I've never had a hat like this before. Love the material! It really keeps your head warm as well as your ears with the generously sized foldable ear covers. I prefer to keep the snap button shut but when wearing this hat a bit deeper on my head or with the ear covers down it is kinda necessary to open it; not that the open model doesn't look good. The hat does get a little tighter with the ear covers down as they fold over the headband but other than that the hat fits snuggly and I did order it according to my size. Great quality hat! And not to mention speedy delivery!