The Artisan quality weave has anywhere from 65-85 strands per cubic centimeter. It is not woven as tight but possesses more weight and durability than the other qualities do. For the wearer who likes to get the most out of their hat.
The Master quality Montecristi weave has 85-145 strands per cubic centimeter. Suitable for non-strenuous occasions. Its much lighter, tighter, and precise. while providing excellent sun protection.
The museum quality Montecristi boasts an incredible 145-400 and even more in some cases (extremely rare). Museum quality Montecristi's are the lightest of all and the consistency of the brim, weave and vueltas (rings on the inner side of the crown) dwarf the competition.