Papa Nui Airboss III Cap


The Papa Nui Airboss III Cap is, as its name suggests, the third iteration of one of the most popular Papa Nui models. This all-new version is constructed from Navy Jungle Cloth with a pure wool liner that harks back to the long-sold out Bird Farm Cap from a couple of years back. The perfect cap to pair with your N1 Deck Jacket. Jungle Cloth, also known as Whipcord, is perhaps best known for its use in US Navy Deck Jackets. The earliest versions of these jackets, and in our opinion the best, were navy blue, before being replaced by the more common khaki version. The tight, dense weave of Jungle Cloth give it exceptional resistance to water and wind and kept many a sailor warm on deck during foul conditions.

  • Made in Japan by John Lofgren & Co.
  • Navy Jungle Cloth construction
  • Pure wool liner
  • Hino Maru internal country of origin patch
  • Sizes Medium (57-58cm) and Large (59-60cm)
  • Because of the wool liner, do not soak or machine wash
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Papa Nui Cap Co. is the creation of John Tesoriero and draws on decades of experience in the heritage clothing industry, along with an enviable collection of vintage clothing and militaria.

The brand creates caps with vintage military, utility and surf influences, inspired by the resourcefulness of GIs and their ability to reimagine and repurpose their kit to suit their environment. Much more than simply a reproduction brand, each Papa Nui cap has a story behind it.

The finest military-spec materials are sourced from Japan and each cap is battle-tested under the rays of the South Pacific sun. Manufacturing is left to the capable hands of John Lofgren & Co., who ensure the finished products are made to the highest standards of quality and ethics, resulting in a cap that will last a lifetime and only look better with age.

Papa Nui Cap Co. was our first brand at Those That Know and we stock every release, including many pieces that are not available anywhere else. As John himself says, “anything else is just a cap”.


Papa Nui caps are low-maintenance pieces designed for rugged wear. Because of the wool liner, we recommend avoiding soaking or machine washing this cap.

Delivery & Returns

We want shopping with Those That Know to be easy. To make sure you’re completely satisfied with your experience with us we have a simple Shipping & Returns process.


We use Royal Mail and UPS to ship orders. We charge a flat rate shipping cost per order based on your location. The costs and average shipping times are:

  • UK – £5 (Delivery in 48 hours)
  • Europe – from £10 (Delivery in 3-5 working days)
  • Rest of World – from £10 (Delivery in 6-7 working days)

We aim to ship all orders within 24 hours of receipt or on the next working day. Once your order has shipped, you will receive a tracking reference to your email address.

You can find out more about our shipping methods and international zones on our shipping page.


We’re happy to accept returns or exchanges of orders in new and unworn condition with original packaging within 14 days of receipt. To return your order, please contact us first at [email protected].

For more information about returns, see our returns page.