The humble baseball cap-style hat has been a mainstay of fashion for a very long time indeed. Worn by sports fans, athletes, music fans, musicians and other celebrities – you really can’t go wrong with a well-designed high quality baseball cap. Although many would argue that a baseball cap is a baseball cap, but those of you who know a little about hats will know the major difference. While most traditional baseball caps are constructed with 6 panels, the 5 panel, as the name suggests, is not.
While it is true that 5 panel hats often have a more unstructured look and feel to them, this does not mean they lack style. There are many to choose from these days, with lots of different brands throwing their 5 panel hats into the ring. A 5 panel hat is a must have for any of you guys out there looking to switch up your dome wear game.
If you are in the market for a new hat to adorn your dome and need a little help deciding on the best one for you, we have put together a list that consists of 8 of the best 5 panel hats for men available right now.
Our Top Picks Of The Best 5 Panel Hats For Men
1. Obey Jumble Bar Strap Back Hat
Obey is a brand that you probably already know, you may even have some of their clothes or other accessories already in your wardrobe or home. However, if you don’t know who anything about Obey, today is as good a day as any to educate yourself. Obey is a brand known for designing and releasing some seriously good looking clothing and gear. If you want to look trendy when you are out and about, whether you are cycling with friends or whatever, the Obey Jumble Bar Strap back might be the hat for you.
The Obey Jumble Bar Strap back hat consists of 5 panels of fabric that have been constructed together with skill and precision. There is also, as highlighted in the name, an adjustable strap back to help secure this hat on your head to the level of tightness you prefer. For extra comfort and breath-ability, there are metal eyelets around the hat that will stop you becoming a sweaty mess and the flat bill not only looks cool, but will keep the sun out of your eyes when you need it.
2. Myles Apparel Momentum Cap
There are two main things most people look for in hats, and these are the kinds of things you should be looking for too. One, that the hat is comfortable and has a degree of breath-ability. Two, the hat has been constructed to a high standard. When it comes to the Myles Apparel Momentum cap, taking both those points into consideration – this is one classically stylish hat. Not only will it help to ensure you feel cool on those warm summer days, but it will help you to look cool too. Although aesthetically this hat is a winner, it’s the parts you can’t see that are the most special.
To stop you from overheating and sweating, the Momentum has backing and side panels made from mesh and a headband that wicks moisture to keep it from your head and hair. Myles Apparel is a brand name that goes hand in hand with style and quality. Even if this is the first time you have come across Myles Apparel, we are sure you will agree that it is one good looking hat.
- BrandMyles Apparel
- ModelMOMENTUM CAP
3. Vans Davis 5 Panel Camper Hat
Ah yes, Vans. The name synonymous with skaters, extreme sports and punk music. Largely thanks to its association with music and extreme sports events. Vans have made a real name for themselves for making incredibly stylish clothing and accessories, particularly hats that seem to effortlessly drip with cool charisma. The Davis 5 Panel camper hat is no different.
At first glance it may look like someone has just splashed a white hat with a lot of blue paint. If that’s not to your taste though, you might want to look elsewhere at one of the more subtle and sophisticated designs on our list. However, trust us on this one, if you paired this with a nice shirt and jeans combination or shorts and t-shirt (like the Oliver Terminal Tech one), it would look fantastic.
- ModelDavis 5 Panes Camper Hat
4. Carhartt Work In Progress Backley Cap
Hamilton Carhartt is the man who started the company Carhartt Work In Progress with the sole goal at the time of producing smart overalls for workers as early back as 1889. Since then it has progressed and become a branding that represents a forward-thinking approach to living. The Backley Cap still carries the same style aesthetics that the brand has been known for all these years.
With the logo on the front, the hat is made from 100% cotton canvas, with an adjustable strap and metal eyelets for a breathable wear. The visor is the traditional flat kind and the hat comes in a smart and sophisticated colour known as Hamilton Brown. This is definitely the hat you might want to consider if you are looking for something a little maturer and more sophisticated than a run-of-the-mill NYC one or something similar. We think this cap could look especially smart with pair of trendy Chukka boots.
- BrandCarhartt Work In Progress
- ModelBackley Cap
5. Gilman St Wool Cap
When you read the Gilman St. name attached to a piece of clothing or an accessory, you know that it is going to be a high quality product. This Gilman St Wool Cap is a great addition to any guy’s wardrobe. It would look good with most shirts and t-shirts and is comfortable too. It is a low to medium unstructured camper-style cap constructed from the usual 5 panels of material. Thanks to the premium quality blended wool content, it is very breathable.
With its nice grey toned colouring helping to highlight the attractive logo panel, this is a great looking hat. If you are not looking for a particularly tight hat and have a modest budget, you could do a lot worse than investing in this bad boy! It has a nice casual colour and styling, without being too outlandish and over the top. Perhaps you are starting college soon and want something to pair up with one of these great backpacks.
- BrandMountain Hardwear
- ModelGilman St™ Wool Cap
6. Stone Island 5 Panel Logo Cap
Stone Island has been in business since 1982 and is known for their innovative research and designs using textiles and fibres in exciting ways. Carlo Rivetti is the creative director of the Italian sportswear company and he has helped it become one of the leading names in high quality sportswear in the world. Judging on how good this logo cap looks, it’s not really hard to see why they are in high demand.
This cap features nylon yarn and has more structure to it than traditional 5 panel hats, so if you like the idea of 5 panel hats but that aspect of them has always put you off, then this might be a better option for you. It features the iconic Stone Island branding patch on the front and is in an attractive grey/blue colouring.
- BrandStone Island
- Model5 Panel Logo Cap
7. Skyed Apparel Highland Forest Premium 5 Panel Hat
Another company that has made quite a name for themselves over the last few years, is Skyed Apparel. The company are especially know for producing hats that have been made using 100% hand picked fabrics. They spend a long time working on each hat and finding the right materials and tweaking the designs until they are just right. All of their hats are considered to be exclusive to the company alone and as they have focused their productivity completely on hats, they have become masters at it.
The Skyed Apparel Premium 5 Panel hat therefore is one that you should seriously consider buying. It has been constructed with a hand-picked dark-green blend of wool with a floral colouring underneath the brim. The design of this particular hat, as the name suggests, was inspired by the rolling green of Scotland’s beautiful countryside and highlands.
- BrandSkyed Apparel
- Weight2.88 ounces
8. Herschel Supply Co. Men’s Glendale (classic)
The Glendale from Herschel Supply Company is a classic men’s 5 panel hat. It provides you with a low profile and unstructured design that you will look and feel great wearing. Herschel Supply Company know what they are doing when they design and manufacture hats, so you can trust the quality of the workmanship.
With your comfort at the forefront of the hat’s design, this hat features nylon fabric webbing and a stretchy strapping with easy to secure plastic clip fastener. As with most hats, this product is hand wash only, so don’t accidentally stick this baby into the washing machine. You will live to regret it, if you do. If you want a cool and sophisticated cap, but don’t want to revert back to wearing that old snap back, you should give this one a chance as it proves the 5 panel is not just for people of a certain generation or era, the 5 panel is for anyone.
- BrandHerschel Supply Co.
- Weight0.32 ounces