Rated 5 out of 5 by MTBakerStrider Great addition to a outdoor wardrobe
This is my first purchase of a fur-felt hat and I could not be more pleased. The fit is perfect and the size runs true to my historical Military covers. This hat appears to be exceptionally well made and and looks good. The color is a little darker and greener than the photo, and I like it better. It is nice to be able to purchase a product that is made in the USA and is of high quality. If you are looking for a "teardrop crown", "snap-brimmed" fedora for rugged outdoor activities; hiking, hunting, fishing, photography or you just want an improvement in your appearance, this may be the hat for you.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jlmiaa Love this hat
I could not be more please with this hat. The fit and finish are excellent, the color, material (rabbit fur and wool) and style (crown height, brim width) are exactly what I have been looking for. Stetson has a reputatation for quality that is well-represented in this product. I look forward to many years of use and enjoyment.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mervich Moose River Hat - Follow-Up
I reviewed that topper a week-or-so ago and gave it top ratings, except that it seems to run a bit large. I have custom made-for-my-head hats that measure 24½ inches (big head). I saw reviews that indicate the Moose River Hat runs a bit large, so I ordered a 7¾ (which is 24¼ inches)?it was a bit too large. I spoke with Bean's excellent Customer Service, who recommended and sent me a 7? (24 inches). The 7? is a perfect fit?slightly snug, but not tight?wind won't blow it off. Basically, I had to drop down a half inch to get the proper sizing. I hope this helps! You will love this premium hat!
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mervich Moose River Hat - Khaki Green
This is a very nice hat. To my eye, it looks more medium brown than khaki or green. None-the-less, it is a beautiful rabbit/hare fur felt topper that is a quality Stetson, American made product. The Moose River Hat has an acetate liner (as it should) and a leather hatband with buckle that looks just OK (not great, not bad). The hat fits a bit larger than the sizing guide indicates. I believe this is because the sizing guide suggests measuring just above the brow (at the largest part of the head)?while this hat sits about ½ to ¾ inch higher on the head?and most heads tend to taper toward the top?meaning one should probably measure ½ to ¾ inch higher that just above the brow. I have custom made-for-my-head hats that measure 24½ inches. This one is a bit large at 7¾ (24¼ inches). I have reordered one size down (7?)?let's see how that works. Bean's Customer Service, as always, is beyond outstanding!
November 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gerryengineer Great nhat
Good looking hat. Great workmanship
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sammyp44 oldsport
LOVED THE HAT IN SILVER BELLY. IT REMINDS ME OF THE
HATS FIELDTRIAL JUDGES USED TO WEAR. GREAT FIT.
July 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by CDGW Large and floppy
I have ordered a Moose River hat 5 years ago, and still own it. Therefore I was surprised that the new one (ordered same size, 7 1/8) was a little too big, and also that the felt was very limber compared to the previous and other fur felt fedoras I own. So I will get some felt stiffener, and "pinch" the crown more to snug up the fit.
Otherwise, Color is beautiful, texture very smooth.
June 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BScottWillie Love everything but fake buckle
I love everything about this hat except the fake buckle and NOT top of the line leather hatband. A higher quality leather band without a buckle altogether with just a vertical leather piece covering the meeting place of the band would add to the overall look, because even a cursory glance one can see that the buckle is cheap and fake - There are no other holes for the catch on the cheap looking buckle, and one can see indentations of the stitches holding the buckle and ban in position. Or, if not that, how about even a real quality buckle? You could add some holes for the catch and loose the fishing line thread that holds it in place. This would "make" the high end look" to the hat, rather than take away from the otherwise obvious overall high quality. I mean after all, it is a Stetson! Details DO count when it comes to quality.
May 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RidersDad A New Experience
In all my considerable years, I had never purchased a real Stetson hat until this one. I have only recently received this chapeau, but, it is so well made, so comfortable, so adjustable (the brim) and was so magnificently packaged - I just had to comment. This is, by far, the most expensive hat I have ever purchased. Prior to ordering, I went so far as to buy a sewing tape - that was a good idea. My hat fits perfectly based upon the sizing information supplied by Bean. This is a whole new experience for me - a lifelong baseball cap wearer. This is much more fun, more stylish, more comfortable, more protective (of the sun) and comment inducing (if that is important) than I could have imagined. As a more than frequent purchaser of products from LL Bean, this is the most gratifying item of all (and that is very lofty praise).
March 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CurtsCanon Good fit
I thought it was time I had a Stetson hat that wasn?t too far out back but just right and this seems to be it.
I was concerned about getting the size right and I think I done good but one needs to be aware that this hat, unlike some others has a leather sweat band and it may need to broken in as a new pair of leather shoes would.
March 14, 2013