Trials pattern Waterproof jacket

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    Raptor
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    Trials pattern Waterproof jacket

    Post by Raptor on Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:23 pm

    Five years after the IP- DPM uniform went on issue the then issued OG waterproof jackets were due for replacement.The decision had been made to update to a new type jacket and to produce said item in the new pattern.At least two companies I know of produced samples for trial.Arktis submitted their dropliner smock and a matching trousers. Seyntex submitted a PTFE(Goretex) model and a variant made from PU and PA.The latter version went on to become the issue model with few minor modifications.
    The trials garments were only produced in limited numbers and were issued to various recruit platoons,Cadet classes and the ARW with the "Goretex" model being highly sought after.
    The trials models from Seyntex were both visually identical and had four bellows pockets on the front,no waist drawstring,underarm "pit zips" and a stash pocket in the lower rear interior into which the jacket and trousers could be stored when packed away.This pocket also came with a strap with a side release buckle in order to allow the suit to be carried without the need fora patrol pack.
    The model that went on general issue in early 2003 did away with the chest pockets,pit zips and the strap on the stash bag.


    Underarm pit zips

    Care label.

    Interior stash bag with carry strap

    Jacket rolled into stash bag.
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    Re: Trials pattern Waterproof jacket

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:13 am

    Seyntex does make some really nice kit, don't they? Very Happy

    Does that "T.M." mark on the label mean anything to us collectors?

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    Re: Trials pattern Waterproof jacket

    Post by Raptor on Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:24 am

    I think it means "trial model".The later versions that went on general issue did not have those letters on the swing tags.
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    Re: Trials pattern Waterproof jacket

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:19 am

    Cool. I thought that might be it. Thanks

    Steve

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