The main reason I decided on this particular swim hat is because it covers the ears. As a daily swimmer my ears are very sensitive to the chemicals in pool water and this hat seemed like a better solution than ear plugs which I find uncomfortable. I used the hat to swim the day after it was delivered. Whilst wearing it no water got in my ears at all, my hair was wet however but then I've never found a water tight swim hat. Having said that my hair was just damp as opposed to soaking wet as I've experienced with some brands, so I was very happy with my hat at that point.
The hat is made of silicon and has a seam that runs from the front to the back where its obviously bonded together, and the next day when I went to put on the hat, as I stretched it over my head the seam split all the way up! So, although it's a great hat for swimming its not very sturdy and clearly wasn't built to last. I wouldn't mind, as I know most of these hats have quite a short shelf life but 24 hours?
To be honest if I could afford to spend 6 quid on a new swim hat every day then I'd probably buy it again but as I'm not that well off I'll have to restart my search for a better alternative.
The 3 stars are for the great way that it worked while it lasted.....