I compared the LL Bean product and a few others to this and bought this one because of my previous experience with their fine hats. I am not disappointed at all. It is plenty warm and handsome to boot. I would have preferred a more defined Navy color in the plaid, but it fits the bill and me. I normally wear a 2X and this is a wee bit larger, but that gives me room to wear a heavy sweater underneath should the need arise. Because of the drastic increases in oil and electricity prices this year, I'll occasionally wear it inside.