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The 9 Best Baseball Caps to Wear This Summer

From Mollusk, Lock and Co., Papa Nui and more.


No matter where you live, the baseball cap is a smart accessory for everyday sun protection. While the style hasn’t changed that much in recent years, more brands are now offering the staple style in warm-weather appropriate fabrics. Keep an eye out for breathable linen and washed-out cotton — they’ll keep your head both cool and shaded through the dog days. Even if you have a favorite cap already, these seasonably appropriate options are well worth adding to your headwear rotation. Check out a few of our favorites below.

Mollusk El Cap


Made in the USA, this cap is cut from piece-dyed linen. The design features an adjustable leather strap, a reverse chain stich on the visor and a soft mesh panel inside the crown.

Buy Now: $44

Stan Ray Ball Cap


Cut from olive sateen cotton fabric, this cap features an adjustable cloth strap, a flat peak and embroidered eyelets. It’s also made in the USA.

Buy Now: $45

Pilgrim Surf + Supply Baseball Cap


Cut from a seven-ounce recycled poly-organic cotton blend, this cap has a contrasting embroidered logo and an adjustable buckled webbing strap. The unstructured design is made in the USA.

Buy Now: $45

J.Crew Baseball Cap


This cap is cut from a soft cotton twill and garment dyed for a well-loved aesthetic. It features an adjustable leather strap and reinforced eyelets.

Buy Now: $55

Battenwear Washed Baseball Cap


Pre-washed for a broken-in vintage feel, this cotton baseball cap features a tonal embroidered logo and an adjustable cloth strap.

Buy Now: $55

Lock and Co. Rimini Baseball Cap


Made in the UK from a breathable linen fabric, this hat is available in S, M, L and XL sizes. It is lined and features a contrasting sweatband.

Buy Now: $95

Maple Linen Mesa Cap


Made from Japanese linen, this cap features an adjustable leather strap and a short brim. Exterior branding is limited to a small leather tab on the back of the hat.

Buy Now: $99

Harmony Arnaud Cap


This cap is cut form stone washed chambray and includes an adjustable leather strap and no exterior branding. It is made in France.

Buy Now: $99

Papa Nui Canoe Club Cap


Made in Japan from John Lofgren & Co., this cap is cut from Jungle Cloth, the same fabric used on N-1 deck jackets from WWII. It features taped internal seams and a soft brim.

Buy Now: $100

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