The Ryder is built for the rigors of adventures abroad and close to home. Its woven polyester fibers are surprisingly soft to the touch, yet very durable. What appears to be a hatband is actually an integral part of the weave, just done in a contrast color. A wide brim protects face, ears and neck from blasting sunshine, and if the wind kicks up, a chin cord with wooden bead slider will keep the hat on your head. Inside, a soft elastic band cushions the forehead and snugs the fit.