Flat peak caps for skaters
Find your new skater cap among popular brands like Vans, Santa Cruz and many other well-known brands on this page. We offer a wide selection of flat peak caps (aka snapback caps) from strong brands that specifically make their caps for skaters with a keen eye for the details.
What is the difference between snapback cap and flat peak hat?
The snapback cap name originates from the way the cap is closed. On the back of any real flat peak cap, there’s a plastic strap with snap buttons which you can use to adjust the size. Size is therefore not a thing to consider when you’re buying a flat peak cap since the snap closure provides you with a one-size-fits-all cap.
Strapback caps vs Snapback caps
At SkatePro you can, of course, also find strapbacks. Strapbacks looks much like snapbacks. Both are adjustable caps, but the difference lies in the way they are adjusted. With strapbacks, you’ll need to adjust by using a leather strap or poly strap on the back of the cap, while a snapback is adjusted by using a plastic strap (as mentioned above) with snap buttons – a so-called snap closure.
Snapback caps as a part of the skate look
A snapback cap is almost a must-have in any skater wardrobe. Not only because the cap completes the skater look, but also because you can avoid getting blinded by the sun when you're hanging out at the skatepark. Remember to change your snapback with your helmet when grinding and sliding on ramps, rails and other objects. Our caps are simply designed for good looking so that they fit any girl's or boy's outfit - Not for protection.
The history of snapbacks
Snapbacks came through already in the 1950’s when American baseball players started using the cap as part of their uniform. When fitted caps gained popularity, the snapback ended up in the background. The size of the caps was originally based on standard hat sizes, but in the 80’s and 90’s something happened that changed the design and popularity of snapback caps. The growing hip-hop culture and the use of flat peak caps in hip-hop fashion during these decades made the flat peak cap increasingly popular, and it became a one-size-fits-all cap because of the adjustable snap closure.
As streetwear and skatewear have made its way into mainstream fashion both the snapbacks and flat peak caps have become a must-have accessory in many people's wardrobe and is no longer reserved for people who are into hip-hop and skating - but is worn by anyone who wants to a little extra touch to their look.