Rated 5 out of 5 by htimsmk Runs large because it's soft
I returned it because it was too large and I was on the cusp between L and XL. The material is so soft that, although it technically fit perfectly, it would easily blow off in any wind and was prone to sinking to my ears. The hat seemed great, although too warm for year round. I might try again in the fall and review it for a longer term than a few minutes!
April 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ThriftyWestCoaster Hat with the quality of the one his Dad wore
I bought this hat for my 60+ husband. He opened the box and smiled. He loves this hat for the fit, the look, and the feel.
March 9, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by DavidDownSouth Tall Stetson Crown
Stetson hats are an iconic American brand known the world over, from the "10 Gallon Hats" of the Old West to the Doughboy's "Campaign Hats" made famous during WWI and surviving today as the identifying headgear of our military Drill Sergeants. The Expedition is everything you expect of a Stetson brand hat: well made, durable, excellent quality....and a TAAALLLLL crown. Only 4-Stars due to my personal taste; I prefer a lower crown. Overall, excellent hat and I'm sure many, many, many satisfied customers will purchase one....but I'm not one because the crown is too tall for my preference. Extremely disappointed as I wanted to keep it badly, but it just doesn't look right on me.
February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ScottInVirginia Great Hat
I bought this on line taking a risk that it may not fit properly or look like the picture. Knowing that L.L. Bean is an outstanding company and that I could return if I didnt 100% like it, I bought it. I could not be happier with my decision! Great comfortable, warm and stylish!
February 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BCBEANFAN Comfortable, waterproof and great fit!
Love this hat! Keeps my head warm and dry. Also, I get a lot of compliments on this hat. Would definitely recommend this hat. fit is great and it dries quickly. Holds it's shape very well.
January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by RichBT very nice wool hat
I agree with the reviewer who described this as a warm, not-a-fedora and not-a-cowboy-hat.
The written material that came with the hat describes the wool as "water repellent" and it is, although that doesn't appear in the online description.
I don't like buying hats that don't come in exact hat sizes, but I took a chance on this one. The medium fits my 7 1/8 head with just the right amount of snugness.
On my computer screen the hat looks brown, but "loden" is a subdued green.
Good solid hat, well-made in USA.
January 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LaFrance Outstanding "Lid"!
Wide brimmed and warm, this not-a-fedora and not-a-cowboy-hat is ideal for both fair and foul weather. In one week I have received four complements here in Brooklyn. Thanks folks.
December 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sweetey Handsome
That's how my husband looks in his new hat. He says, " It's a substantial hat, not too cowboy looking and feels good on my head."
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by winghunter Stetson and LL Bean
This hat exceeds my expectations., I am an avid bird and duck hunter and the weather often changes in the field. This hat gives me the weather protection I was looking for.
September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Asmo Versatile
I've worn this hat on several trips around the Philippines and in Ottawa and Toronto summers. It's great for keeping the sun off, and hasn't been too warm.
The crushability is handy - I've crammed it into a carry-on bag on a trans-pacific flight and had it just pop back into shape. It does seem to loosen the band though - so I wouldn't want to do that daily.
The water resistance is also pretty decent. I've been caught in thunderstorms and the hat dried out true to shape. Wearing it boating doesn't seem to effect it at all.
May 27, 2015