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5 Panel Tech Cap
Adjustable with Breathable Nylon

The 5 Panel Tech Cap is your packable, crushable lightweight hunting cap for almost any occasion. Breathable, indestructible and low profile, this is a do-it-all hat that fits just about anyone.
$30.00
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Product Details

Layering Position

  • - Cap
    • Features

      • - Lightweight, polyester construction
      • - Mesh lining
      • - Crushable bill for easy packability
      • - Adjustable rear strap
Size OSFA
Cut Accessory
System Position Accessory
Material Poly
Product Weight 2 oz.
Primary Usage Lifestyle, Spot & Stalk, Tree Stand, Waterfowl, Upland, Fishing

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Reviews

4.4
of 5
36 Reviews
Fit
Runs Small
Perfect
Runs Large
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great hat! 3/13/2019

This is a great piece for early season, and is something I still bring along in late and put under my beanie. I understand that some folks think it's too flimsy, but I think thats a huge PRO for this hat cause its super packable and folds up easily and doesn't stay bent like if you packed away a traditional ball cap. Its a nice material that isn't too hot but also doesn't let my scalp get burned ( another balding guy here aspiring to be like Ol' Cal) and is an awesome "AC unit" when dipped in a creek. Love it.


How it fits
Can't speak to larger hat sizes, Im right in the middle.

Nickname: Conrad T.
Size: OSFA
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Awesome packable hat 10/29/2018

Hat fits well. Bill is short which works well for archery hunters. Hat can be packed away in your pack and taken back out to wear without trashing your favorite ball cap. This thing is always in my backpack.

Nickname: sethtrokey
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: Illinois
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Good hat, but runs small 10/24/2018

Its a great hat made with really nice breathable material that you can pack anywhere without worrying about destroying it, but it has one problem. It runs small, and the rear strap for tightening and loosening it is worthless because the hat itself doesn't loosen beyond the standard fit. Thankfully its just a touch snug on me, but if my head were any bigger it wouldn't work. If i loosen the strap, the strap is loose, but the hat still fits tight around my head. It doesn't really expand even thought the strap has been expanded.


How it fits
The material just needs a touch more stretch to it, so if it is a snug fit its still comfortable.

Nickname: John
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 260lbs - 270lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: North Carolina
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Nice Hat if you don't want Cotton 10/5/2018

I got this cause my survival instructor back in the military drilled into our heads that you never take cotton outdoors. Like one of the other reviewers stated, the bill doesn't really bend, so it stays a little flat. I was also using this in the 55-65F temperature range, and it can get hot when you're hiking. I found that I was removing it on all of my climbs. I think that I'll make a bunch of slits in the side panels, like the Nike golf stuff. Other than that it's pretty comfortable!

Nickname: Colin
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: Oregon
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great hat. 9/1/2018

Fits nicely. For those of us with short hair, it’s snug and that’s great. The shorter brim is wonderful for pulling back the bow and not getting in the way. I’m curious what the brim is made out of as it seems flimsier than most other hat brims.

Overall, I’d recommend the hat.


How it fits
Fits great for short hair.

Nickname: Geno
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: Alaska
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Not the best 9/1/2018

The hat feels flimsy. The bill won't shape. A lot better hats at the price

Nickname: Jim
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: Indiana
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Hat is OK 8/30/2018

This hat is ok, the brim is a bit flimsy and generally stays like a flat brim. If you prefer baseball cap style, don't go with this one.

Nickname: Luke
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: Wisconsin
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Excellent Product 8/30/2018

I took this thing out on a few antelope hunts early in the season where the temps were in the mid to high eighties. My head did get a little warm while I was hiking and that's when I realized how much I love this hat. I took it off and carried it in my hand for about a minute and then put it back on. Evaporative cooling must have kicked in because when I put it back on my head, it felt like I had dipped it in an ice cold creek. I'll definitely have this out with me from now on during early season hunts.

Nickname: Boomer
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 200lbs - 210lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: Montana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Made for smaller domes 8/29/2018

Well built and a fine hat overall, it just doesn't fit my noggin right. My nephews (<10yo) like it and it fits them perfectly


How it fits
Very small for large-headed folks.

Nickname: Ryan
Height: 6'6" - 6'8"
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: California
Use: Waterfowl
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Made for smaller domes 8/29/2018

Well built and a fine hat overall, it just doesn't fit my noggin right. My nephews (<10yo) like it and it fits them perfectly


How it fits
Very small for large-headed folks.

Nickname: Ryan
Height: 6'6" - 6'8"
Weight: 220lbs - 230lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: California
Use: Waterfowl
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Love it 8/29/2018

Great fit. Lightweight and packs up easily. My buddies all bought one out of jealousy

Nickname: Nickkessler
Height: 6' - 6'2"
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: Tennessee
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Good Purchase 8/29/2018

If you are looking for a hat that is comfortable and is out of the way for bow hunting this is the hat!

Nickname: Wyatt Pratt
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: Oklahoma
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Nice Hat 8/29/2018

Nice all around hat to wear whenever. Very light and very packable.


How it fits
May be a bit snug on big noggins.

Nickname: Kyle
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: Indiana
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great hat 8/29/2018

Awesome light weight ball cap.
Good for early season warm days.

Nickname: lane
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Size: OSFA
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Best hat ever 8/29/2018

Best hat ever is not an overstatement. I perspire profusely from the ol’ noggin and usually my hats are soaked sweat stained travesties that get ruined quick. However, this has was used during a scout trip in the middle of August in northern Arizona. So monsoons, humidity and heat. I was in complete awe when after several hours of hiking over several hundred feet of elevation gain and a couple of miles I pulled off this hat and it was bone dry except the sweat band. I couldn’t believe it. Insane vapor permeability. This allowed me to comfortably shade my eyes and face from the sun without feeling the usual discomfort of a sweaty hat on my head. Highly recommended!

Nickname: Matthew
Height: 5'6" - 5'8"
Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: Arizona
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect fit, comfortable and breathable. 8/29/2018

I absolutely love this hat. The fit is spot on and you couldn’t ask for a more comfortable hat.

Nickname: Kevin
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 180lbs - 190lbs
Location: Missouri
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
perfect 8/29/2018

Lightweight, fits well, looks good. What more could you ask for.

Nickname: AT
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: Connecticut
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Perfect 8/29/2018

This hat is light and breathes very well. It's an awesome hat for early season bowhunting.

Nickname: Derek
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 170lbs - 180lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: New Jersey
Use: Tree Stand
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great Hat 8/28/2018

Perfect hunting hat. Comfortable and versatile. Not too stiff to shove in a pack.

Nickname: Caleb Hughes
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: Texas
Use: Lifestyle
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Ok hat 8/28/2018

I bought this hoping it would be a snugger fit but the hat fit bigger than expected. Colors also aren’t what is advertised. The orange stitching was on the fluorescent pinkish side and the overall fabric seemed to be a bit yellow. Otherwise happy with material and texture

Nickname: Zach
Height: 5'8" - 5'10"
Weight: 130lbs - 140lbs
Size: OSFA
Use: Lifestyle
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great Hat, Especially for Bowhunting 8/13/2018

I wear this hat anytime I'm going do a high output activity, but it is primarily the hat i wear while bowhunting as the brim is a tad shorter than standard truckers and ball caps. This makes it possible to shoot with my regular form while still wearing my hat forward and shading my eyes. Super lightweight. More breathable than any other full cap but not as breathable as a mesh trucker. However, the band is way more comfortable and functional than a trucker hat band.

Nickname: steven
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 190lbs - 200lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: Colorado
Use: Spot & Stalk
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Best hat you can buy 7/28/2018

I have been wearing hats almost non stop for the last 20 years and have become increasingly particular about what goes on my head. For the last 2 years it has almost exclusively been the first lite 5 panel tech hat. I lost my first on a jetski. Cursed for 20 min and vowed to never do that again. Before I was back at the dock I had ordered another. Breathability on this hat is second to none. Wear it in the water and it dries in minutes. Sits perfect on the crown. The bill doesn’t have memory so you cannot mess it up. Strap never comes loose or digs in. No ball on the top to destroy your head like the Death Star. If you like hats you’ll love this one. Do your self a favor and just buy 2 now. You’ll thank your self later.

Nickname: Wilderdude
Height: 5'10" - 6'
Weight: 150lbs - 160lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: Maryland
Use: Lifestyle
Fit
Small
Perfect
Large
Great hat but.. 7/28/2018

The hat fits great and drys fast when wet but my only complaint is the brim. It doesn't hold shape very well. At the end of the day I would buy this hat again.

Nickname: Patrick
Height: 6'2" - 6'4"
Weight: 210lbs - 220lbs
Size: OSFA
Location: British Columbia
Use: Spot & Stalk
Grandpa hat 5/17/2018

This is the best hat on the market hands down. It drys extremely quickly after a downpour and is very breathable. No ear irritation that you get from wearing the mesh hats for days on end. If you're looking to get away from the mesh trucker hat that everyone a their sister sells then this is the hat for you. The hat strap is awesome compared to plastic crappy push style. Some people say that hat looks dorky when you wear it but I really appreciate the way it looks. The bill is relatively flat but not in a "bro" type way. It looks like a hat your grandpa wore hunting and I mean that in the best way possible.

Nickname: Mitten
Excellent build, comfortable hat 3/30/2018

Would be 5 stars but for the fact that the instructions do no allow for tossing it in the washing machine-- spot clean only. It is so well made, so perfectly designed. My new favorite hat!

Nickname: Huntryx
Perfectly packable hat 2/7/2018

This hat kind of surprised me when it arrived in the mail last year. It is not really very structured, so you can literally roll it up and put it in your pack. Very comfortable.

Nickname: Tres
Great cap for all scenarios 1/25/2018

I got mine in Fusion and I love it. Does a great job of keep your head cool and warm depending on the conditions outside.
I go to the gym in it as does a better job of moderating temp than my UA cap does. The sizing strap on the back is much more preferable than a snap back and the cap comes with a slit in the fabric of the back of the cap to seamlessly hide the excess strap.
Easy to fold the cap as well to slip into a pocket. FL did a great job on this.

Nickname: Jose
Great cap for all around use 12/10/2017

Great 5 panel tech hat. Extremely comfortable for any use. I bought a 2nd one right after I got the first. Looking forward to using them for scouting/hunting spring turkey and for the next 3D archery target season.

Nickname: JB
Nice hat 12/5/2017

Solid 5 panel hat. I love that the fusion matches the rest of my gear. I wish the brim was made of a different material, because it can’t be shaped or curved. Brim stay very flat always.

Nickname: Kenny P
Just don’t 11/22/2017

I bought this hat from Cabela’s because it was only $10 and after receiving it in the mail I realized this was a poor decision. The bill is crooked at can’t be bent to any shape other than the silly bent shape it case with. I wouldn’t take it even if it was offered for free. It is comfortable, if you don’t mind looking like a complete doofus.

Hopefully this review goes through, because I have a feeling First Lite curates their reviews. If that’s the case, I’ll definitely be checking out Sitka and Kuiu for future outdoor gear.

Nickname: Robert Williams
Comfortable but the brim can't form 10/10/2017

This hat is comfortable and the material seems durable. My only gripe is that the brim is soft and can't hold shape. It wants to flatten out. For this reason I prefer the lo pro hat.

Nickname: Jonathan
killer hat 10/5/2017

Low profile hat perfect for long days in the sun. Will keep you shaded from the sun but is extremely breathable. Great fitting hat and blends in perfectly on the camo set.

Nickname: Clark
Great hat 10/2/2017

The material is great and it fits well. The bill is very flexible and great for folding up for storing in a pack or a pocket. My one very minor complaint is the bill is flatter than I prefer but the bill is too flexible to easily form a permanent curve into. It's a very reasonable trade-off for being so easily packable.

Nickname: Justin
My new favorite hat 10/2/2017

This hat is light weight, super comfortable, great style, excellent materials, and excellent fit. I recommend it it highly.

Nickname: David O
Great Lid 9/21/2017

Awesome hat.

Nickname: JP
Light and comfortable 7/16/2017

This hat is very light and comfortable. Great to wear while fishing. Folded it up and put it in my pocket, brim in very flexible. Great and easy hat.

Nickname: Shaun