Wellenbrecher 'Wave Breaker' Boonie Hat
Wellenbrecher 'Wave Breaker' Boonie Hat
Wellenbrecher 'Wave Breaker' Boonie Hat
Wellenbrecher 'Wave Breaker' Boonie Hat
Wellenbrecher 'Wave Breaker' Boonie Hat

Well·en·brech·er from the German wellen “wave” and brecher “breaker.”

The perfect companion to our field shirt, the Wellenbrecher boonie is a brand-new addition to our "Wave 2" release. Each boonie is dyed identically to the jacket and matches well due to its identical fabric blend. Details on the dying process below:

Wellenbrecher's unique coloration results from a special dying process applied to a German desert Tropentarn donor hat. Unlike standard "over-dying," we use a reactive dye which only binds to cotton fibers. Wellenbrecher's slightly iridescent blue-gray appearance is color fast and will not leach or fade. Post dying, your hat is clear of residual chemicals and clean enough to put in a baby's mouth.

Sizing

Measure the widest circumference around the top of your forehead where the lip of the hat would rest. This measurement in cm is your European hat size.

Color Bias

The color of the tan in the Tropentarn affects the dye result. Not all Tropentarn jackets are the same. There is roughly a 10% difference in color ranging from light khaki to a more yellow sand. This base color effects the Wellenbrecher dye result. You can compare the photos below to get an idea of what to expect. We can make no promises as to the hue you will receive.

Specs

  • 35% / 65% Poly Cotton mix, dyed permanently 
  • Generous amount of heat vents in crown of the hat
  • Leather buckled chin strap
  • Snaps on the crown and brim to fold a side of the hat

Condition

We have sorted all our donor boonie hats carefully. Expect a clean, quality product with no damage.

    Wellenbrecher 'Wave Breaker' Boonie Hat

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    Well·en·brech·er from the German wellen “wave” and brecher “breaker.”

    The perfect companion to our field shirt, the Wellenbrecher boonie is a brand-new addition to our "Wave 2" release. Each boonie is dyed identically to the jacket and matches well due to its identical fabric blend. Details on the dying process below:

    Wellenbrecher's unique coloration results from a special dying process applied to a German desert Tropentarn donor hat. Unlike standard "over-dying," we use a reactive dye which only binds to cotton fibers. Wellenbrecher's slightly iridescent blue-gray appearance is color fast and will not leach or fade. Post dying, your hat is clear of residual chemicals and clean enough to put in a baby's mouth.

    Sizing

    Measure the widest circumference around the top of your forehead where the lip of the hat would rest. This measurement in cm is your European hat size.

    Color Bias

    The color of the tan in the Tropentarn affects the dye result. Not all Tropentarn jackets are the same. There is roughly a 10% difference in color ranging from light khaki to a more yellow sand. This base color effects the Wellenbrecher dye result. You can compare the photos below to get an idea of what to expect. We can make no promises as to the hue you will receive.

    Specs

    • 35% / 65% Poly Cotton mix, dyed permanently 
    • Generous amount of heat vents in crown of the hat
    • Leather buckled chin strap
    • Snaps on the crown and brim to fold a side of the hat

    Condition

    We have sorted all our donor boonie hats carefully. Expect a clean, quality product with no damage.

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      Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Big
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      Rated 4 out of 5
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      Reviewed by Christopher A., from United States
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      I recommend this product
      Hat Size (cm)
      58
      Size Purchased
      58
      How It Fits
      A Little Small
      Condition
      As Described
      Rated 4 out of 5
      Review posted

      Dyed Hat, so Phat

      This boonie hat runs a bit small, so you better hope your noggin can slide into one of these bad boys. The overall construction is solid with my only gripe being that the leather tightening strap is a bit stiff. Three holes for venting heat on each side of the hat and an optional snap on the side to turn on the "Australia" feature. Why would I recommend this hat? It's got a pattern you can't get anywhere else, and when I ordered the wrong size(like I said, they run small) the customer service to get it replaced with a larger size was better than most, if not all, competing websites.

      Pros:

      -Looks great with its unique camo

      -Genuine surplus and smell(yes, that's a pro)

      -Not going to get you weird looks in public

      Cons:

      -Runs small, but just go up a size

      -Side snap fell off once, pushed it back together. (snap experience may vary)

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      Rated -1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Big
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      Rated 4 out of 5
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      Reviewed by Richard N., from United States
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      I recommend this product
      Hat Size (cm)
      59
      Size Purchased
      59
      How It Fits
      A Little Small
      Condition
      As Described
      Rated 4 out of 5
      Review posted

      Good hat, runs small.

      I certainly have no complaints about the quality of the hat, but I ordered a size 59 and it's fairly tight. Not sure if I have a big fucking head or it runs small, but that's something to be aware of.

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      Reviewed by R is the n., from United States
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      I recommend this product
      Size Purchased
      58
      How It Fits
      Too Small
      Condition
      As Described
      Rated 3 out of 5
      Review posted

      Nice but tight

      This boonie is pretty sweet but I have a few issues. The hat sizing is off. I have a 55-56cm head and I ordered 58 thinking it would be a rather loose fit like the US boonie recommends, but it’s sorta crushing my head. I should’ve went with at least 59 or 60 if it were only available in that size as of the date I purchased it. At this rate I may have to look into ways to stretch out a boonie hat even though it still fits, but not as the comfortable roominess as I was expecting. The next problem is that there is no strap which looks like it was cut off. Not sure if that’s normal.

      I did however get a Wave Velcro patch which was plus.

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      Rated -2 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Big
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      Rated 3 out of 5
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      Reviewed by mason p., from United States
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      I recommend this product
      Size Purchased
      59
      How It Fits
      Too Small
      Condition
      As Described
      Rated 4 out of 5
      Review posted

      nice quality

      very nice hat but it runs a little small

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      Rated -2 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Big
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      Reviewed by Justin M., from United States
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      I recommend this product
      Hat Size (cm)
      59
      Size Purchased
      59
      How It Fits
      A Little Small
      Condition
      Better Than Described
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      Matches my Wellenbrecher shirt

      I have some serious OCD at times, so with there being a boonie hat also in the wellenbrecher colors I had to get it. I'm not a huge boonie hat fan, but this one is built ruggedly, keeps the sun off my ears and out of my eyes, and as a bonus has a snap so I can go into Aussie mode with it.

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      Rated -1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Big
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      Rated 5 out of 5
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