I bought this hat for last season and it's held up to my abuse pretty well. It's well made and really warm. The pom pom stayed on all season long and doesn't show any signs of giving up. I do have a small head and so I have to wear a headband/ear warmer in order to get a snug fit hence the 4/5 stars. And be careful with the outer knitting, mine did snag against a zipper in my pack. But it's not really very noticeable. Over all a great hat!