I have this hat in light gray and it is fantastic!! I can crush it down and put it in my pocket, I can keep it in a backpack or stuff into a coat sleeve. Also the brim is amazing, it is wide and gives lots of protection from the sun… the light color keep your head cool...I bought the mans version because none of women's hat designs are as great as this model. Highly recommend for travel, sun protection, and design...I love this hat!!