Friday, May 12, 2017

Boonie Season is Here!

A boonie hat, not to be confused with a bucket hat, is a wide-brim hat that was introduced to the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War, when the U.S. Army Green Berets began wearing them in the field. As the U.S. military evolved, the boonie hat found a permanent place as part of the uniform for all services. The military style boonie hat has been a staple of Rothco’s product selection for decades. 

Although the hats are traditionally worn by the military, boonie hats are also popular for everyday wear. The wide-brim provides shade from the sun while the chin strap and screened side vents make the hat adjustable and versatile. These hats are great for fishing, hiking, a day at the beach, festivals  and so much more! The branch loops, located near the top of the hat, are meant to add extra foliage to disguise yourself better, which is great for hunting.

There are over 75 different styles to choose from, and we have them all right here at Rothco. From traditional camouflage to adjustable, to ones that come with mosquito netting, there is a boonie hat out there for everyone!   

Want to learn more about the boonie hat? Check out our video below!

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