This is a substantial hat, heavier than I expected and fully lined. But I do like it. The website gives no information about the material so I will quote from the online Owners Manual, “Toyo is derived from Japanese rice stalks that have been made into pulp for paper. Toyo braid holds colour and shape well; and is surprisingly durable. (Not guaranteed for life.)” What the website also doesn’t tell you but it does on the attached tag, is that it has a UPF rating of 50+. It has a small pocket in the lining and also the sweatband is detachable for washing and can be used to adjust the sizing. Sadly it has no tie on cords but I am going to sew some on to the inner band.
I was dismayed to find that the rather posh box in which it was delivered is actually too small for the hat and the brim was bent under. I am hoping it will sort itself out in time but it is a shame that an expensive hat doesn’t get a box to fit!