Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 21, 2017, 09:36:52 AM
Home Help Login Register
News:

CAP Talk  |  General Discussion  |  Uniforms & Awards  |  Topic: Gortex Parka?
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Gortex Parka?  (Read 739 times)
xray328
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 515
Unit: IL-189

« on: July 10, 2017, 06:57:09 PM »

We picked up what we thought was a Gortex ABU jacket.  The label says "PARKA, ALL-PURPOSE, ENVIRONMENTAL, CAMOUFLAGE, BARRIER WEAR".  It's two layer, the outside material gets soaked but the water doesn't get through the inside layer.  I don't think this is the official Gortex ABU jacket. Is this "close enough" or is there a big difference in appearance?  I made sure to not get the plastic "rain jacket" but I didn't  realize there was yet another option out there.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Logged
Levi Lockling
Seasoned Member

Posts: 334
Unit: AZ-085

« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 07:23:12 PM »

That's the real deal.
Logged
1stLt Levi H. Lockling
SrA, USAF, 1A851J, 41ECS
Charlie flight, NBB 2013
xray328
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 515
Unit: IL-189

« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 07:39:25 PM »

Oh ok, good to hear. My BDU Gortex sheds water, I didn't expect this one to soak it up like it does.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Logged
Jester
Seasoned Member

Posts: 223

« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 02:04:54 AM »

The APECS replaced the goretex when ABUs came out.
Logged
NIN
VIP

Posts: 4,664
Unit: of issue

« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 05:07:17 PM »

The APECS replaced the goretex when ABUs came out.

and if you troll Ebay hard enough and are shrewd about your bidding, you can get one for $20.

 :P
Logged
Darin Ninness, Lt Col, CAP
Sq Bubba, Wing Dude, National Guy
I like to have Difficult Adult Conversations™
The contents of this post are Copyright © 2017 by NIN. All rights are reserved. Specific permission is given to quote this post here on CAP-Talk only.
Levi Lockling
Seasoned Member

Posts: 334
Unit: AZ-085

« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 07:05:14 PM »

The APECS replaced the goretex when ABUs came out.

and if you troll Ebay hard enough and are shrewd about your bidding, you can get one for $20.

 :P
They had two styles for a while. There was one(That was issued at BMT up until some time last year) that was, I'm entirely convinced, just a trashbag with ABU print and an M-65 liner. Then there's the APECS, which they issue now, and would be about $160 brand new if I recall.

OR just grab an APECS off Ebay or from an airman's attic for cheap/free. That's what I did.  ::)

So there are two distinct kinds of parkas that can be seen.
Logged
1stLt Levi H. Lockling
SrA, USAF, 1A851J, 41ECS
Charlie flight, NBB 2013
NIN
VIP

Posts: 4,664
Unit: of issue

« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2017, 07:09:34 PM »

I have the APECS, the good one.  Pants too.  $42 total investment

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk

Logged
Darin Ninness, Lt Col, CAP
Sq Bubba, Wing Dude, National Guy
I like to have Difficult Adult Conversations™
The contents of this post are Copyright © 2017 by NIN. All rights are reserved. Specific permission is given to quote this post here on CAP-Talk only.
Pages: [1] Print 
CAP Talk  |  General Discussion  |  Uniforms & Awards  |  Topic: Gortex Parka?
 


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP SMF 2.0.13 | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.408 seconds with 20 queries.
click here to email me