6 Panel Cotton/Linen Hat

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Gray's Best Award Winner (2017)

"The basic design of the baseball cap dates back to 1860, but 12WT (a relatively young company that makes angling-specific apparel) has thoughtfully tweaked this iconic headwear. The attention to detail in 12WT’s cotton linen collection of ballcaps ($29) made me appreciate an article of clothing so ubiquitous that I’d started taking it for granted. First, the fabric: the blend of cotton and linen is drastically lighter than a standard hat. It’s easy to forget you’re wearing it. Second, the bill: these caps come in three different styles with three different bill lengths (5 Panel - 3 3/4", 6 Panel - 3", and Trucker 2 3/4"), but they all feature what 12WT calls its “Optic Black fabric” on the underside. I would describe it as dull black velvet, and it excels at absorbing glare. Third, the button: you know that metal button that sits on the top of most every cap? They got rid of it, reducing weight and improving comfort. Fourth, the band: the headband is absorbent and wicks moisture away from the skin. It’s also incredibly soft and comfortable. Fifth, the clasp: instead of stiff plastic sizers, awkward metal buckles, or uncomfortable snaps, these caps have adjustable, plastic clips attached to a small strip of elastic. It’s like getting a pillowy hug around your head all day. I may have dozens of hats in my collection, but I reach for this one most often."

- Gray's Sporting Journal




- 45% cotton / 55% linen panels and visor
- Optic Black fabric under the visor eliminates glare and reflects no light
- Wicking headband controls moisture
- Adjustable clip & stretch loop design provides a secure, low bulk closure that fits a wide range of head sizes
- Classic 6-panel design with modified visor and tonal stitching
- Two tone tarpon embroidery
- 30+ UPF


Reviews (4)

Ted Aug 14th 2019

Great hat

Finally a hat I can stand to wear in the Florida heat!

Sean McCormick Jul 24th 2019

6 Panel Cotton Linen Hat

I spend a lot of time on the river here in Maine with clients and this has become my go to hat. The dark brim underside helps with glare off of the water and the fabric makes this the absolute most comfortable hat I have used in 23 years of guiding fly fishers! Thanks for the GREAT product 12wt!

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