Well, it just occurred to me that I ordered the brown hat, but got a black one instead, but the hat is great; Warm and fluffy. I collect obnoxious hats and this fits right in with the best of them. I know that it is odd, but this was purchased to be a sleeping hat (don't ask, but suffice to say that the people of the Victorian era "sleeping caps" were on to something...) but this hat is simply too hot. Perfect for embarrassing your wife around town or shoveling the driveway, however. It was a gem when it hit -11 recently, and I think the neighbors were then jealous instead of laughing.
With the ear flaps down and the sound holes covered I think you could stand next to a rifle and not cover your ears - the sound deadening quality of the fur and suede is sublime, unless you need to hear something, then even with the sound holes uncovered it is still hard to hear with accuracy. But who cares, right? You've got a very large fluffy hat so who needs to hear things like "Watch out, grizzly be
Out of 5 stars