A Leather Cap is the first Hat-class headwear available in both Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age. It is sold in armor vendors at Vale and Vault in Golden Sun and at Daila, Madra, and Alhafra in The Lost Age. This hat can be equipped on all Adepts in both games. It increases the equipped Adept's base Defense rating by 3 points. Its buy value is 30 coins and its sell value is 22 coins.
The Leather Cap serves a minor yet helpful role at the start of Golden Sun, when it can be first bought in the starting town of Vale: The three members of your newly formed initial party, Isaac, Garet, and Jenna, do not have any headwear equipped on them whatsoever, so buying multiple Leather Caps with your limited starting money to give to the Adepts is certainly solid. Just be aware that Jenna will only be part of the party until the end of the upcoming Sol Sanctum dungeon, so if you think it's a good plan you can hold off on giving her any defensive equipment, Leather Cap included, and use your funds on bolstering the offenses and defenses of Isaac and Garet, who you will be using for the whole game.
Leather Caps play much the same minor-but-nice role at the start of The Lost Age because two of your Adepts, Felix and Jenna, initially start out without any head protection either. Buying Leather Caps and other defensive equipment for your party with your small amount of starting funds is overall better than buying any offensive equipment because The Lost Age emphasizes rewarding your solving puzzles in the game's dungeons with weapon artifacts far stronger than what you can find in any store.
|General Headwear in Golden Sun|
|Leather Cap • Wooden Cap • Mail Cap • Ninja Hood • Lure Cap • Jeweled Crown • Prophet's Hat • Lucky Cap • Thunder Crown|
|General Headwear in Golden Sun: The Lost Age|
|Nurse's Cap • Thorn Crown • Otafuku Mask • Floating Hat • Hiotoko Mask • Crown of Glory • Alastor's Hood|