Aperture Labs Hard Hat
The Aperture Labs Hard Hat 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 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.
This item has two styles, named "[ classified ]" and "Aperture Logo". The "[ classified ]" style keeps the pieces of tape covering the Aperture Science logo, while the "Aperture Logo" style removes them.
This item was awarded in Genuine quality to players who purchased the Potato Sack pack on April 1st, 2011 or owned all the games from the pack. It was also awarded to players who purchased the Potato Sack Reunion on June 13, 2012.
- The Aperture Labs Hard Hat can be worn by Atlas and P-body in Portal 2's co-op mode.
- Prior to the Replay Update, the item'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 item 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.
Second banner on Steam advertising, including Portal 2 co-op skins as another bonus.
- Aperture Labs Hard Hat on the Portal Wiki