Most helpful positive review
48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
Soft, Warm and Comfortable
on February 26, 2013
I read a lot of reviews on a lot of different fleece hats before I finally settled on this one. But I won't lie: the fact that this hat costs three times as much as most of the discount store hats I've bought for years made me hesitant to pull the trigger on this purchase. But after I got over the sticker shock... I pressed the button and the hat was on the way.
Now that I've had the hat for over a month... I've really come to appreciate it. For everyday use in the 10° - 40° F temperatures we've experienced here... it's kept my head warm and dry in wind, rain and snow. In addition... I've worn it on a couple of long hikes through fairly rugged terrain that resulted in ample perspiration. But despite the moisture... the hat remained warm. When I removed the hat to cool off for a few minutes the moisture got pretty cold... but after a minute or so on my head... it was back to keeping me warm again.
The fabric itself truly is dense enough to keep out most wind... and soft enough that my daughter swears it's made of "baby hide." This is the warmest, softest winter hat I've ever owned and I truly missed it the day I had to go without it while it was in the laundry. I'm tempted to buy another one just to avoid encountering that scenario again. I'm not sure what part of the turtle one shaves fur from... but keep it up!