Troy Stabenow on 7/10/20
Some people may not see this as the most stylish bike product. That's ok.s It does such a great job that you won't care. Trust me. Plus, it doesn't look quite as silly as you think in person. I bike in the blazing summer sun with 95 degree temps and high humidity. As soon as I got this, I could instantly tell the difference. It is like knocking 10 degrees off the temperature. You can't appreciate the effects of taking 360-degree shade with you all the time until you try it. Also, the hat directs the wind down over my kneck. SOOOOOOO much better. Every friend I've ridden with who has seen it in use is now getting one. I had some concerns when I bought this. Would it fit my helmet well? Would it blow off, act like a sail, etc? After 6 weeks of heavy use, the answers are that none of my concerns were warranted. It goes on and off your helmet in no time. Once it is on, you really don't notice it. I tilt the brim on the front up, and it doesn't obstruct my view at all. It is surprisingly rock-solid in a wind. I have done descents on bumpy gravel, into a wind, at around 45 mph and although I can feel the wind on the hat, it doesn't move at all. Of course, at that speed, you are aware of it, but it is not a bad thing. Once, in a heavy side-wind, it was not as convenient, but I was still glad to have it. Plus, in the last six weeks, I have had no sunburns, haven't had to use sunscreen on my kneck, ears, and face, etc. I have also worn it in two downpours. It is not rainproof (it doesn't cover the center of your helmet after all), but it kept all the water off my eyes. When I got it, I thought it seemed a bit expensive. Now? Worth it.