I bought a $40 (total) roll-up Optimo from eBay from panamahatsdirect just before going on my trip. It comes right from Ecuador. I folded it and gently packed it in my carry-on and it has popped back into shape quite well. It takes a few hours to tidy up and relax and lay right after being folded. But really it isn't as sharp as it was. This is a soft hat. But I like the look all right. We'll see how it breaks in and how I break in to it. I stopped by the Berkeley hats store in the Bay Area a few days ago---I saw some nice high end Panamas. Lots of hats in general there. Mens and ladies. Wigs, too.