My daughter is moving to North Carollina and beach here I come! I usually get sun burns or just headaches in too much sun and this hat will eliminate both. I also like the fact that you can roll it up and put it in your purse while indoors. I can see them useful for amusement parks, yard work, sun bathing or sports activities as well as the beach. They are fashionable and multifunctionable and I recommend them with out hesitation. Well done!