One size fits...some?
Definitely very stiff as described, so be sure to heed that warning. The middle and index fingers are about the same length, which may be good for some people, but my index finger is slightly shorter. So there's a lot of extra room in hat finger, which does not help with dexterity. That's more of a complaint for the DDR govt, but I don't think they'd be very receptive nowadays. The inner lining is quite nice, very soft and fairly warm.
Definitely had a very "fragrant" surplus smell initially, but overall they seemed to be basically unissued.