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Article: Capping Off Your EDC: How Keyport + Notch Turn Your Cap into a Tactical Toolbox

Capping Off Your EDC: How Keyport + Notch Turn Your Cap into a Tactical Toolbox

In a world where utility and style often converge, we at Keyport are thrilled to announce our partnership with Notch, the leading outdoor cap and tactical cap company. This collaboration elevates the everyday carry (EDC) essentials, merging the practicality of Keyport's modular tools with the sleek design of Notch's hats. As we venture into this new chapter, Keyport's innovative Anywhere Tools, including our clip-on multi-tool and flat mini-flashlight, now seamlessly attach to the distinctive notch of Notch hats. This enables you to use one of the front beam modes on our Pocket Flare 2.0 as a head lamp, offering a blend of flair and function for your daily adventures.

Transform Your Cap into a Tactical Toolbox with Keyport + Notch

Discover how Keyport and Notch have redefined the concept of everyday carry (EDC) with their innovative tactical cap and compatible modular multi-tools. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and professionals alike, this collaboration brings functionality and style together seamlessly.

Key Features:

  • Tactical Hat with Proprietary Notches - Engineered for rugged use, these tactical hats feature proprietary notches that seamlessly accommodate sunglasses, making them perfect for outdoor activities. The unique notch design ensures that your sunglasses fit comfortably and securely, enhancing your overall experience.
  • Outdoor Cap with Notches for Keyport Tools - These versatile and breathable outdoor caps come equipped with specialized notches that  integrate perfectly with Keyport tools as well as sunglasses. Suitable for various weather conditions, the notches provide a secure attachment point, ensuring your tools are always within reach.
  • Keyport Clip-On Multi-Tool - Keyport's clip-on multi-tool adds a new level of versatility to your Notch cap. By securely attaching to the notches, it transforms your cap into a multifunctional piece of gear, ready to handle a variety of tasks while keeping your hands free.
  • Tactical Cap Light - The Keyport Pocket Flare 2.0 mini-flashlight, with its convenient pocket clip, integrates seamlessly with your Notch cap. This tactical cap light provides enhanced visibility in low-light situations, making it an essential addition for outdoor adventures and nighttime activities.
  • Flat Mini-Flashlight: Keyport’s Pocket Flare 2.0 is a thin mini-flashlight and easily attaches to the notches on the Notch tactical cap. Its sleek design minimizes bulk while providing bright, hands-free illumination, ensuring you have reliable light whenever you need it.

Why Choose Notch + Keyport Tactical Hats?

  • Notch Tactical Hats are Ideal for Outdoor Activities: Notch hats stand out with superior design and utility, making them top choices for outdoor enthusiasts and operators.
  • Black Tactical Hat and Black Tactical Baseball Cap: Sleek, stealthy designs that maintain a low profile while providing maximum functionality.
  • Outdoor Cap Light: Keyport's modular Pocket Flare 2.0 is a compact, lightweight, and flat mini-flashlight that clips right onto any Notch cap making it perfect for nighttime adventures.
  • Clip-On Multi-Tool: Keyport's modular Anywhere Tools like the MOCA 11-in-1 Multi-Tool and NEBA Knife along with the Pocket Flare LED flashlight can be stacked onto the Module Pocket Clip and clipped to any Notch cap making it very useful to have in a wide range of survival situations.

Spotlight on Notch: Pioneering the Perfect Fit in Headwear

Before we dive deeper into this dynamic partnership, let's shine a light on Notch, a pioneer in headwear that has seamlessly blended the functionality of a tactical baseball hat with the style of an outdoor cap. Founded by Paul Cunningham, Notch set out in 2010 with a mission to create hats that offer a perfect fit for those wearing sunglasses or eyewear. Born from a moment of frustration with how traditional hats clashed with eyewear, Notch has revolutionized headgear with its patented notch design. Not only does this unique feature allow for a seamless fit with virtually any style of glasses, but it also ensures that the hat maintains its shape and comfort over time. Anyone looking for a tactical cap with some style ought to check out Notch. This commitment to quality and functionality has positioned Notch at the forefront of the industry, making them the ideal partner for us at Keyport. Learn more about their journey and explore their collection, where style meets functionality head-on, and discover how they've turned a simple idea into a widely recognized brand dedicated to innovation and practicality.

Gear Up in Utility and Style

This partnership with Notch is a testament to Keyport's commitment to redefining everyday carry, blending our modular tools' unmatched versatility with the impeccable fit of Notch's hats. For those who revel in the great outdoors, cherish their tactical gear, or seek the ultimate in everyday adventure readiness, this collaboration offers the best of both worlds. By incorporating Notch hats into our lineup, we at Keyport are thrilled to advance the way you think about and carry your essentials. It's not just about practicality; it's about infusing your day-to-day with a unique flair that's unmistakably yours.

Whether you find yourself on a remote trail, navigating the concrete jungle, or in pursuit of the ideal everyday setup, Keyport and Notch are here to ensure you're equipped for whatever lies ahead. Our partnership guarantees that your gear, from the tactical cap light to the clip-on multi-tool, is as functional as it is stylish, empowering you to face any challenge with confidence and panache. At Keyport, embracing the core values of functionality, versatility, and style mirrors Notch's ethos, underscoring our joint mission to enhance your everyday carry experience. This collaboration is designed to seamlessly integrate your personal style with the practicality you need, offering customizable options to suit every preference. With Keyport and Notch, elevate your EDC, allowing you to tackle any adventure with confidence and style.

ďťżKeyport's Pocket Flare 2.0 utilized as a head lamp on a Notch hat

Find Your Perfect Notch Hat at Keyport: A New Era of EDC Personalization

We're thrilled to announce that Keyport is now carrying a handpicked selection of Notch hats right in our store. This exciting update means you can effortlessly snag both your essential Keyport tools and stylish Notch hats in a single, convenient stop.

Faceplates for Anywhere Tools

But we don't stop there. In addition to the Notch bundle options of Pocket Flare 2.0, Utility Plus Kit, and Everyday Carry Kit, you can add faceplates to the MOCA2 and NEBA Knife mid-modules that are designed to harmonize with the style of your selected Notch hat.

This innovation brings your everyday carry to a new level of coordination and versatility, marrying your unique style with our unwavering commitment to readiness for any and every situation.


We will also be offering a selection of 3" x 2" patches for your Notch hat. 

The Ultimate Fit Guide: How Keyport and Notch Ensure Your Hat Fits Perfectly

At Keyport, we believe that personalization and functionality are paramount, which is why our partnership with Notch feels so natural. Notch's dedication to the perfect fit, as showcased through their "Perfect Fit Guide", mirrors our own commitment to ensuring every aspect of your everyday carry is just right.

Notch Tactical Caps Perfect Fit in 2 Steps

With Notch's two notch styles—Standard for most wrap-around sunglasses and Terra for those needing a bit more space—you're guaranteed a comfortable, functional fit for any adventure. It's this level of thoughtful design that ensures your Keyport tools and Notch hat are more than just accessories; they're indispensable parts of your daily gear.

Standard & Terra Notches

Elevate Your EDC: Keyport and Notch Unite for Ultimate Style and Function

Our collaboration with Notch isn't just about bringing together hats and tools; it's about creating a cohesive EDC experience that's as stylish as it is practical. By integrating Notch's innovative hats with Keyport's modular tools, we're setting a new standard for what everyday carry can be. Together, we're offering solutions that not only enhance your daily adventures but also reflect your personal style and commitment to preparedness. 


To start out, we didn't want to stock a lot of styles before we really got your feedback on our initial order of hats. We will set up a way for you to provide us feedback on the styles you are interested in, and we will be able to place small orders to accommodate your specific requests (just like a pre-order). So, gear up with us, and transform your everyday carry where form meets function in the most seamless way possible.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why purchase a Notch cap from Keyport instead of directly from Notch?

There are several reasons for purchasing a 3rd party product, like Notch, from Keyport instead of the 3rd party website:

  • Exclusive bundle discounts - Oftentimes, we create unique bundle discounts in which you not only get a discount on select Keyport products, but you get the discount on 3rd party products as well. For example, bundle a Notch cap and any Anywhere Tools Kit and get 15% OFF both.
  • Earn more rewards points - Earn Keyport points and get additional savings through store credit.
  • FREE shipping on orders of $50+ - It is easier to get FREE shipping when bundling purchases instead of buying them separately.
  • One year limited warranty - We back ALL of the products we sell -including 3rd party products - with a one-year limited warranty.
  • Exceptional customer support - We are known for our outstanding customer support, and you can get it for all your EDC purchases. If you have an issue with anything you purchase at, we will be happy to take care of it for you.
  • We listen to you - We take your input seriously. Is there something on your everyday carry wishlist you would like us to consider? We'll research it thoroughly and do our best to add it to our offerings.

How do I clean my Notch hat?

  • Hand washing: Use a gentle non-bleach laundry detergent with warm water and let air dry.
  • To spot clean: Mix warm water with mild non-bleach laundry detergent. With a clean cloth and solution, spot clean the exterior. If there are stubborn sweat stains on the inner brim, rub stains with shampoo to help loosen body oils. Rinse your Notch hat with cool water to remove the soapy residue. Then let it air dry.
  • To help prevent fading & staining: Spray a stain/moisture repellant such as Scotchgard™ on your clean Notch hat. For a quick refresh, sprinkle a little baking soda on the inner side of the hat and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Shake out the excess baking soda.

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