A Boonie hat - also known as giggle hat - is a form of wide-brim hat, commonly used by military forces. Its design is similar to a bucket hat but with a stiffer brim. Often a fabric tape band of 'branch loops' is sewn around the crown of the hat: this 'foliage ring' is meant to hold additional vegetation as camouflage and a strap provides stability. The Boonie hats design has not really changed over the years and although it looks similar to its cousin, the famous bucket hat, the Boonie provides better protection from the elements. The classic Boonie is hard-wearing and practical, with the design being especially attractive to those who enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and hunting or simple wear on a summer holiday. We stock a range of different colours and sizes here on our Transatlantic Online catalogue for you to browse and find the perfect Boonie for you!