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    MCU Boonie Hat

    Post by Bolty717 on Tue May 14, 2013 5:11 am





    Taken on the 13 May. Brand new and out of the box,this gear is awaiting its owner to get back for issue. First impressions were good, it has a better shape and size to some of the other hats that we have had. It is bigger than the standard Jhat. Still have the bizarre internal half pocket, and rather large label.
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    Re: MCU Boonie Hat

    Post by 2/1kiwi on Wed May 15, 2013 3:29 pm

    It is smaller than tthe widebrim j hat right?
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    Re: MCU Boonie Hat

    Post by Bolty717 on Wed May 15, 2013 4:39 pm

    Yes and has a slighty oblong shape and slooping top part. From the USMC boonie hats than I use to own it's design is very similar. First impressions were good, unlike the camo cricket hat we had.
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    Re: MCU Boonie Hat

    Post by Bolty717 on Thu May 16, 2013 1:15 am

    Just had another look and compared the MCU boonie with a DPM Wide Brim. The width of the MCU brim from the hat to the edge is the same as a Wide Brim DPM, what makes it different is the shape, so it sits better. So there will probably be those who dont like the width aspect.
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    Re: MCU Boonie Hat

    Post by KiwiWarrior1994 on Sat May 18, 2013 6:37 am

    are the MCU boonie hats more comfortble and lighter than the NZDPM ones?
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    Re: MCU Boonie Hat

    Post by Raptor on Sat May 18, 2013 7:12 am

    Thanks for the updates Bolty.Its been very quite in this thread recently regarding MCU.Are you lot wearing it yet??Any pictures of it in use coming out??
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    Re: MCU Boonie Hat

    Post by Bolty717 on Sat May 18, 2013 8:44 am

    Not yet, mid June for most people. From my short play with the above pictured hat it is lighter, comfort TBC.
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Sat May 18, 2013 7:50 pm

    Yea we get ours in august. Recruits will also start getting it then.
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    Re: MCU Boonie Hat

    Post by 2/1kiwi on Sun May 19, 2013 12:11 am

    Just saw a pic in soldier 5, there is 3 distinct pattern variations. Will they be issue or variations in the sizing gear?
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    Re: MCU Boonie Hat

    Post by Bolty717 on Sun May 19, 2013 3:06 am

    Do you mean the pictures of WO1 H and Major W wearing the gear? They are now huge arse posters around camp.
    From what Ive seen of the sizing stock and the unpackaged box of issue gear, the pattern is the same, its the way thr colours have taken to the different types of materail, the Event wet weather gear has a browner tinge and the unifrom has a greener tinge, the jacket not as green.
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    Re: MCU Boonie Hat

    Post by 2/1kiwi on Sun May 19, 2013 4:06 am

    Oh yep, that's the same pic.

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    Re: MCU Boonie Hat

    Post by Bolty717 on Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:28 am

    Got my box yesterday I can confirm the brim width on the MCU boonie hat is 60mm wide, a ripstop Widebrim JH is 75mm and a ripstop Jhat is 60mm. All measurements were made from the outside of the hat where the seam on the hat meets the brim. All hats are size M.

    A few posts back I mentioned the MCU brim width being the same as a wide brim, that wide brim was my ET hat from 2000, which has a 60mm wide brim, somewhere along the way the specs for the wide brim have increased.
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    Re: MCU Boonie Hat

    Post by Bolty717 on Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:03 pm



    Made in NZ.



    Side profile, slight slop towards fron of hat.



    Inside of hat, behind label is a pocket of sorts, what its for is not clear.



    Chin cord and barrel lock, the cord is almost Foliage in colour.



    Vent holes.
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    Re: MCU Boonie Hat

    Post by Bolty717 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:07 am

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    Re: MCU Boonie Hat

    Post by Raptor on Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:52 am

    You didn't need to censor those mate.They are already in the public domain on the NZ Army facebook page.Smile
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    Re: MCU Boonie Hat

    Post by Bolty717 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:54 am

    Yep but I don't think I have the right to use their images without some art work, just my opinion.
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    Re: MCU Boonie Hat

    Post by Raptor on Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:20 am

    Here's a link to a video on the subject.http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pUToHNl3K2A
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    Re: MCU Boonie Hat

    Post by Bolty717 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:36 am

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