I've got two of these hats, great to keep sun out of your face, but it excels in windy wet weather, keeps the rain off my glasses and off my neck, it keeps me drier than a hood does in all, but the absolute worse conditions. Most hoods can't keep rain off your face as well as the river guide does. I have Orvis and Simms PRO, Gore-Tex, top line wading jackets this hat is more comfortable than using the hood , keep my face dry in even heavy rain. no s--t! Has an immediate broken in old friend feel. It looks good too.