Everyone in our family of 5 has been wearing these hats for years. My boys' hats lasted 4 years of thorough, near-daily abuse before I decided to get them some new ones (of course I came right back to OR for more) but honestly, the original hats are still around and serve as back-up if we ever can't find one. They adjust wonderfully to accommodate growing noggins (I always order big for the kids so I can cinch it down and then let it out as they grow). They float, retain shape even after getting soaked and water logged, and they don't fade. The brim is a bit wider in the back providing excellent neck coverage. I cannot tell you how much we all love our OR hats. We won't be caught without them!