I spend a lot of time outside in cold winter weather and wanted a hat to put under my hard hat. While I was ordering a jacket from the site this looked like it would work so I added it to the order as well. It is a nice warm hat! It is taking me a little while to get used to the look of the flaps that go down to cover the ears because I don't see many hats like that and I think they look a little strange but they sure do help keep the ears warm. I have not had this long enough or used it enough to rate on durability or quality but it seems like it is put together well and will last a while.