I purchased this for my daughter, who needed it for a play at school, but who is very fussy about wearing hats. This is light and comfortable to wear, with foam pads inside for extra comfort; covering part of the top, front and sides and making sure that the inside attachments for the various straps and badges don't rub. The chin strap is elastic, but not tight and you do not need to wear it to keep the hat on - so, you can just slip it over the back of the hat if you prefer and forget about it. Since the play, it has remained in the dressing up box and both the badges have remained firmly on. Very good value, and well made, for the price.