Boonie hat, boonie top or Boonie is current authorized head gear for armed forces personel. It really is a complete brimmed hat, and offers limited defense against the sun and rain into the mind and throat. These caps were origionally made well-known during the Vietnam Conflict donned by Special Ops troops and LRRP personel. The Boonie hat replaces the conventional Army concern "soft-cap" in addition to Marine Corps "protect". Often labeled as a "flop-hat"