Vietnam Shooter’s Short Brim Woodland Camo Boonie Cover


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This Shooter’s Short Brim Woodland Camo Boonie Cover is made from a durable cotton ripstop material that protects you from the sun. The 2″ brim blocks sunlight from your eyes and the material keeps you cool on hot days.

There are branch loops made of a tough nylon webbing along the crown for durability. There are also bellowed drain holes on the crown for ventilation and a breathable interior. A keeper holds the hat in place when you sweat or are in motion and the adjustable chin cord allows for easy size customization. It also lets the hat be taken off and carried around the neck.

The 2″ brim on this cover is narrower than most boonie covers.

Vietnam Short Brim Woodland Camo Boonie Hat Features

  • Shooter’s Short Brim Woodland Camo Boonie Cover
  • Color: Woodland Camouflage
  • 4 Screened Side Vents
  • 50/50 Nylon and Cotton Ripstop
  • Adjustable Chin Strap For Secure Comfort
  • Hot Weather, Type II Hat Jungle Hat
  • Brim Length: 2.5″ Inches
  • Branch Loops Around Hat For Camouflage (Leaves & Branches)
  • Made in USA to Military Specifications

About US Woodland Camo

The U.S. Woodland camouflage pattern, colloquially known as M81, was the primary camouflage of the United States Marine Corps from 1981 until its replacement by digital MARPAT in 2002.

Featuring a high-contrast, four-color design in green, brown, sand, and black, it was first issued on the Battle Dress Uniform. Woodland camo was also used by the Army, Navy, Air Force, and State defense forces. It saw action in various conflicts including the invasions of Grenada and Panama, the Persian Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan, and the Iraq War. 

The Woodland pattern is an enlarged version of the brown-dominant ERDL pattern, expanded by 60%. This increase enhances its effectiveness over greater distances. This change reflects a strategic shift from the close-range combat of South Vietnam to broader battlefield engagements.

Short Brim Boonie Covers

The boonie hat, aka sun hat or jungle hat, is a versatile cover initially designed for military personnel in hot, tropical climates. Particularly favored by the US military, including the Marine Corps, this durable hat offers essential protection from both the sun and rain. 

Boonies have distinctive branch loops for effective camouflage and a chin strap for secure fit in windy conditions. Originating from military use, the boonie cover has gained widespread popularity for activities such as fishing, hunting, hiking, and backpacking, thanks to its adaptability, lightweight packability, and functionality in various outdoor conditions. 

A notable variation is the “short brim” or “shooter’s brim” style, which emerged during the Vietnam era. This design modification involved trimming the brim to a shorter length, a practice adopted by soldiers for better visibility and convenience during combat. The shorter brim proved advantageous for tasks requiring improved sight lines, such as shooting and archery, while still maintaining the boonie hat’s core functionality. This practical adaptation underscores the boonie hat’s ability to evolve to meet specific needs, enhancing its appeal in both military and civilian applications.

Additional information

Weight .4 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 3 × 3 in
Hat sizes

7 1/2-Large, 7 1/4-Medium, 7 3/4-XL, 7-Small, 8-XXL

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