TAC Hat - Mesh (Black)

TAC Hat - Mesh (Black)


The Mesh TAC Hat is a simple, military-style tactical hat with six panel construction. Four panels are Cordura, two are military-grade, non-stretch mesh. The Cordura we use is 1000D — same as we use in our rucksacks for its ripstop protection and strength to weight ratio.

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Our TAC Hat pares the military tactical hat down to its essentials while keeping the secure, low profile fit. The middle panels are made of a non-stretch mesh which allows more air to flow, keeping your head cool even in warm weather.

  • 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
  • Six (6) panel construction

You can customize the TAC Hat with any patch of your choice. But no matter what, make it yours. The TAC Hat only gets better with time, use, and abuse.

TAC Hat Breakdown by GEAR PATROL

"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 riddance 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®, Military-grade mesh, 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 - Mesh (Black) is rated 4.1121 out of 5 by 107.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bomb Proof Hat I don't think I could damage this thing if you gave me a bulldozer, dynamite and a full day to try...it's built like a Sherman tank! There are some attributes that could be improved, however. Due to the cordura construction, there is very little absorption capability. This results in a lot of sweat running down your face (in eyes) that would otherwise be absorbed by a conventional cappreciate. It is also a little small for my head...which could be blamed on my massive noggin but is worth the mention for other potential buyers with a man-sized dome. Would I buy again? Absolutely! However, it would be even better with a few design improvements.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from High quality but low volume Its very comfortable, well made and shipped quickly. The Velcro patches are super straight and good quality. It's made in the USA.... But I wish the volume was greater, I have a larger head and this hat just doesn't fit me like I thought it would after ready other reviews. I would literally wear this hat every day if it was sized larger. That being said if you require a lower volume hat and want a instant classic that you can do ANYTHING in, this hat is for you. Not a light weight hat, will take field abuse over and over. ***Please make a larger size for us Sasquatch headed Ops guys PLEASE and I will not only wear it daily but provide a referral for all my other Shrek friends!!
Date published: 2016-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Greatest Hat I've Ever Wore I've been wearing a hat everyday since my first day of high school, a very long time ago. I wore multiple hats during my military career and continued that trend after I got out. I will never own a different kind of hat again. If Leonardo DaVinci had designed hats it would have been this hat. If you are looking for a sleek, durable, stylish hat, than look no further. I'm sure one day the Goruck founder would like to retire and this hat may not be available forever. In saying that, I recommend you buy 2. One for the first 50 years and another for the remainder of your hat wearing days. GR1 rucksack, you are on the radar for my next purchase from this fantastic company.
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I must be big headed. So, on paper, this is the best Tac hat on the market. I was talking it up with all the guys and pretty sold five more copies. However, it doesn't fit my head. I know I know, it's adjustable, that's not the issue. The low profile crown and length from front to back makes it pinch my head. So I washed it. A couple times. Wore it wet. Let it dry on my head. Still doesn't fit. I still love the hat though, so I threw my favorite patch on it and it rides my dash. Maybe one day I won't be so big headed and it'll fit better. I'd still recommend this hat though, it's an awesome hat.
Date published: 2016-07-12
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