Sometimes you just want useful gear that looks good in the outdoors. This week, Lifestyle Outdoor tries on hats.
I’ve spent countless hours digging through thrift shop hat bins looking for gold. For me, that gold was a vintage ’90s Diet Pepsi-branded hat that I take on camping trips. Through dirt and hundreds of campfires, that hat bears some of the memories I love most.
Hats are so much more than a sun shield. And with nearly every brand under the sun offering a hat or two (or 10), there are a lot of options out there.
So instead of focusing on the performance details of a hat, we looked at the brands behind them. What you wear on your head is a way of showing your friends what you care about.
6 Stylish Trucker Hats From Outdoor Brands
Two geologists started Sendero Provisions Co. after spending time in the American Southwest. The founders were struck by the beautiful landscape, colors, culture, and people of the Southwest. So naturally, the duo started a company with gorgeous outdoor influences.
The “Inspired by Nature” design marks the newest release from the brand. But you can find loads more Sendero designs on Amazon.
Arc’teryx Technical Trucker Hat
Arc’teryx places performance and sustainability at the forefront. And next year’s technical trucker hat fits the bill (launching spring 2019). We used the hat on trail runs, hikes, fly fishing, and more. We loved the feel — not to mention the looks. This hat isn’t your traditional bulky foam trucker hat.
Western Rise believes “your clothing should fit well and function seamlessly, no matter the occasion.” Sound like what you need? The brand’s Icon Camp Hat has a leather strap, metal closure, and removable enamel logo pin.
Brand loyalty with YETI is strong. If you value hunting, fishing, and general outdoors revelry, then a YETI lid will mesh with your lifestyle. This one comes with a hook-and-loop patch for fixing things too.
And if you attend a YETI event, like the current Tundra Tour, chances are you’ll get a hat out of it.
For Melin, a hat is “the most critical part of our everyday wardrobe.” Launched in 2013, the brand set out to make the most premium hats in the world. And now you can pay homage to the ’90s with the brand’s Hesher cap. A denim option, the Hesher is part of Melin’s new Get Lost Angeles collection.
“Our formula for living well is simple — build fun into everything you do.” The Fur Ball from KAVU definitely screams “fun,” like furry carpet cat treehouse fun.