TAC Hat - Full Panel (Black)

TAC Hat - Full Panel (Black)

Made in USA

USA hat manufacturing costs more. But who else proudly overbuilds hats? Nobody. Our TAC Hat uses the same tough 1000D Cordura as our rucksacks and has a low profile fit, similar to tactical hats worn by Special Forces soldiers. We removed the button on top because under a helmet or hearing protection or in a thousand other situations, it’s unnecessary and annoying.

Proudly display the patches of your choice on the front Velcro and on the patch friendly “Buffalo fuzz” on the underside of the brim. 
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Our Full Panel TAC Hat pares the military tactical hat down to its essentials while keeping the secure, low profile fit. 

Primary Features

  • Primary material: 1000D CORDURA®, the same military-grade material found in our rucks
  • 2x3 inch patch-friendly VELCRO® on the front
  • The Brim: its underside is a patch-friendly, soft to the touch material that functions like VELCRO® loops
  • The top button: we removed it because it serves no purpose and it hurts when you wear Peltors or other hearing protection
  • TAC Hat Label – heat pressed onto the sweatband inside the hat. No exterior branding
  • VELCRO® closure
  • 6 panel construction

TAC Hat Buzz

"It’s quite possibly the last hat you’ll ever need or want."

A. The GR TAC features an internalized label that’s heat-pressed to its cotton sweatband. The cotton is essential because it serves not only for comfort but for critical sweat absorption. A good thing for those killer ascents.

B. The trick bill is made from not only a soft material that makes it easy to touch, but the underside is also similar to velcro loops. That makes it easy to personalize or use as a stealthy stash point for map lights, patches and other tactical needs. Easily one of our favorite features.

C. Like other GORUCK products, nothing beats the patina of well-worn age, but there’s also a multitude of personalization options through the use of patches.

D. The GR TAC dome is comprised of six panels, four are made from the brand’s signature black 1000D Cordura. In this case it’s uncoated for better breathability and still exhibits better waterproofing than plain ol’ cotton. It’s not the lightest stuff out there, but it’s tough as hell. Man up, you can handle a few extra grams.

E. The two middle panels are made of non-stretch mesh. This is where the bulk of airflow happens. GORUCK has tested the GR TAC with Green Berets in far more miserable conditions than you’ll ever be in. Not a single complaint. Not that that we’d expect them to.

F. GORUCK’s founder Jason McCarthy brings up a good point. The button that resides atop most ballcap domes is pointless (and the apogee of many a middle school shenanigan). So they came up with a solution. Ditch it. And good riddens because the GR TAC is all the better without it.

G. The hat’s face is endowed with the easily identifiable 2×3 inch velcro patch in GORUCK’s signature Reverse Flag. Leave it as-is or place a patch on it. We’d opt for the former. Either way it’s just about perfect on the GR TAC.

H. No explanation here. There’s an adjustable velcro closure to make sure the GR TAC snugly fits you’re cranium.


Availability Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Days
Rating Yes
Materials 1000D CORDURA®, Cotton
2x3 VELCRO/patch sold separate Yes
Color Black
Gender Men's
Manufacturer GORUCK
Made in USA Yes
Scars Lifetime Guarantee No
Scars 6 Month Guarantee Yes


Weight 0.190 lbs
Length 8.000 in
Width 8.000 in
Height 4.000 in
TAC Hat - Full Panel (Black) is rated 4.428571428571429 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the same.. but still a good hat. A couple years ago I ordered the original Full Panel Tac hat and instantly fell in love. Incredibly durable, easy to clean and looks rad. Not long after they stopped making the hat and I wished I had ordered several more! I was so happy to see they brought it back as my original one has faded from black to brown. I ordered 3 and waited excitedly. Sadly once I opened the box I could tell the materials used were not the same. The 1000D Cordura is definitely thinner than the original. The bill and soft underside also feel different and is thinner than the original. The original hat fit my head perfectly but sadly the new one is cut differently and sits and fits much differently than the original. Only time will tell if it is as bulletproof and durable as the original. I was hoping to remove the velcro patch front to make a "slick" version but they now permanently heatpress the velcro on now. With all that being said it probably is still the most durable hat out there... time will tell. But its not has awesome as it once was.
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what it used to be... Honestly, pretty disappointed with the new full panel Tac Hat. I've had my coyote full panel for over a year and it has seen the hardest use of any hat I've every worn. And, being a balding guy, I wear hats a lot. My coyote Tac Hat is thick and durable, with an awesome bill, and stitching that is obviously heavy duty. It has even become a different color as the cordura absorbs my work. The new black full panel Tac Hat I got is almost the polar opposite from my coyote though. Seeing the full panels become available again, I jumped on both a black and mcam. But, upon getting them, I was pretty let down. The black is verrry thin compared to the mcam, but even moreso to my coyote. No way is it the same 1000D. The sizing is WAY off and it is much lower profile. I don't have a small head at 7 3/8, but am swimming in the black one. The Mcam fits with all of the velcro used. The sizing and profile of my coyote is perfect and thought it would be the same...the bill is also shorter and thinner than my original. Thought it would be time to give my coyote a break on its rotation, but I just keep wearing that one instead. Guess the Tac Hats aren't what they used to be. The Mcam is alright, it's a little thicker and fits a bit better. I haven't worn the black once though.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome hat This hat is nice. Compared to the RIPSTOP hat, It seems "bigger" as in it sits lower on my head. This is also more comfortable. I haven't gotten too sweaty in it yet, but I love it already.
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It fits my large noggin! I've had one of the older double patch black tac hats for a few years now. Best hat ever but showing wear and smells pretty ripe no matter how I clean it:). Bought this one and it fits like my old black one (finally). So happy they've gone back to the old design. If you have trouble finding a hat to fit your oversize brainpan get one of these. You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2016-09-23
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