I thought they were a fad or to make our freedom-fighters look bad ass. But it was hot on my trip through MT & ID last week so I picked one up, and I'm glad I did. Dubbed 'Chingus', this thing saved me from some serious burnage on the water. Not to mention it helps wisk sweat and keep the bugs off my face. Money. Bonus: Some Grayling that I stuck and the tools used. Bad ass trip.