If you are looking for the best hat for yourself or the surfer in your family, make sure to take a look at some of the popular styles made by Hurley. The Hurley Brand was established at one surfing’s hottest spots, Southern California, in 1979. It was around this time that Bob Hurley, the company’s founder, was creating surfboards for some of the best professional surfers of the time. Then, in 1982, after much success creating boards, Bob invested his talents in clothing, and this has marked the rise of one of surfing’s most popular brands. Talk to any surfer and he will tell you being a surfer does not end when you leave the water, instead it is a lifestyle and Hurley hats and clothing express an important aspect of it.
When looking for the best Hurley hat to suit you, the first step is to take into consideration which design you are looking for. Hurley has teamed up with legendary hat maker New Era for most of their designs, specifically the 39THIRTY model of New Era. The 39THIRTY is designed with comfort in mind and features a stretch fit mesh fabric that will be able to withstand heavy usage both at the beach and in town. The artwork that accompanies the 39THIRTY model of Hurley hats varies from the traditional double parentheses logo, representing the H in Hurley without a bar connecting the two, to a more artistic interpretation of the company’s name. If you are shopping for somebody else, you may want to go with the traditional logo because it a safe bet that any surfer would appreciate the gesture. You cannot go wrong with this basic hat, which comes in either a shade of black or white. The variation in the basic logo design mainly comes in the color of the logo; blue, white, black and a gradient from blue to white are the staples of this design. The more artistic interpretations include the entire name Hurley embroidered in script above the brim of the hat and the design featuring the entire Hurley name written vertically with the logo atop. Finally, the last variation for the 39THIRTY is a striped hat, which is called the Rivington, and has the basic logo above the brim.
The trucker hats that are made by Hurley are excellent hats for the summer, everyone knows that the beach is hot during the summer and the last thing you want is a hat that doesn’t breathe around your head. The trucker hats come with the basic logo, old school logos, and the Bayonet style. The Bayonet is a modern style where different colors make up blocks around the hat. The Trucker hat is a terrific alternative to the 39THIRTY, especially for somebody living in a warm weather climate.
The Collaboration styles from Hurley are a series of lines that emulate other brands and pop culture ideas. If you are buying a hat for a Tron or Weezer aficionado, these styles are highly recommended. The Tron Legacy model features a matt black and orange highlighted basic logo 39THIRTY that is sure to be a hit.