I am wanting to get my first western style hat. I have always just worn a baseball cap but I want something to cover my ears and give me some shade and coverage for rain if that happens.
The problem is that I don't want my head to cook in the sun in a wool or leather hat, and I am afraid that one of the straw types will let water through if it rains or get crushed the first time it gets stepped/sat on.
I don't know anything about the "Aussie" Oilskin stuff so I don't know if that is hotter or cooler than felt or wool.
I live in the NW so the riding conditions can range anywhere from almost freezing and pouring down rain (not that we would be out riding in that unless by accident) to 90+ direct sun.
So I am just really looking for suggestions on what kind of material I should look at. Thanks for reading.