Tactical headwear is any type of head covering that provides advantages for fulfilling a mission. They can be used to protect from moisture, dust, sunlight, or even to protect the wearer’s identity.
For a hat to be tactical, it must be optimized for the demands of the mission. This will include light weight, easy fitting, comfort, and any protection from elements, especially direct sunlight.
Tactical hats often have Velcro pads for companies to attach any type of insignia allowing for faster recognition of rank and affiliation during operations.