Our Military Spec Black Boonie Cover is made from a durable cotton ripstop material that protects you from the sun. The wide brim blocks sunlight from your eyes and the hat helps to keep you cool on hot days. There are branch loops made of a tough nylon webbing along the crown for durability. There are also bellowed drain holes on the crown for ventilation and a breathable interior. Made in the U.S.A.
Black Boonie Cover Features
- US Military Spec Black Boonie Cover.
- Adjustable drawstring for a tight comfortable fit.
- Brass screen vents for breathability.
- Made of 50/50 nylon and cotton.
- Made from lightweight rip-stop material.
- Ships Fast!
- Made in the USA!
Black and the US Military
In U.S. military operations, black uniforms have been strategically used for specific purposes. For instance, U.S. military advisers in Mosul donned black uniforms akin to those worn by Iraq’s elite troops. This tactic was employed to blend in during close combat in urban environments against ISIS fighters. Typically, U.S. special operations personnel might adopt partner forces’ uniforms to align with them during joint operations. The choice of black uniforms, apart from tactical reasons, also aims to minimize visibility during night operations, leveraging the color’s natural association with darkness and secrecy.
While black is not an effective camouflage in most environments, its use in special operations underscores its practical and psychological impact in certain combat scenarios. The decision to wear specific uniform colors, including black, often rests with individual unit commanders and is influenced by the nature of the mission and operational environment.