No, not true... I can wait. I live in Maine and have an antique “original” SK which is falling apart and doesn’t quite cover my ears with the flaps down. I ordered the Bergland hat for the ear coverage and because of some comments that the Rancher was too roomy up top. I did not want the Rancher to drop down too low on my head and overlap the tops of my ears (when the flaps are up). So, now I have the Bergland hat. It fits well, it does not come down too low with the ear flaps up and, with the ear flaps down, the ear coverage is great.