I needed a waterproof hat (after a season where my non-Gore-tex wide brim hats soaked through) so I was pleased to find the Boonie. Of couse it works, but what I really like about it is the adjustable fit functionality using the draw-string - I can now wear a warm fleece hat under the Boonie in cold weather - or go camando when it's hot out.
I purchased this item because I could not find a boonie hat in Blaze orange. Unfortunately, it was another off shore produced item. It was very thin, had frayed ends, and the inner band was not even sewn in at the top. I returned it because the high cost, poor workmanship, and overall quality. Had I kept it, I don't think it would have lasted a month in the bush. Too bad, as we really need a high quality item in this type of country that will stand up to real world use.