Tacoma Defiance, Tacoma Rainiers

R Hat to Hat Matchup

UPDATE: The 59Fifty Official Navy Home Cap is the WINNER of R Hat to Hat Matchup. Check out all 16 hats in follow the “Buy Now” links to secure a new lid from the We R Tacoma Team Store

We all know the Tacoma Rainiers R Hat is the king of the mountain. Our place in MiLB merchandise sales rankings is the proof, but the way we really know it is seeing the stylish headwear everywhere we go. And not just in the South Sound. With so many to choose from, and dark horse competitors from the Tacoma Defiance side entering the fray, it’s time to settle a score.

Follow the Tacoma Rainiers and Tacoma Defiance on Twitter and Instagram to tell us where the voters went wrong. While you’re there, drop a selfie of you in your favorite Tacoma hat.

Whether or not your favorite Tacoma cap is one of the 16 that have made this hoopla of the hats, right now $5 from all lids purchased from the We R Tacoma Team Store is going straight to the Tacoma Urban League through R Hat R City. Scoop up a new Rainiers or Defiance hat for this incredible local organization, and join the Tacoma Urban League on their mission to achieve equality for all people in our country.

The We R Tacoma Team Store is now open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 AM to 5 PM. Pick up your new hat in-store, or shop online 24/7.

R Home Region

59Fifty Official Navy Home Cap (WINNER) — Buy Now

A hat for opening nights and cross-country flights. There isn’t a cap on this list that better defines R Home than the navy blue with red R. Back in 2015, this became our primary hat at Cheney Stadium. Now you wear it so people know you are from Tacoma – a land of mountain, tall trees, and sea, but most importantly, a city that proudly lives, works, and plays together.


9Fifty Rotator SnapbackBuy Now

Adaptable to long hair, ponytails, and for all those who call for a more casual look than the fitted, the 59Fifty Rotator Snapback is the business-casual of lids – relaxed enough for everyday wear, and stamped with baseball’s best logo. The classic R is a surefire clean look.



59Fifty Royal and Yellow R CapBuy Now

R hat with a throwback twist. This one calls out to the sky pilot origins of Seattle baseball, but still stays true to all things Tacoma. Others who are in the know, those who have breathed in the must of the Kingdome, will tip their own cap to you on the street and wish they were wearing what you’re wearing.



59Fifty Graphite Red Flannel R Cap (Round One Winner) — Buy Now

This graphite stunner is so northwest it has flannel as a key element. The grey and red also give a nod to the state’s first land-grand university. A little grungy, a little lumberjack, 100 % South Sound.


R Mountain Region


Navy Mountain Knit (Round One Winner) — Buy Now

The best view in Cheney Stadium is from R Bar. Looking over the field, you take in the façade of the historic park and beyond it all, like the pom pom on the top of this hat, sits Mt. Rainier. Even when the weather’s frightful, we find R House delightful. We stay warm in April by the Fires of Cheney while wearing this knit cap that represents what we love about calling the South Sound home.


Camo ’47 Movement OTC Clean Up CapBuy Now

A hat that doesn’t just look tough, it rolls it’s sleeves up too. Each one of these patterned beauties supports Operation Hat Trick, which helps service members recover from the visible and invisible wounds of war. Respect those that serve, with a classic camouflage pattern.



Navy ’47 Sallana Trucker CapBuy Now

With a classic patch that pulls no punches, this hat comes well-worn and pre-loved. It’s the perfect dashboard cap for dusty jeans and steel resolve. A look that was built to shade the sun, deflect the rain, and never get in the way of your get up and go.



59Fifty Navy State Cap (Semifinalist) — Buy Now

Tacoma, Washington – R City, R State. A land of evergreens, mountains, rivers, lakes, the Sound, and the great people that call it home. Washington is part of who we are, no matter where we are. When this sits on your dome, no one will have any doubts about where you lay your head at night.



R City Region


59Fifty Official Red Alternate Cap (Finalist)Buy Now

On Sundays, we wear red. We stick out in the crowd, or against the green grass. A contender as strong as any we throw into the ring, this hat is a classic all the way through. We might just wear it for another 50 years.



9Fifty Red White Trucker SnapbackBuy Now

With a retro-style embroidered badge on the front, this trucker cap has the high crown of an on-field hat and style to boot. It’s a simple hat, but there’s something about that gold that elevates it. That mesh is pretty clean too.


Vintage Navy ’47 Clean Up Cap (Round One Winner)Buy Now

Straight up dad hat status. Roll it all the way back with this vintage-inspired look, where faded navy and the comfort of an adjustable strap is for the person who wants an all day, every day hat. It’s an easy cap for easy living. Just the way we like it.




39Thirty Black Team Neo Flex Fit CapBuy Now

If the ‘47 Clean Up is vintage, the Neo Flex is all about living life in the future. The ultramodern design has mesh all over allowing your head to heat and cool as necessary.  High tech, right? This is a hat for the fan of the 21st century.


Defiantly Tacoma Region


Black New Era 59Fifty Primary Fitted Cap (Round One Winner)Buy Now

Defiance embrace the ships that call our port home and the seas that surround our Point with arms open like the Giant Pacific Octopus. The primary logo of Tacoma Defiance is embroidered right on the front so that every person you meet knows your home team is Defiance and your hometown is Tacoma.



Black/White Defiantly Tacoma TruckerBuy Now

Snapback, meshback, feed cap – call it what you want, but we prefer “trucker hat”. Wear this as you kick you know what and take names.



Black New Era 59fifty TAC Fitted CapBuy Now

Place this lid on your head because when people ask where you are from you don’t just say Tacoma, but the street and neighborhood too. You are the T-A-C from Hilltop, Lincoln, Stadium, Central, West End, wherever. The high contrast design is so people won’t miss it – you are Tacoma.




59Fifty Navy Circle TAC Cap (Semifinalist)Buy Now

Being from Tacoma is cool. Being a baseball fan is cool. This is the hat of cool. Fitted for your head, the crossed T-A-C-R shares your two greatest loves at once. All on one stylish little piece of headwear.


Always Together. We R Tacoma.

About the Tacoma Rainiers

The Tacoma Rainiers are the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Tacoma has been a member of the Pacific Coast League since Cheney Stadium opened in 1960, and has been a Mariners affiliate since establishing the Rainiers moniker in 1995.

The most up-to-date news and notes about the Tacoma Rainiers and Cheney Stadium can be found at WeRTacoma.com, or by following the Rainiers on Twitter (@RainiersLand), Instagram (@tacomarainiers) and liking the team on Facebook.

About Tacoma Defiance

Tacoma Defiance is the USL Championship affiliate of reigning MLS Cup Champion Seattle Sounders FC. You can follow The Future of Champions on Twitter (@TACDefiance)Facebook, and Instagram (@tacdefiance). We are #DefiantlyTacoma.

We R Tacoma Team Store

The We R Tacoma Team Store is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT and we are fulfilling online orders. Grab your Rainiers gear, your Defiance ‘fit, and follow the team store on Instagram and Twitter.

COVID-19 Information

More information on social distancing and how to prevent the spread of Covid-19 can be found at Tacoma-Pierce County Health. The most up-to-date information on how COVID-19 is affecting events at Cheney Stadium can be found here.

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