Papa Nui Hellcat Cap – Beach Side Frogskin Camo

£66.67

The Papa Nui Hellcat Cap is ten years in the making. Its origin is the first cap Papa Nui ever did with John Lofgren in Japan, the Corsair Cap. Over a decade has been spent refining the silhouette, subtle changes made from a hundred small observations, and now we have the Hell Cat Cap. Built for the fight to hades and back and tough enough to withstand the netherworld of battle on the campaign trail, the Hell Cat is realised in Beach Side WWII USMC Frogskin Camouflage. The Hell Cat is deep and balanced through crown so as not to create a pinch at the top. The visor is 8cm or long, wide and square and takes its shape directly from period USN caps. A millinery version of its tough and rugged namesake the F6F, and is set to be the dominant cap covering the skies over the Atoll.

  • Papa Nui’s recreation of the F6F Cap
  • Frogskin camo construction – beach side out
  • Wide and square visor, with a deep, balanced fit
  • Made in Japan by John Lofgren & Co.
  • Hino Maru internal country of origin patch
  • Sizes Medium (57-58cm), Large (59-60cm) and XL (61-62cm)
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Papa Nui size guide

With some exceptions, Papa Nui caps come in sizes Medium (57-58cm), Large (59-60cm) and X Large (60-62cm). To find out more about how to measure your head to get the sizing of your cap perfect, see this detailed article about Papa Nui sizing.

Watch caps and other special models come in one size. Because of the materials used, these will work for you if either Medium and Large size Papa Nui caps fit you comfortably.

Need more information on how to fine-tune the sizing of your Papa Nui cap? Our sizing page also contains information about how to stretch or shrink your cap. Before attempting to stretch or shrink your cap, please see the Care section to see if this is possible with your model.

Size Circumference
Medium 57-58cm
Large 59-60cm
X Large 60-62cm

Brand

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”.

Care

Papa Nui caps are low-maintenance pieces designed for rugged wear. This cap can be soaked or machine washed as required.

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.

Shipping

We use Royal Mail Tracked 48 and International Tracked to send our orders in most cases. The shipping cost is calculated based on your location and the weight of your order. You can find out more about shipping costs on our shipping page. The average shipping times are:

  • UK – Delivery in 48 hours
  • Europe – Delivery in 3-5 working days
  • Rest of World – 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.

Returns

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].

Unless we have made a mistake with your order, we cannot accept returns of socks, magazines or books.

For more information about returns, see our returns page.