Thanks for the endorsement. I actually bought a Tilley before my last post, but I was second guessing myself. This brings up another question - how loose should a Tilley hat be? They say two fingers... but that can mean a lot of things. I bought a 7 1/2, and I can fit two fingers underneath, but I really need to cram them in there. My hair is quite long right now, and someday I'm sure I'll cut it short again. I don't want a size that will be too loose when I have to get a trim, but I don't want it to be uncomfortable for my upcoming Long Trail thru hike.