Use the Military Cold Weather Clothing Technology to focus on Fishing and
Hunting not the Weather.
Military GEN III ECWCS is a complete re-design of previous generation ECWCS for the U.S. Army.
It is not just a Cold Weather Clothing System, the third
generation ECWCS has been transformed into an Extended Climate Clothing System that enhances
comfort across broad climate
ranges from -40°F to +60°F. .
The complete layering system features seven levels of protection to provide
a broad range of weather protection.
Lighter with Less Bulk:
25% Lighter with 30% less bulk
than previous generation ECWCS.
Exceptionally quiet for added stealth with integrated Near
Infrared Textile Technology (NIR).
The lighter and warmer green fleece jacket, is the
favorite piece of gear which offers a snuggly replacement for the old
Army’s heavy black fleece jacket. Cold days, top the fleece with a
lightweight, waterproof windbreaker or a breathable soft shell set.
During the coldest days, add a puffy, extreme-cold-weather parka with
high-tech insulation quilted into it and matching pants that zip over
other layers in the system. The material in the parka and trousers
includes a nylon lining, nylon inner and outer layer, and a knitted,
plastic intermediate layer in a camouflage print. The fleece shirt and
trousers of the Fleece Bib and Jacket serve as an insulating layer.
The insulating shirt has a full front opening with two-way zipper,
wind-proof flap, pit zippers, and hand warmer pockets.
overalls are similar to the current style but are less bulky;
liners are 100 percent polyester fleece.
The Lightweight Cold Weather Underwear System (LWCWUS) provides lighter weight underwear with wicking capability.
The polypropylene underwear layer serves as a
moisture-wicking layer worn next to the skin. The shirt has a zippered
turtleneck collar, and drawers have an elastic waistband and standard
front fly opening.
The system provides environmental protection
in temperatures from 0 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit when worn with
standard clothing items; it also wicks moisture to the outer garment
The Cold Weather Coat and Trouser Liner is an insulating layer for cold weather clothing.
Modifications to the standard coat liner allow Soldiers
to wear it independently of their respective field clothing, as buttons
and buttonholes have been added to the coat front.
The liner is
made of polyester batting and rip-stop quilted nylon.
The Wool Winter Sock is a knitted seamless sock worn with the ski
mountain boot. The inside of the wool sock has terry tuft stitches
throughout. It is made of merino wool in a natural color.
Fleece Cap is a synthetic microfleece cap that is a bell-shaped, pull-on
Extended Cold Weather Polypropylene
Underwear includes a turtleneck with a center front zipper that
extends to the middle of the chest area and allows for ventilation at
the neck and chest area.
The drawers serve as a base layer to protect the lower extremities.
The brown underwear is knitted, brushed multifilament polypropylene.
The Black Fleece Bib and Jacket consists of a black fleece shirt with
full front opening and a two-way zipper, windproof flap, pit zippers,
hand warmer pockets, and black fleece bib overalls that are similar to
the current style but less bulky.
Together, the Black Fleece Bib
and Jacket reduce the bulk of the original liners by 40 percent.
Silkweight Underwear is treated polyester knit to wick moisture away
from the body. The undershirt has a crew neck, contoured longer tail in
back and long sleeves with a thumb hole to aid in donning and add
protection to the hand/wrist area. Flat seam construction reduces
Seven levels of the Protective Uniform
A durable, silkweight Polartec
Power Dry fabric worn next to the skin wicks away moisture and dries
fast. It consists of a crew neck T-shirt and boxer shorts, or is
available in long-sleeve top with invisible zipper and pants, built for
comfort and minimal weight.
A long-sleeve shirt
and pants made from Polartec Power Dry fabric are worn next to the skin
for extra warmth in extreme conditions, but still wicks away moisture
quickly from skin and dries fast. An inserted side panel of Polartec
X-Static fabric enhances fit and flexibility.
The top has a
front 15-inch zip for extra venting and a soft lining around the collar.
Comfort features include an articulated side seam on the pants to
minimize chafe on the kneecap.
An insulative mid-layer jacket made from Polartec Thermal Pro fabric is water-repellent yet breathable. It is worn as an outer jacket in mild
temperatures or as a heavy insulative layer in extreme cold. Seamless shoulders minimize chafe, which are then lined for extra warmth and
padding for heavy pack straps.
The soft windshirt is made from an encapsulated microfiber that repels water but also breathes for a variety of conditions. It's designed to pair with a
next-to-skin layer for intense activity in cooler temperatures or with the Level 5 soft shell as a mid-layer. It stuffs into its own pocket for
The key to the entire system, this soft shell fabric
jacket and pants are made with fibers encapsulated with silicone that
are highly stretchable, windproof, water repellant and breathable. They
are paired with Level 1 or 2 next-to-skin layers, ready for any cold
weather aerobic activity.
waterproof and coated nylon hard shell is slightly oversized to fit
easily and quickly over gear. The jacket features water-resistant
zippers and armpit zips for maximum ventilation, pocket openings to
quickly access inside layers and a hood that incorporates a stiff brim.
The pants borrow the same design from Level 5 but provide waterproof
For extreme conditions, this lightweight, loft-insulated level in a jacket, vest and pants has the feel of down but retains its warmth when
wet. Silicone-encapsulated fabric sheds water and is paired with Primaloft insulation for maximum warmth while the liner pulls away