Please note that Afghan Patus and Pakols may ship separately from orders with a delay of up to 2 weeks. We do this to ensure the best price for you.
Want to wear special forces headgear without being confused for a Frenchman or girl scout? Ditch your beret and pick up an Afghan Pakol hat. These are the perfect topper for bearded desert warriors.
U.S. and U.K. special forces, including Delta and SBS, used Afghan pakol hats, patu blankets, and Chinese and Russian surplus gear to disguise themselves as locals before the assault on Tora-Bora. Once the battle was underway, the muted colors and flowing lines of the local Afghan garb blended in with their surroundings and broke up their outlines. Though U.S., U.K., and Afghan forces defeated the Taliban and al-Qaeda soldiers, Bin-Laden managed to escape to Pakistan, where the U.S. had to wait ten whole years to kill him. Now you too can assault mountain cave complexes in style.
Available in grey, tan, and brown, these pakol hats help you blend in with both the locals and the environment; the perfect complement to removing al-Qaeda innadesert. Complete your authentic look with an AK-friendly vest and a Patu blanket for extra REMOVAL.
100% wool construction is comfy-cozy for those cold arabian nights. Wool retains heat even when wet, so you won’t freeze to death in the rain like you would with your silly patrol cap.
One size fits all. Simply roll the sides of the hat up with a rope inside or stretch the hat over your knee to suit your head. Pakols can fit anyone, whether you’re normal-sized or freakishly large from all that radiation exposure.
One size fits all.
Made in Afghanistan.
Battle-proven and JSOC-approved.
Increases camouflage index when deploying in Afghanistan.