Our Marine Corps 6 Color Desert Boonie Cover is built to Military Specs by a Government Contractor. This USMC Desert Camo was first issued to Marines in 1982. The 6 color desert camouflage, also known as chocolate chip or cookie dough camouflage, was the standard issue in desert climates and was used during Operation Desert Storm.
Certified by the Department of Defense, this Boonie Cover offers the traditional wide reinforced brim for extra protection from sun and rain. Our high quality cover is comfortable to wear, light weight and made to last in any environment. Made in the USA.
USMC 6-Color Desert Boonie Hat Features
- Marine Corps 6 Color Desert 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 USA.
About Six-Color Desert Camouflage
The six-color desert pattern, also known as “chocolate-chip camouflage,” saw extensive use by the U.S. Marine Corps. This distinctive pattern was also adopted by other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. It was prominently used from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s. The pattern gained significant recognition during the Persian Gulf War.
This distinctive camo pattern features light tan with swathes of pale green, coyote and dark brown bands, plus black and off-white spots.
Initially designed for potential conflicts in the Arab-Israeli region, it became standard issue for desert environments. However, its contrast was deemed too stark for effective desert camouflage, leading to its replacement by the three-color Desert Camouflage Uniform (DCU) in the early 1990s. Despite its phase-out, the cookie dough camo pattern remains popular worldwide.