We have some brand new Cuffed Knit Patch Caps just in time for winter! The same group who sew up our ripstop cotton hats and NYCO hats make these right in the USA as well.
These hats are absolutely amazing for cold weather. They will keep your head warm during those overnight rucks and when you’re outside in the freezing cold temperatures. If you’re looking for a cool weather knit cap (50 degree weather) then these might be a little warm for you. If you want these to maintain their size then don’t put them in the dryer… there’s a chance that will shrink them.
- Made: USA
- Materials: 100% Acrylic with Thinsulate for insulation
I frankly was not initially sold on the idea of doing a run of these knit caps. My main concern was that they are made of acrylic and use Thinsulate for insulation. I had no idea what that would feel like or how it would hold up at a GORUCK event. I settled on getting two samples made that I could test out before going all-in on an order. Thankfully, I was surprised and impressed with the results and decided to do a full run.
The samples arrived and within four weeks I had taken one of the caps through two GORUCK Tough events. In the above picture the hat on the left is new and the one on the right is after two events. The hat still looks great and functions exactly how you would expect. I did send it through the dryer which may have caused it to shrink up a little.
One thing to note is that the Velcro loop 3″ x 2″ panel will not shrink. This causes a little arch but our heads have that shape as well so it’s really not noticeable.
If you want a merino wool cap then this is not that. These are well made, sewn in the USA, hats with a 3″ x 2″ embroidered piece of Velcro sewn into the front of them. If you’re in the market for that then we’ve got what you’re looking for!
Joe (verified owner) –
This hat is going to keep me nice and warm in the gloom. I have worn the hat a few times in the cool autumn mornings and it’s kept me nice and warm. Brian had this shipped out right away after purchase. I recommend this product and buying from ADR.
Travis S McCray (verified owner) –
Awesome skill cap, the logo on the velcro is great by itself, you dont really need a patch. I’m very satisfied by this knit cap. Super warm, comfy and pretty thick. Much better quality than a cheap off brand beanie you may get at a gas station or flea-market.
KiltedBeast (verified owner) –
This is a great hat that does an excellent job of both keeping your head warm and displaying your favorite patch. I’m highly satisfied with the quality of the hat. Be aware, though, if you have a big head (like me) you may have to continuously pull it down on the sides and back. I hav this problem with all my hats so it’s not unique to this one – therefor no penalty on the stars. Thanks ADR!
Jonathan (AFC_Ruck) (verified owner) –
Really impressed by the quality of this hat. It is thick and warm! I’ve been using it in some single digit weather and it rocks.
Jake Montesanti (verified owner) –
I absolutely love this cap, I haven’t taken it off since it came in the mail. It keeps my head warm and dry and I wear it while snowboarding
[email protected] (verified owner) –
Very pleased with this cold weather cap. Thick but not bulky, Covers the ears easily. Not too tight. Way better than those fleece caps that have taken over the outdoor world. Spend the extra cash; you’ll be glad you did!
Adam Howe (verified owner) –
Super thick and cozy warm. Definitely a good fit. You don’t have the extra bulk of material on top.
JQ (verified owner) –
Very high quality. Super thick and warm. I haven’t washed it yet but the material seems like it’ll hold up well.
Chelsea (verified owner) –
Love the hat! Definitely want to grab a couple other colors of it in the future. Like everyone else is saying, it’s super warm. Fits my big head just great, too. It’ll be with me in a couple weeks for my GORUCK Light and Star Course events. Thanks for the stickers and handwritten note as well, Brian!
Laurel Blackburn (verified owner) –
First of all, don’t laugh because I live in Florida. I wore this during a frigid night ruck. Temps were in the mid 50s which translated to Florida weather is about 10 below zero. The hat was super warm. I was actually surprised how thick it was when I got it. Compared to all of the other winter hats I bought from Columbia and other top brands, this one is far superior.
Ahmed oliva –
Looks great and feels amazing, warm and soft. It’s very warm in cold days.
Rick Rocco (verified owner) –
Exceptional quality and very speedy delivery! I needed a warm hat that looked good while doing the job! This was it! I traveled to Cleveland Ohio from Florida for an event and it worked out perfectly! I need to travel to more cooler climates to use it more!
Great quality and very warm. (verified owner) –
These are great hats. They are very warm and the velcro panel hold on to tac-patches well.
I am very happy with this purchase and I highly recommend this product.
Diggsjm (verified owner) –
This hat is super warm! I rucked 3 miles in 35 degree weather and had to take it off a few times to let my head cool off. This hat will definitely keep me warm throughout the winter. Hat stayed on during my PT. Love the patch panel!
I have two of these and just bought one for my wife. She loves it. These are warm and great for rucking. It lives in my ruck during the winter months. Buy one. You won’t regret it.
robjones1184 (verified owner) –
This hat is perfect. It’s very comfortable and warm. Easily the best hat I’ve used to cover my bald head. Do yourself a favor and buy one.
Matt (verified owner) –
Love the hat – and the hand written thank you note… great touch
Nic (verified owner) –
I don’t know of the long term use and durability. I’ve had both the green and black for a couple weeks. Used the green one out hunting the mountains last weekend and it kept me warm and no complaints.
[email protected] (verified owner) –
i love my hat with or without the patch. Nice and warm with a great logo in the velcro. Well made and will buy another in the future!
Mark (verified owner) –
I needed a new hat for rucking in winter and my wife is always cold, so I purchased two of these hats. They are fantastic. Great fit and very warm and not impacted by biting cold wind which we seem to have a lot of this year. My wife wears it around the house as soon as she comes home from work.
Chad Fisher (verified owner) –
Great cap especially for my big head. I have an issue with beenies not coming down and covering my large orb that sits on my shoulders. This thing has kept my head and ears very warm on many rucks.
I. G. (verified owner) –
Amazingly warm and great lookin’ knitted “watch” cap. As someone who’s almost frozen to death at a training event, I can appreciate a good, warm piece of kit! This hat has stayed in my bag since I first got it and I will not leave home without it. It has replaced my go to polar fleece hat. The bonus is you can swap patches on and off, however the ADROff logo on there is so cool that you don’t need to put a patch on, if ya don’t want to. Quality hat, cannot recommend enough!
navfed (verified owner) –
Great coverage for your cranial. Very warm and large enough to cover the earlobes. Can’t beat the price for the quality of the cap. I highly recommend buying one or two..
Adam (verified owner) –
I can’t tell you how awesome this hat is. It is incredibly warm and is tough. I haven’t used it in an event, but in 18 days, I will be and I will report back on how it went, but with what I have done to it in training, I have no doubt it will come through with flying colors. Keep up the good work. Let me know when black is back in stock so I can live by the adage 2 is 1 and 1 is none.
Ruck_PNW (verified owner) –
Wore this on a 32 degree ruck and it felt and worked great! I usually sweat a lot while wearing any knit caps while being active. Not with this one. It kept my head the perfect temp for the entire 6 miles. The Velcro on the front is a nice touch but looks just as cool with the ADR logo. Another thing I noticed was that the logo stayed right in front the whole time. My other knit caps seem to do complete 360’s around my head while I move. Happy with this purchase!
Cody (verified owner) –
Excellent quality! Very warm and arrived quickly
delreal1 (verified owner) –
Super warm hat! I love it. The most comfortable beanie ever. I wish it was colder in SoCal so I could wear it more often. But it’s pefect for late nights or early mornings outside.
SD (verified owner) –
It is comfortable and very warm. My wife thinks I look like a prison escapee when I wear it. 👍
My wife gave me one of these for Christmas (after forbidding me from buying one myself). Excellent quality, toasty warm…Definitely a perfect companion for my winter rucks.
Joe (verified owner) –
Got 2 of these in Green! This is a warm hat! We wore these hats during the Team Ninja GORUCK Santa Grinch Light in Seattle earlier this month. The ADR Merry RUCKMAS patch fit perfectly on the Velcro portion of the hat! It’s a warm hat. At one point during the event I had the hat in my front pants pocket and Cadre Ed had us “proned out, rolling left/rolling right” in the wet grass. Once back standing… I pulled the hat out of my pocket (the hat was soaked) wrung it out and put it back on…it’s one warm hat. My wife loved how warm it kept her head and ears! We washed them but let them air dry. No issues so far! Has it been mentioned that this is a warm hat?!
Jude Rossi (verified owner) –
Got this for my daughter and I know she’ll love it! Her favorite rucking weather is snow and rain, lol……But I’m sure she’ll be toasty warm along with her other gear.
Paul (verified owner) –
Love this cap. Haven’t tried it wet yet so I don’t know if it’s as good at keeping your head warm when wet, but it is half the cost of my wool watch cap so I can’t complain.
It keeps me warm and has a place for a patch. What more could I want?
Israel Gonzalez (verified owner) –
Keeps my head warm and looks cool.
Megan (verified owner) –
I bought this as a gift for my son who does Goruck. I think he’s gonna love it! My husband was pretty impressed when I got it. Looks like great quality! Can’t wait for him to do his Star Course in it!
John (verified owner) –
The hat is thicker than I expected – and that’s AWESOME. I’ve been wearing it to head to the gym before the sun comes up in lovely Canadian -10 weather (14F) and staying toasty warm. Absolutely love it!
Daehn (verified owner) –
This hat is awesome. Wore it durin g a ruck in 40 degrees and stayed warm.
Henry P. (verified owner) –
Super warm and tough!
Shooter (verified owner) –
Cap received as advertised. Happy with this purchase.
Nathan (verified owner) –
The thing I hate most about rucking in the cold is when my ears get cold. With this hat, problem solved. And I get to rock my patches! A must have.
Anthony D. Frisolone (verified owner) –
I’m love this hat! Warm and I can wear my patches in the winter and not have my ears freeze! Gonna buy the green hat now!
Eric Bennett (verified owner) –
I recently bought the knit velcro patch cap and love it! It is well made and super warm. Now I can proudly wear my GORUCK patches on my winter hat!
rmc0109 (verified owner) –
Both both colors, and I love these hats! Only negative is they’re to warm to wear all the time.
joeleyba (verified owner) –
This purchase was a no-brainer living in Minnesota. Tested it out during the Team Ninja Santa Ruck Grinch Light, which included a snowstorm before ENDEX. Keeping warm wasn’t a problem. Super happy I bought it.
khigbie (verified owner) –
This hat is WARM!
I haven’t had a cold enough day to give it a really good test, SE Texas doesn’t have many of those, but I can say that this is a very well constructed and comfortable hat. Had a few nights that dipped into the mid 30’s and the hat kept my head toasty warm. I’m looking forward to seeing how it does in the dead of winter in Michigan.
BZ (verified owner) –
This hat is incredibly warm, almost to a fault. If you are working out in weather above 40 F leave it at home. However, if you want a really well built hat for those cold weather rucks, look no further. This thing will keep you warm and stylish, no matter how many bear crawls you do.