I bought this hat for style, but it keeps me warmer than I really need to be, which I guess is better than freezing my ears off. I constantly get complements about it. People like it because it's a little different than the normal "ski" hat.
It's a great hat. The color is exactly the same as the pic, which happens to be my favorite color. It keeps me very warm. The only negative thing I have to say is that I like to wear my hats to the side, and when you do that, it leaves one ear exposed, but I guess that's the price you pay for style.