The Marine Corps has developed an Extreme Cold Weather Mitten System including a Mitten Shell with Removable Liner and Light Duty Flame Resistant Glove Insert, which will provide improved environmental protection over USMC's previous mitt, the insulated trigger finger mitt.
The cold weather contact gloves allow Marines to conduct precise technical work such as operating computer and electronic equipment while protecting their hands from the cold weather combat environment.
Improved Cold Weather Extended Gloves are made in accordance with Outdoor Research Professional Modular Glove, part number 72189 for the shell, 72190 for the liner.
The USMC Intermediate Cold Weather Glove is designed to be worn in cold weather environments to protect the user from the elements including snow, wind, and ice with a threshold temperature range from 40° to 0° Fahrenheit.
The improved cold weather trigger finger mitten is light weight, reduced bulk, hydrophobic, quick drying, and designed with a trigger finger for weapon operation.The mitten is intended to be used in temperatures ranging from +10 to -25°F (-12 to -32°C). The mitten is compatible with the snow camouflage mitten shells and improved glove insert, and replaces the trigger finger mitten shells and inserts.
Performance specification MC/PD 1-2014 SYSCOM covers the requirements for the U.S. Marine Corps Intermediate Cold Weather Glove. This item is intended for wear by military personnel of the Department of Defense during cold weather conditions.
PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION: MITTEN WITH INSULATED REMOVABLE LINER, EXTREME COLD WEATHER (ECW), U.S. MARINE CORPS
This performance specification covers the requirements for the Marine Corps Extreme Cold Weather Mitten System with Insulated Removable Liner.