The"Rad Hat" Black

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Descriptions, Stories & Original History Below!

Gecko leads the pack in style with our all new, high performance "RAD" HAT!

In 2019, while walking around Honolulu, we went from store to store trying to find a hat that was BOTH stylish AND technical/functional. However, our search was futile. Everywhere we looked it was only one or the other. If we wanted something to hike in, the options were... not attractive. When we found something rad enough to rock, it was either not comfy, or couldn't protect our heads from the sun, or even withstand a few dips in the ocean. When we did any comfortable headwear that provided some (not all) of these functional aspects... well... there is no sugar coating it... they were ugly, or embarrassing, or boring.

That was the exact moment we began to conceptualize  the idea of a "R.A.D. Hat." It stands for Radical AND Durable.  

Our goal was to create a hat that was a stylish as it is technical.  

It's a sleek mashup between our 1980's Retro 5 Panel hat style and a modern day "ball cap" --  for a modern look with a throwback shout out. The technical aspects promote protection from the sun, lightweight comfort, breathability, sweat absorption, the ability to get wet and dry fast -- and of course be super durable.

How To Wear It:

• Looks great flat billed facing front.

• Looks dope flat billed & twisted backward.

• For those who like a classic look, just curve the bill (everyone has their own bill folding technique) and it will mold straight to your dome.

The Rad Hat was designed for everyone -- it's lightweight, but built with serious durability for max performance to wear while it in the water, skating, playing sports, camping & canoeing, or just wandering city streets looking rad! 

Rad Hat Tech Specs:

  • Breathable Net-- 95% Poly & 5% Spandex to stay cool while it's hot.
  • Adjustable Strap. One size fits most.
  • Floats -- Don't lose your hat in the ocean, rapids, or... the hot-tub (It happens... don't judge).
  • Triple absorbent, built-in lightweight & bio neutralizing sweatband (Don't worry about forehead sweat -- or any smell it may bring!)
  • 40+ UPF to protect peeps with thinner hair, buzz cuts, or the Mr. Clean look.
  • Secret "Gecko Wall" fabric panel inside the hat.
  • Iconic & Retro - 3D - Gecko Hawaii Patch & 3D Gecko on the lid. It's dope, but it can also be removed if you want to (But why would you?)


Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

Absolutely great help. I love it. I only gave it a four-star because there aren’t any size options. It’s one size fits most. And it to Shilo for my head. I just needed to be a size bigger.

Cain N.
Quality for little noggins

Great hat, think Melin, but half the price and all the quality. I love the 3D Gecko/ Gecko Hawaii decals.
Sadly, it's a very shallow bucket, and with me squeezing into 2 snaps, it isn't very secure. Can't be too active with this hat.

Teddy Miller
I’ve been looking for a hat like this everywhere for years!

I think it was an episode of breaking or something that I saw aaron Paul wearing a hat like this and I searched everywhere online, but couldn’t find one. It’s a lot like a cross between a 5panel hat (construction wise) and a baseball cap. The reason why these look so sick are because of the way they are shaped. I have a weird head and a lot of hats make me look like a train conductor lol. Gecko pays attention to detail with all of the shirts I’ve bought, so I was hoping that it was the same for this hat — and you guys didn’t disappoint! I’ve bought other hats from you, like the 5 panels and dad hats, which I love, but because of my funky shaped head nothing ever fit me perfectly— not your fault— my parents genes fault. I was figuring the same for the Rad Hat, but was blown away by the fit — it’s perfect. And it looks even better when I wear backward. I’ve never been able to pull off the backwards hat thing until right now and it’s great! It’s also REALLY high quality and I’ve been wearing it for a week and can tell how durable it is as I’ve been breaking it in. I got the Grey version, but yesterday I also bought the black one cause I like these that much and can’t find them anywhere. Much love GH! - T