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Suave gambler hat
Fancy gambler hat male.png
Icon prewar hat.png
DT0Item HP15
EffectsPER +1
Pre-War hat, Cowboy hats
base id0012b86d
Perk wild wasteland.pngThe following is based on the Wild Wasteland trait and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The suave gambler hat is a piece of headwear in Fallout: New Vegas.


It does not provide any Damage Threshold, but provides a bonus of 1 to Perception and can be repaired with pre-War hats. The female version is a "pillbox hat" with a black feather in front; the male version resembles the pre-War hat, but of a different style intended to resemble Indiana Jones' signature hat.

The Suave gambler hat can be repaired with Pre-War hats, and as of the patch, it can be repaired with all Cowboy hats and Ranger hats.



  • The hat and its related Wild Wasteland event are a reference to an infamous scene in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in which the titular character survives a nuclear blast by locking himself inside of a lead refrigerator.
  • You can obtain this hat without permanently having the Wild Wasteland trait by selecting Wild Wasteland when you first build your character, then by grabbing the hat, and then leaving the town boundary, where you can rebuild your character and take off the trait.