These are Gen II Level 6 Extreme Cold/Wet Weather Pants that were used in the US Army. The water and wind proof pants are meant to be worn as an outer layer over the duty uniform or cold weather layers. The waist pockets are pass through for access to other layers and the cargo pockets are hook and looped flapped. The pants cuffs are adjustable and 1/2 zip for easy of don/doffing over layers and boots. The zippered waist is adjustable with a drawstring.
These pants are Gen II. The most noticeable difference is the lack of elastic on the pant cuffs. They are adjustable, like the Gen III.
- Zipper Closure – Has a zipper to secure contents stored inside.
- Waist Drawstring – These pants have a drawstring that allows the wear to adjust the waist to the perfect size.
- Pass Through Pocket Flaps – Open Flap pockets for reaching through and accessing layers worn underneath.
- Pant Cargo Pockets – Has large pockets for bulky items on the pants legs.
- 1/2 Length Pant Leg Zipper – Zipper running half way up pant leg to aid in putting pants on and taking them off when worn over other clothes and boots.
- Adjustable Pants Cuffs – Pants cuffs are adjustable with drawstrings, hook and loop tabs or other methods.
- Waterproof – Waterproof means that it will not absorb water or be damaged when submerged in water.
- Windproof – It will help break the wind an hold warmth even in windy weather.
- ECWCS Level 6 – This layer consists of a water and wind proof jacket and trousers that act as a hard shell layer over thermals or the standard uniform. Level 6 layers are intended for wear in cold to wet conditions. The jacket and trousers are lightweight and low bulk and when worn over thermal layers are still breathable to help prevent overheating.
- Universal Camouflage Pattern, UCP – Following in the steps of the USMC and its adoption of a digital camo, the US Army adopted the Universal Camo Pattern in 2004. The pattern was designed to function suitably in any environment. The overall intention of a camo capable of that is to remove the need to issue a camo pattern for each potential combat zone and environment, thus making the production and issuing of camo easy to troops. The camo was adopted and saw use in both Iraq and Afghanistan, where it would perform at best adequately. As a result of the camo not performing as good as intended the US Army began looking for a replacement. By 2011 the US Army would test in a variation of UCP, UCP-D, against Multicam in Afghanistan in the search for a replacement. By 2012 all US Army Soldiers deploying as combat troops to Afghanistan would be issued uniforms and gear in Multicam and UCP would be phased out of service in 2019 as a service camo. UCP would commonly come to be referred to as ACU, based of the adoption of the ACU pattern uniform that was adopted at the same time, much the same as the woodland camo came to be called BDU.
- Various Government Contractors – This item is manufactured for the US government by various contractors.
Country of Manufacture: USA – This product is manufactured in the #1 country, the USA.
Issue Type: USGI – These are genuine US government issued items made to military specification (mil-spec).