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What is a bomber hat?
By gw
1/22/2014 11:44:00 AM  
Bomber hats are also called aviator hats. They have been around since the early 20th century and were first used by pilots of open cockpit planes to keep their heads and ears warm while flying. Whille planes have had closed cockpits for a very long time now, the style never went out of fashion. In fact, we get lots of requests for these warm, comfortable hats every winter. Especially this winter of 2014! 

Check out our colorful Knit Bomber with tassles here for only $15.95, available in 13 color choices.

bomber hat

Or for a more tradional bomber hat, check out our Canvas/Fleece Bomber for only $11.95, available in 3 color choices.

Canvas Bomber

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Categories: sports blogs, athletic apparel, skiing, snowboarding, winter sports
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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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Tags: flexfit fitted caps, flexfit brand hats
Categories: sports blogs, youth baseball hats and caps, little league news, athletic apparel, winter sports
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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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Tags: winter sports hats, headbands
Categories: sports blogs, little league news, uncategorized, athletic apparel, hunting, skiing, snowboarding, Ice skating, winter sports, golf, fishing
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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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Categories: youth baseball hats and caps, little league news, uncategorized, athletic apparel, hunting, winter sports, golf, fishing
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Blaze Orange Hats - The Most Visible Color for Hunting
By jwq
10/28/2012 1:15:00 PM  
If you’re a hunter, you know that blaze orange is a must, not only because it’s instantly recognizable but also because it’s the law in many areas. Blaze orange is bright and not found in nature so it provides great contrast to camouflage hunting gear and natural foliage. This safety aspect makes blaze orange caps, visors, and other head gear required in many parts of the country when hunting for bear, hogs, deer, rabbit, pheasant, quail, and other game. In addition to blaze headgear, blaze orange is also required on many body parts. It is a good idea for everyone on game lands during hunting season to wear blaze orange hats, caps, and visors. At Sport-Smart, we have dozens of blaze hat options to choose from including beanies, visors, bucket hats, boonie hats, jones hats, and ball caps. Click here to see them all or check out these blaze orange favorites.

Blaze Orange Hunting HatBlaze Orange Hunting CapBlaze Orange Jones Hat

Hunters in Blaze Orange

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Mossy Oak Camo Caps For Hunting
By gw
9/2/2012 11:32:00 AM  

Hunters everywhere know Mossy Oak camouflage. It's one of the most recognizable outdoor lifestyle brands for hunting hats. Mossy Oak camo cap patterns help hunters blend in perfectly from duck hunting in a marsh to big game hunting in the mountains and everything in between. There are several camo styles including caps, beanies, and bucket hats, and several camo patterns to fit your needs all year round.

Mossy Oak BeanieMossy Oak Brand Camo

Mossy Oak Break Up or MOBU has a natural tree bark background with oak limbs and deep shadows. MOBU is an all around camouflage pattern for wooded and marshy areas to blend in with trees, branches, and leaves.

101LP MOBUCMK405 MOBU Beanie

Mossy Oak Obsession is similar to MOBU but has a lighter background and more green tones. This makes it great for spring and summer hunting season, including bowhunting, for turkeys and ducks.

Mossy Oak bsession 411EX315M MOBU

Mossy Oak Treestand is popular with hunters in elevated positions and platforms. The bare tree limb base pattern is perfect for hunting white tails in the fall season.

MO Treestand Cap CGW-115350 Treestand

Mossy Oak Duck Blind is a favorite pattern for duck and goose hunting. Wet and dry dirt colors combine with grasses, oats, and stalks for blending in while hunting in fields, marshes, riverbanks, reeds, and bottom lands.

GRX-350 Jones Hat Duck BlindCGWV-100 Duck Blind

Mossy Oak Brush will help you disappear in open ranges including mountains, foothills, and ridge lands. Brush is a popular camo cap with big game hunters and has a base pattern of dirt and grass.

350 Brush301IS Brush



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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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Tags: sun hat, sun cap, sports hats, sun protection, wide brim hats, caps with neck flaps
Categories: sports blogs, youth baseball hats and caps, little league news, uncategorized, athletic apparel, hunting, skiing, snowboarding, Ice skating, winter sports, golf, fishing
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The Benefits of Moisture Wicking Hats, Caps, and Visors
By gw
6/9/2012 1:14:00 PM  
If you are a sports enthusiast who does not let the warm weather slow you down, moisture wicking caps are exactly what you need. In fact, anyone who exerts themselves to the point of sweating can benefit from this type of cap. By wearing a moisture wicking cap you are ensuring that your perspiration is moved to the outside of the fabric, making you feel much cooler than you would with traditional caps. These caps also dry the perspiration much faster than traditional cotton fabric hats so they are often referred to as quick dry hats. Many baseball and softball teams switch to moisture wicking caps during the summer. They are also popular with hikers, tennis players, golfers and any other people who enjoy a good workout no matter what the thermometer says! Click here to browse our selection of mositure wicking hats at the lowest prices!

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Flat Brim Hats
By jw
5/21/2012 3:12:00 PM  
Whether you call them flat brim, flat visor, or flat bill hats, this style continues to become more popular. Why? Because they are both stylish and functional! We sell these like crazy to little league teams as well as individuals who wear them out on the town. This time of year, as the weather gets even hotter, the flat brim moisture wicking caps are especially in high demand. Even Rihanna loves them - check out this article.

Click here to see all our flat bill hats now!



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Our Most Popular Caps for Teams
By gw
4/15/2012 12:25:00 PM  
Calling all coaches, parents, schools, churches, teams, and leagues. Sport-Smart.com has a huge selection of the best colors and styles for your team ball caps at the LOWEST prices. Mesh, moisture wicking, cotton, flat visors, and lots more.

Click to shop popular team color caps here!

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