This is my go to winter riding hat in the PNW, more or less keeping me dry and warm without overheating. There are a few seams that rub and sometimes bother by ears, and I wish it were more cozy. I assume the material used that keeps me dry and warm without overheating is necessary, but I have tried on other softer hats like this and you just don't get that cozy bundled up feeling with this one.
This hat is the 'Goldilocks' for me. I was looking for a hat that can cover my ears (ear flaps can be turned up), is warm but not too bulky, provides wind and rain protection and has a brim.
Fills my needs perfectly!