The French Army Boonie Hat has been the standard issue boonie hat for soldiers in the French Army for years. This hat would be worn by soldiers operating in Europe or any French territory where the weather can reach tropical conditions year round. Boonie hats are ideal for protection from the sun in tropical climates as they are light weight, breathable, and offer full coverage over your head from the sun.
There are two versions of this boonie hat available with the only difference being the camouflage pattern featured. The first version is the CCE Woodland pattern, which is found all over the world where the French Army operates. The second version is the French Desert camouflage version, which would be worn by French soldiers operating in desert locations.
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I already had a desert camo and have ordered the cce woodland now also. The hats are very cool and comfortable. You hardly feel them sitting on your head they are so light. I do think they run a little small so I would order at least the next larger head size from what the conversion charts indicate.
Ordered both patterns for collection. Similar to a sailors cap in constuction, brim gives good eye & ear coverage . Light weight cotton but comfortable 90's vintage mfg. good buy for intended use!!