Arc'teryx LEAF B.A.C. Cap

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Arc'teryx LEAF B.A.C. Cap

Post  Gear Whores Anonymous on Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:39 am

With so many tactical caps on the market it's almost impossible to just own one. I probably have a bag full of different ones, whether color, style, etc. Sometimes there is gear that is just essential to own and the B.A.C. is one of them.

Notable features:
-Comes in black or tan
-Stud-less top making it headset friendly
-Rear mesh making the hat cooler on the head
-Flexfit in 2 sizes fit both small and large heads
-MSRP of $30

Manufacturer page:
http://leaf.arcteryx.com/Product.aspx?EN/Mens/Accessories/B.A.C.-Cap#

Shot of both the tan and black cap


Closeup of the "discreet" Arc'teryx logo embroidery


Sideshot shows the rear mesh half


Quarter and rear view of the cap



Top angle reveals the "stud-less" design


Flipping the cap upside down. Note the Flexfit brand and embroidery


Closeup of the Arc'teryx logo from the inside


Authentic Flexfit product which is patented


And in true GWA fashion, the tag. Made in Bangladesh


The B.A.C. half mesh design makes it lighter than traditional caps as well as cooler to wear. If you're on the field or just out on the town traditional caps can leave your head sweaty. A lot modern tactical caps I have noticed have switched to the rear mesh, which just makes sense. They've removed the top stud making them much more comfortable to wear with a headset or headphones as well. The discreet embroidery doesn't make the cap stand out as super tactical but if you get tan that kind of goes out the window.

One thing I am always worried about are hats that fit, I ordered the L/XL caps and to my surprise they fit great. I also like how they didn't go overboard with the velcro. Seems that a lot of tactical caps have entirely way too much velcro on them. Front, back, top, sides. It's just ridiculous. The front velcro patch suffices, honestly. They could even add a rear piece of velcro but it's completely not necessary.

Above I mentioned it's an essential piece of gear and I say that because it just works. It's an affordable cap, it's comfortable, and it just simply works.

Pros:
-$30, for Arc'teryx, damn good price
-Half mesh design
-Multiple flexfit sizes
-Discreet with not too much velcro

Cons:
-Made in Bangladesh

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