I bought this hat for the river regatta to protect me from the long hours of sun. And it did the trick! I'm not one for big hats and really didn't know what I wanted. I wanted to avoid the whole life guard or gardeners hat but honestly it still falls in that category. Luckily it was girlified with a thin colorful threaded band around the top. It was durable with the water and maintained it's shape even after getting wet.
Long beach ca