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Style# 89422

5.11® Boonie Hat

Average rating of 90%
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Purpose Built

Are you lucky enough to have a good friend who can be tough, but maintain their cool, no matter how heated the situation gets? You are now: Meet the 5.11® Boonie Hat. It's made of a lightweight, yet durable poly/cotton TDU® ripstop fabric with a Teflon® finish, and features ventilation eyelets and a wicking sweatband to help you keep a cool head as the heat index rises. There's even a hidden pocket with overlapping layers at the Boonie's interior crown. And not like you need it to be reminded, but we weaved the 5.11® "Always Be Ready®" tagline on the inside center seam. Making the intelligent gear you need to stay as comfortable as possible … isn't that what friends are for?


  • Inside Foam Band with wicking jersey fabrication
  • Sturdy, yet flexible 4-panel construction
  • Teflon® finish


  • Polyester/cotton blend
  • Adjustable, tubular draw cord
  • 7 rows of topstitching on bill
  • Center circular seam binding with 5.11® logo
  • Imported
Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 4 reviews)

90 %

I'm Not One of the Other Johns :)


From John


I asked for these about two years ago to go along with the TDUs and they're a perfect match, much better than the various military surplus knockoffs that don't match or hold up after one wash.

I have all the colors except the multicam in MED/LRG and LRG/XLG. The reason for the two sizes was because my first order about a month ago was for MED/LRG but they were a bit snug but not lethally constricting so I ordered the LRG/XLG and they finally showed up yesterday. The khaki and green LRG/XLG fit the same as the MED/LRG but the black and navy are looser as they should be which tells me the khaki and green boonies were mislabeled with the wrong size. Unfortunately I doubt I can return them because I’ve already washed them which leads me to the next part of my review. I had a similar problem with the TDU trousers I bought about three years ago but I needed something to wear for work and they didn’t cutoff the blood flow so I wore them until the replace pair came in that fit.

When my first order came in I gave one the wash test and was immediately surprised that it retained its shape perfectly and didn’t fade like the knockoffs do! I washed the others but only air-dried them all with the brim gently rolled up a bit because I don’t want to incur any undue shrinkage from drying. My second order I washed them all this time based on the results of the first order and was not disappointed, so on the wash test they easily get 10 out of 5 stars!!!!

My only suggestions would be to correct the sizing discrepancy (and I will reorder), make the brim a bit wider (no more than an inch), add Coyote Brown & real khaki (not just this desert sand version) color options, and loosen the foliage band a bit because as compared to the real McCoys it’s little more than decoration holder for the 5.11 logo. One way to fix the sizing would be to add another drawstring along the base of the hat to control the size like a one-size-fits-all waterproof rain boonie I have.

Also, for the premium price I would expect them to be made in the USA like the U.S. Army and Air Force, theirs are made by the Bernard Cap Company in Hialeah, Florida, not somewhere in China like these are.

Overall, they are the best commercial/non-MILSPEC boonies I’ve found and would’ve gotten five stars had the sizes been correct.

It's great but not amazing


From Mitchell


So far the hat has lived up to its potential, it feels great it's easy to store if needed and the map pocket inside functions nicely, the stitching is well crafted and the color is nice to look at, the only issue I have with this hat is that the chin strap piece is stiched in place by only a couple stiches and that's fine and dandy but it's already showing signs of tear at the stitching. To make this hat better it would have been a better idea to have it looped on something or have a brass fitted hole that comes out of the side to lace up paricord or some other metiral, it could be when I wear it I compress it to much when it sits on my back so it's not as floppy when I'm running that's why I give this hat a 4 out of 5, it's great but with a little more time from the designer it could be made amazing, I'd recommend this hat though, I will make the small change myself still a great hat and will be wearing it for a long time

The mother of all boonies


From John


I ordered the black hat. The quality of the hat is tremendous; solid, thick brim with thick overall feel for the rest of the hat.

It handled the first day outside in 93 degree heat (direct sunlight) with zero issues. The 65% poly, 35% cotton ratio appears to be the "sweet spot" for this type of a hat. Handles heat, sun, and wicks moisture with perfection. I would imagine that it also does a nice job in rain. We will see.

I expect this will be the last boonie hat that I will ever need. Extremely impressed with this product.

I ordered the od green and black


From john


These have got to be by far the best boonie hats I have ever had, after several attempts at purchasing a boonie of this quality I have finally found what I was looking for.....thank you guys very much. Shipping was very fast also.

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