I purchased this as a replacement hat for one I've had for a very long time (years!). I looked high and low for something similar when I came across this one on a Internet search. I was a little Leary at first because the color wasn't quite the same (mine was straw colored), however, the shape was right on target, so I purchased it. When I received it, OMG I fell in love all over again! This one is just as FABULOUS as my original!!! It looks stunning on! I've not tested the sun protection yet because I purchased it for a vacation in July. I will come back and review the sun protection factor later. I will say it is a great purchase for style alone! The brim is a generous amount, so I can't see why it wouldn't have great sun protection and would be willing to bet I am going to like that as well!