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 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tac Hat I own the black and digital desert tac hats but wanted the camo one too (lol). Yes, I'm a GORUCK hog but the gear is so durable and over engineered. This is my favorite go-to hat for anything even visiting my client onsite.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tac Hat Had my Tac Hat for almost 5 years now. Stretched out a little over the years. Best hat i have ever owned !
Date published: 2016-09-09
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