Great hat. Nice and warm. Could have a bit further reach in the rear neck material as it leaves the back of the neck exposed to cold. To accomodate this, I just tuck my scarf under the neck flap to help keep out the cold.
It's still September in Michigan. Too warm to wear the hat right now. But I've owned 2 of these hats (similar shearling) in brown and black. I've misplaced my black one so I bought this one. Based on the feel of the material, the look and feel on my head, the apparent quality of the hat, I'm impressed! But I can't give it a 5 star rating because it hasn't been worn in cold weather yet so I don't know how it performs.