I love this hat. Extremely warm and with the flaps down, its like being indoors in a storm. Breathes well and you can wear it in a mall and not get hot like with artificial materials. Absolute necessity for cold Canadian winters or anyone who hates the cold. I also have the brown one and had to have another as I love these so much.
This hat is fantastic, better than I expected, I was a bit leery purchasing a fur hat online, but I was not disappointed at at, the hat is warm, luxurious and might I add furry!, I love it, very satisfied
Fantastically functional hat! So I got this on a marvelous sale. After a few weeks of use, this is one of the biggest bargains I’ve ever made in my life. The hat design allows for converting from flaps/ears up or down on the fly (i.e. while wearing the hat) which makes it extremely versatile. I have another ushanka from another company that can’t. The black color of my particular hat means that with flaps/ears up, it can easily pass as a kubanka from the front as the black obscures the flap lines. It’s also very warm. I’ve worn it at 11 F/-11 C and not felt the cold at all. Also, provided it fits properly, the size above the head is so small that it easily fits under a parka hood in either position, making the weakness of an ushanka, it’s lack of shielding from the wind on the face, a non-factor. On my particular head, the hat is just loose enough to let my ears in at the band sneak under. Shipping was also trouble free. Best used below freezing or in wind chills below freezing as above that it tends to induce sweating, even while sitting. The leather flap ties are thick & easy to use. What a great hat!!
FHW was easy tp work with.