OR Oasis Sombrero
At first I thought the brim was way too large, but I put it on and it was perfect - exactly what I was looking for. Fits great, super light and can be folded for travel.
so i look really bad with hats on. the shadow from the brim accentuates the under-eye circles, and it's just awful. anyway, this hat does not have that problem. i got size medium, in "sand". my head circumference is 22 inches. it fits well (i didn't want too tight) - and it has a tightening strap on the back, if need be. i wore it every day except for the coldest day while hiking kilimanjaro, and on a safari afterwards. normally i do not wear hats, as they make me look bad, but i really needed something this time - for sun protection, in addition to the sunscreen. i was also taking a medication that can cause bad sunburns at that time. anyway, great shadow from the wide brim, and no sunburns. some reviewers said they use their hats for gardening - maybe i should take that up in the summer, to get more use from my hat. i also think it has some stain-repellent or water-repellent properties (not sure whether it is advertised as such) - but mine was a lighter beige color and did not get filthy after 2 weeks in dusty environment. i'm not sure if it is durable, as i had only used it for 2 weeks - durable so far.
This hat is my go to sunhat. I've used it for paddling, long distance day hiking, trekking and on resort vacations. It's light, packable, has a wide brim, high UPF 50 protection, and even floats which makes it perfect for a long day paddling or on the trail. I really like high-quality, durable, multi-use gear that has some style to it. Why not look good doing all the outdoor activities I love?!? My only very small gripe is that I liked the way the old model's chin strap permanently attached to the hat. It seemed sturdier which is good in high wind situations. The new model's chin strap ties onto little loops and doesn't seem as sturdy. However, I can see how the new design can be useful if one wants to forgo using the strap, or when washing. But other than that small issue, the Oasis Sombrero is an excellent hat!