Rated 5 out of 5 by pcrow I really enjoy this hat
This is my first hat of this kind and I was a little hesitant about getting it. Never been a hat person. For some reason the idea appealed to me, maybe because I turned 46 this year and I'm starting to finally feel mature.
Anyway, the hat is great and I wear it every chance I get. It keeps my head warm, stands up to light to medium rain, and though it's sturdy, it has a bit of a free form shape to it, which I like. It's not crisp looking, more rustic. Although it's crushable, I tend to care for it as if it were not, so I can't comment on how it responds to being packed or sat on.
Size was a bit tricky. My head measures 23.25" which is dead center between sizes L and XL. Since I was on the large end of large, I went with the XL. The hat would start out snug on my head, but after walking a few blocks it would sink down and rest on my ears a bit. So, I put a strip of of 1/16" thick leather inside the band and that does the trick. I think that will be my solution for future hats: get the XL and use a sizer.
I'm very happy with this hat. Bean service was top notch as always, and customer support was helpful in determining the best size. I like the hat so much I've ordered a similar version with earflaps from another online store (LL Bean, take note!). This hat isn't enough to keep my ears warm. If Bean had one with flaps I'd have come back to buy for sure.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boxley Stetson Expedition Crushable Wool Hat
Exactly as advertised. I debated on size since my head measurement is between the small and the medium. I decided on the small based on other reviews. The size was perfect, and I love the look. Have not worn it in the rain yet, or the cold. But I am looking forward to that experience.
Well worth the money, and it is made in the U.S.A.
October 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by toddphil Nice Hat
This hat is great for keeping the rain off my glasses. In cold weather, it'll keep my head warm. In the summer, it'll keep my head cool. I wanted something to replace baseball caps because baseball caps don't go with the way I dress for work. Great value for the price.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by writerdude Stetson's Expedition Crushable Wool Hat "ROCKS" !
I have been looking for a good quality crushable hat to stash in my backpack and pull out when I need it. This hat not only stands up to rain and cold and being crushed into an old backpack, it always looks very cool!
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FlaBeaner Great Hat
Great construction and it really does pop back into shape. Sharp looking hat, after all it is a Stetson. Size chart seems right on. I have a huge bean and still had to stretch it but being wool it was no problem. Free trick on how to stretch a hat, put a soccer ball in it and inflate. Depending on the material let it sit overnight to a few days.
February 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ActiveOutdoors1 Expedition hat!
From the moment I tried it on... Perfection! Love the loden color and the feather band. This will be perfect for Texas drizzly and cold weather. I look good in this thing, most importantly! Thanks, LL Bean! Again!
February 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by UncleCy Stetson wool hat
The hat is nicer than you can tell from the photo, I purchased an XL size it fits properly.
Very nice hat, I highly recommend it.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lexee Best hat I've ever owned!
Finally, a hat that really lives up to its description- crushable, waterproof, comfortable, light weight on the band but still warm in the winter. I receive compliments on it every time I wear it!
November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kaetertots Awesome Hat
Stetson's are cool. (Dr. Who reference)
Warm, looks great, crushable, seems durable. Look forward to hiking in it, but it is good for everyday use too.
I have never ordered a fitted hat like this and I thought I measured right, but I had to return a medium for a large. Now it fit s great. The return was painless and easy.
November 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by tomoka Stetson expedition
The hat size was okay for a non numbered hat size. The hat is a little too soft and does not hold its shape well. The brim and crown are off center from each other. Since I already sent one hat back, I decided to keep it. I would not have kept it if I tried it on in a store.
October 2, 2013