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What Run Oregon is Wearing: BOCO Trucker running hats

Julie in Running Trucker – Maroon Bells

Geli: When I go running, I almost always wear some sort of hat for a variety of reasons: It keeps my hair under control, it keeps the sun or rain out of my eyes, and it keeps my head protected from sunburns or cold (depending on the season). 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

Specs:

  • 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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About Julie Mullins (42 Articles)
I am a 41 year-old runner from Dallas, OR. I am married to Jerry (also a runner) and we have three kids (one who will run with us on occasion). I work full time at West Valley Hospital/Salem Health and run as often as I can. I ran in High school but as an adult, started running in 2008. Since then, I have completed 13 full marathons, numerous 5k, 10ks and 15k. I've run two Ultras and just completed my 31st half marathon. My goal is the get my BQ in 2018 at Eugene Marathon! (Pinch me, I DID IT!!!) I also organize a local running group called ZaoFit (on facebook). I LOVE running with others - it is what keeps me motivated to stay consistent, and to keep dreaming big.

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