Great hat. I have several other similar summer hats, (including a couple Tilley's, which are well made). This is the most comfortable & functional one I own. I really like the cotton feel, but it still feels durable, (I hand wash my every couple weeks). The mesh brim is important to us desert-dwellers, this one is great, strong enough to keep the crown fairly up-right, (even when not wearing). Plus, you can gently roll it & stuff in side pockets of your pack, (it still retains it's shape). If I want max ventilation, I wear it backwards, as there's only a 4" solid piece in the front of the mesh crown. The chin strap is not spring loaded, (looks like it could slip of), if you'll be in strong winds, maybe replace it with a proper quick-release. This hat is super light, the brim is as big many, (not quite the 4" or so on a couple OR hats), and stay put in winds up to about 15mph, I'd guess, Even then, it flops back down in place, (small price to pay for a packable, quality hat). Highly recommend, I got the Sand Plaid, looks kinda cool, (& easy to locate being a lighter color), hasn't showed dirt too bad either. Happy trails, S2
Palm Springs, Ca.