I have been using this as my primary field hat for more than 10 years and it has held up great. I've used it in the scorching desert of New Mexico to running water surveys on boats in Alaska. It provides great sun and wind protection and even some relief from blood-thirsty insects. Even if you don't use the attached piece over your face, it makes a great strap to keep from losing the hat in the wind. I can't say enough great things about this hat.