Wear it backwards under my helmet and it provides a bit of added protection to the back of my neck from sparks. I never understood the purpose of these caps, a few hours of MIG welding and a few stray sparks, yeah, I get it now! ;-) Bought to bump up the price for free shipping but I am very satisfied with the purchase. Comfortable fit and seems fairly well made. All in all $13 to save a burnt scalp = worth it.