Our Govt Issue OD Green Boonie Cover is built to U.S. Military Specifications by a Government Contractor. The OG-107 uniform was introduced in 1952, and it became the standard for use throughout the 1960s and 1970s including the Korean and Vietnam wars.
This is one of the longest issued uniforms by the US Military, seeing use from 1952 until the adoption of the poly-cotton blend in 1975 which remained in production until 1989. Certified by the Department of Defense, this Boonie Cover offers the traditional wide reinforced brim for extra protection from sun and rain and includes branch loops made of a tough nylon webbing along the crown for durability. Our high quality cover is comfortable to wear, light weight and made to last in any environment. Made in the USA.
GI Olive Drab Boonie Cover Features
- Govt Issue OD Green Boonie Cover
- Sun, Hot Weather Type II
- Bucket hat with 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 USA!
About Military Olive Drab
Olive drab as a US military color goes way back. In 1902, the US Army made it standard issue, and the Marines adopted a similar forest green uniform in 1912.
The classic version of OD green, OG-107, was a prominent color pattern used by the US Marine Corps from 1952 to 1989. This dark green hue was central to the standard utility uniform of all US Armed Forces branches like the Army, Air Force, and Navy.
OG-107 stands for Olive Green 107 and was fundamental in various settings, from the Korean War to the Vietnam War. In combat scenarios, particularly in Vietnam, Marines often transitioned to the Tropical Combat Uniform, better suited for jungle environments. Despite this, Olive Drab remained a staple for non-combat attire and stateside service.
The transition to the woodland-patterned Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) began in 1981, gradually phasing out olive drab by 1989. This color, synonymous with the US military for decades, symbolized the standard appearance of Marines during this era.