The light duty flame resistant glove insert is designed to be worn either alone or under a mitten or glove shell.
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 FR next-to-skin underwear is a flame resistant version of the polyester silkweight underwear.It will provide improved moisture management and comfort when worn in intermediate to cold weather environments. In addition, it will provide Marines with FR protection when needed. The FR Silkweight Underwear can be worn as part of the Mountain Cold Weather Clothing System or Flame Resistant Organizational Gear (FROG).
The Army Combat Pant (ACP) is a flame-resistant pant designed for use in rugged combat environments. The ACP provides the Soldier with increased durability and enhanced features over the current Fire Resistant Army Combat Uniform (FRACU) trouser.
The Fire Resistant Environmental Ensemble (FREE) is a multilayered, versatile, flame resistant system.Its unique individual layers are adaptable into multiple system configurations.This flexibility allows the Soldier greater uniform/personal protection choices.These choices are critical in responding to the current engagement threats while facing extreme climate conditions.
Due to the threat of burn injuries stemming from OIF/OEF, a USON was established that required burn protection for the hands and face/neck. After extensive testing, it was determined that in addition to providing base layer of flame/fire protection, an outer layer of protection is essential.
The riggers belt is made of flame-resistant, heavy-duty fiber webbing. It comes equipped with a reversible, quick-fit slide buckle for easy fitting.
The lightweight protective hood is a fire-resistant, no-melt, no-drip head and face covering that provides the Soldier with protection from thermal threats and minimizes heat stress in hot-dry climates while providing limited heat retention in cool climates.
The FREE system t-shirt and boxer briefs next-to-skin layer is constructed with a tri-blend of lenzing FR rayon fiber, wool, and nylon. This layer is extremely lightweight and breathable to allow high moisture movement and quick drying.
The FREE system undershirt and drawers base layer is constructed with a lightweight moisture wicking and breathable lycra mesh fabric made with DuPont Nomex fiber. This base layer provides maximum comfort and excellent recovery properties in hot climate, and can be worn under other layers like the mid-weight shirt and drawers for additional protection for cold weather.
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 light weather outer layer (LWOL) soft shell jacket and trousers are constructed with a lightweight, windproof, waterproof, breathable Massif Elements Lite 4-way stretch fabric made with DuPont Nomex fiber. The jacket features high collar for added protection, zippered chest and sleeve cargo pockets, and two flapped double pen pockets. The LWOL jacket is also engineered with an easy-cinch draw cord and adjustable wrist cuffs for variable fit and warmth, a pass-through flap for CVC extraction strap access, and velcro loop for name, rank, flag, and unit tape round out the LWOL's functionality.
The FREE system intermediate weather outer layer (IWOL) jacket, vest and trousers are constructed with an abrasion resistant Massif Elements 4-way stretch fabric made with DuPont Nomex fiber. Its windproof, waterproof, and breathable membrane helps to keep elements out without trapping sweat and soft fleece interior keeps the war-fighter warm and protected from the elements. The IWOL jacket and vest also feature velcro loops for name, rank, flag, and unit tape.
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 FROG balaclava has a hinged face guard that allows wearer to expose face without having to remove helmet and balaclava. It is issued in light and mid weight materials for different seasons.
The Enhanced Flame Resistant Combat Ensemble (EFRCE) consists of a blouse and trousers that make up a set. Although the EFRCE is similar to the current Flame Resistant Combat Ensemble, the design and fabrics used to construct the ensemble have been modified to increase durability.
The Flame Resistant Combat Ensemble is comprised of a high performance protective blouse and protective trousers that will provide the protection, safety and comfort features required by Flame Resistant Organizational Gear.
The inclement weather combat shirt is a pullover shirt that will provide FR protection as well as protection from wind and water. It is designed to be worn over the combat shirt as a component of FROG.
In addition to being FR, this shirt has a mock neck design for added protection and also contains an antimicrobial property along with moisture management (wicking) capabilities.
The FR anti-flash gloves are intended to protect the hands and forearms exposed to transient elevated temperatures and flash from weapons, and are used with the FR anti-flash hood.
The Army Combat Gloves are intended for light work duty with flame and cut protection.
The FR anti-flash hood is intended to protect its user from transient and elevated air temperatures, resulting from the use of high explosive weapons, and is used with the FR anti-flash gloves.
The CVC hood is intended to provide combat vehicle crewmen protection against wind, cold and flame and also worn with the extended cold weather parka, and under the M-1 or PASGT helmet as a component of ECWCS (later replaced by extended cold weather balaclava hood).
The Lightweight Performance Hood (LPH) is a fire-resistant, no-melt, no-drip head and face covering that provides the Soldier with protection from thermal threats and minimizes heat stress in hot-dry climates while providing limited heat retention in cool climates.