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5 Best Trucker Hats: Popular & Trending Styles

Best Trucker Hats
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Ori Adler

Trucker hats have gone from throw-away promotional items to rural workers to iconic fashion wear.


You might be curious about the history of trucker hats and what’s popular and trending with them.


We’ll take a look at the history of trucker hats, five styles that are popular and trending, as well as what and when you can or should wear them.


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History of Trucker Hats


The trucker hat of 2022 can trace its roots back to the early 1970s when “feed hats” or “gimme hats” were given away as promotional items. Feed or farming supply companies gave them to farmers, truck drivers, and other rural workers who might use their products.


The high-crown and wide front platform of the trucker cap made it ideal for emblazoned company logos. At the same time, they were functional, practical, and cheap to mass produce.

A traditional trucker hat has 5-panels, a high-crown, mesh nylon back with foam, a polyester front, and a one size fits all plastic snapback. 

Since its introduction, the trucker hat has remained a staple of the blue-collar uniform and an iconic pop culture symbol of rural America.

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5 Best Trucker Hats


In the past, trucker hats were given out as promotional items by companies like John Deere and Southern States to truck drivers and other blue-collar, rural workers.

Trucker hats today are still promotion items for companies. Still, often the wearer wears them to project a message, iconic or not.

Here are the five best trucker hats we’ve seen recently:



1. American Hat Makers Camo Snapback Trucker Hat


What do you get when you mix a camouflage pattern and a laser engraved USA flag centerpiece on a trucker hat? A whole lot of hell yeah, that’s what you get!

This American Hat Makers beauty has a 2.75” brim and a 4” crown that prominently displays the stars and stripes. Its featherweight mesh back, and sewn-in sweat will keep the sweat off your brow in comfort and badass style.

It even comes with a lifetime guarantee!


yeti american logo


2. Yeti American Logo Badge Trucker Hat

Nothing keeps you cool like a Yeti...American Logo Badge Trucker Hat, that is! This 5-panel bow-fit trucker hat has the Yeti logo on the front and comes in blue/white.

It comes with a Bureo brim derived from NetPlus, a material made from 100% recycled fishing nets to help reduce ocean plastic pollution.

Do some good for the world and look cool when you’re doing it with this eco-friendly hat from Yeti!


Backcountry Sunday Afternoon


3. Backcountry Sunday Afternoons Artists Series Trucker Hat

If you want to make a statement, why not make it an artistic one? The Backcountry Sunday Afternoons Artist Series Trucker Hat comes in four striking, colorful outdoor scenes that are guaranteed to turn heads.

All the artwork is original art created by artists specifically for this series.

They have a lightweight and lightweight cotton crown as a pillow with a polyester mesh back that breathes, keeping you cool when you’re working up a sweat. 

The one-size-fits-all snapback makes it easy to adjust for any sized head. 


Madewell Organic Cotton Trucker Hat


4. Madewell Organic Cotton Trucker Hat


Suppose you’re looking for some chill Y2K vibes in a trucker hat made from 100% organic cotton. In that case, the Madewell Organic Trucker Hat is a perfect fit.

It’s an oversized trucker hat with a padded front panel, vacay-ready graphics, and an adjustable mesh back. It comes in fresh chili and cumin styles.

What’s cool is that it’s made from organic cotton grown without fertilizers and pesticides from untreated, non-genetically modified seeds. You want 100% organic. That’s 100% organic.


Patagonia P-6 Logo Trucker Hat


5. Patagonia P-6 Logo Trucker Hat


This sweet trucker cap has the iconic Patagonia logo prominently on its crown. Its brim is made with Bureo’s NetPlus from 100% recycled fishing nets and is also Fair Trade Certified sewn.

The P-6 is a mid-crown trucker hat with an organic cotton front and a recycled polyester-mesh back with an adjustable snapback closure

Currently, it only comes in black, but forge gray, navy blue, and white with light plume gray can be reserved via a waitlist. 

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Outfits to Wear With a Trucker Hat

Trucker hats can make a statement for you or be part of your fashion statement. It’s not hard to find something to wear with a trucker hat because anything casual is pretty much in play.

Feel free to wear your trucker hat forward or backward facing, whatever one you like better.   

Some outfits we like to wear with trucker hats:


T-Shirt and Jeans/Khakis


We’ll call this one casual chic. You can go monochrome and keep everything one color, or stack a trucker hat on top of a classic logo t-shirt and distressed jeans. 


Flannel and Jeans/Khakis


Trucker hats and flannel go together like America and apple pie. If you’re going to rural chic, go with it and add some boots to finish off the look.


A Hoodie and Whatever


Stay warm while you look cool by wearing a trucker hat with the hoodie of your choice and whatever you think is comfortable and looks good. 


Best Time and Occasions for Trucker Hats


Trucker hats, while practical, are frequently just another accessory. However, they are meant to be fun, so you should wear them anywhere where it’s legal or at least allowable to have fun. 


You can wear a trucker hat to any casual event, like barbecues, pool parties, and out to bars and clubs that allow hats. 

Trucker hats are great for any outdoor activity because they can help protect you from the sun and keep you cool.

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Trucker Hats Are Always Cool


Trucker hats have come a long way since the days of the “gimme hat” and the “seed hat.” 

Where they were once strictly promotional items for rural workers, they’ve become and remained popular with mainstream America. 

Trucker hats are practical and functional, provide excellent protection from the sun, and help keep the sweat out of people’s eyes and cool when working outside.

Many people wear trucker hats today to be ironic or praise some bits of Americana that may have gone by the wayside.

Trucker hats today make another green statement, as many are made from organic or recycled materials. 

If you wear a trucker hat for work, for fun, or fashion, find one you like and be comfortable in it. 

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