April 29th, 2012 | No Comments
So here we goooo!! The Bears this off season have added a superstar receiver, a questionable first round DE, a bunch of great depth guys and every single one of them was sporting one of these brand new, New Era Hats. If you don't remember, last year was the last year for Reebok hats – starting this season, the NFL hat contract belongs to the company New Era. And it looks like they are coming out the gates swinging.
The first thing you are probably noticing is that the new "tone" for this years early hats is BIG and BOLD. These aren't particularly sporty hats. They aren't clean. Instead what we are seeing is BIG text and BIG logos. So with that said, let's take a look at this hat. First thing to notice is that the crown and brim are solid colors (navy, orange and white). There is no striping here which is a pretty big difference from what Reebok liked to do. The next thing to notice is that the Chicago Bears BEAR HEAD logo is prominently displayed both on the side as an iconic orange and navy patch, but also on the front in a sort of transparent gray manner.
The text treatment is something different – the orange outlines around the navy text add some interesting angles to the font. It is almost sort of faux olde english… that is the best way I can describe it. Not sure I how I feel about that particular aspect of the hat but in the end, I gotta say, I like it. In general I am not a huge fan of the bears head logo on hats but since this is the new seasons hat, I'm willing to roll with it. How about everyone out in reader land – What do you think? Finally, note that the opening above the snap back is a bit larger on this hat than we might traditionally expect. Not sure what to say about that other than I will need to see this hat in person.
Chicago Bears Hats Rating: 3/5
View This Hat at Fans Edge: Chicago Bears 2 Tone New Era 9FIFTY 2012 Draft Snapback Hat
Have your dome rocking some prime Bears team spirit with this Chicago Bears 2 Tone New Era 9FIFTY 2012 Draft Snapback Hat. Featuring an embroidered team logo on the front- this Chicago Bears hat is just what you need to show your appreciation for the Bears. Snapback Adjustable Hat Six panel construction with eyelets Embroidered graphics Vibrant team colors 100% Cotton Officially licensed