Nicer than your Typical Bucket, Golf, or other SunShade hat!
I purchased this hat so I can use it sailing, as well as when I take the top off of my Jeep and drive around without getting a sun burn on my head and face, and also for an upcoming trip to Hawaii. I was looking for something to shade my entire face from the sun, but still have enough air flow to keep my head cool, but didn't want the typical "bucket" or other "sun shade" style of hat that I personally think looks kind of silly. I purchased the Large size (advertised as 7-1/4 to 7- 3/8) as I normally wear a 7-3/8 hat size and was expecting this to fit great right out of the box... But this hat seemed to run a little larger than expected. I did have a Velcro "insert" that I took from another hat and inserted it into the head-band on this hat, and now if fits perfectly - but be aware, the hat does run a little larger than expected and if I didn't have already have the Velcro insert, I would probably have exchanged it for a Medium. But since I've had the hat for a couple of weeks now (and now it fits perfectly with my own insert), I love it. It is not the typical "golf, shade, or pool" hat that you see everyone else wearing. This hat actually has some style and the different colored brim and mesh make this hat not only a functional and great looking hat, but also a great conversation piece, as I've had a lot of compliments and inquiries as the styling has more of a Western/Outback look. I have taken it to the Pool, to the lake. and sailing a few times, and have already got it wet, squished it in my beach bag, and sat on, and it still holds it's shape and no color fading yet. And as far as sailing or driving around with the top off my Jeep, the chin strap works great to keep the hat on my head - especially when unexpected breezy gusts come out of no where. For the price, I don't think you can beat the quality, style, and functionality that this hat provides - and I can't wait to take it to Hawaii and see how it holds up under "travel" conditions.