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civil air patrol king
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« on: November 13, 2017, 12:50:05 AM »

Hello since winter is approaching us and it is getting colder where do you get a thick winter jacket for the ABUs
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GZCP31
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 09:01:47 AM »

Per UPDATED_ABU_wear_instruction_24_Oct_2016, Members may wear the BDU Field Jacket or Gortex parka with the ABU
until 01 June 2018.

https://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/UPDATED_ABU_wear_instruction_24_Oct_BEA8C45C7D2DD.pdf
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 09:07:20 AM »

BTW,  with some solid trolling on Ebay (the "looking for great deals" trolling, like in fishing) I managed to pick up an APECS parka and trousers for a total of $42.  There are deal out there to be had.
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Cicero
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 10:22:46 AM »

What are the specs on the AF green fleece jacket?
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 12:54:38 PM »

What are the specs on the AF green fleece jacket?

Green Fleece. USAF issue.

I mean, what specs do you want? Fabric weight & loft?  Zipper composition? Stitch count? NSN?

Here's the old AF.mil article on it:

http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/118868/air-force-officials-release-fleece-wear-policy/

NSNs for the "middle sizes"
SM-Reg: 8415-01-538-6739
MED-Reg: 8415-01-538-6742
LG-Reg: 8415-01-538-6747

The "correct" Gen II or Gen III fleece has fabric on top of the shoulders as shown below:



I have a knock off fleece, I think it was a TruSpec. Its junk. Seriously.  Junk.

Had the grade velcro on the wrong side and is fleece "all over" and the zipper, drawstrings and cuff elastics are terrible



Another knockoff to avoid is the one that has basically fabric from the nametapes up:



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xray328
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 03:18:16 PM »

$15.95

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Military-Gen-III-Level-3-ECWCS-Medium-Polartec-Fleece-Jacket-Foilage/401384992198?_mwBanner=1


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Cicero
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 03:22:39 PM »

Perfect, thanks all! (I expect snow soon, brrrrr.....)
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 03:24:47 PM »

What are the specs on the AF green fleece jacket?
...Had the grade velcro on the wrong side and is fleece "all over" and the zipper, drawstrings and cuff elastics are terrible



FIXED!
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2017, 03:51:19 PM »

$15.95

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Military-Gen-III-Level-3-ECWCS-Medium-Polartec-Fleece-Jacket-Foilage/401384992198?_mwBanner=1

As long as you're Medium Regular. :P
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xray328
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2017, 04:10:45 PM »

Don’t I wish...


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Mitchell 1969
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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2017, 09:09:16 PM »

$15.95

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Military-Gen-III-Level-3-ECWCS-Medium-Polartec-Fleece-Jacket-Foilage/401384992198?_mwBanner=1

As long as you're Medium Regular. :P

I knew a guy who used to hold seances. He ate a bowl of prunes every day.

He was a Regular Medium.


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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 09:37:10 PM »

Bad. Really bad, and a crappy way to get horribly off topic.  ;)
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