Nice simple beanie
Simple comfortable hat. Covers my ears nicely. There is branding on the inside so you can't really roll it up off your ears without a HUGE "Smartwool" showing. Comfortable and a nice middle weight as far as warmth.
I have pretty thin hair and dont like to wear ball caps so i consider myself a Beanie connoisseur. I have had allot of different beanies from cheap to expensive. What i have found is there is always something I dont like... doesnt fit over my ears right, makes my head sweat, is too thin, is too thick, the seams look funny, too tight, too loose. I can honestly say this SmartWool Lid has a perfect snug, but not too snug... warm, but not too warm. Sleek, yet covers my ears perfect and doesnt look like a du-rag. Handles moisture very well. The only negative is dont wash it in the washing machine... it will stretch out and loose its snug feel. This is THE beanie for you if you have had trouble getting one you are happy with. Try it... If you dont like it, which is not likely, return it. I have bought three... charcoal and blue and had to replace one that stretched, but had it for two years. Also looks good with a shirt and tie.
Cozy, lightweight, pocket-size
Fits in a pocket for easy warmth, and thin enough to wear under a bicycle helmet--which I do most days in the winter. Not so thick that it will cause sweat to build up--this hat seems better for being active or for quick trips outside, not for something like ice-fishing or sitting at a Vikings game, where such situations probably call for something thicker.