Because of the reviews warning of Chinese fakes I made sure mine came directly from amazon warehouse. No third party sellers. I received 7 in all different colors, one being a woman’s which I have found to be the same size though maybe not as much excess on top. All tags inside say Dearborn Michigan. All are same material with same size and gold logo tag. All mine seem legit and match the one I purchased locally in store.
COLORS: As far as colors go, I agree that the “Gold” is misleading as the picture shows a yellow color where the hat is actually a dark deli mustard color. Still nice but not what I was hoping for. The colbalt is very nice and the women’s raspberry is a very nice color as well. The “brite” yellow and orange are quite neon and eye catching, so much so that the yellow doesn’t photograph well it’s so bright.
QUALITY: All of them are excellent quality and thick, my head is toasty even outdoors in the teens. They may be a little too warm as I walked inside for a few and my head started sweating.
SIZE: As for sizing, I have a normal sized adult head. These fit without being loose or too snug. I am sensitive to hats or headbands being too tight as it gives me migraines. No issues with this hat. However, my 8 year old with a slightly large head also wears these in adult sizes, as does my 7 year old girl who has a small child head. They fit them as well without being loose at all. These have a lot of stretch to them but don’t seem like they will lose any elasticity either. I opted for adult sizes to make them last them longer and I could borrow when I felt like switching up colors.
Overall, I highly recommend Carhartt watch hats for any head size or age (except toddlers or babies, though carhartt makes kid sizes as well) and my teen also approves as apparently they are in style now and celebs are wearing them too. So, fashion, comfort and quality. Win win win.
Just make sure you pay attention to the seller and buy from amazon directly