Feels slightly different than first iteration from a few years back. However, still keeps hair from penetrating material. Hair stays laid which is the desired outcome. Material is breathable yet minimizes hair products from escaping scalp. Size is perfect and allows for universal fit. The only improvement needed is reinforcement in area where strings begin on head. "Corners" become frayed after first few wears when pulled taut. Great look and 'Admiral' design is eye catching. Would buy again and highly recommend.