Reviewed by booxe from Indiana on Saturday, January 28, 2012
Well made product as expected from Mountain Hardwear. Also is a nice looking hat. The inner liner is snug (not tight) on the head and the outer is a bit loose on top which is just fine with me.
The problem is that the earband is way too loose. I was afraid this might be an issue knowing the windproof fabric would not be as elastic as other materials, but reviewers on other sites complained about a too-tight earband. A bit tight sounded good to me as this is what I wanted to keep the air out. I was disappointed that the 'R' (7 3/8) size is very loose around my 7 3/8 head. Actually the top of the earband is not too bad, but it's much bigger at the bottom of the hat and it leaves a gap to my head.
I think if my head was a bit bigger and perfectly round so that high elasticity wasn't so critical to maintain the fit it would be a good hat.
Cons: Poorly designed earband
Pros: Good quality construction, Perfect for Charlie Brown
Reviewed by SOX from Central NC on Thursday, January 12, 2012
I bought this thinking that it might fit like a traditional beanie, snug to the top of the head. It is a very well made beanie and the price was great but I don't like beanies that stick up on top of the head. I wanted this as a work hat (police work) but I am giving this one to my wife who likes hats to fit like that. keep in mind how it fits if you are looking for a beanie. Quality is top notch as I have found with all Mountain Hardware products I have seen.