Some of the top gear makers sell national parks apparel and products.
Melin Adventure Club Parks Collection ($79)
This summer, premium hat-maker Melin rolled out a line of eight ball caps honoring four of California’s national parks: Redwoods, Joshua Tree, Big Sur, and Yosemite. The park name appears on the cap’s understated label, and the interior features a colorful graphic representing an iconic park scene—like Joshua Tree’s namesake yuccas and Redwoods’ towering trunks. The materials and construction also outperform your basic trucker: the visor’s perforated foam trims weight, ultralight fabrics (using recycled polyester and nylon) dry super fast, and an antimicrobial finish on the sweatband foils stink over weeks between washings.
By Kelly Bastone