I purchased this product for general use in more inclement/arctic weather. Although I've yet to use it in extreme conditions, I can say that it's definitely warm and comfortable. It's very lightweight, and can be easily flattened for compact storage.
While it's not necessarily a bad thing, this item is not what I expected. I expected something with more firmness that would at least hold it's shape. It holds almost no shape at all, except by sheer virtue of the fact that I'm wearing it. It can otherwise be easily flattened like a pancake.
The fact that it's lightweight is good, but it feels EXTREMELY light and VERY flimsy. I normally wear an extra large size. I often cannot find a hat that is large enough for comfort. This on the other hand, feels like it could easily blow off my head with the slightest gust of winter wind.
If you intend to wear it with the flaps down and secured, you should have no problem. If you wear it with the flaps up however, it may feel too light. It works it's way up when worn, and I have to continually readjust it.
Since I've spent the money, I'll probably keep it and use it on frigid days when working outside. I wouldn't purchase this product again however. I would look for something with a more firm and secure fit.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend