"NIce hat, well made, lightweight & breathable."
This hat gets mad respect from people all over the web & I'm a huge fan of Outdoor Research as they make bomb-proof stuff & stand behind it with their..."infinite guarantee"... Thus I ordered the smallest size in sand. The color is as it appears on line, the size was spot on & can be adjusted with the clever little built-in draw. However....I did return it as I felt the brim was excessively large & not exactly what I had in mind. It would definately provide massive amts of sun protection. To me I kinda felt as though I was wearing one of my wife's sun hats...no way to impress the ladies on the beach you know!! Instead I ordered the OR sun bucket hat to fill this need.
I bought this hat for sun protection. It is nearly weightless and therefore won't add any heat to your head on an already hot day. Other hats provide shade but are too heavy, but I know I'll never think twice about wearing this one. The white/khaki makes me feel cooler just looking at it. The brim is not as big as I had expected, but I think it will work fine. Simple, no frills hat. I ordered the XL just because I don't like my hats tight, and it's not too big at all. Just what I wanted in a hat.