I was at the beach in 2021 when I needed a new hat, so I bought this one from one of the shops at the Outer Banks not knowing what to expect. The hat was excellent on the beach for the rest of the week. When I got home, we did some light hiking at a nearby national preserve and that's when I really began to appreciate this hat. Earlier this summer, we did a multi-week hiking trip through national parks in South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah, and this hat was on my head almost every single minute we were outside. Rain and snow in Yellowstone, high sun at Devil's Tower, REALLY high sun and heat in Moab, this hat was great the whole way. Secure fit, comfortable, breathable, blocked the sun, just an excellent choice all over. When we got home, hand washing and flat drying was easy and it looked refreshed and good as new to go back to the beach.
Very good quality. It has become my go to hat for all occasions.