This is a Type I trouser in Woodland Camo that were used in the US Military. The Type I was the first uniform issued in the new Woodland Camo pattern to US Troops. The trousers are made of a 50/50 NYO Twill that is very durable and Type I uniforms would become the Temperate Weather uniform once the Type III’s came about. The trousers have six pockets and have a buttoned waist. There are tabs on the sides of the waist for adjusting the trousers for best fit. The Type I’s were issued till 1995 when the Type IV replaced both the Type I & III uniforms.
- USGI Type I BDU Trousers, Woodland Camo – The Type I trousers of BDU follow the same material specs as the Type I coats. Made of a durable 50/50 NYCO Twill the pants would be part of the Temperate Weather uniform with the release of the Type III Hot Weather uniforms. The pants have six pockets, a layout that would stay consistent throughout all types of BDU and DBDU uniforms. There are two hip pockets and button flapped back pockets. Each leg has a button flapped cargo pocket as well. At the waist are adjustment straps for best fit of pants. The knees have a sown in dart which helps in articulation of the pants when bending. Pant cuffs have drawstrings for blousing the pants of boots. The trousers are rugged and durable, with service life lasting two years at times.
- Woodland Camo Pattern – Created and issued from 1981 onwards. Based on the ERDL camo patterns used throughout the Vietnam War and afterwards, specifically the 2nd pattern ERDL, RDF ERDL. The biggest change over earlier ERDL patterns was the enlargement of the patterns and shapes found in ERDL. The colors were also the same with light green, dark green and brown being used. Black would be used in twig shapes across the base colors. Woodland Camo is commonly referred to just as BDU or M81. M81 is an unofficial name for Woodland Camo that comes from its adoption date, 1981. It was used across the US Military till individual service branches replaced it with modern camo patterns.
- Various Government Contractors – This item is manufactured for the US government by various contractors.
Country of Manufacture: USA – This product is manufactured in the USA.
Issue Type: USGI – These are genuine US government issued items made to military specification (mil-spec).