The ECW booties, together with the ECW parka and trousers, are designed for bivouc, rest and sentry activities in mountain conditions.
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 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)).
The mountain combat boots are intended for use in rugged, mountainous terrain.
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.
Army footwear operational view.
The boot socks are anti-microbial, and contain a fiber that is coated in silver to combat bacteria growth that causes odor and stains.
The extreme cold weather mountaineering socks are intended for wear in sub-zero temperatures on rugged terrain.
The socks are seamless, stretch type, with a true or mock rib knit, elastic top, and a plain knit leg and foot with a terry or tuft stitch on the inside of the high heel, heel, sole, toe and ring toe.
The socks are seamless, stretch-type, with a true rib-knit top and a plain knit leg and foot with a terry or tuft stitch on the inside of the high heel, heel, sole, toe and ring toe.
The socks are natural-colored, seamless with a terry or tuft stitch to the inside of the entire sock and a top finished with a nonraveling welt, overedge stitching, or a rib stitch.