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In December 2012 I bought one of these hats for my wife. She was initially a little skeptical, but it has become a firm favourite in her winter walking gear, and yet it shows no sign of wear a little over six years later. Although quite bulky when worn, it packs into a small space. The large size version that I recently ordered for myself occupies about half the volume of one of the side pockets of my 32l rucksack and weighs just 175gm. In practice it is remarkably warm. This may be because the artificial fur spreads out and catches air. I have used it on walks in December and January in England and Wales, and it has been too hot to wear whilst on the move around midday. However when resting it provides a great deal of comfort, allowing me to rest longer than I would ordinarily choose to do. Also I wore it whilst making a Christmas wreath in our garden, and it kept me comfortable so that I could complete the job without having to retreat to the house. I suspect that it would be too warm for cross country skiing, but probably very good for camping in winter.
Steve Smith11th January, 2019