I live in Queensland Australia, the cancer capital of the world unfortunately. I'm heavy on sun protection so I brought this hat for my daughter over 2 years ago now. It's held up in daycare and the pool. She loves her hat so much, she's kinda protective of it. My daughter suffers from cold sores on her lips, the sun triggers them but since having this hat she rarely gets them. She never gets burnt, i love everything about it, wouldn't change a thing. I highly recommend this hat, and proceed to push it on my friends haha.