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. Made to current U.S. Military specs.
- Meets US military specs
- Brass screen vents
- Adjustable chin strap
- 100% Cotton
I am very satisfied with the best Tiger Stripes Boonie/Floppy Hot Weather Hat which has a very authentic Vietnam jungle warfare- era and a uniquely tactical inside map pocket and 100% cotton material allover from True-Spec company.