I've always wanted a lightweight sun proof hat that not only covered my head and face area but also the back and sides of my neck as well. The ability for it to stay put in winds as well was a must. I've tried a number of various hats and "BUFF" products as well as head scarfs and various bandanas. Each has its uses but if you want to cover the areas I've listed above try this hat - I highly recommend it!! I first saw it on a fellow hiker on Te Araroa trail and on asking about it bought it - I've not regretted the buy. It is expensive at around $100.00 with postage included but I've never regretted paying for good gear.