Hello All, I’ll get straight to the point. I’m interested in the Akubra Sydney. I don’t own an Akubra. I’ve done lots of research online. It seems they’re pretty darn rugged. That’s what I’m looking for, yet, I’m anxious about the weight of the felt when it comes to the Sydney. I love the dimensions of it. I’m just worried that it’s too soft? Some folks say they have a hard time getting it to hold a crease? My question is, will it hold or not? Will the bash just pop out constantly? What about when it gets wet? Will I need to re shape it every time? I have a Stetson Roadster and I like it. A lot. Would that Royal Deluxe felt be comparable to the weight and hold of the Sydney? I don’t want to beat the snot out of it but I want to be able to wear it without worrying about inclement weather. I’m not interested in the Akubra Fed or the Stylemaster. I’d go with a Campdraft as my second choice but I’m leaning real hard toward a Sydney... I need to hear from some folks with first hand accounts! Anyone with information on this specific hat, I’d greatly appreciate the input. Pics of it on wouldn’t be bad either! Cheers!