US Marine Corps ERDL Woodland (Leaf Pattern) 8-Point Utility Cover



Our USMC ERDL Woodland (Leaf Pattern) Camo 8-Point Utility Cover is a brown dominant woodland camouflage pattern. This Marine Corps cover is made from 100% cotton ripstop material and does not have a top stitch just like the ones issued to Marines. The Eagle, Globe and Anchor is on the front of the cap.

This cover is made in the USA to military specs by a government contractor and is identical the one issued to US Marines in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.

This pattern features mid-brown & grass green organic shapes with black “branches” on a light olive green background. This 2nd Generation ERDL uniform was primarily distributed to members of the Rapid Deployment Force and the United States Marine Corps.

Marine Corps ERDL Camo Utility Cover Features

  • USMC ERDL (Leaf Pattern) Camo 8 Point Cover.
  • Prior Government Issue (GI).
  • Printed Eagle, Globe and Anchor (EGA).
  • Made of 100% cotton.
  • 4 ventilation holes on sides of hat.
  • Military Utility Cover.
  • Ships Fast!
  • Made in USA.

About US Military ERDL Camouflage

Developed in 1948, the ERDL camouflage pattern is also known as the leaf pattern. The U.S. Army’s Engineer Research & Development Laboratories created it. It first saw use in the Vietnam War in 1967 by elite reconnaissance and special operations units. 

ERDL has four colors: olive green, brown, black branches, and light green leaf highlights. A brown-dominant variation replaced light green with tan. The U.S. Marine Corps adopted the original green-dominant ERDL camo in 1968 in South Vietnam. 

ERDL camo was effective in jungle warfare. After Vietnam, its use was limited primarily to the invasion of Panama. The M81 Woodland pattern replaced it in 1981. However, it remained in use for special operations into the 1990s.

The USMC 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.

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