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docrameous
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« on: March 06, 2017, 02:48:28 PM »

I've got a gortex BDU jacket and have seen the ABU version.  Does anyone know if someone makes a gortex for the corporate blue field uniform (blue BDU)? I was out on SAR training this weekend where this was the suggested uniform and it would have been nice to have something for the occasion.
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jeders
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 02:55:29 PM »

blue gore-tex jacket
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 04:38:32 PM »

blue gore-tex jacket

Very helpful...

OP was probably looking for a blue goretex in the same style as the ABU & BDU versions, with a flap for the slip on insignia. Not every blue goretex jacket under the sun.

Not like either is in regs. The blue field jacket is the closest option.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 04:47:46 PM »

For winter, some like the USCG foul weather parka. I've never bothered and just wear civilian jackets. I'm either in charge, or I'm not - the grade tab doesn't really do much.

Whoever suggested it as the UOD probably has a recommendation for a source too.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 07:15:52 PM »

Whoever suggested it as the UOD probably has a recommendation for a source too.
Or more likely, didn't think about folks who didn't/couldn't wear ABUs.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 07:48:35 PM »

If you want something to mirror the BDU / ABU, then your only real choice is the "Foul Weather Parka":
http://www.acu.com/item/f540774412/#.VvM2f_krLIU



As noted, it runs about $400.

One technicality, since it isn't indicated in 39-1, there's no authorization to wear a grade tab on it.

I got one of these...:  https://www.propper.com/propper-defendertm-gamma-long-rain-duty-jacket-with-drop-tail.html



...and have been extremely happy with it for both CAP and other uses, including teaching motorcyclists in downpours.
I also have the matching pants.

it looks professional, the color goes well with the CFU, and it's has held up very well to abusive storage.
Still looks like new after about 5 years.

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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017, 07:54:18 PM »

I purchased the USCG winter parka, which is really a shell, certainly not the price I paid for it.  Wearing a blue BDU jacket with blue raincoat, or anything like that, is fine.  Really.
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2017, 01:13:44 PM »

Follow Eclipse's lead--the charm of BBDU is that you can find fully functional civilian outerwear in lieu of uniform outerwear that you might otherwise wear 12 times in a decade. 

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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2017, 04:54:00 PM »

blue gore-tex jacket

Very helpful...

OP was probably looking for a blue goretex in the same style as the ABU & BDU versions, with a flap for the slip on insignia. Not every blue goretex jacket under the sun.

One technicality, since it isn't indicated in 39-1, there's no authorization to wear a grade tab on it.

So since there's no option to wear a grade tab, it doesn't really matter if it is the same style. So you might as well get one that functions the way you want and will work outside of CAP as well.
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docrameous
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2017, 05:20:38 PM »


I got one of these...:  https://www.propper.com/propper-defendertm-gamma-long-rain-duty-jacket-with-drop-tail.html

...and have been extremely happy with it for both CAP and other uses, including teaching motorcyclists in downpours.
I also have the matching pants.

it looks professional, the color goes well with the CFU, and it's has held up very well to abusive storage.
Still looks like new after about 5 years.

Extremely helpful!  Thanks!
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2017, 10:25:11 PM »

I bought an older stock USCG Blue one.  They came out with a newer version with the velcro in different places and the older ones were all clearance from a Manufacturer and they sold it for like $40.  Cheapest and best Goretex jacket I've ever had.  It's not mentioned in the 39-1 so I wear it as a "Civilian" equivalent without the grade tab.
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suboptimal
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 05:30:46 PM »

A black ECWCS shell is less expensive than the USCG foul weather shell, and the black color seems consistent with that of the official CAP corporate fleece.

I'm considering this black gen-2 ECWCS shell from TRU-SPEC for less than $100 on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KYOAWPA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2GY1C08XFOT75&coliid=I8Y5SFR0YC9V6&psc=1



Since I already got the matching pants on closeout directly from TRU-SPEC for $13:
http://www.truspec.com/closeout-vault/closeout-pants/weathershield-rain-pants/

Or perhaps this slightly cheaper gen-1 ECWCS shell from Fox Outdoor Products for about $80 on Amazon, although I would prefer a stowable hood:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HGYZG98/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2GY1C08XFOT75&coliid=I3EYX7OHYHM9BL&psc=1



Both of these jackets have the insignia strap on the front, but I've not pondered the relative merits of testing the regs and wearing the rank tab.

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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2017, 06:55:51 PM »


Eclipse -- Is your Propper jacket in black or LAPD navy?

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I got one of these...:  https://www.propper.com/propper-defendertm-gamma-long-rain-duty-jacket-with-drop-tail.html



...and have been extremely happy with it for both CAP and other uses, including teaching motorcyclists in downpours.
I also have the matching pants.

it looks professional, the color goes well with the CFU, and it's has held up very well to abusive storage.
Still looks like new after about 5 years.


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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2017, 07:22:18 PM »

Is your Propper jacket in black or LAPD navy?

LAPD Navy (or at least it's dark blue).
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grunt82abn
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2017, 09:02:22 PM »

This is mine, I know it looks black in the photo, but it is a little lighter in color and looks dark navy. I believe it was $80 something a few years back when I got it for my part-time job. Works great!!!
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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2017, 04:44:57 PM »

A few years ago, the USCG changed the design of the Foul Weather Parka and Pants. Propper put all of the old ones on clearance for $55 and $30 respectively. Picked up a set and have been wearing them with a black Army fleece ever since. 10 out of 10, would buy again.
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