Boonie hats

Here's our boonie hats selection. It's a hat first introduced in Vietnam War in it's today's form. Since that boonie hats have been a regular part of militaries field uniforms. And that's why boonie hats usually come with camo patterns, but you can find a solid coloured one from our selection too. With the help of a chin band, you can shape your boonie hat to a few different forms. Our selection's boonie hats are either brand new or genuine military surplus. Read the full story

WHEN WARM WEATHER CHERISHES

Here's our boonie hats selection. It's a hat first introduced in Vietnam War in it's today's form. Since that boonie hats have been a regular part of militaries field uniforms. And that's why boonie hats usually come with camo patterns, but you can find a solid coloured one from our selection too. With the help of a chin band, you can shape your boonie hat to a few different forms. Our selection's boonie hats are either brand new or genuine military surplus.

In plenty of wars, boonie hats have had a big part of camouflaging the head area. So if you're wondering what's those loop bands that go around the head for, they can bu used attaching camouflage You can attach all kinds of frills, leaves, or sticks. U.S. Army Green Berets were the first ones to use boonie hats in Vietnam. And since that boonie hat has been used in tropical conditions and later they have also been called as sun or hot weather hats.

There's a fun story related to the origin of the term 'Boonie': That's an abbreviated form of the word 'boondocks,' which is originally American military slang. The word comes from the Tagalog language word 'bundók' and translates as 'mountain'. It's was originated in the Philippine-American war, where they apparently used hats that reminded the "boonie hats" that were brought to Vietnam. The word bundók is also referring to a rural inland area, which is mountainous and difficult to access and advance through. Maybe that reference had something to do when they named them boonie hats since the climate in Vietnam prefers rampant ground which is hard to advance through.

You sure don't have to be in tropical weather to use a Boonie hat since it's gained fame in the civilian world too as many other cloth or equipment that has come from the militaries. It's a proper hat for a warm summer day all over the world. It can protect you from sunstroke and sunburn and will not feel too warm on your head. Check our Särmä TST Boonie hat which is also available in Finnish M05 camo. If you want a monochromatic one, you can pick solid green or black as well.


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