Please note: This product is leftover from our Canadian pre-order run in 2021, and will not be restocked again in this variation. All sales on this product are final! Once they're gone, they're gone!
A legendary vintage in a modern cut, this is our bread and butter here at Fireforce Ventures. These modern cut Operator boonies feature a 60/40 cotton-poly ripstop blend. It is cut in alow profile short-brim which as become standard issue in many Western militaries. This boonie is a an absolute must-have for your next adventure in the boonies!
- 60% cotton and 40% polyester rip-stop construction
- Low profile brim
- Ventilation grommets on both sides
- Bungie neck cord
- Utility loops
Rhodesian Brushstroke was the legendary pattern utilized during the Rhodesian Bush War from 1965-1979, incorporating an innovative combination of khaki, brown and green. It was designed as an indigenous Rhodesian pattern which was directly influenced by earlier “brushstroke” styled patterns including the Second World War-era Denison smocks. Developed from an earlier arid pattern by Di Cameron, it was manufactured in its distinctive green-over-brown Brushstroke by David Whitehead Textiles. Uniforms and jumpsuits in this pattern become synonymous with Rhodesia’s legendary Troopies and Masodja.
In 2001, the United States Marine Corps camouflage testing scored the old Rhodesian Brushstroke pattern to be extremely effective in various environments. As a testament to the lasting effectiveness of Rhodesian Brushstroke, the vintage pattern scored higher than many other contemporary patterns. After the Rhodesian Bush War, a brown-over-green pattern was adopted by the Zimbabwean National Army.
We’re proud to be replicating the pattern as a 1-to-1 scale copy of an original bolt of David Whitehead Textiles fabric dated circa. 1979. We are the only company accurately providing the pattern exactly as it was worn during the Rhodesian Bush War.
Sizing Guide (Note: Sizes run a little smaller, please go a size up if in doubt!):
- Small: 52-54cm, 7 inch diameter
- Medium: 54-56cm, 7 inch diameter
- Large: 56-58cm circumference, 7 1/4inch diameter
- XL: 58-60cm circumference, 7 3/8inch diameter