This is my second Lotus hat. I've had the first one for some years and it has worn well. I use it for yard work and walking my dogs. The second one is for an upcoming reunion and trip to the OR coast. They have a wide brim, giving lots of coverage. I've had many pre ks and recently had a basal cell removed so I strive for as much coverage as I can get. The tie helps keep it on during breezy days but has blown off with strong gusts. Making it tighter does help. I have washed it in the washing machine and air dried and it came out fine.