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Papa Nui Yeager Cap

The Papa Nui Yeager Cap is the Papa’s tribute to the original Rocket Ace, Chuck Yeager, who punched a hole in the sky in his Bell X-1 Rocket plane, breaking the sound barrier in 1947. Part of the Atoll Rocket Riders collection, the bright cotton takes cues from Yeager’s supersonic flight in that magnificent orange plane. The brim of the Yeager Cap is made with felt making it sturdy but still soft, so it can be worn down or flipped up. Flexible enough to fold and keep tucked in your back pocket – it won’t break!

  • Designed in the South Pacific
  • Made in Japan at the John Lofgren & Co factory.
  • Made of 100% Bell X-1 Rocket Plane Orange cotton
  • Anti-glare Billiard Green under-visor to calm the fierce summer Sun
  • Military-grade Olive drab Herringbone Twill inside panel facing
  • Herringbone Twill cotton sweatband
  • Hino Maru internal country of origin patch
  • Sizes Medium (57-58cm) and Large (59-60cm)
  • Machine washable
  • Cold wash/soak to shape or stretch, hot wash/soak and tumble dry to shrink

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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”.


Where necessary, we recommend machine washing your Yeager Cap on a cold cycle and line drying.

If you’re happy with the sizing of your Yeager Cap, avoid tumble drying as this may result in slight shrinkage.

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.