Winning a Gray's Best means a lot to us. Especially when they say we've made them, "Appreciate an article of clothing so ubiquitous that they’d started taking it for granted."
Gray's Sporting Journal
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 line 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, 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.
- Miles Nolte, Gray's Sporting Journal
optic black underbrim
lightweight and breathable
moisture wicking headband
plastic clasp w/ elastic strap
designed to fit all head sizes
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Cotton Linen 5-Panel Long Brim
This hat was designed with one thing in mind, fishing the flats. An extended brim provides optimal sun protection along with enhanced glare reduction. Sleek and form fitting, the aerodynamic 5-panel Long Brim serves every function it needs, nothing more and nothing less.
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Cotton Linen Trucker
This hat does you justice whether you are on the skiff, drifting the river, or headed out on the town. Mesh paneling provides superior breathability, and a bold contrast to the darker front panels and chartreuse Twelve Weight logo. Every aesthetic detail was considered when designing this trucker.
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Cotton Linen Classic 6-Panel Cap
All you could ask for in a hat. Classic styling fits in with the crowd, but for the one wearing it you know it's different in all the right ways. All features of the Cotton-Linen Collection adapted to this classic hat style and fit. Wear it anywhere, you might even forget you have it on.
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