I purchased this hat because I needed something that traveled well and provided more protection than the smaller-brimmed bucket hat. I love this hat! The red color is beautiful. The rim is generous enough to keep your face protected. You can throw it into a suitcase and it will come out in perfect shape. It is super lightweight and breathable so that you don't overheat when it's on, and it's super easy to carry when it's off. It looks good enough to be a fashion statement in the city, but is super practical for the mountains or beach. The large actually fits a large head. The one thing that I would change is that the ponytail hole is too small for thick hair, but I have never found a hat that has one that works for me. I have given this hat a lot of abuse and it's stood up to it impeccably. I wouldn't hesitate to say that this is the best hat I have ever had. I would definitely buy this hat again!