Our little guy needed a new sun hat for a last minute trip, but we found our old stand-by (Patagonia beach bucket) was out of stock everywhere. So glad now that we branched out and gave this one a try -- what a great kids' hat! The materials are soft and breathable, and the brim is light, but doesn't get floppy. I didn't notice in the description whether it tightened around the head, but it does in fact have a great cinch strap. Stayed put in beach winds without fail.