This is a Fire Resistant level 6 extreme cold weather, wet weather outer jacket. These jackets protect the wearer from the elements with a Gore-tex lining and help protect the user when using the ECWCS system to 14 degrees below Fahrenheit. When trying to stay warm in cold weather it is important to wear layers. You should have a polyester base layer, then a fleece or grid thermal (waffle thermal) and the Gore-tex waterproof shell. The waterproof shell is critical because if you get wet in extreme cold weather it only takes minutes for hypothermia to set in.
- Flame Resistant – Will not catch fire when exposed to flames. It will burn but it will not drip or catch fire.
- 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.
- Pass Through Pocket Flaps – Open Flap pockets for reaching through and accessing layers worn underneath.
- Zip Up Shirt – This shirt is a zip up, which means that the front is closed with a zipper.
- Stow Away Hood – There is a stow away hood in the jackets collar for inclement weather.
- Part Of ECWCS – This is part of the US Army Extended Cold Weather Clothing System that is used to protect the wearer from cold to extreme cold weather situations and environments. The system consists of 7 levels of clothing and various accessories that can be worn in multiple configurations. When worn properly in appropriate conditions the system is designed to keep Soldiers warm in temperatures from +40 degrees to -50 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 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.
- 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: US Army Issue – This item is genuine US Army issue.