MTP Shorts

    Share

    sobota
    Sergeant Major
    Sergeant Major

    Location : UK
    Registration date : 2011-10-21
    Number of posts : 476

    MTP Shorts

    Post by sobota on Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:46 pm

    Finally got some of these, been looking for them for a while, very happy:





    here we have a temperate pcs shirt on the left with the shorts on the right, i thought the temperate material looked a bit lighter? im not too sure to be honest, opinions please...


    Tommo
    Senior Sergeant
    Senior Sergeant

    Location : United Kingdom
    Registration date : 2011-07-21
    Number of posts : 340

    Re: MTP Shorts

    Post by Tommo on Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:12 pm

    The shorts look a more tropical colour, similar to Sumpftarn, I have a pair somethat but they are massive on me

    sobota
    Sergeant Major
    Sergeant Major

    Location : UK
    Registration date : 2011-10-21
    Number of posts : 476

    Re: MTP Shorts

    Post by sobota on Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:14 pm

    These fit me perfectly so im looking forward to some decent weather...

    Easy Gee
    Colonel
    Colonel

    Name : Gary
    Age : 47
    Location : UK
    Registration date : 2010-06-12
    Number of posts : 3591

    Re: MTP Shorts

    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:27 pm

    Nice looking shorts George, MTP Board - shorts whatever next!! Wink

    lammasulyon
    Senior Sergeant
    Senior Sergeant

    Name : Henry G
    Age : 23
    Location : Sydney
    Registration date : 2010-07-13
    Number of posts : 368

    Re: MTP Shorts

    Post by lammasulyon on Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:55 am

    hehe i have desert dpm one, these stuff are super cool, i get to waer them 98% of the time as sydneys winter rarely goes below 10 degrees

    btw they cannot be considered board shorts swam in them once took centuries to dry

    getting a mtp one- doesnt hurt to have one more

    any word on a pcs style being issued????

    Bury_Dave
    Senior Lieutenant
    Senior Lieutenant

    Name : Dave
    Age : 53
    Location : Cambridge , UK
    Registration date : 2012-02-14
    Number of posts : 807

    Re: MTP Shorts

    Post by Bury_Dave on Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:27 am

    Issue cammo shorts - whatever next ?!! Laughing

    My daughter's boyfriend and his unit - currently somewhere hot in every sense of the word - just cut down a pair of their issue longs and one of the lads missus before they left sewed a hem for those that wanted them.

    I have to say that MTP seems to be different in how it's perceived to DPM. Even civvies wore a DPM jacket or trousers whilst it was being used in NI & Falklands etc but I never see anyone wearing MTP on the street. I'd assumed it was because it is seen as only being an in-theatre bit of kit and that to have some and wear it means you have been out there. It's certainly beeen available on the surplus market long enough to be out there.

    The reality of course is that someone serving would never wear combat kit with civvies as it's disrespectful and not allowed as they must wear it under Queen's Regulations . Plus they see enough of it to be happy when they don't have to wear it !

    Dave

    SAL
    Junior Sergeant
    Junior Sergeant

    Name : Thomas
    Location : Germany
    Registration date : 2011-10-19
    Number of posts : 142

    Re: MTP Shorts

    Post by SAL on Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:02 pm

    @sobota
    ../80/96 fits you perfectly, I envy your Very Happy

    sobota
    Sergeant Major
    Sergeant Major

    Location : UK
    Registration date : 2011-10-21
    Number of posts : 476

    Re: MTP Shorts

    Post by sobota on Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:14 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:Nice looking shorts George, MTP Board - shorts whatever next!! Wink

    Thanks again Gary Wink

    lammasulyon wrote: any word on a pcs style being issued????

    I thought that myself Henry, not seen any yet however?

    Bury_Dave wrote:
    The reality of course is that someone serving would never wear combat kit with civvies as it's disrespectful and not allowed as they must wear it under Queen's Regulations . Plus they see enough of it to be happy when they don't have to wear it !
    Dave

    I'll regularly wear my desert shorts down to the Naafi, its become somewhat of a novelty in my unit, makes a change from dpm aswell so people arent too fussed to be honest? However id be less inclined to wear my pcs trousers to the supermarket with a hooded top etc.

    SAL wrote:@sobota
    ../80/96 fits you perfectly, I envy your Very Happy

    What can i say? Skinny me Wink

    Rich83
    Junior Sergeant
    Junior Sergeant

    Name : Rich
    Age : 33
    Location : West Sussex
    Registration date : 2012-03-24
    Number of posts : 143

    Re: MTP Shorts

    Post by Rich83 on Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:56 am

    I have PCS trousers and the old S95 style trousers (both in MTP)- the S95 style colour scheme is "Tropical" and is darker than the new "Temperate" in my opinion . If you look at the labels they will state either trop/PCS.

    I prefer the colours of the tropical ones to the PCS but the PCS cut is much better lol.

    lammasulyon
    Senior Sergeant
    Senior Sergeant

    Name : Henry G
    Age : 23
    Location : Sydney
    Registration date : 2010-07-13
    Number of posts : 368

    Re: MTP Shorts

    Post by lammasulyon on Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:46 am

    well the issue shorts are made of thicker material than actual trousers- something i reckon its pretty important

    Rich83
    Junior Sergeant
    Junior Sergeant

    Name : Rich
    Age : 33
    Location : West Sussex
    Registration date : 2012-03-24
    Number of posts : 143

    Re: MTP Shorts

    Post by Rich83 on Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:58 pm

    I found that the old CS95 stuff was a heavier fabric and darker than the PCS cloth. Maybe the two are connected?

    Also on discussion as to the colour differences between the different garments, I saw many posts from serving soldiers saying that MTP blended into the terrain better in Afghan when it had faded a bit so perhaps the MOD took this feedback onboard when they rolled out PCS. Although I realise it is unlikely that the MOD listened to any feedback... Razz

    Sponsored content

    Re: MTP Shorts

    Post by Sponsored content Today at 5:48 am

      Similar topics

      -

      Current date/time is Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:48 am