I just got my kromer a few weeks ago but I had one before it and lost it. I ordered a new one because of how much I liked the first one. The waxed cotton is a great fall and spring hat. It repels water fairly well and blocks the wind but when it gets below about 30 degrees or lower I have to switch to a different hat. Over all it is a great hat and I'm looking at a wool one to take me through the winter time. I will keep buying kromers as long as they keep making them in the U.S. Nice to know there are still some great products made right here at home.