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    NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by ripcord on Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:36 pm

    Hey All,

    This is one of many different cuts of NWU II/ AOR 2 Navy Working Uniform.

    This particular style does have the ACE logo in the pattern.

    Enjoy, rip...
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    NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by ripcord on Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:16 pm

    A few more photos of NWU II "garrison" shirts.


    Crye Precision Field shirt.


    Patagonia shirt ( notice camo velcro)

    No ACE in pattern of either shirts.

    Will post some headgear soon.

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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by mylle on Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:33 pm

    Boah that's some nice stuff.Why nobody shares my excitement? Laughing .
    Didn't know that even patagonia makes camo stuff.cool,cool,cool!
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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by ripcord on Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:52 pm

    Have no fear, I share your excitement  bounce  NWU II/AOR 1 ROCKS !!!!!


    Patagonia does indeed makes a lot of military kit.  Their products, civilian, or military orientated, are usually first rate, which means  expensive !!!

     And not that easy to find...I have yet to see matching  trousers for the level5 stuff...

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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by mylle on Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:12 pm

    Are the patagonia pieces issued,or just trial?The velcro camo is very
    smart. Laughing 
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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by ripcord on Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:49 pm

    Patagonia  NWU II/ NWU III   products  are issued only to  NSW on a limited basis.

    I have been told that most operators do not really love this type of shirt and often trade them in for the more comfortable, and lightweight Crye Precision Custom shirts.

    These type of uniforms  ( Patagonia,and Crye P. )are mostly worn in garrison, but also used operationally when the full blown combat kit is not necessary.

    sh4pak has posted a very similar Patagonia MC Level9 * shirt very recently.  Search under Patagonia.

    The MC Patagonia shirts have chest pockets orientated outboard ( as opposed to the NWU shirts which are orientated slightly inbord ) to make them easier to reach when wearing chest rigs.
    The  camouflaged Velcro panels used on both shirts is very cool.

    These shirts, or blouses, as they are called in the US Navy, in any of the patterns available, are well made quality pieces.


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    * the shirts are Level9shirts, not Level5.
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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by mylle on Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:20 pm

    Well that sounds interesting.Seems that you are top informed! Very Happy 
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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by ripcord on Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:22 pm

    Hey all,

    Just got this set from the San Diego area.  Usually my NWU stuff comes from Va. Beach, but had to step out of the box for this one.
    This set is built like a tank and was/is  used by  Tier I operators.





                                                                               


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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by mylle on Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:39 pm

    Nice find Sal.:)Is this set official issued
    or a private purchase?
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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by ripcord on Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:02 pm

    Hello Alex,

    Thanks for your comments....

    The Paraclete set  is an issue item. Not many of these sets were made, so I think they are probably  among the  scarcest   NWU II garrison uniforms.  

    Built well, with a higher cotton content than most other NWU pieces I have come across, this set has some very cool features;  8 trouser  pockets,  foam insert pouches, and Velcro everywhere...

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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by hardflip on Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:31 am

    Very nice one Sal. I like these ones with more Velcro than in Velcro factory.

    The chest pocket angle and placement is another thing which is really cool.
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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by ripcord on Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:57 pm

    Hello Alex, Hey Pekka,

    Thanks...

    Wanna see Velcro ???

    The shirt has not one button, and yards of Velcro...     Chest pocket is placed at a good angle, similar to the way Cray P does it.

    Placement of the trouser's   cargo pocket is pretty wild.   It is angled towards the rear, and although it looks strange, it does work fairly well.  
    There is a short  elastic retention  cord at the  top center of the pocket.    Thankfully, the fly has buttons, the only buttons on the set.

    Not a big  fan of  loads of Velcro everywhere ( zippers either ).    I prefer buttons.    At the very  least , buttons should always be used to secure pockets.

    Still, a great  quality, rugged and spartan  set.  Certainly not a sophisticated set, but certainly   a high speed set in it's days ( 2007-- ).








                                                             


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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by mylle on Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:17 pm

    Wow thats too much velcro
    for my taste.Didn't they switch
    back to buttons on the acu trousers for example?

    Thought that fancy velcro all over
    for US gear stopped.. pirat
    Anyway cool set.
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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:54 pm

    ripcord wrote:Hello Alex, Hey Pekka,

    Thanks...

    Wanna see Velcro ???

    The shirt has not one button, and yards of Velcro...     Chest pocket is placed at a good angle, similar to the way Cray P does it.

    Placement of the trouser's   cargo pocket is pretty wild.   It is angled towards the rear, and although it looks strange, it does work fairly well.  
    There is a short  elastic retention  cord at the  top center of the pocket.    Thankfully, the fly has buttons, the only buttons on the set.

    Not a big  fan of  loads of Velcro everywhere ( zippers either ).    I prefer buttons.    At the very  least , buttons should always be used to secure pockets.

    Still, a great  quality, rugged and spartan  set.  Certainly not a sophisticated set, but certainly   a high speed set in it's days ( 2007-- ).








                                                              


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    I have the prototype of this in slate grey and 3 colour camo.
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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:21 pm




    As yours are described , Velcro only front etc...... Only addition is a rear grab handle.
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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by ripcord on Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:22 pm

    Wow !!

    Very impressive.

    I find the NWU II set a bit on the heavy side. Great for cooler temps, not so great for hot weather.

    Your desert set looks to be made of ripstop material, am I correct ?

    Both pieces look fantastic, thanks for posting.


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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:35 pm

    ripcord wrote:Wow !!

    Very impressive.    

    I find the NWU II set a bit on the heavy side.   Great for cooler temps, not so great for hot weather.

    Your desert set looks to be made of ripstop material, am I correct ?

    Both pieces look fantastic, thanks for posting.


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    Both are a ripstop but seem to have been dipped or coated in something to give them a funny feel however they are both cotton or cotton blend.

    No buttons at all on any of the two, no zips , no ties only Velcro. There is a Velcro attached body armour drag handle that attaches to what looks the bdu pants belt as a suspender set up.

    There is tags in place but unrelated to anything other than stating the size, they look like tags removed or reused from another garment.

    I got both of these around 2003 and paid $20 or so, there was a woodland one I missed out on.

    I believe these are Natick samples and more so the grey one because they are usually only used for pattern knock ups for in house sampling.
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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:45 pm

    Jacket came with these pants, completely tag less.




    Look CCU/CU but they are not.
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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by ripcord on Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:23 pm

    Very cool sets.

    And at a bargain.  The woodland set must have been something as well.

    While the cut of the blouses looks identical to the NWUI II blouse, the trousers are quite different.

    The cargo pockets look  more conventional than the awkward looking backwards cargos on my set ( which actually work quite well).

    Very nice kit ....Thanks again.

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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by urbankombat on Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:01 pm

    Thats a lot of velcro.
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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by ripcord on Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:41 pm

    An older NWU/ AOR pattern, . I think it was called DGII as per the logo.

    This was a test pattern that developed into AORI/NWUII...

    A lightweight stretchy material that is clearly synthetic but not meant for rigors of  field use.

    No information other than brand and size.



                                                                                             



                                                                                             

                                                                               

                                                                                            


                                                                                             

                                                                                             

                                                                                              

    Compared to current AORI/NWUII , notice ACE logo on right .


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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by mylle on Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:51 pm

    Looks very interesting. Nice pocket design too. Cool find.
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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

    Post by ripcord on Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:18 pm

    Alex

    Beyond pieces are very comfortable, but not as rugged as the regular issue uniforms.

    Seabees have been wearing NWU II /AOR1 since the demise of the DCU.
     
    They were some of the last USN personnel  to wear DCUs ; finally some Seabees specific uniforms are starting to filter out..
                                                                     


                                                                     

                                                                       

                                                         


                                                                     


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    Re: NWU II " garrison" utilities

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