Parapack is a small brand based in Salt Lake City known for its flagship product, the P-CAP. Weighing a mere 1 ounce, the P-CAP is a sun hat that can be folded up and stowed in your pocket when not in use. Launched in 2020, the P-CAP has now been worn by thousands of customers for everything from ultralight backpacking to international travel.
Parapack has learned a lot in the last few years, and is now ready to elevate the 1-ounce P-CAP with some awesome additional features. New things they’re hoping to incorporate into the P-CAP include:
- Recycled fabric that is lighter and more breathable, and also packs up thinner/ smaller
- Molded visor with laminated construction to prevent wrinkling
- Smart foam inside the visor to help recover the sun hat quickly to a "normal" cap shape once unpacked
- Fabric with built-in UPF 50 sun protection
- Fun new colors!
To fund these updates, Parapack just launched a Kickstarter campaign, which is essentially a platform for pre-sales, but with the intentionality of using crowdsourcing to bring a specific project to life.
Head on over to Parapack’s Kickstarter to learn more and support the campaign!
Can’t wait until August for your lightweight, foldable P-CAP? The current version is available on GGG — in stock and ready to ship! Choose between the original version of the P-CAP, which provides full head coverage, or the P-CAP Light, which is constructed with breathable mesh.
Jai-Yu Fu, who co-founded the brand with her husband Ian Hughes laughed, “If we were going to create something, we might as well have fun and be a little nerdy and funky with it.”
“That’s why we started Parapack,” she said. “We want to encourage thoughtful play and spread playful thoughts into the world.”