I purchased this hat for a beach trip. It was perfect for lounging beachside with a book or snoozing. Be warned, it's really floppy, so if the wind is blowing, the brim will blow all around, and the brim also flops down enough to obstruct parts of your view even with no wind. No big deal for my purposes, but could be a problem if you plan to use it when you are sightseeing or trying to watch something in particular. My only complaint is that since my hair was wet when using it, the paint from the pretty turquoise beads bled onto the straw nearby. I was surprised by this since the hat seemed like a natural choice for the beach.