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Our blog is an archive of the latest information on Discount Warehouse products. Below are some of the latest blog entries that our staff has put together for your reading:
Proflex Fitted Jersey Mesh Baseball Hat
By Jon
3/9/2015 11:33:00 AM  
Check out our top selling fitted baseball cap, the PFX-120 is a Proflex fitted baseball cap that comes in over 25 different color combinations and 4 different sizes. This cap is made from premium jersey mesh. It has a structured mid-crown and a moisture wicking sweatband. This cap has 50+ reviews and is rated 5/5 Stars! Perfect for your leagues and/or teams!

Proflex Fitted Jersey Mesh Hat

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Proflex Wicking Fabric Baseball Hat
By Jon
1/23/2015 12:54:00 PM  
It's never too early to start thinking about spring ball! Shown here is the TGS1965X. All the colors shown are in stock in all 3 sizes so you can start sizing your teams now! Three additional colors (Navy/White, Black/Red and Royal/White) are not currently available in ALL sizes but will be soon.http://www.sport-smart.com/baseball-hats/proflex-proflex-wicking-fabric-baseball-cap.asp

Moisture Wicking Hats

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Blank Front Adjustable Digital Camo Caps for your business, team or event!
By Aimee
1/11/2015 1:56:00 PM  
Now in stock! The new Adjustable Digital Camo! What a perfect way to highlight your business or team logo and have the latest cool look. Available in 11 colors now at https://www.sport-smart.com/Baseball-Hats/Sportsmart-Caps-Adjustable-Digital-Camo-Cap.asp

Adjustable Blank Digital Camo Caps

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Back to School - Sports Caps and Visors
By gw
8/26/2013 4:27:00 PM  
Well, summer is over and now it's back to school time. This is the time of year when we get lots of calls, emails, and orders from school districts and universities all over the country looking to outfit their baseball, softball, tennis, and other sports teams with hats, visors, and beanies. If you're a elementary, middle school, high school, or university coach, teacher, or administrator, we offer terms of net 30 days with bona fide School District or University Purchase Order.

The steps are simple:

1. Check out the website and find what you need for your school team

2. Give us a call at 800-872-5360, we'll place your order and answer and questions 

3. If you are using a PO, please make sure it is signed and numbered

4. If you're being reimbersed by the school, you can simply order on the website with a credit card, paypal, or your Amazon account

high school baseball team caps

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Even More Savings on Flexfit Caps with 12 Pack Bundles
By gw
7/21/2013 5:05:00 PM  

We are excited to offer extra deals on our already discounted prices for Flexfit fitted caps! Buy 12 cap bundles of the hottest styles for your team, league, or business. If you’re looking for Flexfit brand caps in camo, flat visor / brim, or cotton, we’ve got you covered. And we’ve also got XL/XXL styles now available in 12 pack bundles.

Check out these Flexfit styles now available in bundles:

Flexfit Fitted Camo Cap

FF6999 Fitted Mossy Oak Camo Cap (S/M, L/XL)

FF699 Fitted Mossy Oak Camo Cap (XL/XXL)

Flexfit brand cotton cap

FF6277 Fitted Cotton Cap in several colors (S/M, L/XL)

FF 6277 Fitted Cotton Cap in several colors (XL/XXL)

Flexfit brand flat visor cap

FF 6210 Fitted Flat Visor Cap in several colors (SM/L/XL)

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Headbands for Winter Sports
By gw
2/3/2013 12:00:00 PM  
If you play sports when its cold or even freezing outside but don't want to get overheated with a full beanie cap, then winter headbands may be just what you need. We're always talking to winter sports junkies this time of year who are concerned about either getting too hot or having their heads sweat and then having the sweat get too cold inside their hat. This is a very common issue for basketball players and runners, for mountian sports like skiing and snowboarding, and of course for hunting, hockey, and ice skating. Very often, the best solution is headbands. They cover your ears, which are very sensitive to cold, and fit tightly, but not too tight, around your head so they won't fall off. The trick is to find the best material and size for comfort, and the best colors for style or to match your team uniform. Check out some of our most popular winter headband styles at Sport-Smart or browse all our winter sports headwear.
camo headbandwicking headbandcotton headband

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How to measure your head for the perfect hat size
By gw
1/6/2013 11:25:00 AM  

A hat is an important accessory for many people. There are many types, designs and styles to choose from. However, no matter what type of hat you choose it will not look good unless it is the perfect fit. Fitting your head for a hat is no different than fitting yourself for a pair of shoes. You would not buy a size 8 if your foot is a 9 right? This is why measuring your head to ensure a proper fit is so important.

There are three basic steps when it comes to measuring your head for a hat.

Step 1: Take a cloth measuring tape and place it around your head. The tape should begin at the center of your forehead and wrapped around completely until the other end meets the tip in the middle of your forehead.

Step 2: Be sure to hold the beginning part of the measuring tape and wrap in around your head slowly and deliberately. Wrap the measuring tape right above your ears as this is where the bottom of the hat will sit. Once you make it all the way around, write down the measurement.

Step 3: Look at a measurement chart for hats to convert the size you wrote down to the standard hat sizes. This will allow you to choose the size that is perfect for your head. For example, if your head size is 21 ½ inches, your hat size will be 6 ¾ inches or small. If head measures 25 inches then you hat size will be 7 7/8th or extra extra large.

If you want to double check your size or you do not have a measuring tape, take a piece of yarn or string and wrap it around your head. Then take the yarn and measure it against a tape measure or ruler to ensure that your initial measurement is accurate. And this is how to get the right hat size for your head!

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Sports Visors Vs. Baseball Caps
By gw
8/12/2012 2:46:00 PM  
Two of our most popular headwear items are sports visors and baseball caps and customers often want to discuss the differences. Both visors and caps are made to help protect you from the sun’s rays and look stylish.

The sports visor is also known as a visor cap or sun visor. It is a hat that is crownless, consisting only of a brim and a strap that circles around the head. Only the face is protected, which keeps the sun’s rays from reaching the eyes, cheeks, forehead and nose. It does not however protect the ears and the top of the head. Those who have thin hair or are bald should avoid using sun visors as a method of sun protection. Visors are great for active outdoor sports like tennis, golf, volleyball, and running because they are comfortable, reduce sun glare, and keep the top of your head cooler than traditional ball caps.

sun visorwicking sport visor

A baseball cap is a soft hat that has a round crown and a bill that is stiff. The bill juts out in the front to protect the eyes and face from the sun. The first protocol for the baseball hat surfaced in 1860, but the stiff bill affect did not come into play until the 1940’s and is considered the birth of the modern day baseball cap.

There are many styles of baseball caps including adjustable caps (with velcro, snaps, and buckles), fitted hats, and flat bills, made from cotton, wool, moisture wicking, and many other materials. Baseball hats shield the wearers face from the sun and protect the top of the head. The ear coverage is slight but can help in preventing sunburn if used along with sun screen.

TGS1965XBaseball team hat

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Wearing Hats for Sun Protection
By gw
7/22/2012 8:21:00 AM  

Though many hats are designed for fashion, the most practical reason for wearing hats is sun protection. Exposing your skin to the rays of the sun can be extremely damaging. Even when you apply sunscreen, the face, ears and scalp are often either forgotten about or not ever considered. These are important areas and can easily develop burns or even skin cancer. Wearing a hat can help protect these sensitive areas, keeping them safe from possible damage. However, you should of course wear sun block in addition to a protective hat.

When looking for the perfect hat for the most sun protection, ideally you should look for one that has a wide brim. Standard baseball caps will give you some protection, as will visors but a wide brim hat will give your head and face fuller coverage. A brim will keep the sun off your face, ears and neck. For men or women with short hair consider a cap with a neck flap that covers the back of you neck too.  That is an area that is hard to cover with sunscreen and can easily get burned.

Most importantly you should find a hat that is comfortable, fits well and looks good so you'll be more inclined to wear it while exercising outdoors, sitting on the sidelines at a game or even while running errands. So, take care in choosing your sun hat and remember that there is one more excellent reason to wear a wide brimmed sun protector – you do not have to worry too much about fixing your hair; it will be covered by your stylish and protective new hat!

Camo Sun HatSun Hat for SportsBlaze orange sun hatWide brim sun hat

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Fitted or Adjustable Caps - Which Is Best or You?
By jw
7/7/2012 1:26:00 PM  

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. 

Adjustable Florida Gators CapPonytail cap

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.

Black fitted cap

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.

And last but not least, bald guys LOVE fitted caps Vs. adjustable caps...so they don't get sun burns like this!

Bald Guy Sunburn

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Get ready for summer with this new ProFlex fitted cap. Constructed of moisture wicking fabric and mesh, this baseball hat is very popular with teams and for individuals looking for a good warm weather hat.
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