Reviewed by Larry L from Baltimore, MD on Saturday, November 30, 2013
This is a really nice cold-weather hat/cap, wool, Gore-Tex and ear flaps that fold out--what's not to like. I got this one at a good STP price and when only one size was left, which was a 7. This cap is maybe slightly too large for me, but its wearable and maybe it is too large when the earflaps are down, since they, in effect, make the circumference of the hat larger. Actually, if its cold enough to have the earflaps down, then I'm thinking less about fit than I am about warmth and the cap is still wearable. That's always a tricky design business with fold-down ear flaps, they change the size of the hat when in use.
Aside from all that mumbled-jumbo, its warm, attractive and obviously well-made. It should last a long time. My only concern is cleaning it. There are no real instructions/directions, but there are the universal pictographs that seem to have every cleaning method with an oblique line struck through it. When the time for cleaning arrives, I'll go online and find out exactly what those little drawings actually mean. The combination of wool and Gore-Tex may be a problem to clean, but right now I'm not thinking about that, as much as I'm enjoying wearing this warm, good-looking, well-made and waterproof cap.