This original BC hat style, Cool As A Breeze Mesh, is made with water resistant leather and features a mesh crown for those hot days. You get the look of leather with the advantage of breathable mesh. Reinforced with a coiled spring wire so the hat can be crushed and will pop back out looking good as new, a great travel companion. Best to pack flat in a suitcase or backpack. Bill Conner's hats are handmade in Byron Bay, Australia.