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A Guide to Great Tactical Hats

Tactical hats are designed to be durable and protect your face from the sun, dust and other elements. So if you’re hiking, camping, hunting or working on a construction site, wearing one can be beneficial. A good tactical hat will generally be made of soft, strong cotton, or a breathable blend of polyester that’s moisture-wicking. Added mesh fabric and ventilation holes also provide better airflow. Some even feature Velcro patches that allow you to personalize your fit. Ahead, we rounded up some of the best options out there to narrow down your search. Each one is adjustable, breathable and available in a range of solid colors as well as camouflage options. Shop your favorite ahead.

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1. Oakley Si Cap

With O Hydrolix technology, this polyester style wicks away sweat.

Pros: It comes in seven color options, with a stretchy fit and front velcro patch for easy adjustments.

Cons: This may run big.

Oakley Si Cap
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2. Condor Tactical Cap

This cap features a durable blend of nylon and cotton ripstop fabric and front, top and back velcro patches.

Pros: It comes in many colors and camo print options. Six ventilation holes help keep the head cool.

Cons: Some may find it runs small.

Condor Tactical Cap
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3. Gloryfire Tactical Boonie Hat

Made of 100% cotton, this style features an oversized brim, four ventilation holes and adjustable chin drawstring.

Pros: It also features an interior pocket and loops around the crown to hold small items, like a map.

Cons: Some may prefer a stiffer brim.

Gloryfire Tactical Boonie Hat
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