I no longer have my favorite hat, DP outback and can't find it anymore. This one has the profile I like and color is acceptable but not preferred. The band is nice but again, the one I really liked is hard to find as the market is always changing. All that said, I am not unhappy with the hat (except perhaps that I need a spacer to size it due to "Mediums" being different among manufacturers. I wear a 57 cm and this one is closer to 58 and I have found a lot of 56's. I like the metric scale because it is the most accurate.