This is the official military issue US Navy Blueberry NWU Type-1 Boonie Cover. The military boonie cover has a wide brim with crown webbing. The digital camouflage cover is Made in the USA. The camouflage material has been chemically treated to help reduce infrared signature. The Digital Camo Boonie Hat is 50% cotton, 50% nylon twill and is made in the USA by a military manufacturer.
USN Navy Blueberry Boonie Cap Features
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.
About Navy Blueberry Camouflage
The Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type I, nicknamed “Blueberry Camo,” was introduced in late 2008 as part of a broader U.S. Navy uniform update. Featuring a distinctive blue and grey camouflage pattern, the uniform was designed for utility and durability. It was originally intended for shipboard use. It was retired in 2019.