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Snapback Hat Extenders Explained: Tips for Using Them

By Taylor James


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Snapback caps are coming back; many 90s-style trends have reappeared in 2022! Most good baseball hat brands like New Era, or Nike, sell snapback hats in a range of sizes so you can find one with the perfect fit.

But what if you sit between sizes, or perhaps you have purchased a second hand, limited edition hat that is just that little bit too small. One option is to get yourself a snapback hat extender.

This handy piece of plastic will sit on the snapback at the back of your hat and make it a little bigger, so you can get that perfect fit.

You can pick these extenders up online, but here are a few things to consider while browsing. Look at the company you purchased the hat from and determine if they sell their snapback extenders. That way the extenders will match your hat perfectly, making it easier for you to resize the hat to fit.

If your hat company doesn’t sell extenders, you will want to look for a few things when buying one from elsewhere. Firstly, you will want to decide if you want to buy a color to match the current hat, most people will pick a color to match, but you could always switch it up and pick a bold color to change up the style of your hat.

You can check out these options on Amazon.

The other thing to make sure of, and this is an important one, is that the size of the snapback extender fits with your hat. Most will have a uniform size for the holes that will work with your hat, but you want to look at the overall length of the extender and check that the width of the piece of plastic is the same.

Lastly, read the reviews. It may only seem like you are buying a small piece of plastic, but you still want to ensure that it is made well and will stay put when popped into your hat. Invest in a decent quality extender, and it’ll increase the overall lifespan of your hat, and you will get much more wear out of it.

About Taylor James

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