"Warm, Light, and Doubles as a Small Bag When Not On Your Head"
Kept my my head very warm on top of my Outdoor Research Balaclava. Definitely get the large size unless you have a really, really small head. I always thought I had a smallish head, but the small size was too small so I had to send it back for the large size. You can easily store this in your pocket when not using it as it compacts well. It can also be a small bag if you need it too. I like to keep my balaclava and gloves in it when I go inside. Only downside if there is one, is that it might not take much to rip it. Since it is on your head it shouldn't be a problem unless you are cutting through some sort of clear ice frosted thicket of large shrubs and small trees in the dead of winter. You probably won't be doing that so you should be fine. It is definitely worth the money.
Great hat for the gram counters who don't want to sacrifice warmth. This hat is very light and packs down into it's own tiny attached stuff sack. Stuffed size is smaller than my cell phone, but way lighter. Fit is snug, but the stretchy baffles prevent compression of the down. Will make great head gear for bivy camping. I like it so much that I plan to get one in every color. Like a Montbell super stretch down hugger for your head.
I've been looking for something like this. It makes so much sense to have a lightweight, stuffable item that I can stick into a corner of my backpack, ready to toss on my noggin when the temperatures turn chilly. Works under the hood of my rain jacket, too.Admittedly, I'm not crazy about the color choices -- a nauseous green ad a dark purple. But if it's on my head, I won't have to look at it, it will just be keeping me toasty.