The poncho liner is a polyester batting article covered with 3 plys of ripstop nylon, and is intended for use as a sleeping bag when used with a poncho, or as a blanket. The poncho and liner can be tied together by tie laces and grommets.
The fleece pullover was developed to provide The Marine Corps with a multi-purpose, lightweight/low bulk, moisture transport, and insulation layer for the upper torso.The fleece pullover can be used during both garrison and field duties in cool to cold weather conditions.It can be worn under the camouflage utilities, used as a sleep shirt in the sleeping bag, and as an optional/additional insulation layer for the ECWCS.
The cold weather field coat liner and trouser liner serve as an insulating layer for the ECWCS.
The polyester fiberpile shirt serves as the primary insulating layer on the upper body.The bib overall is used as an additional layer for temperatures below -25°F (-32°C) and down to -60°F (-51°C).
The underwear layer next to the skin acts as a moisture wicking layer and serves to draw moisture away from the skin, transferring it to the outer layers of the system.
The shirt and overalls replace polyester fiberpile shirt and bib overall.
The shirt and drawers are designed to provide light insulation for use in mild climates as well as a base layer for colder climates, worn next to skin by itself or in conjunction with other levels (level I) for added insulation and to aid in the transfer of moisture.Fabric is slightly different than level I in that it provides extra warmth but still wicks moisture away from the skin to allow for quicker evaporation.
The jacket is designed to act as the primary insulation layer for use in moderate to cold climates.It is also approved to wear as an outer garment.The jacket creates air pockets that trap air and retain body heat providing outstanding warmth without weight.This comfortable garment offers excellent breathability, dries quickly and provides environmental protection while maintaining low bulk and durability.
The parka and trousers are the outermost level of protection in the system designed for use during static operations in extreme cold, dry conditions.
The LEP layer 3 midweight stretch bib overall is intended for wear as an insulation layer of the ECWCS.
The LEP layer 4 fleece jacket is fabricated in a heavyweight fleece fabric. It has a collar, zipper front closure, pit zips, two zippered hand warmer pockets, inner pockets and a windproof front and back yoke.
The LEP layer 5 wind resistant fleece jacket is fabricated in heavyweight fleece wind resistant fabric. It is the same basic design as the layer 4 heavyweight fleece jacket with the addition of wristovers and a hood.
The M-1951 field jacket (later redesignated coat) ensemble is made up of a shell and a detachable mohair frieze liner which is attached inside the shell for extra warmth.The jacket ensemble is worn directly over the intermediate layer in cold weather.
The M-1951 parka ensemble is made up of a shell and a detachable mohair frieze liner which is attached inside the shell for maximum insulation.The parka ensemble is worn as an outer garment of the cold-dry uniform with a fur-ruffed hood for added head protection and may be worn over the coat.
The wool field shirt is intended for wear as a component of the cold-wet and cold-dry uniforms for temperate and cold areas.
The M-1951 arctic trouser ensemble is made up of a shell and a detachable mohair frieze liner which is attached inside the shell. The trousers are worn over the field trousers when the soldier must remain inactive (in a listening post, for example) and when temperatures of -50 to -60°F (-46 to -51°C) are encountered.
The M-1951 wool field trousers are intended for wear as a component of the cold-wet uniform ensemble.
The M-1951 field trouser ensemble is made up of a shell and a detachable mohair frieze liner which is attached inside the shell for extra warmth. The shell is worn over wool trousers as the outer layer in cold-wet climate or worn with the liner as the intermediate layer in cold-dry climate.
The M-65 cold weather insulating helmet liner cap is worn alone or as a liner for the helmet assembly. The earflaps are fasten under or over chin, at back of neck, or are folded up around the top with the touch-and-close fasteners crisscrossed in the front.
The M-65 cold weather field coat liner is buttoned into the coat for extra warmth, and also can be worn as a separate button front liner to serve as an insulating layer for the ECWCS.
The M-65 cold weather field trouser liner is buttoned into field trousers for extra warmth, and also can be worn as a separate garment to serve as an insulating layer for the ECWCS.
The M-65 extreme cold weather parka ensemble is made up of a shell and a button-in quilted liner which is attached inside the shell for extra warmth. The parka ensemble is worn as an outer garment in cold-dry climate with a fur-ruffed hood for increased head protection.
The M-65 snow camouflage trousers are intended for wear in cold dry areas as supplimentary trousers with attached liner.
The ECW booties, together with the ECW parka and trousers, are designed for bivouc, rest and sentry activities in mountain conditions.
The light duty flame resistant glove insert is designed to be worn either alone or under a mitten or glove shell.
The ECW parka and trouser overgarments and booties are designed for biouvac, rest and sentry activities in mountain conditions.The garments shall be lightweight and easily packed to a minimum volume to be carried among the variety of other mission essential gear.
The windpro fleece jacket is intended for wear by male and female military personnel of the USMC in mountainous and cold weather environments.It will provide improved wind resistance, breathabilty and water repellency when worn in intermediate to cold weather environments.It will be part of the Mountain/Cold Weather Clothing System and will replace the current fleece jackets.
The ECW parka, together with the ECW trousers and booties, is designed for bivouc, rest and sentry activities in mountain conditions.
The ECW trousers, together with the ECW parka and booties, are designed for bivouc, rest and sentry activities in mountain conditions.
The mid-weight FR grid fleece underwear is a flame resistant version of the polyester grid fleece underwear.It will provide improved moisture management, insulation and comfort when worn in intermediate to cold weather environments. In addition, it will provide Marines with FR protection when needed. The FR Grid Fleece can be worn as part of the Mountain Cold Weather Clothing System or Flame Resistant Organizational Gear (FROG).
The mid-weight grid fleece underwear is intended for wear by male and female military personnel of the USMC in mountainous and cold weather environments.It will provide improved moisture management, insulation and comfort when worn in intermediate to cold weather environments.It will be part of the Mountain/Cold Weather Clothing System and will replace the current polypropylene underwear set, and fleece pullover.
The FREE system mid-weight shirt and drawers base layer is constructed with a quick-drying, high loft Polartec thermal FR fleece made with DuPont Nomex fiber for optimal warmth and breathability without weight. This fleece layer provides maximum comfort when worn over base layers and underneath the uniform.
The FREE system extreme weather outer layer (EWOL) parka, fleece liner, and trousers are constructed with a lightweight, windproof, waterproof, and breathable Gore-tex fabric that combines the DuPont Nomex fiber outer material and the Gore-tex membrane. The EWOL jacket features a removable roll-and-stow hood and zip-in liner constructed from Polartec thermal FR fleece. The EWOL serves as the most external layer in the clothing system and is available in OCP or UCP.
The black boot is for wear in cold, wet climates (down to -20°F (-29°C)). The white boot is for wear in extreme cold, dry climates (down to -60°F (-51°C)).
In 1988, the U.S. Army began a program to develop a new combat boot for dismounted soldiers and marines operating in cold and wet environments where the mean monthly temperature ranges between 14°F and 68°F (-10° and +20° C).The new Intermediate Cold Wet (ICW) Boot was designed to fill the protective void between the uninsulated U.S. Army Standard Combat Boot and the highly-insulated Extreme Cold Weather Vapor Barrier Boot.
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.
The Intermediate Cold/Wet gloves are intended as protection from environmental conditions for the hands of users performing their mission in intermediate cold and wet climates encompassing approximately a 0°F to 40°F temperature range.
The cold weather glove inserts are intended to be worn for added warmth with glove shells for cold weather.
Improved Glove Inserts are worn alone, or worn under the Light Duty Glove.
The lightweight cold weather glove inserts are to be worn for added warmth with the intermediate cold/wet glove shells.
The Light Duty Glove Insert is a product improvement replacing the Improved Glove Insert.The intent is to eliminate the melt/drip hazard, which could occur with the old polyester/lycra insert, by changing to a cotton/lycra insert.
Commercial Item Description A-A-52087 covers glove inserts worn for added warmth with the intermediate cold/wet gloves.
Commercial item description A-A-55246 covers the technical requirements for polypropylene undershirt and drawers, components of ECWCS.
Military specification MIL-C-43549 covers a fully lined insulating helmet liner cap with adjustable forehead flap.
Military specification MIL-D-44165 covers polypropylene drawers used as a component of ECWCS.
Military specification MIL-G-44419 covers one type of glove constructed with a leather shell, waterproof insert and an insulated lining.
Military specification MIL-G-835 covers an ambidextrous, knitted glove insert, to be worn for added warmth with glove shells for cold weather.
Military specification MIL-L-10800 covers a mohair frieze liner for the M-1950 field jacket.
Military specification MIL-L-11449 covers a mohair frieze liner for the M-1951 field coat.
Military specification MIL-L-11787 covers a wool liner which is attached inside the arctic shell trousers.
Military specification MIL-L-11788 covers a mohair frieze liner for M-1951 field trouser shell.
Military specification MIL-L-43466 covers the requirements for a button-in insulating liner for the extreme cold weather parka.
Military specification MIL-L-43498 covers a trouser liner made from quilted polyester batting material, for the cold weather field trousers.
Military specification MIL-L-43536 covers an insulating liner for the field coat made of quilted polyester batting material.
Military specification MIL-L-43672 covers a trouser liner made from quilted polyester batting material.
Military specification MIL-O-44191 covers a pair of synthetic fiber pile overalls used as a component of the ECWCS.
Military specification MIL-P-11012 covers a wool liner which is attached inside a parka shell.
Military specification MIL-S-10858 covers the requirements for a wool/nylon, cold weather field shirt.
Military specification MIL-S-44163 covers a synthetic fiber pile shirt used as a component of the ECWCS.
Military specification MIL-U-44164 covers a polypropylene undershirt used as a component of ECWCS.
Purchase description GL/PD-06-02 covers the requirements for a synthetic grid fleece shirt, which serves as a layer of the GEN III ECWCS.
Purchase description GL/PD-06-03 covers the requirements for a fleece jacket, which serves as a layer of the GEN III ECWCS.
Purchase description GL/PD-06-07 covers the requirements for an insulated loft jacket, which serves as a layer of the GEN III ECWCS.
Purchase description GL/PD-06-15 covers the requirements for synthetic grid fleece drawers, which serve as a layer of the GEN III ECWCS.
Purchase description GL/PD-06-18 covers requirements for insulated loft trousers, which serve as a layer of the GEN III ECWCS.
This performance specification covers the requirements for the Marine Corps Light Duty Flame Resistant Glove Insert which can be worn under a glove or mitten.
This performance specificaiton covers the requirements for the Marine Corps snow extreme cold weather (ECW) parka and trouser overgarments and bootie for biouvac, rest and sentry activities in mountain conditions.