Aperture Labs Hard Hat

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Not to be confused with Hardhat, a community-made Arena map.
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The Aperture Labs Hard Hat, formerly known as the [ classified ], is a promotional cosmetic item for all classes. It is a white hard hat, sporting a potato-powered miner's light with a team-colored glow and is connected by two insulated orange wires. The side opposite to the potato sports two pieces of grey electrical tape covering an old Aperture Science logo, which can be uncovered via its style.

This hat was awarded to players who had bought the Potato Sack pack or owned all the games from the pack. It first became available with the April 5, 2011 Patch and could be obtained prior to the release of Portal 2. It was also awarded in Genuine quality to players who bought the Potato Sack Reunion.

Painted variants

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[ classified ]
Single colors
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat E6E6E6.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat D8BED8.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat C5AF91.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 7E7E7E.png
An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge Color No. 216-190-216 Peculiarly Drab Tincture Aged Moustache Grey
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 141414.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 2D2D24.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 694D3A.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 7C6C57.png
A Distinctive Lack of Hue After Eight Radigan Conagher Brown Ye Olde Rustic Colour
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat A57545.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat CF7336.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat E7B53B.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat F0E68C.png
Muskelmannbraun Mann Co. Orange Australium Gold The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat E9967A.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat FF69B4.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 7D4071.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 51384A.png
Dark Salmon Injustice Pink as Hell A Deep Commitment to Purple Noble Hatter's Violet
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 2F4F4F.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 424F3B.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 808000.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 729E42.png
A Color Similar to Slate Zepheniah's Greed Drably Olive Indubitably Green
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 32CD32.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat BCDDB3.png
The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime A Mann's Mint
Team colors
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat A89A8C.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 839FA3.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 3B1F23.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 18233D.png
Waterlogged Lab Coat (RED) Waterlogged Lab Coat (BLU) Balaclavas Are Forever (RED) Balaclavas Are Forever (BLU)
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat B8383B.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 5885A2.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 483838.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 384248.png
Team Spirit (RED) Team Spirit (BLU) Operator's Overalls (RED) Operator's Overalls (BLU)
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 803020.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 256D8D.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 654740.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 28394D.png
The Value of Teamwork (RED) The Value of Teamwork (BLU) An Air of Debonair (RED) An Air of Debonair (BLU)
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat C36C2D.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat B88035.png RED Aperture Labs Hard Hat.png BLU Aperture Labs Hard Hat.png
Cream Spirit (RED) Cream Spirit (BLU) Unpainted (RED) Unpainted (BLU)
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Aperture Logo
Single colors
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat E6E6E6 Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat D8BED8 Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat C5AF91 Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 7E7E7E Aperture Logo.png
An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge Color No. 216-190-216 Peculiarly Drab Tincture Aged Moustache Grey
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 141414 Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 2D2D24 Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 694D3A Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 7C6C57 Aperture Logo.png
A Distinctive Lack of Hue After Eight Radigan Conagher Brown Ye Olde Rustic Colour
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat A57545 Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat CF7336 Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat E7B53B Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat F0E68C Aperture Logo.png
Muskelmannbraun Mann Co. Orange Australium Gold The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat E9967A Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat FF69B4 Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 7D4071 Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 51384A Aperture Logo.png
Dark Salmon Injustice Pink as Hell A Deep Commitment to Purple Noble Hatter's Violet
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 2F4F4F Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 424F3B Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 808000 Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 729E42 Aperture Logo.png
A Color Similar to Slate Zepheniah's Greed Drably Olive Indubitably Green
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 32CD32 Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat BCDDB3 Aperture Logo.png
The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime A Mann's Mint
Team colors
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat A89A8C Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 839FA3 Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 3B1F23 Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 18233D Aperture Logo.png
Waterlogged Lab Coat (RED) Waterlogged Lab Coat (BLU) Balaclavas Are Forever (RED) Balaclavas Are Forever (BLU)
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat B8383B Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 5885A2 Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 483838 Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 384248 Aperture Logo.png
Team Spirit (RED) Team Spirit (BLU) Operator's Overalls (RED) Operator's Overalls (BLU)
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 803020 Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 256D8D Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 654740 Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat 28394D Aperture Logo.png
The Value of Teamwork (RED) The Value of Teamwork (BLU) An Air of Debonair (RED) An Air of Debonair (BLU)
Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat C36C2D Aperture Logo.png Painted Aperture Labs Hard Hat B88035 Aperture Logo.png RED Aperture Labs Hard Hat Aperture Logo.png BLU Aperture Labs Hard Hat Aperture Logo.png
Cream Spirit (RED) Cream Spirit (BLU) Unpainted (RED) Unpainted (BLU)

Styles

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Styles
RED Aperture Labs Hard Hat.png
RED Aperture Labs Hard Hat Aperture Logo.png
[ classified ] Aperture Logo

Update history

April 5, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Aperture Labs Hard Hat was added to the game.

April 7, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Aperture Labs Hard Hat was made paintable.

May 5, 2011 Patch (Replay Update)

  • Added style : "Aperture Logo".
  • Fixed the Aperture Labs Hard Hat displaying the burning material in DirectX 8.
  • [Undocumented] Changed the hat name to Aperture Labs Hard Hat and changed description (previously was [ redacted ]).
    • The original name ([ classified ]) was recycled as a style.

May 6, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed a paint bug on the Aperture Labs Hard Hat.

September 17, 2014 Patch

  • Added the Limited attribute to the Aperture Labs Hard Hat.

Bugs

  • Upon death, the hat will assume the [classified] style, regardless of the style chosen by the player.

Notes

  • The Aperture Labs Hard Hat can be worn by Atlas and P-body in Portal 2's co-op mode.[1]

Trivia

  • Prior to the Replay Update, the hat's description read "[ redacted ]". Redaction is the act of blanking out sensitive or classified information from a document in order to reduce its classification level for distribution to a wider audience. It is also a running joke within the Portal franchise.
  • This hat is a reference to the "potato clock" or "potato battery", a popular science fair project where a potato is used to power a clock or other electronic appliance.

Gallery

See also

References

  1. Aperture Labs Hard Hat on the Portal Wiki