This USMC desert digital 8 point cover is built to U.S. Military Specifications by a Government Contractor. Please note: This is NOT a current issue Marine Corps Utility Cover and should not be worn to formation. However, it is made to the same specs mandated by the USMC without the imbedded EGA.
Our Marine Corps MARPAT desert utility cover is nearly identical as the ones worn by active duty US Marines. This cover is built to U.S. Military Specifications by a Department of Defense Contractor.
The cover is high quality and helps you blend into your surroundings while providing protection from the sun and other elements. It is comfortable to wear, light weight and made to last in any environment. The coveted Eagle Globe and Anchor is embroidered on front. Made in the USA.
USMC MARPAT 8-Point Cover Features
- Marine Corps MARPAT 8-Point Desert Digital Cover
- Embroidered with the Marine Corps Eagle, Globe and Anchor
- Made of 50/50 nylon and cotton
- 4 ventilation holes on sides of hat
- Made from lightweight rip-stop material
- Military Utility Cover / Cap
- Ships Fast!
- Made in USA!
About Marine Corps Desert MARPAT Camouflage
Desert MARPAT, deployed by the U.S. Marine Corps alongside Woodland MARPAT in late 2002, is specifically designed for arid environments. Its digital camouflage blends tan, brown, and small amounts of green, maximizing concealment in desert terrain. Marked by the unique “Eagle, Globe, and Anchor” emblem, Desert MARPAT distinctly identifies Marines.
Replacing 3-color desert, it has been continuously used since its introduction as standard issue for operations in desert settings. Desert MARPAT has been crucial in key conflicts such as the Iraq War and operations in Afghanistan, offering effective camouflage and maintaining the distinctive identity of Marine forces in challenging desert landscapes.
The USMC Eight Point Utility Cap
The 8-point utility cover is a key component of the US Marine Corps and Navy uniforms. This hat merges functionality with tradition. It resembles a baseball cap and is crafted for a sharp look.
Eight-pointed covers evolved from US Army field caps and railroad engineer caps.
Early Marine Corps versions were made of herringbone twill (HBT) until approximately 1959 and later cotton sateen. Modern versions are made from a durable nylon and cotton ripstop or a warmer twill fabric, catering to diverse environments.
This utility cover, featuring ventilation eyelets and embroidered with the Marine Corps EGA, continues to embody the enduring spirit and history of the USMC.