Just received a completely mint, un-badged garrison type jacket for my collection.
And though ticking off another box on my 'Need to have'-list, it is with mixed feelings I got to study it and especially try it on...
Designwise it does not set any new records for innovation or comfort, that's o.k., it's a garrison piece.
The camouflage is a strangely dark pattern, not unreminiscent of the old Slovenian or Serb M89 patterns.
There seems to have been put little scientific and no nature study-wisdom into the pattern for effectiveness, more like somebody sat down without too much time on their hands, and had to come up with a pattern that decidedly didn't look like US woodland but held the same colour scheme.
I struggle to think of an enviroment where this pattern would feel at home.
And then materials -
Yuck! 100 % acrylic, that feels like 500 Denier Cordura right on your skin. I could feel the hairs on my arms stand up from the static electricity generated just by putting the thing on!
And I seriously doubt you would be able to wear it for more than 20 minutes with normal psysical activity, before you would smell like sweat-turned-catpee.
Overall I think it's a good thing this line of army wear never made it past trials, especially since the CADPAT generation of combats that followed is so superior in quality, design and function, not to mention with a hugely effective camo scheme.