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Depending on the branch of service, assignment and the environmental conditions; the type of military hat worn will vary. Having appropriate head protection is key to survival for our military and law enforcement officers. Galls has a large selection of military hats that range in style and purpose including:
- Watch caps- This military cap is also called a knit cap. This cap is usually worn in colder weather when military personnel needs to keep their head and ears protected while out in the field or on assignment. Watch caps are made with fleece, wool and even a non-allergenic fiber.
- Boonie hat- The Boonie hat was introduced during the Vietnam War to replace the patrol and baseball caps. This hat gives the soldier head protection in hot and humid conditions and is used in all branches of the military. It ranges in colors, but the camo Boonie hat is most popular.
- Tactical/Baseball cap- Both baseball caps and tactical caps give protection from the sun and heat during deployment in hot and sunny climates. The main difference between a baseball cap and a tactical cap is the quality of construction material and the ability to attach patches for customization.
- Berets- This long-standing uniform hat has been worn since the mid-20th century. These military hats come in multiple colors, can be rolled up and are easily stored in a pocket. They are not designed for head protection such as a helmet, so they are not normally worn out in the field.
Popular Military Hats
Watch caps are popular headwear among military personnel, law enforcement and civilians for protecting their heads and ears during cold weather. With lightweight material that is breathable and durable, the Rothco Polar Fleece Watch Cap is a favorite.
Another staple for a military uniform is the Tru-Spec Boonie Hat. This hat is durable, practical and comes in 4 sizes as well as 10 different colors.
Not only does Galls have a large selection of tactical hat styles, but we also carry the brands you trust. We offer brands such as 5.11 Tactical, BlackHawk and Keystone Cap Company, to name a few. You can also accessorize your military hat with our huge selection of decals, emblems, straps, and military and morale patches.
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