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Rothco Genuine G.I. Jeep Cap

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  • $8.99
  • Regular price $11.33
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The "jeep cap" was first issued by the United States Army in February 1942 during World War II with the purpose to be worn underneath the heavy combat helmets.  The idea was the jeep cap would be dual purpose, to keep soldiers warm and to pad the helmet from the excessive weight.  Radar O'Reilly from M*A*S*H (who was seldom seen without one).  It was eventually phased out and replaced with the standardized field cap, as part of the newer, layered U.S. Army M-1943 Uniform. Authentic government issued The jeep cap has been continued to be manufactured by the U.S. Army, however, many significant changes have been made to the cap since the original issue. For one thing, the cap is now knitted very loose and deep so it can be pulled down even lower over a soldier's head and ears for more warmth (the cuff doesn't necessarily have to be pulled down to achieve this), and instead of the old six-stitch "starfish pattern" on top, it now features a simple, more modern four-stitch topping. The cuff is now knitted completely around the entire cap, rather than coming out like a V at the center of the brim; also gone are the days of the cap being issued in four different sizes, as modern yarns are elastic enough that they are "one-size-fits-all".  
  • 100% Wool, US Made
  • GSA Compliant
  • Available in Olive Drab and Black

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Elijah Ogden
Inexpensive, warm, and made in the USA!

Recently shaved my head and needed something to keep my head warm. It keeps my head warm, and it’s made in the USA!

Tony N Minser
Mash fan

Ordered the first one liked it so much order a second one came quick fits great warm too great hat

Ralph Mercer
Like Radar

Price and shipping were great. I actually bought it for a novelty item but wore it on a cold morning and discovered how warm it is!

Kevin Hastings
Love them

I ordered two of them. Took a while to get them due to back order, but that was no problem. I was always kept up to date with my order status, and I am very pleased with my jeep caps.



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