USGI Tiger Stripe Boonie Cover


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The USGI Tiger Stripe Boonie Cover, crafted in the USA to precise military specifications, epitomizes the fusion of functionality and heritage. This hat, made of 100% Cotton RipStop, is a Hot Weather, Type II Hat, designed to withstand the rigors of challenging climates. Its 2.5-inch brim provides ample protection from the sun and rain. The hat features four screened side vents, promoting air circulation and keeping the wearer cool. An adjustable chin strap ensures a secure and comfortable fit. The boonie cover also includes branch loops, a unique feature that allows for additional camouflage using natural elements like leaves and branches.

The USGI Boonie Cover, with its robust build and historical design, is an excellent choice for outdoor enthusiasts and military professionals seeking a blend of history and practicality.

Tiger Stripe Boonie Cover Features

  • Tiger Stripe Boonie Cover Made in USA to Military Specifications
  • 4 Screened Side Vents
  • 100% Cotton RipStop
  • Adjustable Chin Strap For Secure Comfort
  • Hot Weather, Type II Hat
  • Brim Length: 2.5″ Inches
  • Branch Loops Around Hat For Camouflage (Leaves & Branches)

The Versatile USGI Boonie Hat

The boonie hat, aka bucket cover, sun hat, and 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 cap 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.

About Tiger Stripe Camouflage

Tiger stripe camouflage, developed for close-range jungle warfare, was notably used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. Its design, resembling a tiger’s stripes, features interlocking brush-strokes of green, brown, and black over a lighter olive or khaki base. 

Initially adopted by U.S. Special Forces in the early 1960s, tiger stripe was not an official US-issue item, leading to a variety of patterns due to custom local production. Despite its widespread use among American elite forces, it was gradually replaced by the ERDL pattern, a predecessor to the woodland pattern. 

Tiger stripe also saw use in subsequent conflicts, including the Gulf War and War in Afghanistan, solidifying its place in military history as a distinctive and effective camouflage pattern.

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Hat sizes

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

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