Melin Hats – The Best Hats for Active Men

Last updated April 21, 2022

MELIN HATS

There’s no denying that Melin hats are some of the finest-crafted hats on the market. They’re sturdy, high-quality hats, and they look good! I love Melin hats and tend to wear them almost exclusively. These hats last longer than others, so they have no problem keeping up with your daily grind.

Based in California, Melin was founded in 2013 by two Cali dudes that have since revolutionized the headwear market. They spent time traveling the world, studying the art of hat-making, sourcing the best materials and they did everything they could to relentlessly improve their hat-making skillset. This resulted in the finest-crafted, good-looking, headwear for all active and fashionable hat lovers.

High-performance athletes put these hats through the toughest conditions, and Melin gear takes the beating while maintaining it’s stylish looks. No matter if you’re taking a dip in the lake or ocean, running marathons or playing golf, people will always notice your nice hat when you’re wearing a Melin.

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Why purchase a Melin hat?

Right away, let’s address the biggest complaint against purchasing a Melin hat. Hats start at $59. This is about twice the amount, as compared to other brands, on average. Exclusive designs and other products, like thermals, range higher in price.

However, this is not another run-of-the-mill hat. These hats stand out and feel good. There’s 5 main hat styles to choose from, and lots of classic and bold colors.

All styles in the Hydro collection are water repellent and designed specifically for use in the water. In short, their Hydrophobic technology repels water & sweat. It also adds a layer of anti-microbial protection on the triple quilted moisture-wicking interior lining. The visor also keeps the hat buoyant, so it won’t sink when in the water.

Melin sources materials from the most iconic fabric mills in the world and each hat is put through an 88-point inspection, so you know they’re constructed with the finest hand-selected materials in the world.

On top of this, each hat includes a 30 day, no questions asked, return or exchange policy, and each purchase is backed up by a 2-year limited warranty should anything go wrong.

As a hat lover, I’ve purchased other nice hats that are not Melin brand. I also paid “extra” for my other nice hats. So, I believe the cost is justified. After owning multiple Melin brand hats, I know for sure that they’re well worth the price.

Melin Hydro Features

High-quality Materials and Construction

Melin brand hats are made to last. They’re durable and built for your most demanding days, so they can keep with your daily grind.

Melin sources materials from the most iconic fabric mills in the world and each hat is put through an 88-point inspection, so you know they’re constructed with the finest hand-selected materials in the world.

High-performance athletes put these hats through the toughest conditions, and Melin gear takes the beating while maintaining it’s good stylish looks the entire time.

Hydrophobic Technology

Most of the gear the Melin offers includes Hydro technology. In short, their Hydrophonic technology repels water & sweat. There’s an added layer of anti-microbial protection on the triple quilted moisture-wicking interior lining. The visor also keeps the hat buoyant, so it won’t sink.

These hats are built for water and sweat. No matter if you’re taking a dip in the lake or ocean, or walking the golf course on a hot day, all styles in the Hydro collection are water repellent and designed specifically to withstand the toughest water conditions.

Visor seal for your thumb

No man likes a smudge on his hat. It’s like a stain on his character. That’s why Melin designed their hats with a perfectly positioned seal for your thumb to grip the bill every time you put your hat on or take it off. The seal is made of a plastic material that’s easy to grip and keep your hat looking fresh.

Secret Pocket

Each hat includes a hidden sleeve-like compartment. The interior pocket comes in handy when a wallet or pockets are not available. The pocket easily fits cash or a key.

Where to buy Melin hats

The best place to purchase is direct via the Melin website. All orders include free shipping for purchases above $75. So, shipping is free if you purchase 2 items or more.

Alternatively, there are a number of other online retailers, including Amazon that sell Melin brand gear. However, 3rd parties typically have smaller inventory options in stock.

If you prefer to purchase in person, check Melin’s store locator to see if any local retailers carry Melin brand hats.

Melin Hat Styles

There are five different styles to choose from. All of these hat styles include Hydro technology:

  • Trenches Icon Hydro
  • Odyssey Hydro
  • A-Game Hydro
  • Coronado Hydro
  • Pace Hydro

To ensure a perfect fit, make sure to check out Melin’s handy hat fitting guide. The detailed measurements and diagrams help you determine what type of hats are best suited for your head size or shape.

Here’s all of Melin’s Hydro hats, categorized by style.

Trenches Icon Hydro

Horizon Shape: Flat visor, deeper fitting hat.

Oddyssey Hydro

Split Shape: A split seam at the top-front of the hat creates a classic stylish pointed hat.

A-Game Hydro

Vintage Shape: Classic hat shape with a narrow curved visor.

Coronado Hydro

Split Crushed Shape: Features a rope-trimmed visor. Similar to the Split shape, but a more relaxed look.

Pace Hydro

Camper Shape: Specifically designed for runners and athletes. Features 4-Way Stretch material for a comfortable fit.

  • Pace Hydro

  • Pace Hydro

    The Pace Hydro is specifically designed for runners and workout fans. This innovative style originates from melin's passion for sports and active lifestyles. Made from lightweight, breathable fabric that will keep him cool and comfortable during runs and workouts. It’s also machine washable, so it's easy keep clean. Just air dry it after washing and you’re good to go!

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Other Melin Products

In addition to hats, Melin also offers beanies, thermals and accessories.


Redefining Hats

There’s no denying that Melin hats are some of the finest crafted headwear on the market. They’re sturdy, high-quality hats, and they look good! I love Melin hats and tend to wear them almost exclusively. Sure, there are other nice hats out there, but in my opinion, Melin brand hats last longer than other brands. Plus, they’re just more comfortable. These hats are built to stand up to your daily grind. Whether you’re working in the yard or hitting the town, a Melin hat will keep you looking sharp.

Based in California, Melin was founded in 2013 by two Cali dudes that have since revolutionized the headwear market. They spent time traveling the world, studying the art of hat-making, sourcing the best materials and they did everything they could to relentlessly improve their hat-making skillset. This resulted in the finest-crafted, good-looking, headware for all active and fashionable hat lovers.

The logo is the capital letter “M” situated on a strong foundation and supported by three pillars. The three pillars represent the three key aspects of the company’s philosophy: materials, details and innovation. This is a brand that prides itself on its quality and its ability to constantly push boundaries.

When it comes to finding a quality hat, there are few brands that can match the style and durability of Melin. High-performance athletes put these hats through the toughest conditions, and Melin gear takes the beating while maintaining it’s good stylish looks the entire time. No matter if you’re taking a dip in the lake or ocean, running marathons or playing golf, people will always notice your nice hat when you’re wearing a Melin.

Customer Support

Each hat includes a 30 day, no questions asked, return or exchange policy, and is backed up by a 2-year limited warranty should anything go wrong.

Customer Support is available by phone, chat or email.

Melin Hats FAQ’s

How do you clean Melin hats?

1. Run it under medium temperature running water. Soak the hat throughout.
2. Squirt a small amount of gentle dish soap into your hands and rub your hands together, like youre washing your hands.
3. Using your hands only, throughly wash your hat as you would if you where scrubbing it down with a towel or sponge. Make sure to also clean the interior of the hat.
4. Run it under warm water again and thoroughly wash out all of the soap using your hands only.
5. Shake out all excess water and air dry.

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WHERE DOES MELIN SOURCE THEIR HATS?

All hats and products are designed in California. Melin prides themselves on sourcing only the best materials from top of the line fabric mills from all around the world. Production is based in China. No detail is spared in the pursuit of high quality, and it shows in the finished product.

WHERE TO BUY MELIN HATS

The best place to purchase is direct via the Melin website. All orders include free shipping for purchases above $75. So, shipping is free if you purchase 2 items or more.

Alternatively, there are a number of other online retailers, including Amazon that sell Melin brand gear. However, 3rd parties typically have smaller inventory options in stock.

If you prefer to purchase in person, check Melin’s store locator to see if any local retailers carry Melin brand hats.

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