I have an older version of this hat and I LOVE it. I wear it every winter and I'm coming back to buy another one. The beanie part is cute and the clava part keeps your neck and throat warm. You can also pull it over your nose and lower face and is very easy to breathe through. I probably should take better care of it but because I wear it 5 days a week at work I just throw it in with my work cloths and then it's ready for next week. The fleece part doesn't pill up nearly as bad as some fleece does. The beanie part is big enough to tuck your ponytail or braid under.