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    2018 Pattern General issue DPM trousers.

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    Post by Raptor on Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:22 am

    Finally go my hands on a pair of these. Now on General issue. Reason saw sense and the powers that be decided not to go with the "Reversed" map Pockets.

    Main differences between this design and the trial version (besides the pocket angle) are the use of the larger type "canadian" slotted buttons on the pocket closures and the use of elastic on the leg cuffs instead of drawstrings.The elastic tends to be very slack though perhaps to allow for easier donning and doffing?? Also the material is a lot lighter than the old "Winter" trousers. AFAIK the new material is mid way in weight between the old Summer(tropical) and winter trousers.Cost saving measure of course as now only type of trousers need to be issued. Rolling Eyes BTW The rollout of the new Crye style "Tactical trousers" to Operational units has been delayed due to the Covid Slowdown.

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    Post by Raptor on Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:24 am

    2018 Smock and trousers in use. Also note the new Haix scout Operational boots.
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    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:45 pm

    Nice updates thanks
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    Post by mylle on Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:56 pm

    Nice, so the days of the baggy and oversized smocks are over now.... Laughing
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    Post by Raptor on Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:19 am

    mylle wrote:Nice, so the days of the baggy and oversized smocks are over now.... Laughing

    Apparently so. The sizing system on the 1999-2017 smock was based on the original Arktis design which used the American sizing system. An American Medium was more like a European Extra Large. This anomaly has caused no end of issue with the rollout of the new style as personnel who always took a particular size smock get a nasty surprise when they ask for the size they always took but that size in the new design is shorter and tighter.

    Personally I believe that while the new design smock has some nice features,IE the sleeve pockets, the rest of the smock design is a retrograde move.

    Smocks are supposed to be loose fitting to allow for a layered clothing system. You can't do that with the new design. We should have just copied the UK PCS smock design.Best of both worlds.

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