This hat is made with Toyo Straw. A special, shiny, smooth straw from Japan making the hat smooth to the touch. It's very lightweight also. Not stiff at all but very flexible with a relaxed almost floppy style.
The elasticized, terrycloth sweatband is so comfortable and does a great job keeping the hat in place when the wind blows. With it's stylish band and feather (which can be removed) the hat can be worn on the golf course or to an afternoon or evening out and about.
The Crown is 4" and the brim 2 5/8" wide...enough to help shield ears, forehead and neck from the sun. The off-white color compliments any outfit. Not crushable but it is packable. Try one of these, you won't be disappointed.