I've had this hat for 15 (or 20?) years -- a long time. I like to work in my garden rain or shine. As long as my feet, fingers, and head are warm, I can work for hours. I've worn this hat to work comfortably in the rain all day, when I was getting paid for gardening. I remember one spring when I planted tomatoes way too early, with plastic sheets around the cages to protect them from the cold and rain, and I was out there during a windy rain. I changed my soaked raincoats a couple times, but the hat held up and kept me comfortable. Can't say enough good things about this wonderful hat!