Recently, I have purchased a similar one from the San Diego animal park. That one was cheaper but much better in quality. Many of my friends and relatives wanted the hat so I thought I would get them one even at a higher price. I was a bit disappointed on the quality. The material is much more coarse than the one I purchased at the park.
Nice hat, attractive, kept the sun from my face, though I was constantly flipping up the brim a little so I could see. The first time it blew off, I was walking across a bridge in Italy, and had to hike down (and UP) a steep ravine to retrieve it. The second time it blew off, I was on the beach, and a nice Italian man chased it down for me. After that, I put it back in my luggage and used my other (less attractive) hat with a tie for the remainder of the trip. To sum up, nice hat if there's absolutely no wind.
I LOVE THIS HAT. IT BLOCKS THE SUN FROM MY FACE WHEN I'M GARDENING, AND LOOKS SO CUTE ON. I'VE HAD PLENTY OF COMPLIMENTS. WHEN I'M DONE, IT JUST ROLLS UP AND THE BAND HOLDS IT TOGETHER. IT NEVER GETS OUT OF SHAPE, AND KEEPS ME REALLY COOL.