Arkansas Patent of the Month – April 2022

Most hats or baseball caps are designed with a sweatband that provides a layer of comfort between the crown of the hat and the forehead of the user. While these sweatbands absorb sweat they also block airflow to the head. So while the sweat is absorbed it also causes the user to sweat more. 

Outdoor Cap Co, Inc. has designed a hat that meets both of these needs. Their hat has an airflow visor constructed of flexible fabric surrounding a stiff inner brim. The stiffener is designed with air flow channels that allow air to pass through the brim and towards the wearer’s head. The fabric also allows air through while hiding the airflow channels from view. The traditional sweatband still rests against the crown of the hat and the forehead. Airflow can run over the wearer’s head as well as to wick away moisture from the sweatband.

Outdoor Cap Co is set on innovating headwear, matching form, fit, and function so tomorrow’s trends become a reality. 

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