Rated 5 out of 5áby ShopWebber better than the average hat
bought for my husband. he's wearing hats these days ; has thinning hair with age. unlike most knit caps, this actually keeps his noggin warm! wind challenging fabric keeps the chill out.
it's construction is different in that it is hefty but with adequate stretch; the shape is almost like a 'beanie'. All is good.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Sammie04 Comfortable fit
Fits well and warm. Does not slip off my head like most sock caps. Would love to have one in very color for a variety!!
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Jifigz Excellent Beanie
I bought this beanie mainly for outdoor adventures which will typically involve backpacking and angling during the cold months. It is, for the weight and size of the hat, amazing. It weights nothing and crunches up smaller than my fist. It is perfect for throwing in your backpacking or stuffing in a jacket pocket to have and transport. It does block the wind better than any fleece I've ever worn. The small/medium felt to small at first when I received it but it stretched a little and now fits great. This beanie also fits well down over the ears and keeps them fully covered. Good hat, good price, great fabric from Polartec, and a good price, durability, and guarantee from Bean make this hat wonderful.
January 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Illmo I was wrong
When I first received this hat I immediately disliked it. Too light, didn't cover my ear lobes & wrote a 1 star review, which I guess didn't meet standards & wasn't published. Before I was to package it up for return, I decided to give it a 2 week trial because I didn't mind the looks of it. Well as a result of giving it a fair chance, I can report that it's not a bad hat after all. In fact it booted my brand name watch cap as first choice to grab. It misses covering my ear lobes by about a 1/2", but I don't mind. Nothing that a pulled up hood can't remedy. It doesn't breathe well, hence 4 stars, but it does keep my head warm and did a good job handling the recent single digits & minus wind chills with strong winds.
Before buying, read the description as LL Bean does a good job in this area & if you still have a question, their 24/7 chat line is excellent. Don't judge a product hastily but give it a fair shot. You might find your initial reaction could change after 2 weeks as mine did.
January 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Cornelius Perfect
Perfect hat for cold and wind. And the large size is comfortable for me. Most of the "one-size fits all" hats are a little too snug even though they stretch, so this is great.
January 6, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby Don Warm but loose
The hat is wind proof, water resistant, and warm but it moves when worn with a jacket with a collar. Bought the S/M size and it does not fit tight enough to stay in place and tight enough to keep my ears covered and above my eyes so can be problematic.
January 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby LLBeanLongtimeShop Comfortable Fit
The Wind Challenger Fleece Hat is up to the challenge of keeping both my head and ears warm on cold days.
January 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby ProfSW I like this hat
The hat is well made, light weight and comfortable to wear. It folds up small enough to easily fit in my coat pocket, but is large enough to cover my ears. I was concerned that I might not like the L.L.Bean logo on the front of the hat. However, the black-on-black logo is all but invisible, so I don't find it objectionable.
January 2, 2015