Closeouts. The ultimate in winter noggin warmth, Columbia Sportswear's Ridge 2 Run II hat features an aviator-inspired style with full-coverage sherpa-lined ear flaps and the heat-reflective power of Omni-Heat® technology.
Reviewed by Andy from Pennsylvania on Thursday, February 06, 2014
This should really be a four and one half rating, because of the one minor design flaw. But first, the positive ratings.
This is a very lightweight but warm hat. Because of the helmet design it doesn't feel tight on the head the way that a knit cap would over a period of time. The fleece lining is soft and kept my ears warm over an hour and half while I removed eight inches of snow from my very long driveway, and I think it would have kept me warm for a lot longer.
The insulation works very well to keep me warm without any feeling of overheating or getting sweaty.
It's purely functional for me, so I wouldn't wear it going out somewhere.
The one flaw is the chin strap pad which, while it is warm and comfortable once it's in place, twists and bunches up while I was putting the hat on. I had to look in a mirror to see what was wrong and to manipulate it into place, a minor inconvenience that could have been prevented by fixing the pad onto the chin strap.
Reviewed by Wrigley from New England on Saturday, January 25, 2014
when the flaps are not down, this sits up on the head way to high. also the chin guard padding sticks up at an unattractive angle regardless of where you slide it.
it is very warm when brim and flaps are down.
Reviewed by Rob from New Jersey on Monday, November 11, 2013
I usually find that "large" hats fit me well. This hat was very tight on my head and very shallow as well. It is being returned. On the Columbia website, 4 out of 6 reviews mention how small this hat is.