At Staker Custom Hats we use High quality hat bodies that are made in USA. We use three different kinds of hat bodies. !00% Beaver which is the best you can get. Then a 50% Beaver and 100% European Hare. The beaver will hold it’s shape better and will be a stiffer hat. I wore my 100-% Beaver hat wail riding in the rain for three hours and it kept my head dry. The hat didn’t loose it’s shape at all and my son wore a 50% beaver and his hat didn’t lose its shape too.