What Are Some Things I Should Look For When Purchasing Tactical Hats?

Jason Campoli on September 30, 2022

Tactical hats look like the standard baseball cap, but this important piece of equipment does a lot more than just protecting you from the sun. The curve of the tactical hat works to provide optimal protection while you work in very sunny or very cold conditions.

From breathable lightweight fabric that doesn't compromise style over function to providing comfort from other tactical gear like heavy helmets, a tactical cap isn’t your ordinary hat. 

As tactical hats are an important article of clothing, you should be thinking about the features/specs that are important to having a well-rounded tactical hat before you buy one. To help you make the best decision possible, we’ve compiled this guide to the things you should look for when purchasing a tactical hat from PSP Corp.


It’s not shallow to admit that your style means a lot to you. Your style and personal aesthetic speak volumes about your personality, so you want to ensure that the things you wear on your head match you perfectly. 

When thinking about aesthetics, ask yourself some questions like the following: “Could I wear this with my other clothes?” “Does the colour suit my style?”  “Can I add a personal touch with velcro patches?”

Does It Fit Comfortably On Your Head ?

There’s no point in buying a hat that doesn’t fit comfortably on your head. Not only can this give you headaches or can get your skin irritated because of the hat rubbing against your head, but this can also be a significant distraction; something that you definitely don’t need in a tactical scenario.

Before finding a hat, you should measure your head’s circumference. Using a tape measure, you can measure the circumference around where your hat will sit. This will provide you with the best measurements for your head diameter and circumference, allowing you to find a cap that fits you perfectly!

The Breathability Of The Tactical Hat

Working in hot conditions can be unpleasant, so it’s important to find breathable materials that allow your skin to breathe and allow heat to escape from your head.

Your head and neck emit around 45% of your body heat due to the amount of blood flow in the area, so your tactical hat needs to provide adequate ventilation in order for this heat to escape. By selecting a tactical hat that is breathable, you can minimize the chance of unpleasant issues such as migraines or heat exhaustion.

The Material

Aside from breathability, the material should be comfortable and non-irritating to your skin. PSPCorp’s tactical hat is made from 96% breathable cotton and 4% spandex, so you don’t need to worry about any unpleasant rashes or itching from our tactical hats!

When you’re buying a tactical hat, try a few different materials to find the material that provides the most comfort. If you start itching or the material is irritating in any way, take it off and try another hat!

Washing & Maintaining Your Tactical Hats 

Let’s face it, a sweaty cap that hasn’t been washed in a very long time is not something we want to put on our heads very often.

When choosing a hat, make sure you find a material that allows you to properly wash your cap at a high temperature to kill bacteria, and remove dead skin and oils from your scalp. By washing your cap, you can reduce irritation that causes rashes and skin infections.

Contact PSP Corp Today If You Are Looking For High-Quality Tactical Hats!

Are you looking for exceptional tactical gear with exemplary customer service? Look no further than PSP Corp. We provide excellent tactical gear for all your needs, including stylish tactical hats. We have a few options for our customers that come in a range of colours, such as the adjustable first tactical blank hat in black or midnight navy or the ZT tactical ball cap. Contact us now to find out how we can help you!