They are the perfect choice for sunny days: stylish caps top off any outfit while protecting from the sun. This buyer’s guide will show what else cool caps are good for.
In our online shop, you can find caps for sports and leisure in all common sizes and colours by renowned brands like FOX, ROSE, sailfish and others. Discover our range!
The choice of caps is huge. At first sight, you possibly won’t see any difference – but appearances can be deceptive. There is a huge selection of different designs, finishes, buckles and materials. So here’s a buyer’s guide to caps:
Baseball Cap: A baseball cap usually describes a cap with a curved brim.
Snapback Cap: Snapback caps are characterised by a width-adjustable plastic buckle at the back of the head and a flat visor.
Fitted Cap: In contrast to snapback caps, fitted caps are not adjustable, as they don’t have a snap fastener or fitting mechanism at the back of the head. Thus, you have to choose the correct size to ensure proper fit.
Whether baseball cap, snapback cap or fitted cap – caps can be made of various materials. Many caps are made of materials with a high percentage of cotton. However, as cotton is comparatively absorbent and not very breathable, sports caps are often made of functional fabrics like polyester. These materials quickly wick excess heat and moisture off to the outside to leave a dry and cool feeling on the skin.
Another important aspect is the cut. Many caps are created by sewing three triangular panels of material together from a central point on top of the cap. Other recent models even consist of five panels.
Apart from the previously mentioned snapback caps with a plastic snap buckle strap on the back of the head and fitted caps without any fastener at all, there are other kind of fasteners. Some models feature for instance an elastic insert to offer some size adjustability. Other models come with slide buckle adjusters or Velcro straps for width adjustments.
There are also huge differences between caps with regard to ventilation. Ranging from small vents through to large mesh inserts, there are numerous possible ventilation solutions. So when looking for a cap for sport activities, you should make sure the cap comes with a breathable mesh back or enough vents.
Whether used as protection from the sun or as a stylish accessory for everyday life – caps have become a common sight. In our online shop, you can find caps for sports and leisure in all common sizes and colours by renowned brands like FOX, ROSE, sailfish and others. Discover our range!