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Thursday, January 10, 2013
Operativ S&S five-panel hat

By Cody York
ESPN.com

Operativ's new five-panel camper hat.

Operativ was founded by rider and designer, Josh Suhre, in 2011. Inspired by the unifying outlook we share as part of the BMX riding community and lifestyle, Operativ's mission states, "Operativ is inspired by this distinct awareness we share and a lifestyle spent boldly painting the image of our mind's eye on the world around us. Apparel built on principles of conceptual design, functionality, and close attention to detail -- we strive to stand as a testament to the innovative thinking and raw creative energy our lifestyles embrace." The riders backing Operativ speak to their mission with the bold, stylish, and street savvy likes of Alex Magallan, David Grant, Bobby Simmons and Chad Ring. These five-panel hats definitely speak to their mission, with distinct Operativ style and attention to detail.

Attention to detail on the interior of Operativ's new five-panel.

WHAT IT IS:
The S&S Camper is an adjustable five-panel hat available in camo and black colorways. The S&S camper features a snug fit and military inspired materials and detailing. The front panel bears a refreshingly simple typographic woven label, inspired by special issue military labeling. The black colorway features gunmetal gray side vent eyelets, while the camo colorway nods to vintage military styling with brass eyelets.

Inside you'll find printed interior taping with Operativ's BMX lifestyle inspired line: "We Search & Strike," and a comfy sweatband with a black Operativ label. Around back, an adjustable cinch/snap back with a tuck-able strap and small white Operativ tag finish things off for a clean look.

Front and rear view of Operativ's new five-panel.

WHERE TO FIND IT:
The S&S Camper Hat is available through the Operativ online store, and available for shipping worldwide.