Having melanoma I have many hats and this is the only one I can wear while golfing, kayaking etc and when I take it off and run my fingers thru my hair I don't look like I had a hat on. This is a first and I am so happy about it. Also, it is very lightweight so I don't sweat as much in it. Easily packable, I have even folded it in quarters and tucked it in a bag and with a little bending of the wire it comes right back to shape. I love it!