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The Best Truck Hat

Last updated on July 28, 2022
Best Truck Hat

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Our Picks For The Top Truck Hats

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Product Overview
Key Takeaway
 Top Pick

KKMKSHHG Lightweight Trash Day Truck Hat

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Lightweight Trash Day Truck Hat

Not only is this truck hat lightweight, but it also features a mesh back that keeps you nice and cool on a hot summer day. The baseball-style cap features a cute green trash truck on the front with the words "Trash Day Best Day" surrounding the truck. The hat comes in just one size, which fits most kids ages 5 to 13.

Overall Take

Keeps You CoolWear this truck hat to sporting events, summer concerts or a family barbecue.

 Runner Up

Joe’s USA Koloa Cotton & Mesh Truck Hat

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Koloa Cotton & Mesh Truck Hat

If you have a love of surfing and spending time in the ocean, then this truck hat is for you. It features a back snap closure, so you get a custom fit every time. The hat's cotton construction keeps you cool and comfortable, while the embroidery adds style.

Overall Take

Best for Ocean AdventurersYou'll find this truck hat comes in a choice of 15 different colors, including royal blue, red, navy and white.

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Yupoong Snap-Back Mid-Profile Truck Hat


Snap-Back Mid-Profile Truck Hat

If you can’t decide what color truck hat you want to buy, this versatile, vented-back version comes in more than 30 colors. It's a great option to buy in multiple hues.

Overall Take

A Rainbow of OptionsOrder one of these lightweight caps for every day of the week, and then some! They never go out of style.

 Strong Contender

Flexfit Cotton Visor Truck Hat


Cotton Visor Truck Hat

Made from cotton, polyester and nylon, this snapback five-panel truck hat has a classic mesh back, a quilted comfort sweatband and buckram front lining.

Overall Take

A Classic StyleTop off any casual outfit with this classic hat and you'll look great, whether it's worn forward or backward.

Buying Guide

Truck hats date back to the early 1960s when businesses started giving them away to truckers as promotional items. The traditional style has a tall, stiff front that was originally designed to display company logos, and the back is made of mesh for ventilation.

Snapback hats are more like baseball hats, which have adjustable snap closures in the back and wide, flat brims.

These days, you can find traditional and hybrid styles that have both kinds of characteristics. They come in assorted colors, with different kinds of brims.

If you aren’t into logos, you can find plain ones in both kinds of styles. Some are one-size-fits-all without the adjustable backs, and some do not have the mesh ventilation that can keep you cooler.

Truck hats — or trucker hats, as they are often called — make great gifts. Many people love these hats for casual wear, when driving or camping, or for trips to the beach or pool.

What to Look For

  • Caps can run big or small, depending on their construction and your head size. If this is a concern based on the specifications from the manufacturer, opt for an adjustable back closure.
  • Do not wear trucker hats that are too tight, as this could cause a headache.
  • Hats that are too big can make your head look smaller.
  • Trucker hats can be worn forward, backward or even sideways to make a statement.
  • Some trucker hats are machine washable, but others are definitely not. Read all manufacturer instructions before laundering.

More to Explore

People love to collect and wear trucker hats and baseball caps, but they can get ruined if not stored properly. One idea is to clip some plastic shower curtain rings onto the bottom of a good coat hanger and loop the caps onto the rings. You can also find hat racks that fit right inside your closet.

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