Crye’s big ticket items normally steal all the review column inches, but they also make a raft of smaller items which are no less worthy of appraisal. I’ve already used and reviewed a number of items from Crye’s Smart Pouch Suite, and in much the same way I’m now going to look at their SkullCap beanie.

It’s a simple, close fitting, three panel hat. It incorporates a brim which is contoured in order to cover the ears and keep them warm. It’s thin, but it’s insanely warm given its fleece fabric weight.

It’s smooth on the outside – which allows it to be printed in Multicam colours – but exhibits a lofted inner, which insulates and which has a very comfortable hand.

The cap is also really well made, which you can see by turning it inside-out to admire the stitching.

Eyepro integration slots are a nice touch, if you’re keeping it on all day.

The SkullCap is, however, a one-size-fits-all item. I’m normally cautious around these and Crye’s product is no exception: people with large heads should buy with caution. While the cap is very pliant, it is way too tight for me for continued use.

Made in the USA.

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