I bought this hat because, though I had the same style already, the one I had blocked my hearing too much and it just bugged me, plus this one looks more natur'istic. This hat is Very comfortable, hugs the head right, and no weird tight spots. I got a size Large and it felt true to size. There are hearing flaps to un-block hearing... they slightly work, so they help, though the difference is not drastic. Due to the fabric even when the flaps are closed, I can still hear better than I could with my previous hat, so having the flaps up is just a little bonus hearing. Otherwise I just keep them closed.
Build and quality is great. I totally recommend.