As a Spcial Forces NCO once said:"Berets are fu*king cold in winter,hot in summer,offer no protection from sun,rain,or snow.They do make excellent barf bags when flights get rough when jumping.I wouldn't trade my beret for anything!"
Of course this was pre-"everybody gets to wear a beret"days.
I LOVED my beret, thank god they let me keep it. its not supposed to keep the sun from your eyes or the rain off your shoulder. it looks good (if you form it right) the american pre-formed ones look like shat that is why I allways hear them complaining about them, here in canada its kinda an individual thing. in uniform everyone looks the same but the way you have your beret is different (poor bloody RCR)