It's a great hat. Sturdy construction. Nice material. Very heavy and appropriate for fall/spring in New England. Now, I need something else -- a summer weight hat, probably a softer color (charcoal grey not black), with the same shape and production values. Maybe a lighter technical material or a cotton/poplin. This hat will last for years, but won't work for the season (summer) in which I need it most. (Likewise, it probably won't be great for coldest winter either.) So, please read this as the ultimate buy recommendation, positive review, in that (a) I want more Stiksen! and (b) I've had enough experience with this one to see its benefits and limitations.