One of my favorite parts of each new NFL season is finding an item or two of clothing to represent the team. A part of that ritual every year is buying a new cap — my wife ABSOLUTELY loves this about me. Okay, she is annoyed at how many hats I own but I think she’s accepted the fact that she won’t be able to put in an end to this practice.
With that in mind, New Era reached out to let us know about their new sideline collection for 2018. There are two hats that will be worn by teams on the sidelines depending on whether the game is home or away. I think it’s a pretty cool concept and I liked the designs so I thought I would share them with you.
I prefer the away look below mainly because it is next to impossible to keep the white bill on a cap clean. I do like the stripes on the side of the home look though. More information about the hats can be found in the press release below.
New Era Cap Co. Inc., the official on field cap of the NFL, announced the launch of the New Era 2018 Official NFL Sideline Home and Away Collection, which will be worn on NFL sidelines during the 2018- 2019 NFL season. This new cap collection is the first to give fans a unique look whether their team is defending their turf at home or leading an attack on the road.
The New Era NFL Home and Away Collection, offers a mix of silhouettes for both HOME and AWAY including the classic 59FIFTY® fitted, LP59FIFTY® fitted, the 9FIFTY® snapback, the 39THIRTY® stretch fit, the HOME sideline visor and the women’s 9FORTY® adjustable. The Home cap features a side panel detail of the team’s uniform to unite fans and encourage teams to DEFEND their turf. The Away cap is designed with a scoreboard abbreviation on the side and a completely new logo crest, like a banner, to rally fans and encourage teams to lead an ATTACK on the road. As part of the sideline collection, New Era has also created a Color Rush 59FIFTY® and 39THIRTY® monochromatic team cap featuring a team logo on the front, team uniform detail on the right side, and team slogan on the interior taping. The Color Rush caps will be worn on the sidelines by certain teams during Color Rush match ups.
The New Era NFL Home and Away Collection is available at neweracap.com as well as most sporting goods and headwear retailers with a retail price range of $26-$35 USD.