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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Forager Cap


During SHOT Show we gave you a sneak peek of the Forager Cap from FirstSpear. The story was quite popular and for this week’s Friday Focus, we are happy to announce that the Forager is now available for purchase. I’ve got one of the prototypes and I love it.  


The Forager Cap features a slightly longer brim than other caps that gives extra shade and has a preformed, foldable bill that makes it a snap to store flat in your pocket. You’ll also notice that there are slits, called eyeglass channels, for the temple pieces of your eyepro that make sure they won’t go anywhere when stored above the brim.


The unique back hook strap combines stretch as well as a great deal of mechanical adjustment thanks to the buckle and loops. The Forager is also lined with an ultra light weight mesh for ventilation and wicking.


The front of the cap has a light weight breathable low nap pile from Velcro that will let you place a FS Cell Tag, PVC Patch or other ID marking. Additionally, the front breathable panel is embroidered with the FS logo if you don’t want to wear a patch.  


Standard size currently available in Black, Coyote, and MultiCam. The Small size will be available in 4-6 weeks.



29 Responses to “FirstSpear Friday Focus – Forager Cap”

  1. Colin says:

    I am into this

    • Colin says:

      Small size is reference to a smaller brim/overall profile?

      • FS says:

        Colin, that is correct. Smaller size will be available in 4-6 weeks

      • SSD says:

        See the pic toward the bottom with two different sized caps? The smaller one is the Small. I’ve currently got the larger cap and there is quite a bit of adjustment. I’d recommend 7-1/4 or smaller to go with the Small.

        • Patrick says:

          Sorry if I am not grasping the concept but…

          If I have a large melon, but prefer the smaller brim, am I just shit outta luck?

          • SSD says:

            The Small might fit you. I’m not sure how much adjustment there will be yet. FS is working on a sizing chart for us.

            • Patrick says:


              Hopefully SSD updates when they get the sizing chart, otherwise I’ll have to remember to keep my eye on FS to see if they post it there.

              I like the cap enough that I would get the one with the larger brim, but I would definitely prefer the smaller version.

              • Colin says:

                I like both versions, larger brim = less sun, but I am 7 1/4 so small it is. I have been looking for a new hat, was looking at the khuls, but this seems even better.

  2. Rowan11b says:

    Looks like the old german m43 cap is back! What’s old is new again. First spear needs to make a boonie.

  3. Steve says:

    Hoping it becomes available in a green sometime soon (OD, Ranger, Foliage…whatever FS puts out there would be great).

  4. Dellis says:

    Been waiting on this cap for a good while now, just picked up 2!

    Now…..waiting on the Throwback pack!!

  5. majrod says:

    It would be nice if manufacturers used the appropriate camo velcro when possible.

    Nice hat. Hope it comes out on ATACS

    • SSD says:

      If you mean the front panel, that material isn’t available in a print.

      • Rob Collins says:

        My Hill People Gear Umlindi has multicam velcro on the panel that wraps around the Prairie Belt. But, I don’t think it’s a common thing…

  6. El Guapo says:

    Let’s hope they eventually come out with a version without the velcro, I love M43’s.

  7. Asinine Name says:

    Item cost; $37.99

    Shipping; $44.70


  8. balais says:

    Can we let velcro on hats and shirts die a slow, agonizing death like it deserves? christ almighty.

  9. Thatguy says:

    I want this in wolf grey

  10. Paul says:

    I cut all the Velcro off my hats. Velcro was a bad idea.

  11. Mike says:

    Awesome looking hat. Wish it came with a no-Velcro option tho…