Personally, I think a 5-panel cap is one of the most underrated pieces of headwear out there. And if you’re looking for a new one this winter, look no further than this gem from Blue Bear Outside.
What started as a brotherly nickname, Blue Bear Outside has become more than just a creative outlet for founder Thomas Bender and his team. As you’d expect from a bunch of technical outdoor enthusiasts residing in Salt Lake City, it’s become a lifestyle. (Even if they are operating out of Bender’s basement.)
For Blue Bear Outside’s introductory offering, their signature 5-panel cap is well ahead of the curve. Constructed using a classic wool top contrasted with a technical diamond ripstop front, the ultra-straight bill with a cyan blue underside provides just the right amount of pop you need. And as only inhabitants of the Beehive State could deliver, the woven tag title presents the finishing detail that won’t let you forget where it came from.
While Blue Bear Outside only has a few items available on their site right now, they have four new hats, a day pack and a handful of other goodies in the works. With a new year upon us, they’re just getting warmed up.
If you want to get your hands on one, the caps are available now exclusively at their online shop for $35.