A list of Rafa hats released through retail channels

Which Rafa hat do you like best?

  • Rafa Bull Logo 2.0 sold between Summer '14 and Spring '15 [style:613966]

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Weird that they did two colours (green glow / emerald) so similar to each other in a close period of production. Although it might be that the green glow is quite a bit different but the fluorescence of the colour doesn’t come through in photos.

The Fireberry is not a bad colour. Some of the photos are making it look like hot pink but it’s more like a saturated fuschia.
 

lim

Professional
No ETA on these for the US yet? Looks like the most of the fall collection delivered at the beginning of the month.:unsure:
 

miko

Semi-Pro
No ETA on these for the US yet? Looks like the most of the fall collection delivered at the beginning of the month.:unsure:

Actually, pre-orders pp for Emerald rise/(White) [FB5600-349] were available on two popular online tennis stores (not tennis-warehouse.com though). On Fri, I noticed both pre-order pp were taken down.
 

miko

Semi-Pro
Weird that they did two colours (green glow / emerald) so similar to each other in a close period of production. Although it might be that the green glow is quite a bit different but the fluorescence of the colour doesn’t come through in photos.

Caps/bandanas are usually the same color as wristbands.

Green glow/(Black) accessories were prepared to round off Rafa's pre-USO outfit while Emerald rise/(White) is used in the USO (day session) outfit.



 
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miko

Semi-Pro
Yes! Only thing I noticed different was the Bull Logo on the front is now embroidered instead of heat transferred.

3 more minor things:
  • The Nike logo on the tab at the end of the adjustable strap is 3D (not flat)
  • Less velcro material on the adjustable strap
  • Tags on the inside (the previous 3rd gen Featherlights, released between Summer '15 through 2016, didn't have any)
 
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I just have these 8. I like them the most because I can put them in the washer/dryer and they will NEVER lose the shape of the bill. Some of the flimsy ones are trash after one wash - with the bill getting deformed and not being able to retain the shape no matter what.

Sad too that some are getting to $100 and over on the bay. I saw a black/volt one and really wanted it and didn't bid because I thought the price was going to end high. It actually didn't (maybe like $40ish) and I'm kicking myself now!!! oh well...
any interest in selling the one with pink logos?
 

miko

Semi-Pro
Only the adult one had a tag:
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I managed to get my hands on the NWT one. It turns out the tag in the picture does feature a partial SKU. The full one reads 574500-010.
 

miko

Semi-Pro
AO color is up for preorder

Yep. Photo blue w/Light laser orange [FB5600-406]. I just hope that, with Rafa playing, they will release it (unlike the Holiday/Winter '23 one)

After almost a decade, Nike revisits Photo blue as the base color for a Rafa hat. Previously:

Fall '14's Photo blue w/Black & Hyper punch [613966-406] for US Open 2014 (day)



Summer '11's Photo blue w/Black & White [398224-406] for Roland Garros 2011

 
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miko

Semi-Pro

This was a rather disappointing development. I was hoping that the new generation club cap would close the divide and Rafa would start wearing what is available at retail. Sadly, it doesn't seem to be the case. The colorway he is wearing in these pictures is Emerald rise w/White prepared to round off his USO23 day session outfit. We also got an equivalent club cap although it was only available in European shops. However, if you look closely at the pictures, the front logo is heat-transferred (as in his old custom featherlight), not embroidered (as in the latest club cap). I find that ironic because I strongly believe embroidered logos are better for durability.
 
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miko

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