The Swedish Army M59 Field Cap is an authentic part of the Swedish Army M59 series uniform. These olive drab field caps are really nice, very much like the vast majority of Swedish army surplus gear. Looking at the specifications, they are made from a cotton blend material and most appear to have never been issued. The extra wide brim on these field caps will be great for keeping the sun out of your eyes.
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Swedish Army Field Cap
The Swedish M59 was the standard olive green uniform in use by the Swedish Army up until the 1990s. This uniform was seen all over Sweden and in joint exercises where Sweden participated with NATO. The use of an olive drab green uniform is unique as most countries utilized some form of a camouflage pattern on their army uniforms, with Sweden and Austria being two that standardized with olive green.
Field caps like the M59 from Sweden have been issued in massive numbers to soldiers since the early days of the Second World War. Recognizing the value on a military hat for keeping the sun out of your eyes, completing a uniform look, and providing resistance to the wind field caps have become an essential uniform component. The Swedish army produced the M59 for all of these reasons and constructed it to the legendary Swedish military standards for excellence. You'll find this field cap uses quality materials and is perfect down to the last stitch sewn.
Very nice quality and price.
The size 62 fit my 7 3/4 fat head perfectly
Bought this as a gift for a friend, liked it so much I bought one for myself. Very well made
Shoulda bought two
Can't add much to my review that hasn't already been said and said well. This is a fine stylish cap for someone who is tired of the ubiquitous baseball style cap that *everyone* wears *everywhere* these days and who doesn't want to mindlessly conform. Rich medium green, dual layer fabric and the construction is flawless. Fabulous in the larger sizes (mine is 63) which are dadgum near impossible to find in the USA. As mentioned, this is a great "crusher" type hat to roll up in your back pocket as the brim has no cardboard or plastic stiffener--just rows of stitching. Mine is factory new as well. Get yourself one in size 62 or 63 just because. Better to have a hat that is too big than one that is too small, right?
I ordered the large (59) cap. It fit a bit loose, but perfectly actually. Very comfortable. For comparison I also ordered the large German wool cap in Flechtern pattern and found that to be a bit tight. I love this cap. It's a nice neutral green, and is well made, and well designed. It provides ample head coverage and looks good. The ear covers and bill are perfectly sized.
An important point to convey is that the material used is doubled. I.e., rather than being thick, it's two layers - thus there is an air layer between. This would be too warm to wear in the summer but ought to be excellent in spring and summer. I don't know if it would be enough in sub freezing weather. It's not likely to be as effective as the German or other fully winter caps. This isn't a deficiency, just a note.
I was really pleased with this cap and will be ordering a few more, in different sizes as what I anticipate will be very welcome winter solstice presents. I'll also add them to my trucks and go bags.
ALmost forgot to add, the one I received was obviously brand new.
Great buy for 3-season wear
You won;t wear this to baseball games in July but you will love them scouting hunting trails in the fall and getting the mail or afternoon winter hunts. Will even work well on cool spring days. Bill is a good size and earmuffs are a nice feature.
Ideal for Spring and Fall
These are a little too warm for Summer in the South, but for Spring, Fall (and even Winter) when you may encounter windy conditions where light ear protection is a plus, these are great. It's nice to have a 'tweener' cap between a mesh/Summer style and a full Winter hat which would be too warm. Nice long brim for sun protection. Good for out on the water. Best of all, my wife likes this one.
Brand new hat
Like it fine, ear flap can be folded up inside the hat as well. You might consider sizing up if this is your preference. I'm a size 7.25 and a 58 is a good fit. A little tight with the flap on the inside but some weight and a door knob solved that after a wash. The brim is not rigid, just layered material and it folds up nicely.
Got 2. Finally found a surplus hat that fits. The brim is great in the rain, too.
Very handy. The flaps keep my ears warm and the visor keeps the sun out of my eyes. I treated mine with waterproofing spray and keep it handy for a rain hat as well. Crunches up nicely to store in my jacket pocket. Liked it so much got 2!