This hat is comfortable and great for wearing day to day. I got black and the logo is hard to see, but is still a nice looking hat. I wear a 7 3/8 and a S/M fits me good. The bill feels flimsy compared to other hats, but has held up well and is easy to shape- it also makes the hat light and comfortable, so it is a tradeoff. Overall, great hat, comfortable and fits my head good.
I ordered the blue color of this hat, and I love it! The only thing I could see someone not liking about this is the front where the logo is. It it pretty stiff and so it keeps its shape nicely, but if you don't have the hat on all the way it might look a bit...funny. Other than that, the S/M fits perfectly (I have roughly a 22inch head), and it is nice not to have to worry about adjusting it. Fits great with sunglasses as well.
Just received the my cap. So far it appears to be the standard Arc'teryx quality. I do wish they would do away with flex-fit and go to another fitted system. Other than that, you can't go wrong with the bird.
I come close to the size limit of the small/medium hat, but ordered it as I don't like a hat thats too big. It fits great, though a little tight at first. After having worn it for three straight days the tightness is gone and now its just a great fitting hat. Its also a lot more shallow than a standard baseball hat meaning you wont have an oversized bump atop your head when you wear it. Great hat.
I know it's just a hat, but as hats go, this one is a cut above the rest. The flex fit gives you an almost custom fit, much better than the usual one size fits all adjustable hats. Fits great under a hood and also helps cut down extra glare when wearing sunglasses. Plus, the Arcteryx archaeopteryx is just kind of cool. Always an added plus.
This hat annoyed me quite a bit at first. I felt like the elastic band was trying to strangle my head. But, I stayed with it because of the stylish good looks and either my head shrunk or the elastic stretched a bit so my melon can fit. Either way, it’s a good looking hat that will tell anyone who has an eye for these things that the person wearing the hat is a man (or woman) of great taste and of moderate wealth (it’s expensive).
I really like this hat. Fits perfect, looks cool. Seriously, there is not a better fitting hat that I've tried on.I would highly recommend upgrading to the wool version if you have the extra little bit of money!
"Nice looking, but logo on blue hat is hardly visible"
Just received the blue color, and while the construction and everything else on the cap is great, the color of the logo on the blue cap is kind of misrepresented in the Moosejaw product photo. It looks grey in the photo, but in person it is actually the same blue color as the hat, and therefore nearly impossible to see. No contrast makes it look more like a solid blue hat.
This cap is great. I ordered the brown one and wore it in Afghanistan for 5 months and still wear it today. I ordered the black one though (same size) and it was a bit smaller. I recommend buying this cap as it fits nicely and conforms to the shape of your head.