GI Slate Gray Boonie Cover


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Enjoy all the benefits of a military boonie with a stylish look. The slate gray boonie cover is made from the same durable cotton ripstop material and components as our official USMC boonies. This isn’t a cheap cotton boonie from China–it’s the real deal and will last a lifetime of heavy use.

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.

This hard-to-find gray jungle hat is made in the U.S.A. and looks great.

GI Ripstop Slate Gray Boonie Cover Features

  • US Military Spec Slate Gray 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!

The Versatile Boonie Hat

The boonie hat, also known as a boonie cover, sun hat, or jungle hat, is a wide-brimmed, lightweight cover originally designed for military use in hot climates. Favored by the US military, including the Marine Corps, this durable hat offers protection from the sun and rain. 

Quality boonies feature branch loops for camouflage and storage, plus a chin strap for a secure fit. Evolved from military gear, the boonie hat is now popular for fishing, hunting, hiking, and backpacking due to its versatility and adaptability to outdoor conditions. Its design, including a vented crown and flexible brim, makes it ideal for hot weather and adventurous activities. Boonies have been widely adopted in both military and civilian contexts.

Slate Gray and the US Navy

Introduced in spring 1943, the U.S. Navy’s slate gray uniform aimed to simplify and unify shipboard attire while complementing sea camouflage. Known as Slate Gray, its color blended with ship paint, showing less soiling than previous uniforms. The subdued gray with black ornamentation contrasted sharply with the replaced khaki and white uniforms. 

Initially planned for phased introduction to officers, Chief Petty Officers, and enlisted men, material shortages hindered full implementation. The 8.2-ounce cotton twill needed was prioritized for Army and Navy land force uniforms. Consequently, both gray and khaki uniforms coexisted during World War II. By early 1945, a lighter 7.7-ounce twill was also used. The gray uniform, despite its short service life, marked a notable period in Navy attire, eventually phased out by 1949 in favor of the khaki working uniform.

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Hat sizes

7 1/2-Large, 7 1/4-Medium, 7 3/4-XL, 7-Small



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