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Papa Nui Apollo Cap

The Papa Nui Apollo Cap is the centrepiece of the Atoll Rocket Riders collection. The members of the USS Papa Nui crew were involved in the task of recovering capsules upon earth re-entry. When the hatches were opened each astronaut was handed a commemorative cap and the Apollo Cap is an exacting copy of this ready for you to own. Perhaps the finest cap ever released to the market, with unrivalled attention to detail and quality of construction. Constructed from Royal Blue Melton Wool with a yellow crafted Papa Nui patch, the cap is finished with an anti-glare Billiard Green under-visor and military-grade Olive Drab Herringbone Twill inside panel.

  • Made in Japan at the John Lofgren & Co. factory
  • Royal Blue Melton Wool construction
  • Papa Nui Apollo 12 crafted patch
  • Anti-glare Billiard Green under visor to calm the fierce Pacific Sun
  • Military-grade Olive Drab Herringbone Twill inside panel facing
  • Genuine Australian Kangaroo sweatband with satin Grosgrain Millinery bow
  • Hino Maru internal country of origin patch
  • Sizes Medium (57-58cm) and Large (59-60cm)

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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”.


As the Apollo Cap is constructed from Melton Wool, do not machine wash or tumble dry.

Spot clean and, if necessary, enlist the services of your local professional dry cleaning facility.

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.