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Fitted Vs Adjustable Hats and Caps

There are a few basic things to consider when deciding on fitted or adjustable caps. Lets be clear on the major differences.

Adjustable caps have a mechanism on the back to adjust the size and fit of the cap and also have an opening in the fabric above the mechanism. Most adjustable caps are “one size fits most.” Adjustable caps are usually cheaper than fitted caps. 



Who wears adjustable caps?

Lots of people like to adjust the size of their hats depending on different uses. For example they make their hats tighter when running in windy conditions.

Parents and coaches like adjustable hats for their teams (little league, softball, etc.) because they don't have to worry about measuring and sizing each team member's head.

Also, lots of women (and men) with long hair prefer adjustable hats because they can put their hair in a ponytail and stick it through the back opening of the cap which makes sports and other activities more comfortable.

What are the different types of adjustable caps?

  • Plastic Snap

  • Hook/Loop Tape (Velcro)

  • Tuck Strap With Slide Buckle

  • Self Strap Metal Buckle

  • D-Fit

  • Nylon Clip 

Fitted caps have no mechanism to adjust the size of the cap and have closed backs, with no opening. They come in different sizes (XS to XXL depending on the item) and have stretchable fabric that wraps around your head. You should measure your head to make sure you get the best fit…like any other type of fitted clothing. 

Who wears fitted caps?

Teams and leagues love fitted hats as part of their uniforms because of the tailored, clean look.

Fashion oriented sports enthusiasts and individuals (including many celebrities) also like fitted caps because of their clean look and higher quality appearance…especially with flat visors or brims that have a more urban look.