I'm really not a hat wearing kind of guy, but I bought this hat anyway as I needed something to protect my face from the sun while rafting Westwater Canyon. First of all, the function: Like any other hat, it did its job at preventing my nose from shriveling up and frying off in the 110 degree heat. Additionally, it seems that the hat is somewhat water repellent. This worked great for scooping water up out of the Colorado and pouring it over my head without hardly any loss due to soak through and drip. Deal breaker if it didn't function like this? Not at all, but it sure was a nice perk. It might even help when you're wearing it on a rainy day.
The cons? None, really. The hat looks good, which is saying something considering I generally dislike hats like this. It's a simple design, a subtle color, and functions like it should. Given the price (cheeeap), I see no reason not to pick one of these up.