Singapore MARPAT commercial or genuine?

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    Thibir
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    Singapore MARPAT commercial or genuine?

    Post by Thibir on Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:30 pm

    Hi guys,

    today I found these trousers.

    According to their website the Hong Sing is official supplier of army. The fabric is almost paper thin and looks quite cheap. But the manufacture, threads and stitches looks quite durable. Might it be genuine or it is just some commercial piece?










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    Re: Singapore MARPAT commercial or genuine?

    Post by Bolty717 on Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:36 pm

    At first glance Im thinking they are Singaporean issued or a copy of it, which looks like scaled down MARPAT.  SAF is Singaporean Armed Forces, they also use 32 as the country code for the NSN as well (the 5th and 6th number in the code) Hong Sing Co are a Singaporean based manufacturer.

    Established since 1973, Hong Sing Co (Pte) Ltd has more than 35 years of experience in manufacturing uniforms for the Government and Military Institutions.
    We manufacture a wide range of Military Uniforms, Working Clothes, Jackets, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Field/Back Packs, Boots, Socks, Foldable Chairs, etc.. We also Import-Export of Textile fabrics in our trading business.


    No doubt they send production off shore at times. Ive seen plenty of Singaporean gear up close, quality is usally pretty good, maybe this is for the civi market?

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    Re: Singapore MARPAT commercial or genuine?

    Post by jason11 on Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:52 pm

    Genuine issue.
    HONG SING is one of official singapore armed forces military equipment supplier.
    Of course they are singapore based company. But they outsourced their manufacturing process to foreign countries.
    (Mostly china)
    Actually 99% of singapore armed force gears manufactured in foreign countries.

    e.g;

    Tactical vest - Mehler vario systems. Germany

    Combat Uniform- Guangdong  bounce  bounce  bounce  bounce Company.China(Hong-sing outsourced Manufacturing process to this company since 2003)

    Kevlar Helmet- Silver Star co. South korea

    it's not secret. everybody knows...
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    Re: Singapore MARPAT commercial or genuine?

    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:17 pm

    Yes real. I have a few sets
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    Re: Singapore MARPAT commercial or genuine?

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:46 pm

    Yup, definitely genuine. There is a brown/tan desert and blue tinted naval versions as well.

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    Re: Singapore MARPAT commercial or genuine?

    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Sun May 28, 2017 12:50 am

    and blueish air force version too

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