I thought I would share some interesting features that I recently found on a new boonie hat design. Now I know it's "just" a hat, and won't save anyone's life, nor get them killed. However, take a look and see what you think. I took a chance and ordered a couple on a whim, because the maker stated he could do most anything custom, and I wanted a large 3" brim, my buddy wanted a small REECE style 1.5" brim (featured). This was produced by a custom maker who's information I will post soon (I have it at home and am posting this from work). He can build them to most any specification...size, color, material, brim size, ect. The best part may be that these cost about $25 shipped. Anyway, now for some of the features:


The interior has a blaze red/orange panel, for emergency signaling. I have seen these before on hats, but this is a first (for me) featured on a multicam boonie.



At the rear, there is a shock-cord adjustment...this will allow you to put a little tension on your head for those windy days. It also allows a bit of size adjustment.


There are two opposing vents, which allow a bit of heat to escape from the inside of the cap (great for those hot Texas days).



An on the inside, the is a small mesh fabric, which will prevent bugs from sneaking into the vents and getting on your head.



Overall, I am impressed. The quality is good, the make followed my specifications closely, IT FITS, and the features are unique. This boonie may not be for everyone, but I can appreciate the useable designs built into this cap.

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CONTACT INFORMATION
The maker is Dave and he can be reached via:
graywolf47@comcast.net

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Yes, please.
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When you have the chance, please post their information. I am down with this sickness. Very nice. I just purchased and received the boonie from Tactical Distributors with that leafy cut (see SoliderSystems.net) and it is a total piece of crap. Made in China, was not made of real Multicam, all nylon so it will melt directly to your grape. Very dissatisfied.
Looks like a copy of Crye's no-longer-made boonie with a short brim...

This will save me from having to cut down my real Crye boonie in the event that I need to buy a new transmission for my car or something and have to Ebay it.

I used to hate boonies, then about a year ago, started to get a real affinity for the Recce short brim stuff. Now I have 4 boonies, 2 of which were custom made.

These look outstanding. So definitely standing by for the info as well.

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Originally posted by M4Guru:
Looks like a copy of Crye's no-longer-made boonie with a short brim...

This will save me from having to cut down my real Crye boonie in the event that I need to buy a new transmission for my car


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"Its not about shooting, its about fighting with a gun." -Pat Rogers


The answer to 1984 is 1776.

"I prefer evil sits in daylight for all to see rather than be hidden, forgotten about and possibly repeated." -Consigliere
I know that email. That's Slangvel on eBay, isn't it? I bought one of his MC short brim boonies about a year or so back. Excellent bit of well made kit. The day-glo ID panel is a neat touch, the Rhodesians and South Africans used them to prevent being fired on by their own gunships when tracking terrs in the bush. Looks like I may be doing business with him again very soon.
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Slangvel

Yes, his ARFcom name is slangvel, so its likely the same guy from ebay. No website that I know of, he doesnt seem to be too internet savy. I'd just email him with exact specs of what I want, and ask for a price quote. I bought 3 hats from him, and had them shipped together, so I honestly dont know the exact price, but mine came out at $22 each shipped.
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Originally posted by waffenmacht:
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Slangvel

Yes, his ARFcom name is slangvel, so its likely the same guy from ebay. No website that I know of, he doesnt seem to be too internet savy. I'd just email him with exact specs of what I want, and ask for a price quote. I bought 3 hats from him, and had them shipped together, so I honestly dont know the exact price, but mine came out at $22 each shipped.




He is a member here too, but I haven't seen him post in years.

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LF's, thanks for all the responses and interest.
I will try and answer common questions.

I can make this hat in any fabric AS long as I have it or can get it.

There is a 1-2 day turn around time from the time I receive the order make the hat and send it back. I use Crye Precision Multicam rip stop fabric for this boonie. I do have some of the MC twill fabric if someone wanted a hat in that fabric weight.

I can make any width brim.

I can accept paypal or money orders for payment. I won't speak about price since this forum belongs to LF.

A custom made "south african style paratrooper jacket" will be available in Multicam soon.

I do not have a website redone as yet hopefully soon.

Lastly, I am a disabled veteran owned business and I really appreciate the interest and orders from readers. Its nice to know that given the economic condition of our country, some folks still buy USA!!

Again, I thank you for your interest.

Dave

email me at: graywolf47@comcast.net for other questions you may have.
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slangvel,
I am glad to see that the thread link came through in my email. That is some mighty fine work you do and thank you again for your service to our Great Nation.
John

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Nice, I'm all over that. I wear boonies all the time, from deployments to deep sea fishing.

Dave - email inbound.

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Originally posted by slangvel:


A custom made "south african style paratrooper jacket" will be available in Multicam soon.


wait WHAT?!?
yeah, that's going into the zombie survival kit

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Originally posted by Yeoman:
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Originally posted by slangvel:


A custom made "south african style paratrooper jacket" will be available in Multicam soon.


wait WHAT?!?
yeah, that's going into the zombie survival kit


Slangvel is making a slangvel in MC? Hmmm, very interesting.
very nice. slick

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Originally posted by Duke:
Yes, please.


Me too but....the Padre and I have melon fitment issues. We will need you to test them. If you can fit one around an inverted propane tank off a Weber, they should probably fit Duke and me. Let us know.

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Originally posted by conndcj:
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Originally posted by Duke:
Yes, please.


Me too but....the Padre and I have melon fitment issues. We will need you to test them. If you can fit one around an inverted propane tank off a Weber, they should probably fit Duke and me. Let us know.

Is that size "Jackolantern"?

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Originally posted by MT Predator:
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Originally posted by conndcj:
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Originally posted by Duke:
Yes, please.


Me too but....the Padre and I have melon fitment issues. We will need you to test them. If you can fit one around an inverted propane tank off a Weber, they should probably fit Duke and me. Let us know.

Is that size "Jackolantern"?


We prefer the term "mega-orb". We each have our own gravitational field which is why we can't get any closer to each other than five feet or shit starts flying. We discovered this in the front seat of the car when we were taking DZ to his dinner a couple of years ago. Our heads kept smashing against the side windows all the way down 16th street. It's pretty annoying. But hey, I'm ordering one. If he temporarily runs out of MC material, now you guys know why.

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doesn't everyone use geosynchronous orbit of their cell around their heads as "hands-free"?
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"Its not about shooting, its about fighting with a gun." -Pat Rogers


The answer to 1984 is 1776.

"I prefer evil sits in daylight for all to see rather than be hidden, forgotten about and possibly repeated." -Consigliere
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This will save me from having to cut down my real Crye boonie in the event that I need to buy a new transmission for my car or something and have to Ebay it.


Crye boonies are... worth a lot? Ooh...

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That's Old School Cool. I'll be ordering one next week.
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Just to make sure I am seeing right in the pictures. These are the older style boonies with the narrower brim that goes down at a slight angle rather then flat out?

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Made in Canada but he shipped to me while in Afghanistan. I got one of the ACU ones and loved it. Less sombrero than the issued boonie and super light. I got a few weird looks, but just gave the dumb guy shoulder shrug and "KYLOC sent it" to anyone with rank who asked me about it. I had to pack it away after I caught the CSM giving me the evil eye.

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