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Dad Caps Vs. Snapback Hats: What Are the Differences?

Are you often confused about the various styles of hats and caps available in the market? Dad caps and snapback hats are two of the most popular types of hats, but do you know their differences? Whether you're a fan of the classic dad hat or prefer the hard structure snapback, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the differences between the two. Get ready to up your hat game and make an informed choice for your next headwear purchase.


What are dad caps and snapback hats?

If you're a fashion enthusiast or simply someone who likes to keep up with the latest trends, you've likely come across the terms "dad hats", “dad caps”, “unstructured caps”, “structured hats” and "snapbacks." But what exactly are they?
  • Dad Hat | Dad Cap (unstructured): are usually unstructured caps with a slightly curved brim that sit loosely on your head, creating a relaxed, laid-back look. They're often made from cotton or canvas and come in various colours and designs.
  • Snapbacks (structured): mostly have a stiff, structured fit usually with a flat brim and an adjustable clip-back strap that can be customised to fit any head size. They're primarily made from cotton or polyester and are often customised in different ways.

Both dad hats and snapbacks have become staples of casual streetwear, and their versatility makes them popular amongst people of all ages.

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What are the differences between dad caps and snapbacks?

There are a few key differences between dad caps and snapbacks that set them apart:

Design and Style

Dad caps typically have a more relaxed, laid-back look and come in various colours, designs, and materials. Snapbacks are usually stiffer, more structured with an adjustable snapback strap.


Differences in Brim Shape and Size

Dad caps typically have a curved brim that is smaller in size, making them perfect for a laid-back and casual look. In contrast, snapback hats have a flat brim that is often larger in size, giving them a more edgy appearance.



Snapbacks have firm and pre-moulded front panels that maintain a near-90° angle, while dad hats feature a more pliable front panel that is gently angled backwards.


Difference in Panels

Most dad caps have six panels, while snapbacks usually have five or six. The panels on a snapback are often stitched together more tightly than those of a dad hat.


Material Differences

Dad caps are typically made from cotton or canvas materials, while snapbacks are made from lightweight cotton or breathable polyester fabrics.
These two hats have become timeless classics and staples of streetwear fashion, so no matter which one you choose, you’re sure to make a statement with your style.


Snapback hats are always adjustable with a snapback closure, allowing you to adjust the hat’s size and fit easily.
Dad hats usually come in one-size-fits-all and do not have an adjustable closure like an adjustable snap or adjustable strap however with Cubs & Co. Dad hats, we offer an adjustable strap to ensure extra comfort.

Need to freshen up your wardrobe with a new hat?

Look no further than Cubs & Co.! Our one-stop shop has a wide range of hats to suit all occasions, whether you want an everyday casual look or something more fashionable. Our selection features hats made from the best materials with outstanding designs, all at affordable prices. And if you want a personalised hat that fits your style and fashion statement, we've got you covered! Whatever you’re looking for, Cubs & Co. is the ultimate destination for all your hat needs.


Shop our range of hats today for all your headwear needs!

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Where to Buy Snapbacks or Dad Caps?

Upgrade your wardrobe with Cubs & Co., your ultimate destination for stylish, high-quality hats! Our collection features a vast array of styles, colours, and designs to suit every fashion preference. Crafted from top-notch materials like breathable cotton and polyester, our snapbacks are fashionable and comfortable to wear. And the best part? We offer these premium hats at affordable prices, so you can find the perfect snapback that fits your style and budget. Plus with sizes available for babies - adults you can match with the whole family!


Made and delivered with love, Cubs & Co. online store offers the following:

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Why Do People Choose Cubs and Co.?

With so many cap styles and designs, choosing the right one for you cannot be easy. People trust Cubs & Co. as their go-to source because:
  • Our hats are crafted with high-quality materials and feature iconic designs that will stay in style.
  • Our hats come in baby - adult sizes making them perfect for the whole family to match in.
  • We offer great prices and discounts on most items so you can stay on trend without breaking the bank.
  • Each hat comes in various colours, designs, sizes, and price points to fit your unique style.
  • Personalised hats and matching sets are also available, so you can get a hat that's uniquely yours.
  • Our friendly customer service team is always ready to help with queries or concerns.

Cubs & Co. has the perfect hats for everyone! Check out our selection online and find your new go-to cap today!

No matter what kind of hats you’re looking for, Cubs & Co. has it all! Our selection features a wide range of styles, colours, and sizes so you can find the perfect one to suit your needs and budget. Enjoy!


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