I love hats, heck I probably have over 10 similar in style to the MK Soul Patch cap- but none of them compare when it comes to durability and rugged style. This hat is meant to take a beating, and the 2-ply cotton construction means it will outlast almost anything you can throw at it. While trucker hats may have slightly better ventilation I have found them prone to rip and fray, not so with this hat. As far as fitting goes, I wear a 7 1/2 fitted hat and this cap does have room to tighten as well as expand. That said, it might be a little large if your hat size is under 7 inches. Overall extremely happy with this hat. It is my new go-to hat for any adventure that comes my way.