I am in the market to replace current and “well experienced” paddling hat. The attributes I seek are broad brim for good sun coverage, not hot to wear, stays put in wind, brim does not flop over my eyes when wet/windy and machine washable. I tried on 2 Tilley models yesterday, LT5B lightweight nylon and LTM5 Airflow. The first one does not have what I think is a goofy looking, but likely functional, vented top like the second. However each brim seems floppy. Local store does not have the TWS1 Paddlers Hat which lacks a chin strap bit does promise a stiff brim.
What says the collective wisdom about any manufacture’s head gear to keep the UV off and stay on my head? I am almost 60, so function exceeds form.