What Run Oregon is Wearing: BOCO Trucker running hats

Geli:  Trucker hats have never been high on my list since most of them have plastic mesh back panels and a plastic snap closure, making it not fit and feel nice. BOCO’s running trucker hats are a whole different story: Its back panels are made from breathable, wicking “tech” material with laser-cut hole patter. The adjustable Velcro closure in the back allows me to find the just right fit. This is definitely a hat that will come on many outings with me, whether running or hiking or watersports.

Julie: I am a runner who you will always see with either a visor, or a trucker hat on when running, and running errands around town! As a busy mother, full time employee and distance runner, it’s just easier for me to throw my hair back under a hat. If I chose the right hat, I often get crazy compliments, and I have well over 20 in my collection now and I just can’t get enough!

Out of all the hats I own, including visors, BOCO hats seem to fit the best. I get chronic headaches and some hats and visors visors trigger them by pressure on my forehead! I have not experienced this with any of my BOCO Gear hats!

BOCO Gear not only makes running truckers but also visors, ball caps, camp hats, endurance, cycling, beanies and much much more! You can order right off their website or do a custom order for yourself or your event! You can check out prices here!


Company: BOCO Gear (Facebook)

Products tested: Running Trucker ($28) in Maroon Bells and Green With Patch


  • 5-panel Construction
  • Wicking internal sweatband
  • Laser-cut side and back panels
  • Adjustable Velcro closure
  • Sublimated design
  • Curved bill

More About BOCO:

Founder Kay Martin created BOCO when she saw a need for quality gear in the athletic headwear industry.After 25 years in the outdoor industry, Kay Martin has picked up a thing or two about the business. She’d worked in sales for a few big name brands, but when she looked at the landscape for athletic headwear, she wasn’t impressed with what she saw. That need—along with a high concentration of high-performing athletes—was the impetus behind Boulder-based BOCO Gear, which today creates custom hats and accessories for athletes all over the world.

The outdoor recreation scene in Colorado is what drives the athletes who test and buy her company’s gear. “People live here for a reason,” she points out, and her employees know that better than most: there’s a huge emphasis on work/life balance at BOCO. “Back east, when someone asks what you do, you tell them your job,” Martin laughs. “But here in Colorado, you tell them what you do for fun.”

Thank you BOCO Gear for providing us with some hats. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.





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