With so many cap styles, it’s not surprising that one of the frequently asked questions we get from our customers is about the difference between snapbacks and dad hats. A dad hat is a 5-panel (usually) baseball cap that has a slightly curved brim (pre-curved by the manufacturer), whereas a snapback is a 6-panel baseball cap with a flat brim. Both are meant to be one-size-fits-all that come with an adjustment strap in the back.
Snapback vs baseball hat: the differences in style and shape
The snapback is a 6-panel cap with a wide flat brim. Snapbacks are fitted with an adjustable snap on the back of the hat, which makes it ‘one size fits all’. The cap is an icon, created for youngsters with style. You can recognize the real snapbacks by the sticker on the peak. A lot of fashion brands create their own sticker.
Snapbacks are more known in the baseball scene, adopted by the hiphop scene, and later by the EDM scene
Baseball hats are vintage caps, like the word says: dads use to wear it. The baseball hat is a never-ending trend and fits everyone
But what is the biggest difference between a snapback and a baseball cap in the cap factory? You can find the answer below.
The baseball hat is a 5-panel cap with a loose fitting. This cap is similar to the baseball cap, except that this cap has 5 panels. Also the closure is different: a dad hat has a metal closure, while there is a velcro closure for the baseball cap.
Why is it called a snapback hat in the cap factory?
In the cap factory, a snapback hat is 6 panel cap or 5 panel cap (whatever) with a wide, flat brim and a top button. They are fitted with an adjustable snap on the backwards, which makes it ‘one size fits all’.
What is a baseball hat in the cap factory?
In the cap factory, a baseball hat is 6 panel cap or 5 panel cap (whatever) with a curved brim and a top button. They are fitted with an adjustable snap on the backwards, which makes it ‘one size fits all’. You can also refer to baseball caps Wikipedia’s definition.
So what is the biggest difference between a snapback and a baseball cap in the cap factory?
The answer: The Main Difference between them is the Brim !
A snapback’s brim is flat and wide, while the baseball hat has a curved brim. That’s how we distinguish them in cap factory.
You can also refer to baseball caps Wikipedia’s history.
The types of baseball cap?
The Dad Baseball Cap
Simply put, a dad hat is a baseball cap (not a snapback hat, not flat bill) that doesn’t have a constructured front lining inside it and is probably a little oversized on the wearer.
The Trucker Baseball Cap
We call it trucker baseball cap if the fabric of baseball hats is mesh.
7 Differences between the Snapback and baseball hat
These are the most common differences between the dad hat and the snapback.
DIFFERENCE #1: THE ANGLE
If you look at these pictures above, you can see that the shape is different. A snapback has almost an angle of 90° between the cap and the brim of the snapback. Like that, the front panel of the snapback is very visible. Compared to the dad hat, there is more an obtuse angle. The cap itself doesn’t look so ‘big’ like the snapback.
DIFFERENCE #2: THE BRIM
The brim of the snapback is flat, while a dad hat has a round, pre-shaped brim.
DIFFERENCE #3: THE PANEL
The front panel of the snapback is pre-shaped and hard. A design on a snapback is thereby very visible. The panel of the dad hat is soft and not pre-shaped.
DIFFERENCE #4: THE CLOSURE
The closure of a snapback is made from plastic while the dad hat has a metallic closure. Both have an adjustable closure, which makes the caps ‘one size fits all’.
DIFFERENCE #5: THE STICKER
The sticker on the snapback is a must. The official Merchandise Essentials sticker indicates the authenticity of the snapback. We also have stickers on the dad hat, but it’s not the essence of the cap.
DIFFERENCE #6: WEARABILITY
Dad hats are vintage caps, like the word says: dads use to wear it. The dad hat is a never-ending trend and fits everyone. Snapbacks are more known in the baseball scene, adopted by the hiphop scene, and later by the EDM scene. If you wear a snapback, your cap and the print must be extremely visible.
DIFFERENCE #7: DESIGN
Snapbacks typically have a big, ‘in your face’ design. A dad hat is more subtle, and mostly has a detailed embroidery design. Two completely different styles!
What’s your favorite?
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