Yo man, yes you are correct about the hats. I've had mine's for about a year now and I can say I find they're quite durable. I haven't had any problems with any cracking or anything of that nature with either pair of my hats. I lay into my hats a fair bit of the time and they're "standing the test of time" so to speak. Haha. Hope this helps.
P.S. I had to put it here because your PM box is full. Hahah.