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Operator caps/hats
« on: June 19, 2016, 01:40:30 AM »
I'm pretty much never without my hat being a ginger in Texas. I'm very picky when it comes to fit on hats. So far Under Armour hasn't made one that fit me right, Oakley and Condor make some winners. I like the option of adding patches if I so desire.


The Oakley are called SI caps and the middle one is made by Condor as just operator cap.

Anyone else wear this style?



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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2016, 01:56:45 AM »
I'll wear a baseball cap, but not one with room for patches. I guess that means it's not an 'operator' cap... :think:

If it's going to be really hot/sunny, then I'll go with a wide brimmed hat instead.
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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2016, 02:13:11 AM »
I have one like that but lately when I step out, it's a tan Boonie hat. The sun has been intense lately. Pretty much quit wearing my cowboy hat around the farm.

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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2016, 04:03:21 AM »
I don't step out of the house without a hat, my eyes are sensitive and a hat helps! I have my everyday hat which has my patch and pins on it, but it is black and come hot weather it will sit on a hook and I'll wear one of my boonie hats, I can't stand the sun burning my neck or ears!
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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2016, 04:32:07 AM »
I carry the condor as well. Lightest hat I've found in awhile, I also wear a Chevrolet Racing camo hat from time to time.
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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2016, 04:41:26 AM »
Mostly it's my Tilley, sometimes it's my MTO hat.

Lately I've occasionally been seen about time in my stylish foam hat too.

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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2016, 04:42:19 AM »
I rotate between several hats :tu: I have a camo Under Armour that I consider my good hat and I have a few others in that category as well. I tend to try and match my hat with what I am wearing as well ::) Of note the camo UA hat is the only truly good fitting Under Armour hat I have ever put on :tu: I have hats I wear to work that are mostly adjustable but when I am at work I have to wear a hard hat :( I have a fiberglass full brim one that I wear that keeps the sun off my neck and ears mostly :cheers: It is very light weight but gets a little warmer than the regular white plastic ones in the summer ;)
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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2016, 07:30:07 PM »
Chevy Racing, Condor, and a leatherman hat I'm trying to break in
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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2016, 08:00:16 PM »
Tilley for me most of the time at the moment.  Good for both sun and rain.  Mostly it's the rain that's had me wearing it recently.  My waxed flat cap is too warm for the summer months.  I do have a couple of ball caps, including a MT.org one, that also get used.

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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2016, 08:44:00 PM »
I usually wear a oakley ball cap.

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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2016, 11:11:06 PM »
I'm looking for a good boonie hat . I've have several outdoor research Goretex Seattle sombreros. Great for cool rainy weather but not so much for Texas summers. Looking for just a basic model to keep the sun off my head and doesn't have military branch emblems on them. Found a good one at the army navy store but it had the USMC anchor and globe on it.

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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2016, 05:31:44 AM »
I've heard that operators don't wear operator caps  :whistle:
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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2016, 07:28:06 PM »
how else would i walk around the mall with a really offensive morale patch? Guess i could bring back the denim jacket and velcro that B up.

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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2016, 08:50:00 PM »
I prefer boonie hats myself, stops my neck getting sunburnt

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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2016, 02:27:56 AM »
I prefer boonie hats myself, stops my neck getting sunburnt
Totally agree!
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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2016, 04:14:35 AM »
I only really wear a few. I have a denim blue Corona baseball cap from Target. There's a bleach stripe across is, which makes part of it pink. It's beat to hell. Comfy as hell, too. I have a light olive Tiger Woods hat, which is the comfiest flexfit hat I've ever worn. I had no idea what the TW logo was until about a month after I bought the hat...I don't play golf. I keep a tan boonie hat in my car, and have a wide-brimmed Columbia hat I use for hiking and gardening. It works well.
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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2016, 04:03:28 PM »
With my bicycle riding.  Though not exactly "tacticool", I been wearing bicycle caps, under my brain bucket(helmet).  The most comfortable caps for me have been Walz http://www.walzcaps.com/

OH!!  And BTW.  Here's how you wear a cycling cap:

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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2016, 04:23:06 PM »
I prefer boonie hats myself, stops my neck getting sunburnt

Bonnie hat for work is a must.  Ball caps outside of work as well as Kangols.  I love hats actually, all types and styles. 

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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2016, 04:44:00 PM »
I hate baseball because they stopped fitting me in 1992 after my growth spurt, sucks being the one who's hat doesn't fit  >:(

Useless invention since it shades your eyes and allows your ears and neck to burn to smurf......that's what sunglasses are for.

Sunglasses, beanie or a real hat or whatever description.......those are my options  :cheers:
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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2016, 05:12:47 PM »
Baseball cap are a everyday wear, unless it's nasty out and the Suns beating down, then the boonie hat comes out, cause I ain't getting burnt! Speaking of hats my son surprised me and bought me a hat I had long ago, a FD-NY-PD that he found,, :D
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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2016, 05:22:18 PM »
Usually a boonie hat, however it's quite old and busted so a new one could be in my future. Although I'm not against a baseball cap either

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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2016, 10:01:54 PM »
With my bicycle riding.  Though not exactly "tacticool", I been wearing bicycle caps, under my brain bucket(helmet).  The most comfortable caps for me have been Walz http://www.walzcaps.com/

OH!!  And BTW.  Here's how you wear a cycling cap:
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Campy, the superior component set. I used to wear cycling caps all the time when i rode in the late 90s. My yellow litespeed hat... :'( lost at Hotter N Hell

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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2016, 10:05:58 PM »
I have a few hats, 3 government issued in the early 90s, O.R. Seattle Sombreros, and a lot of ball caps. I looked over Tilley yesterday at Gander Mountain. Just couldn't part with 84.99.  Maybe one day.


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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2016, 05:47:54 AM »
I prefer my ACU digicamo boonie, even tho it's not the most stylish. I started wearing boonies and other full-brim hats 25 years ago, after getting tired of sunburnt ears and neck after spending weekends outdoors.   I also have a Tilley Outback for "dressier" occasions, and picked up a Real Deal tarp hat that's sturdy enough for the Zombipocolypse.  ;)

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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2016, 06:12:34 PM »
With my bicycle riding.  Though not exactly "tacticool", I been wearing bicycle caps, under my brain bucket(helmet).  The most comfortable caps for me have been Walz http://www.walzcaps.com/

OH!!  And BTW.  Here's how you wear a cycling cap:
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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2016, 02:41:16 AM »
I just picked up an Outdoor Research Helios sun boonie. 50/50 cotton poly blend. Fits good, brim maintains shape well.


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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2016, 06:57:28 AM »
And you'll be invisible to helicopters  8)
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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2016, 02:45:18 PM »
Nice looking hat!

And you'll be invisible to helicopters  8)

Always a benefit...

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Re: Operator caps/hats
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2016, 02:10:12 AM »
I always use a bucket hat. I'm serious about shading my head.

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That looks like a beautiful area!

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