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HISTORY OF THE BOONIE
The boonie hat was introduced to the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War, when U.S. Army Green Berets began wearing them in the field, along with Australian and Army of the Republic of Vietnam units. These hats were locally procured; the camo cloth was usually salvaged from other uniform items or with the former from a parachute or made up by the tailor. The name is derived from "boonie", the abbreviated form of boondocks (itself originally American military slang derived from Tagalog bundok, "mountain", during the Philippine-American War.
WIDE BRIM BOONIE 65/35 POLY/COTTON RIPSTOP
Durable and tough, built for excessive outdoor wear, the Tru Spec Military Boonie is constructed with 65/35 poly cotton ripstop material for hours of use and is made to current U.S. Military specs. The oversized brim does an excellent job at protecting from the sun and the brass screen vents are an additional feature for staying cool by allowing heat to escape. The loops around crown provide a means for adding additional camouflage or to secure small items. There is also an internal map pocket. Customize your fit using the adjustable chin strap with cordlock or use the strap to simply carry the hat around the neck when not in use. The Tru Spec Military Boonie is great for duty or casual wear.
FEATURES & SPECS (SEE DIAGRAM)
Brass screen vents
Adjustable chin strap with cordlock
Built in internal map pocket
Loops around crown for adding additional camouflage or to secure small items
7, 7¼, 7½ & 7¾