What is ECWCS Level 6?
ECWCS Gen III Level 6 is a specialized wind and moisture protection layer from the Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS) Gen III, a multilayered clothing system that is shipped under government contracts to the United States Army.
What does Ecwcs stand for?
The Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS /ˈɛkwæks/) is a protective clothing system developed in the 1980s by the United States Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Natick, Massachusetts.
What is Army wet weather gear?
A waterproof barrier designed to be worn over other levels in moderate to cold wet conditions alternating between freezing and thawing. The GEN III Extreme Wet/Cold Weather Jacket and Trousers are designed for use in moderate to cold wet conditions as a hard shell layer combined with other base and insulative layers.
Who makes Ecwcs?
Polartec GEN III E.C.W.C.S. products and the Polartec® Military Issue Collection includes: E.C.W.C.S.
How do you wear army Ecwcs?
- Wear ECWCS or equivalent and wind protection including head hands, feet, and face. Cover exposed flesh if possible.
- Wear vapor barrier (VB) boots. Provide warming facilities. Work groups of no less than two personnel.
- No exposed skin. Stay Active. Avoid Sweating.
Where can I find my Army Clothing record?
Log-in AKO (https://www.us.army.mil/) and Click “Self Service -> My Clothing” from top menu.
What fleece does the military use?
PolarTec Thermal Pro
A while back the military adopted the Gen III ECWCS to replace the field jacket. The PolarTec Thermal Pro Gen III 3 Cold Weather Fleece is the foundation of this system.
What are the levels of Ecwcs?
Extended Climate Warfighter Clothing System
- Level I: Light-Weight Undershirt & Drawers.
- Level II: Mid-Weight Shirt & Drawers.
- Level III: High-Loft Fleece Jacket.
- Level IV: Wind Jacket.
- Level V: Soft Shell Cold Weather Jacket & Trousers.
- Level VI: Extreme Wet/Cold Weather Jacket & Trousers.
How do you wear Ecwcs Gen 3?
The ECWCS GEN III can be ventilated in order to release unneeded heat and allow moisture to escape. Base layer (Figure 1) are those adjacent to your body and should be worn comfortably loose. The main purpose of these garments is to wick excess moisture away from your body.
What is a Gen III extreme wet/cold weather jacket and trousers?
The GEN III Extreme Wet/Cold Weather Jacket and Trousers are designed for use in moderate to cold wet conditions as a hard shell layer combined with other base and insulative layers. NOTE: Sizing runs slightly larger to accommodate other layers.
Is the ECWCS jacket breathable?
The jacket provides an outstanding light-weight, completely waterproof, windproof and breathable level of protection against the elements with 50% less bulk than previous systems. You will not believe how light weight it is compared to the ECWCS Generation I and II Gore-Tex.
What is a level 6 extreme wet/cold weather jacket?
The US Army Generation III Level 6 Extreme Wet/Cold Weather Jacket is designed for use in moderate to cold and wet conditions as a hard shell layer combined with other base and insulating layers. This shell layer is designed to be worn as a waterproof barrier over other levels in conditions that alternate between freezing and thawing.
Is the US Army Gen III level 6 extreme wet/cold weather parka breathable?
You’ve got three layers of wind proof, water proof and breathable material to protect when the weather turns from lush to rough. The US Army Gen III Level 6 Extreme Wet/Cold Weather Parka is designed for use in moderate to cold and wet conditions as a hard-shell layer combined with other base and insulating layers.