"It's my second one!"
This a great wool beanie, in fact the second one I've bought over the years...
The first has gotten quite a bit of use & when it started showing some signs of wear [esp. after getting caught in some brambles out in the North Dakota prairie a few years ago], I decided to get a new one, utilizing a 'BirthDay' coupon from EMS.
The newer one has the SmartWool logo right on the cuff; on the older one the logo could be covered by the cuff itself; I'm no fan of logo-ed clothing! However, I can always wear it with the logo facing back!
This hat is great
I bought the hat because I wanted something sleek and different. I thought I was buying something more performance based, but I was pleasantly surprised when it was actually more stylish and casual. I also like the low profile, I have a very short-cropped haircut, so I don't really need a big bulky hat most of the time.
great basic beanie!!!!
This hat washes very easily. The fit remains the same. The only problem is that the dark ones come out of the wash looking really bad. The light/natural colored beanie comes out of the wash best as far as appearance is concerned.
My recommendation: Grab the light colored basic cuffed beanie.
It's a hat...
It does what it's supposed to do. It keeps my head warm. It's lightweight. It doesn't crush my ears. It covers my ears. It doesn't leave me with too bad a case of hat head. I have a collection of hats, and it's become the one I reach for first.
Ah, the benefits of wool... Not too hot, not too cold. When my head sweats (almost always) and the wind blows I'm still warm. I think when it's too cold for this hat it'll be time for the baclava, although who knows...
New and Improved Model
Current model is longer, so it covers the ears better, and wool seems thicker for warmth. It would be great if they could add a layer of Gore-Tex to break the wind and make it rainproof.
"I would buy this product again [...]
Perfect in the summer for cool nights, or in the winter alone or under my husbands hardhat at work. We own more than one!
Air dry only, merino wool will shrink considerably.
slim fit and warmth
I wear this under my leather ausie rain resistant hat and between them I stay warm, dry and comfy even while outdoors for hours tracking and enjoying nature and the adventures in trance.
Great Beanie for all weather.
I have used this product for running, hiking, logging, skating, sledding, and just for going to church on a cold sunday. I love it. I can't think of a single negative.
I love this beanie. It is super warm, lite weight, feels great on your head, and will layer great with a hoodie or shell hood. Super awesome. Best beanie ever.