I have been using this hat since 2006 on all my summer backpacking trips. I bought the first one from Backpacking Light back when they sold gear and clothing. I liked the hat so much I started to wear it on my outside jobs as a contractor, when mowing the grass, etc, etc. It started to get a bit dirty from all this extra use so I wanted to find another one to keep just for hiking yet Backpacking Light was no longer selling gear. I researched it a bit and found the hat was made by Headsweats. My second hat was identical to the first one except it didn't say Backpacking Light on the front. It has been a great hat for hot summer hikes. Hope this helps.