not gonna lie, this is the first patagonia product I've been disappointed with. It's really nice how well it packs, but it honestly feels like a yamaka (or however you spell it). it barely covers my ears which is the reason I bought it for. It is super warm though. I'm returning nad getting a north face beanie
This hat is very warm as well as soft and comfortable. I have several of Patagonia's Better Sweaters and liked the material so much that I added the hat to my gear. Like the sweaters, the hat did not disappoint. It did run on the smaller side and wears a bit more snug.
As others have said, this runs a bit small - I am a woman with a smallish head, and the medium fits, but snugly. If you get the correct size for your head, it's a great hat - warm and reasonably wind blocking.
I bought a medium for running in the winter, and it runs true to size. The best part about this beanie, is that you can wash it without it shrinking like all the other brands, which makes it perfect for any type of outdoor activity that involves cardio.
I got this hat last winter and it's super sleek, stylish and form fitting. I got a medium but this was really tight on my head and doesn't get all around the ears, only part way over. By design the hat's supposed to fit close but just keep in mind a Large may be the best size for most adult men. Other than the fit, the hat looks awesome. I love the Patagonia logo (my favorite part) on front and the liner around the bottom edge adds a nice clean line. The hat material looks like a comfy sweatshirt. I also love how the hat can fold up and fit in your pocket without a lot of bulk. It's a high quality hat, you won't regret it, just watch the size!
this is an amazing hat! it is a perfect weight and the stitching and craftsmanship is impeccable. the fleece lining feels great on my ears and keeps them warm during the commute to school and walking outside between classes even in high winds and heavy snowfall. i would highly recommend this to anyone who needs a new hat and wants a really good one.
I love the better sweater- it acts as a perfect baselayer(for your head) for any sport and is also good for the trendsetter. (and the ladies love IT!!). Wore this under my helmet on my Denali Trek last year (kept my head sooo warm).