The hat was a gift from my son...I loved the design of the hat with its huge brim and the cord to tie the hat to my head on windy days. My old garden hat was always blowing off and I was always chasing it across the yard. BUT my son did not notice the rim was torn...The weaving is so cheap I doubt if it would last a few weeks let alone a whole summer. It was returned and NOT replaced. It is a shame because it would make a wonderful garden accessory!!!
I have purchased hats that are similar to this in the past form Homedepot. I was disappointed that the new model is of cheaper quality. Did the purchasing agent from Home Depot not look at the quality, or was it the case that it was no big deal to the agent. I find it frustrating that the quality of many of the products in several of the Home Depot departments continues to decline. I also find it extremely frustrating that many of the associates in the stores know virtually nothing about the products the sell. They will look it up on their hand held devices, but they know nothing about it. I was told by one of the store associates that the management thinks that because they can access a product on their electronic box, that will suffice.