The MSM CG-Hat series has been a hit and they now offer a Mesh variant to offer more heat dissipation for desert dwellers. The foundation is a true FlexFit hat, with the top rivet removed and a good dose of loop velcro added. The front panel is approx 4" x 3" and the rear is 3" x 3" with a 5.5" x 1" strip at the bottom for name tapes. There is even a 2" x 2" diamond up top for IR patches. The end result gives good patch holding capability without looking like a full head of velcro. All edges have been sewn down for super smooth no snag functionality. Just in case, cord hangs from the bottom back as a lanyard attach point if high speed adventure comes your way.
MSM didn't stop the party there and added on the DLUX element, the integrated hearing protection. Rather than having to hold an extra plug case, these are already close to your head and retractible so no fumbling around. Plugs are included, however the user can use any that are screw-in compatible. To deploy, just pull plugs out of the pouches with enough slack to comfortably fit in your ears. When complete, pull plugs out of ears and press each retract button which is the whole side of the retractor. The plugs will now be retracted and can be further tucked into the pocket for a cleaner look. Don't worry, these hats are still compatible with sunglasses and active/electronic ear protection.
2 Sizes: S/M 6 3/4 - 7 1/4 and L/XL 7 1/8 - 7 5/8
NOTE! Due to the mesh the end result is more loose fit than standard FlexFit hats.
Currently available in: Loden (Greenish Brown) with Loden Mesh / NO patches included.
Available Sizes: S/M, L/XL
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I have been asked this several times by folks who wish to purchase this unique hat. I lose my earplugs all the time at the range and with the retractable ear plugs, they rock. I also like the airy mesh that keeps my head cool and the generous Velcro felt. I purchased 3 more after my first one.
I bought my cap, mainly for the hot summer days, hiking and for the hours on the shooting range. It's very breathable and the fit is very comfortable. You get a lot for a very cheap price.
Great quality hat, the mesh does an excellent job of keeping your head cool in the heat. Large velcro fields will fit about anything. The earplugs are not the highest quality but could easily be changed out for something more high speed, and the earplug carriers are physically stitched into the hat. I immediately cut them out, added hook and loop fields to both sides of the button and innards of the pocket so now they can be removed or added as i please. This also lets them be used in conjunction with any helmet containing loop fields. I assumed the button would have a weak pull and be slow at retracting the earplugs, and was wrong. Pressing the button is the same as activating a 1,500hp vacuum that is till gentle enough not to rip the plugs out of your ear, but eliminate any slack. Great Quality
This tactical hat is a great hat. Then only thing is I dislike Fexfit. I would have like it more if it where a snap back or buckle back. the Mesh is nice for hot days and it doesn't give off the tactical vibe when you first look at it. Low Key is nice.
This hat is well made. Great design and innovations. I recommend it.
Hat fits great, stitching is high-quality, patch-panels are good. My only wish is that the earplug cover panels were a little bigger so that the earplugs would stay up inside a little better. Overall a great hat.
My son had the same baseball cap with built-in ear plugs at the range and I had to have one. It was shipped in less than one week. Quality product and service.
I like caps. I have way too many. This is an awesome cap. I agree with most of the improvements/issues in the other reviews here...but none were real deal breakers for me. I don't regret this purchase one bit. Actually will be thinning out some of my other caps and buying several more of these. My only personal gripe....I really wish it was made in America. That's the only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. "Made in the USA"....instant 5 out of 5. I know it would cost more - honestly, I'd gladly pay the extra for such a slick cap.