Picked up this hat because it has a ponytail hole and I love it! Took it on a multi day kayaking trip and it protected me from the sun. I usually hate sun hats but I was talked into this one since I always forget to sunscreen my ears/neck. For the most part, I forgot it was even on. There were a few times the cord/flaps got in the way when it was windy. I just pulled the cord up over the brim then cinched it down. Doesn't cover nearly as much that way but my ears were still fully shaded.