after seeing a story of the stormy kromer co. on a local pbs mi. travel show, I just knew I had to have one. Quality,made in the usa, and made in my home state to boot! the winters in any part of mi. are unpredictable, and you have to be prepared for 50 deg. to 10 below! I watched that show this summer, now it's christmas and my head is cold. my wife wanted to surprise me for christmas, I had mentioned it , and dropped hints , but she didn't know my hat size to order one and surprise me. so today , on a cold , snowy december day we went to get my first stormy. I walked out of the ann arbor store into the cold, snowy weather , wearing one for the first time. no better way to put it to the test ! all the reviews are true. It's so light and comfortable, you forget that it's on your head, yet it's so soft and WARM !! love at first fit , I,m a new fan! I have the original,but looked at the rancher, that will be my next pick for hunting, or an expidition to the northpole with the heat that generated on my head ! also looking at the mackinaw coat, good looking, looks warm, rugged,and well made. I like to support my home state business, thank you for a quality, inexspensive product. guaranteed for life, and free insurance for loss, or damage ! you have a customer for life. keep up the good work !!! kudos to all your employees !! job well done.