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A tilley, a boonie, a kibutznik hat...one of the many cheap copies of tillies...You just have to decide how much protection you want, how much durability, and then tell the world to go helix itself, you're protecting you head.
The real tilley has a foam insert in the top,so it actually floats. And, a small pocket up in there, which is a handy place to keep a couple of bucks for the launch or bar. I bought mine with discounted dollars as a souvenir of Canada (eh?!) and have never regretted it. Holds its shape, wears well, and keeps me shaded. Doesn't pack up flat for traveling though.