The Awesome Must Have Gear Item!

Training Places Available in August
July 11, 2014
Tactical Use of Terrain
July 14, 2014



Above: NightCap with PVS-14 and ancillary mounting arms/shroud etc.

Got your attention? Rightly so.

Gear Recommendation: Crye Precision NightCap. $97.50. Multicam or Black.

This item is only relevant to you if you are planning on wearing NODs – PVS-14 or some such night vision. It doesn’t look that cool wearing it during the day, or without NODs.

Why is it great?

1) It works, it is comfortable. You have to fit a shroud to it into which the mount and arm for the PVS-14 goes, just like on a helmet. It is well adjustable and has a comfortable pad on the forehead under the shroud. Example Shroud.

2) Unlike a skull crusher, which of course crushes your skull, you can raise the NODs up just like if you are wearing a helmet. The NightCap does not crush your skull.

3) Unless you are wearing a helmet for ballistic or bump reasons, the NightCap is the way to go.

4) You can fold the NightCap up and put it in the pouch with your PVS-14’s, the mount and arm assembly. If you think about it, this means that you can always have the ability to wear your NODs on your person. If you had this pouch on your belt, or your patrol pack, and you lost your helmet, you can still wear the NODs. Even if you carry a helmet, the NightCap gives you an alternative low profile or emergency option.

5) A great low profile option for night recce patrols.

6) It comes in multicam or black. I had a conversation with Chris about this, in which he sensibly pointed out to me that it is worn at night , and therefore black is the best color to buy it in. Hell no! I have one in multicam. Why? Becasue multicam is cool. Let’s not forget the first rule of gear – it must LOOK GOOD!

All joking aside, this is a truly great piece of gear.

If you are looking to attend a Night Optical Device Firing (NODF) Class, or the Night Fighting (NF) Class, then you should consider this piece of gear. If you don’t feel you need a bump helmet, and don’t feel a ballistic helmet is necessary, then you won’t go wrong.

For the record, I do have an Ops-Core ballistic FAST helmet. That is an  option. I can carry the NightCap with my NODs at all times.

MVT has no financial interest in, and will receive no compensation from, Crye Precision. It would be nice though 😉







  1. aaron says:

    You’re welcome.

  2. FormerSapper says:

    That looks pretty slick to be quite honest, they even have the velcro for counter balance on the back.

  3. Shocktroop0351 says:

    Yay! More gear discussion!

  4. Shortbread says:

    With at least two more Super Moon’s happening this year and the monthly full moon, I vote multi-cam over the black. Did you see how bright it was last night? And what happens at day break? Camo all the way, all the time! there is no accounting for being un-cool either! Shortbread 😉

  5. RobRoySimmons says:

    It seems training must be conducted out of a Holiday Express with free wifi and hopefully breakfast.

  6. Jay says:

    OUTSTANDING… can crush into my battle belt utility pouch. Great find. Thanks for the great link!

  7. MM1 says:

    Anyone out there have a recommendation on mount/shroud/arm combinations to go with this? Functional quality is always the priority, but spending hundreds/thousands on a “trial and error” basis is getting incredibly old. Please, before anyone says it, I know that “you get what you pay for”. I just want to “one and done” this end of the project and know that I didn’t blow half a paycheck on uber-tacticoolishness wehn solid function can be had for hundreds less.


    Very respectfully,