MCU V2 Changes to style and materail

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    Bolty717
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    MCU V2 Changes to style and materail

    Post by Bolty717 on Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:20 pm

    There have been some changes to the shirt and trousers after user feedback. At this stage no change to the shade of the pattern which most of us believe is too light. The material has been changed to Terrado  http://www.carrington.uk.com/en/fabrics/teredo-(defence)/



    Big change to the shirt is a return to covered buttons.



    Also the elbows patches are now solid and the inserts have been abandoned.



    ID strip to show that this isn't the FR set. Also new location of tags.
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    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:32 pm

    Why did they loose the elbow inserts. No one use the elbow pads?
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    Post by Bolty717 on Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:36 pm

    The inserts would fall out during use. During live fire assaults the safety DS would walk behind and pick up the elbow and knee pads and have an armful by the end. A mate of mine even resorted to carrying a sandbag to pick them up. Also when in camp and doing daily training the hole where the insert would be exposed tended to snag on anything. The trousers have retained the area for an insert, but it is fully covered. I'm trying to post pictures of the trousers by photobucket is not playing the game at the moment.
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    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:46 pm

    No worries. Should have taken the book out of our new ones. Dont have the same issues as its more like crye and stay in place.I have the first type nz mcu and our new ones must say we have better designed cut. But agree with the to light comment.
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    Re: MCU V2 Changes to style and materail

    Post by Bolty717 on Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:30 am

    New style trousers. Top of zip is now button closure. Lower leg tourniquet pockets have been removed and buttons are now covered. Knee pad is now covered in. Thigh pockets are now 1 button and no longer Velcro.




    External button.



    Internal 2nd button.



    Upper thigh pockets, Velcro replaced by 1 covered button.



    Side pockets, buttons now covered.


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    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed May 17, 2017 12:38 am

    Here's pictures of the FR type with name wiped off the tag so nobody gets in trouble Very Happy





    Notice this has exposed buttons on the trousers and elbow pad provisions on the shirt.  Sadly the labels do not specify the year of manufacture.

    And a detail of the black strip and zippers to help make sure everybody knows what's what.  There's also DEFENDER M and FIRE RETARDANT  tags are in each piece.  I guess nobody wants the FR properties to go unnoticed Very Happy



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