm 2 - 5 years
MEDIUM 22" / 56cm 5 - 10 years
LARGE 23" / 58.5cm 10+ years