Crye’s big ticket items normally steal all the review column inches, but they also do 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 focus on their SkullCap.
I sourced mine from Odin Tactical, which carries a decent range of Crye gear.
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 helps insulate and is very comfortable.
It’s also really well made, which you can see by turning it inside-out.
It is, however, a one-size-fits-all item – which normally causes me problems where headwear is concerned; but in fairness this is very pliant and stretches to fit without binding too much. What’s more, it’s thin enough to wear underneath my Triple Aught Design boonie or a bump lid.
The hat’s eyepro integration is a nice touch, if you’re keeping it on all day.
Otherwise, you may end up spilling your glasses into your tactical latte when you remove the hat.
Lastly, a closer look at the inside label:
Made in the USA.