Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Share
    avatar
    filupe
    MODERATOR
    MODERATOR

    Location : Oz
    Registration date : 2009-02-16
    Number of posts : 1051

    Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by filupe on Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:26 am













    avatar
    Mercenary25
    MODERATOR
    MODERATOR

    Name : Jeremy
    Location : Massachusetts
    Registration date : 2009-03-02
    Number of posts : 1419

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by Mercenary25 on Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:45 pm

    I heard that this set was issued to some units in Desert Storm even though they haven't adopted 3 color DCU yet.


    _________________
    Best quote of generation by Mr.B:: dude #$%^&* ww2 navy LMAO.



    http://oefoif.forumotion.net/forum.htm
    avatar
    misanthropic_gods
    MODERATOR
    MODERATOR

    Location : Illinois, USA
    Registration date : 2009-07-27
    Number of posts : 990

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by misanthropic_gods on Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:31 pm

    Nice find man, especially the whole set. I tried to find a set of these a while back, but I could only find the jacket for $200 plus
    avatar
    filupe
    MODERATOR
    MODERATOR

    Location : Oz
    Registration date : 2009-02-16
    Number of posts : 1051

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by filupe on Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:11 pm

    I got this off EBay but in Australia - the seller had a couple of sets and a spare jacket or two. I'll try and see if I can review who it is and ask if he's got anymore - I wear the jacket out sometimes, perhaps the only thing in my collection I do wear!
    avatar
    bravo_2_zero
    Lieutenant
    Lieutenant

    Location : England
    Registration date : 2009-04-16
    Number of posts : 781

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:27 pm

    I have a set of this , they run smaller than the size stated. I use mine as a waterproof when it rains. I take a medium in BDU and i bought this set in large and it's more a medium, the pants are worn as pants rather than over pants and the jacket as a jacket not over jacket like the issue ECWS waterprofs.

    downboy
    Junior Sergeant
    Junior Sergeant

    Name : Nes
    Location : oceania
    Registration date : 2010-05-23
    Number of posts : 159

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by downboy on Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:17 am

    Yes they were worn by some SF.Famous pic of troopers arresting Iraqi soldiers.Same SF were also wearing desrt boots.Commercial/un official items...private sector were much quicker to provide due to less redtape.A lot of civvie stuff where being offered by USCAV and Brigade Quartermasters.
    avatar
    Mercenary25
    MODERATOR
    MODERATOR

    Name : Jeremy
    Location : Massachusetts
    Registration date : 2009-03-02
    Number of posts : 1419

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by Mercenary25 on Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:59 pm

    downboy wrote:Yes they were worn by some SF.Famous pic of troopers arresting Iraqi soldiers.Same SF were also wearing desrt boots.Commercial/un official items...private sector were much quicker to provide due to less redtape.A lot of civvie stuff where being offered by USCAV and Brigade Quartermasters.

    Can you post that picture, please?


    _________________
    Best quote of generation by Mr.B:: dude #$%^&* ww2 navy LMAO.



    http://oefoif.forumotion.net/forum.htm

    downboy
    Junior Sergeant
    Junior Sergeant

    Name : Nes
    Location : oceania
    Registration date : 2010-05-23
    Number of posts : 159

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by downboy on Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:37 pm

    Mercenary25 wrote:
    downboy wrote:Yes they were worn by some SF.Famous pic of troopers arresting Iraqi soldiers.Same SF were also wearing desrt boots.Commercial/un official items...private sector were much quicker to provide due to less redtape.A lot of civvie stuff where being offered by USCAV and Brigade Quartermasters.

    Can you post that picture, please?
    PM sent.Need help posting pics,not techie enough.
    Nes
    avatar
    Philip
    ADMIN MODERATOR
    ADMIN MODERATOR

    Age : 30
    Location : Austria
    Registration date : 2009-02-17
    Number of posts : 3022

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by Philip on Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:17 am


    avatar
    nkomo
    ADMIN
    ADMIN

    Name : Arch
    Location : Kentucky, USA
    Registration date : 2009-02-13
    Number of posts : 3202

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by nkomo on Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:00 am

    There is a surplus dealer in my area that has several sets of these. I THINK they came to him from the local 19th Special Forces Group. I was looking at them one day and saw that they were new with the tag still attached. As I was looking at the tag, I saw that there was a web address for the maker. During the Desert Storm time period, there were no web addresses put on tags for advertsing purposes because the internet wasn't a common thing yet (THANKS AL GORE!).

    I did a little checking on the internet and found that Adventure Tech was started about 15 years ago or so. Adventure Tech sells to the US Government. My personal opinion on these things is that they were a SF issued item for units deploying to the "sand box". I saw no reference to these sets on the Adventure Tech website, so they are obviously an older or discontinued item. Whatever the case, NEAT item!

    http://www.adventuretech.com/about.html


    _________________
    Always looking for Central American militaria 1965 to 1991. Especially items relating to Coronel Velasquez El Salvador Armed Forces

    downboy
    Junior Sergeant
    Junior Sergeant

    Name : Nes
    Location : oceania
    Registration date : 2010-05-23
    Number of posts : 159

    reversible scan

    Post by downboy on Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:22 am


    downboy
    Junior Sergeant
    Junior Sergeant

    Name : Nes
    Location : oceania
    Registration date : 2010-05-23
    Number of posts : 159

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by downboy on Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:31 am

    downboy wrote:
    Whew!finally got the image out.This pic came from the book TRIUMPH IN THE DESERT published 1991 by Random Century Group Ltd.Image of the operator wearing a watch cap seems to be wearing the 3color DCU pattern.Others wear the plain khaki/night desert reversible Unfortunately the other book that I have that had the series of clearer pics aren`t with me right now.
    avatar
    Mercenary25
    MODERATOR
    MODERATOR

    Name : Jeremy
    Location : Massachusetts
    Registration date : 2009-03-02
    Number of posts : 1419

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by Mercenary25 on Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:13 pm

    Afghanistan 2001-2002. (On the right)



    _________________
    Best quote of generation by Mr.B:: dude #$%^&* ww2 navy LMAO.



    http://oefoif.forumotion.net/forum.htm
    avatar
    nkomo
    ADMIN
    ADMIN

    Name : Arch
    Location : Kentucky, USA
    Registration date : 2009-02-13
    Number of posts : 3202

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by nkomo on Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:14 am

    I finally was able to locate a set of the reversible 3-Color to night desert Goretex. Mine came from a USAF SP. I checked mine for tags and found a label marked "FMI Custom Apparel Falls Manufacturing Inc." I haven't tracked down the squadron this SP was assigned to, but he did have Basic Jump Wings on his DCU's. Not uncommon per se, but it is something you don't see in my neck of the woods often.


    _________________
    Always looking for Central American militaria 1965 to 1991. Especially items relating to Coronel Velasquez El Salvador Armed Forces
    avatar
    2/1kiwi
    Senior Sergeant
    Senior Sergeant

    Name : Dan
    Age : 36
    Location : New Zealand
    Registration date : 2011-03-03
    Number of posts : 348

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by 2/1kiwi on Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:05 pm

    I have a jacket like those above, traded for it in Bagram 04 for a Kiwi cap lol
    avatar
    MyZone
    Junior Sergeant
    Junior Sergeant

    Location : NC
    Registration date : 2011-07-03
    Number of posts : 78

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by MyZone on Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:54 am

    I have a couple sets....USAF combat control team guys sold em to me.

    MyZone~
    avatar
    Kan
    Junior Sergeant
    Junior Sergeant

    Name : Justin Inman
    Age : 28
    Location : Aviano AB, Italy
    Registration date : 2010-06-25
    Number of posts : 86

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by Kan on Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:47 pm

    I got one of those, found it at my last base's Airman's attic, its a good and cool piece. Got it for free to.

    Gulf91
    Colonel
    Colonel

    Age : 46
    Location : Wales
    Registration date : 2011-05-13
    Number of posts : 3817

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:40 pm

    Been tempted many a time when ive seen these crop up but have always gone for silly money but finally managed to bag a jacket and it has arrived today.

    Didnt know anything at the time about them being cut on the small size( I wear a Small/Reg) and the one I won is a Medium so was worried it may be big but fits a treat,if anything a bit small in the body length(compared to the issue ECWCS Parkas) but not overly short.

    Also after having owned a few issue Goretex parkas,very surprised at how lightweight and compact it is and perfect timing given the lousy weather we are having here at the moment,just hope its still waterproof!!!
    avatar
    bryang
    Corporal
    Corporal

    Location : Tennessee, USA
    Registration date : 2016-12-31
    Number of posts : 16

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by bryang on Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:35 am

    I was with the 5th Special Forces Group from '86 to '97, then again from '05 to '08.    When I arrived to the Group (still at Ft Bragg, NC in those days) I was issued tan desert Gortex parka and trousers.  I believe these were commercial, off-the-shelf, and special issue to our unit.  Light desert tan, reversible desert night cammo pattern on the inside.

    We wore them in the First Gulf War.


    I kept mine when I left Group in 1997, and still have them today.  My jacket and trousers hang with some of my (very) old military jackets and hats outside the entryway to my 'man cave.'



    My desert jacket and trousers are hanging on the left side of this photo:

























    A photo of me wearing it in Kuwait during the ground offensive, First Gulf War:















    avatar
    Wolverine
    Senior Lieutenant
    Senior Lieutenant

    Name : Andrew
    Location : Canada
    Registration date : 2014-01-18
    Number of posts : 862

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by Wolverine on Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:33 pm

    Very cool image, thanks for sharing.

    Sponsored content

    Re: Reversible Goretex - Day/Night DCU

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:22 pm