I bought this because I am a landscaper/gardener and between heat and rain, I really need a quality hat and that much better if it looks nice and is made well.
I've been wearing the hat for a couple weeks and with the addition of the foam piece, it fits my head well. I'm grateful for the chin strap; it can get windy where I work (and kayak). Even without the chin strap, I'm surprised how well it stays on when the wind gusts.
It kept my head dry during some rain.
It's gotten some compliments also. :)
I like that I can easily form the brim's shape (the downside is that it gets misshapen just as easily).
I wish it came in a brown that actually LOOKS brown instead of black. (Same with the oilskin jacket and pants I bought - they look black unless you're in full blazing daylight.) This is not only for aesthetics, but also to deflect some heat.
The oil is a dirt magnet - it wouldn't keep me from buying it again or recommending it, but it took about 3 minutes to look filthy and feel gritty, which I'm not crazy about.
The name tag thing on the inside is cute, but I'm not sure how anybody is writing on black fabric or on a one inch line.
The number one con is that I wish this wasn't made in China. I am willing to pay more for American materials and products and would have been much happier if this hadn't been made there.