While outside operationally or at the range when the sun is shining bright, it is important to keep your eyes and face protected. Boonie hats have become an essential apparel for the Special Forces operator, infantry soldier, law enforcement SWAT team member, as well as military and tactical enthusiasts.
UF PRO, developer and producer of high quality high-performance tactical clothing for special police and military units worldwide, welcomes Summer 2018 with its brand-new STRIKER Gen.2 Boonie Hat, designed to protect you against the sun, allow air circulation and break the silhouette and camouflage you with the surroundings.
The new STRIKER Gen.2 Boonie Hat holds up well to abuse, packs easily and gives great 360-degree sun protection. Made of a lightweight, yet durable 35% Polyester, 65% Cotton Ripstop fabric in Flecktarn; 50% Nylon, 50% Cotton Ripstop in PenCott GreenZone and MultiCam; and 67% Polyester, 33% Cotton Ripstop in Brown Grey, SloCam, it features a Mesh sweatband to create maximum airflow to help you keep a cool head.
To further keep your temperature down as the heat index rises, the UF PRO STRIKER Gen.2 Boonie Hat includes two mesh ventilation opernings in the front and the back to allow for air circulation. The adjustable chin strap, made of Paracord, provides a secure fit and can be used (the chord goes through the hat’s brim) to adjust the circumference of the hat by the intuitive secure toggle in the back.
UF PRO’s STRIKER Gen.2 Boonie Hat features a wide brim that can be moulded so that it fits your head perfectly, allowing you to adjust it as you see fit. The hatband offers two rows of straps with loops for threading pieces of foliage as natural camouflage to further break up the outline of the wearer, helping them blend into their surroundings. These are also constructed of the company’s high-performance Polyester, Cotton Ripstop blend. As there are never enough pockets, UF PRO® integrated an ingenious mesh pocket on the inside of the hat for those very important documents (concealing a thin, flat object like an ID card or plans for your secret mission) and three Velcro pads for attaching ID patches.
The lightweight STRIKER Gen.2 Boonie Hat is engineered to help you stay cool, comfortable and provides visual concealment, coming in the popular Flecktarn, PenCott GreenZone and MultiCam, and SloCam patterns, as well as in brown grey for those in an urban environment.
This is the ultimate hot environment hat, offering floating brims, mesh venting holes and a Paracord chin strap to prevent chafing. The fit, workmanship, pattern and features are all outstanding.
“Our Gen.1 boonie hat is very popular with global Special Operations/Tactics teams having been operationally proven,” says Armin Wagner, UF PRO Head of Product Development. “By listening to our customers, we came up with this new design and are happy to introduce it to the world. Special Operations/Tactics teams favour the soft boonie hat to a helmet since it is easier to wear, does not interfere with hearing and breaks up the outline of the wearer’s head assisting with concealment. The brim also provides a measure of comfort against rain and hot sun.”
Boonie hats have become synonymous with the special operations soldier, law enforcement SWAT team and military/tactical enthusiast. The evolution of the boonie over the past few years has arrived at UF PRO’s new advanced design.
Whether you are a tactical enthusiast, private contractor, or member of a law enforcement or military unit, this hat will keep your noggin cool and camouflaged.