I actually got this for my husband to wear on a recent vacation. He has really pale skin, and burns easily, so we wanted something that he could wear in the sun that was light enough but would still offer him sun protection, especially on his head/neck/shoulders. This does it all! The hood covers his head and neck nicely, and the fabric is lightweight enough that he doesn't heat up. We ordered the larger size so that he would have maximum coverage on his thighs, and when he is sitting, it does the trick. Would definitely recommend this product, for what ever reason!!