Reviewed by Bjornsson from Texas on Saturday, November 17, 2012
This is a nice, basic beanie for chilly -but not outright cold- outdoor wear.
The colors & pattern are fantastic! Nice burnt umber/sienna shades will either match great with your red/orange/yellow wardrobe items, or add some complementary flair to the more subdued browns and grays so prominent in the fall season.
The only point of contention in the hat is with its weave; it is VERY open. I haven't noticed any problem in its durability, but it does limit this hat to certain temperature ranges. It's definitely more for fall wear than winter wear, unless your winters are especially mild. I suppose it may be a good choice for more strenuous outdoor activity in winter, but I'm not a skier or snowboarder so I wouldn't know :) It is warm, and obviously very breathable, so perhaps this is its purpose. I just don't know how well it would keep out the rushing air.
Nevertheless, this hat is a strong recommendation overall. It's very comfortable, and visually it has tons of character, both in the color and the texture. One of my favorites!