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The Propper tactical belts are heavy duty belts made specifically for tactical operations and military use. Tactical belts can be used with a variety of pants including tactical pants, BDU pants, ACU pants, duty pants, TAC.U pants, EMT pants and much more. Tactical belts have a fully adjustable waist for comfort and versatility. Tactical belts allow you to add holsters and an assortment of pouches for tactical needs. This tactical belt is included for free when purchasing Proppers lightweight tactical pants (F5243). Tactical belts are most commonly seen used by tactical operators and military personnel to hold duty pouches and holsters from. Tactical belts also can be used by anyone as a normal belt would, keeping the pants adjusted at a certain level. Tactical belts are commonly referred to as military belts, army belts, heavy duty belts, holster belts.
Lightweight Softshell Jackets
The Propper lightweight softshell jacket is an adventure tech APCU level 5 softshell jacket. APCU is short for Advanced Protective Combat Uniform, an advanced layering system designed to be a superior alternative to other layering systems, such as the Generation 2 and 3 ECWCS systems. The APCU layering system consist of seven advanced layers, when combined it can protect against the most extreme weather conditions ranging from hot windy desert conditions to below zero artic conditions. The Propper adventure tech APCU level 5 softshell jacket is constructed of a 4 way stretch fabric, a warm quiet and breathable fabric that repels moisture away from the body and is wind and water resistant. The fabric is treated with Schoeller NanoSphere. The Schoeller NanoSphere treated fabric repels against dirt, oil water and other contaminations it may face. The APCU level 5 softshell jackets are quipped with two sleeve pockets, and two chest pockets to store documents, maps, and other essentials. This softshell jacket is worn by military personnel, law enforcement and others involved in tactical operations to protect against environmental conditions. Also, the APCU level 5 softshell jacket can be worn by civilians subjected to harsh weather conditions and environmental dangers. The lightweight softshell jackets by Propper also reffered to as adventure tech APCU level 5 softshell jacket, tactical softshell jacket, soft shell jacket, camouflage softshell jacket, army softshell jacket, military softshell jacket, soft shell jacket.
The Propper rain jacket is the adventure tech APCU level 6 rain jacket and the denfender series Halo I rain jackets. The adventure tech APCU, short for Advanced Protective Combat Uniform is a superior layering system consisting of seven layers. The APCU layering system protects against versatile weather conditions ranging from hot windy desert conditions to below zero artic conditions. The APCU is an alternative layering system with superior qualities to the generation 2 and 3 ECWCS layering system. Proppers adventure tech APCU level 6 jacket is constructed of an ultralight Gore-Tex fabric which offers superior durable water protection. Proppers adventure tech APCU level 6 jacket weights in at less than 1 pound representing a breakthrough performance and design. Features of the APCU level 6 jacket include a laminated hood brim which preserves the shape and aids in rain/snow runoff, a hood that can bee stored in the collar, and two vent pockets to maximize ventilation. Proppers adventure tech APCU level 6 jacket is a versatile light weight rain jacket used by military personnel in tactical operations involving a broad range weather conditions. Selected colors of the adventure tech APCU level 6 rain jacket is Near Infrared (NIR) compliant. Proppers adventure tech APCU level 6 jacket is worn by military personnel during tactical operations in wet weather conditions. The ultra light APCU level 6 rain jacket can also be worn by civilians alike to protect against wet and rainy weather conditions and to serve comfort and warmth. The Propper defender series Halo-1 high-visibility rain jacket is a military inspired ultralight rain jacket. The Halo-1 rain jacket features a HALT barrier for a windproof, waterproof and breathable superior performance. The Halo-1 rain jacket is a class 3 certified for high visibility apparel (ANSI 107-2004). Features of the Halo-1 rain jacket is a full cut, 2 way zipper front and provision to add a liner, the Propper defender series echo F5474 softshell jacket, a nylon shell for waterproof and breathable barrier throughout the entire jacket. Military personnel and civilians a like wears the Propper defender series Halo-1 rain jacket to keep dry during light to harsh rain conditions without sacrificing warmth and comfort. Proppers rain jackets are referred to as rain jackets, ultralight rain jackets, camouflage rain jacket, military rain jacket, army rain jacket, tactical rain jacket, law enforcement gore-tex rain jackets, police rain coats, tactical rain parkas.
The Propper duty jackets are part of its defender series of jackets produced by Propper International. Propper produces several models of duty jackets as part of there defender series which include Alpha, Bravo, Delta, Echo, Gamma, HALO, and HALO II. Each of the models is constructed to different specifications, the cut of the jacket, length of the waist, design of the jacket and much more. Proppers defender series of duty jackets are constructed to give comfort and warmth to those wearing them. Each duty jacket suits different needs of the person who chooses to wear one. Proppers duty jackets are seen worn by members of law enforcement but also can be worn by anyone. Duty jackets are stylish jacket that will keep you warm in mild to server cold conditions. The Propper duty jackets are commonly referred to as heavy duty jackets, police duty jackets, law enforcement jackets, tactical zip jackets, proper defender outerwear, security jackets, heavy duty police work jackets, tactical duty jackets.
Foul Weather Parkas
The Propper foul weather parka is a heavy duty jacket that can withstand the fiercest weather. The foul weather parka is the Navys official issued parka intended to be used in harsh weather conditions. The foul weather parka is considered organizational clothing, and not part of the navys saebag. There are two versions of the foul weather parka, the foul weather parka I and the foul weather parka II, the foul weather parka II is the most recent versions of the two. Both versions of the foul weather parka feature a 100% nylon shell equipped with Gore-Tex membrane. The Gore-Tex fabric is a waterproof, windproof and breathable fabric that offers comfort and warmth in cold conditions. The Gore-Tex fabric of Proppers foul weather parkas has a contamination resistant property, the fabric can withstand contaminations from diesel fuel, jet fuel, DEET, petroleum, oils and lubricants. There are two external cargo pockets, two hand warmer pockets, a stowable hood, hidden map pocket, and elastic and Velcro wrist closures are equipped in the foul weather parkas. The difference of the two is the Proppers foul weather parka II storm flap and the garment length is longer. The foul weather parka I is no longer approved for use by the US Coast Guard and has been replaced by The Propper foul weather parka II for officially use. The Propper foul weather parka II is worn by the US Coast Guard and the US Navy to provide warmth and to protect against wet conditions. The Propper foul weather parkas are also referred to as foul weather gear, sailing foul weather jackets, foul weather fishing protection parka, foul weather sailing uniform outerwear, foul weather jackets, rain jackets.
The Propper ECWCS jackets are cold weather jackets intended for the harshest weather conditions. ECWCS is short for Extended/Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System. ECWCS was developed in the mid 1980s with the intentions to be worn by military personnel stationed in regions that experience extreme cold weather conditions. The ECWCS system was developed by the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering center. The ECWCS is constructed to keep a person comfortable in temperatures ranging from -60 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit, -51 to 4 degrees Celsius. Over the years the construction of new generations of ECWCS has been developed, using different materials and designs. Proppers ECWCS jacket is constructed of durable water resistant Gore-Tex material featuring reinforced elbow pads, a roll away hood that can be stored in the collar and cargo pockets with hand warmers. Proppers ECWCS jacket is Near Infrared (NIR) compliant, approved for military operations and meets military specifications MIL-P-44188. ECWCS jackets arent only worn by members of the US military, civilians as well can wear these jackets to protect from harsh weather conditions. The Propper ECWCS jackets are commonly referred to as ECWCS parkas, generation 2 ECWCS jackets, gen 2 ecwcs, acupat arpat parka, ACU digital camouflage gortex jacket, extreme cold weather coats, official army digital parka, ekwaks jackets, ECWCS extreme cold weather clothing system parkas, digital camouflage jackets parkas coats.
The Propper ECWCS pants are pants specialty made to be worn to protect against environmental dangers and extreme weather conditions. ECWCS pronounced EK-wax is short for Extended/Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System. ECWCS was developed in the 1980s as a protective clothing system by the United States Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. The ECWCS is constructed to keep a person comfortable in temperatures ranging from -60 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit, -51 to 4 degrees Celsius. The ECWCS pants are constructed of 3 layers, the outer layer being abrasion resistant taslan nylon, an intermediate layer made of Gore-Tex membrane to offer durable waterproof, windproof and breathable quality and an inner layer made of unlaminated nylon. The ECWCS pants features hemmed bottoms, moisture wicking barriers at cuffs, two cargo pockets, zippered leg openings, reinforced knees and seat and is Near Infrared (NIR) compliant. Proppers second generation ECWCS pants can be seen worn by members of US Marines, US Special Forces, US Army and the US Air Force stationed in terrains with extreme environments such as Norway and Bosnia to Afghanistan. Civilians exposed to extreme weather conditions have worn ECWCS pants to protect against environmental dangers. The Propper ECWCS pants are commonly referred to as ECWCS pants, generation 2 ECWCS pants, gen 2 ecwcs, acupat arpat pants, ACU digital camouflage gortex pants, extreme cold weather pants, official army digital bottoms, ekwaks pants, ECWCS extreme cold weather clothing system trousers, digital camouflage pants, ECWCS trousers, camo pants, camouflage pants, cold weather pants, propper cold weather trousers, digital camouflage ekwaks pants, army uniform winter trousers, military pants.
The Propper ABU coat is a specially constructed coat designed for use by the US Air Force. ABU is short for Airman Battle Uniform, the new battle uniform for the US Air Force completely replacing the Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) by 2011. The camouflage pattern for the ABU is digital tiger stripe camouflage, consisting of semi-pixilated greens, blues and tan. Although the featured color of the ABU is similar to the color of the ACU the construction of the ABU is close to the construction of the BDU. Complaints towards the new ABU construction were it was too heavy and hot but, in response a new construction featuring a lighter weight fabric is being processed. The ABU coat features four pockets, an exterior pen/pencil pocket on the forearm, reinforced elbows to ensure durability, and three button cuff adjustment on sleeves. The ABU coat is sewn to military specifications (FQ PD-06-08B), is Near Infrared (NIR) compliant and approved for military use. Members of the US Air Force can be seen wearing this coat as an official issued coat to provide warmth and protection from environmental conditions. Individuals can wear this coat to protect against cold weather conditions and to have the same fashion look as members of the US Air Force. The Propper ABU coat are sometimes referred to as ABU shirts, ABU jackets, air force coat, us air force jacket, camo jackets, digital camouflage jackets, digital camo jacket, digital tiger stripe camouflage shirt, new usaf uniform shirt, abu 4 pocket coat, af mil-spec shirt, propper abu uniform shirts.
Sweatshirts & Hoodies
The Propper pullovers, hoodies and sweatshirt consist of three different models of sweatshirts and pullovers, an adventure tech USMC fleece jacket, an adventure tech APCU level 3 pullover, and an upgraded version of adventure tech level III pullover. The adventure tech USMC fleece jacket is built to military specifications. The fleece jacket has superior features which include windproof front/back yoke and elbows, heavy duty zippers in the front and under the arms, a draw cord at the hem and a high tapered collar. Proppers adventure tech USMC fleece jacket is comfortable jacket intended for everyday use and will keep you warm. Besides the marines using the fleece jacket, it is seen worn by civilians to keep warm. Proppers adventure tech APCU level 3 pullover is part of the 7 layers of the APCU layering system. APCU is short for Advanced Protective Combat Uniform, and is considered a superior layering system for tactical professionals. The APCU layering system features technical fabrics which have superior qualities, it is light weight, compactable, durable and ultra functional. The APCU layering system can be used as an alternative to other layering systems, such as the ECWCS generation 2 and 3 layering systems. Proppers APCU level III pullover is constructed of polartec powerstretch fabric which enhances mobility. The fabric provides warmth, breathability, moisture wicking and can be worn in a versatile temperature range. Proppers APCU level 3 pull over sweatshirt is an ideal product to be used by personnel taking part in tactical operations, such as the military, the navy, law enforcement and much more. Proppers adventure tech APCU level 3 can be worn by anyone in cold terrains. Proppers spy hoodie is an upgraded version of adventure techs APCU level pullover and is constructed of a comfortable polartec powerstretch polyester fabric which enhances mobility. The pullover sweatshirt features thumb holes allowing a more stable fit, a chest pocket to store documents and other essentials, and a two way zipper to allow ventilation. The key feature of the spy hoodie is the integrated contoured combat hood, which increases peripheral vision while also keeping the head warm. Proppers spy hoodie is worn by military personnel during tactical operations, and also by civilians during cold weather conditions. The Propper pullovers and sweatshirts are commonly referred to as adventure tech sweatshirts, adventure tech fleece, APCU USMC fleece, pullover sweatshirts, tactical sweatshirts, pullover sweatshirt, hooded sweatshirts, military sweat shirts.
ACU Patrol Caps
The Propper ACU patrol cap is the current official issued headwear worn by the US Army. ACU is short for Army Combat Uniform, the current combat uniform of the US Army. The pattern used for ACUs is universal digital camouflage, which comprises the colors grey, tan and sage green into a digital pattern. The ACU replaced the previous standard uniform, the BDU short for Battle Dress Uniform. The ACU replaced the BDU completely in December of 2007 as the official uniform to be used during battle. Proppers ACU patrol caps are near infrared (NIR) compliant. Some ACU patrol caps are treated with permethrin, an active ingredient that repels mosquitoes, ticks, ants, chiggers, and other insects. Proppers ACU patrol cap is a soft cap with a flat top that features a thick bill and an internal pocket to store documents and maps. ACU patrol caps are issued to members of the US Army, but they can be worn by anyone for comfort from the sun. The Propper ACU patrol cap is sometimes referred to as ACU Caps, ACU hat, army digital cap for ACU, army hats, digital ACU cap, camo caps, camouflage cap, camo hat, camouflage hat, acu digital camouflage fatigue caps, arpat caps, acupat official caps, army combat uniform cap.
The Propper nomex flight suit coveralls is a garment that covers the entire body, which is worn when operating aircrafts. The flight suit was developed during World War I to keep pilots warm in open cockpits. Flight suits featured multiple pockets with button, snap, or zipper closures to prevent pilots from losing articles and important documents while they maneuver. Most flight suits today are made of nomex, a light weight durable material that is fire/flame resistant, which will protect pilots in case of a fire in the cockpit. Typically a clear pocket can be found on the thigh of the suit where a pilot will keep a map of the air crafts destination. Proppers nomex flight suits are commonly worn by pilots and military personnel operating aircrafts including planes, jets and helicopters. Flight suits arent only limited to pilots of high speed aircrafts; helicopter pilots and flight engineers typically wear flight suits to provide the same protection. The current model for flight suits is the CWU 27/P, available in sage green and desert tan. The CWU 27/P is the official flight suit issued to US air crews and are sewn to military specification FNS/PD 96-17 (MIL-C-83141A). Proppers flights suits are commonly referred to as nomex flight suits, military flight suits, CWU flight suits, air force flight suits, propper flight suits, official usaf flightsuits, military flightsuits coveralls, pilot aviation suits, flame resistant flight coveralls.
The Propper ACU coat, Army Combat Uniform coat is the newly designed battle uniform coat worn by the US Army. The ACU was picked over previous issued combat uniforms including the Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) and the Desert Camouflage Uniforms (DCU) which were once standard uniforms of the US Army in the 1980s and 1990s. The ACU features constructional design changes and a different camouflage patterns that makes it superior to previous standard uniforms. The camouflage pattern used for the ACU is Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP), sometimes referred to as Army ACU Digital camouflage. The universal camouflage comprises the colors green, tan and grey digitalized to work effectively in multiple terrains like the desert, woodland, and urban environments. Proppers ACU coats are issued in different camouflage colors, Universal Camouflage being the standard issue of the US Army and other patterns as digital desert, digital subdued, digital woodland and multicam camouflage. There are selections of ACU coats produced by Propper with different features, an original ACU, flame resistant ACU, and no fly zone ACU. The flame resistant ACU (FR ACU) is constructed with defender M which features Lenzing FR fibers, a fire resistant and self extinguishing fabric that will not melt or drip when in contact with open fire. The fire/flame resistant properties are part of the fabric, therefore it will never wash or wear out. The defender M fabric is comfortable and lightweight fabric with breathable Lenzing FR fibers that keeps you cooler by absorbing perspiration faster. Lenzing FR protects the skin from all kind of heat, fire, radiant heat, electric arcs, molten metals and flash fires. The FR ACU is built to military specifications (FQ/PD 04-05A) and is Near Infrared (NIR) compliant. The no fly zone ACU is treated with Permethrin, an insect repellent that repels mosquitoes, ticks, ants, chiggers, fleas and other insects. Each of the different ACUs is treated with a Dupont Teflon finish to make it resistant to water and stains. The ACU coat features a fade, shrink, and wrinkle resistant fabric, slanted chest pockets, 3 slot pen/pencil pocket at the bottom on the sleeve, and external elbow pouches with a hook and loop closure. Proppers ACU coats are sewn to military specifications (FQ/PD 04-04A), Near Infrared (NIR) compliant and approved for military operations. Military personnel are seen wearing the ACU coat as a standard issue combat coat for military and tactical purposes. The ACU is the most popular military uniform being issued and is used for tactical operations and other purposes outside the army by professionals. The Propper ACU coats are commonly referred to as ACU shirts, ACU jackets, army coat, army jacket, army field jacket, camo coat, camo jacket, camouflage coat, camouflage jacket, digital camo jacket, military coat, military jacket, acu digital shirt, new army uniform coat, universal camo fatigue shirt, governemtn approved army uniforms, propper acu clothing, digital acu pant, us army acus, nyco pants.
Kids BDU Pants
The Propper kids BDU pants are widely used tactical pants by branches of the military. BDU is short for Battle Dress Uniform, once the standard battle uniform used in combat since September 1981 but now is replaced with more effective uniforms like the ACU and ABU, or is in the process of being replaced. The BDU was first issued in a woodland camouflage color which consists of 2 shades of green, a brown and black. The BDU was originally issued conveniently in two 2 designs, a hot weather BDU (HWBDU) and a temperate weather BDU (TWBDU). Kids BDU pants are now available in a variety of solid colors and camouflage patterns, most popular are desert camouflage, multicam camouflage also commonly known as ACU digital camouflage, urban camouflage, woodland camouflage, black, grey, and khaki. Kids BDU pants features four pockets, two button through cargo pockets and two button through back pockets. Adjustable waist tabs are featured along with a zipper fly and leg drawstrings. Propper BDU pants are popular and can be seen worn by military personnel, law enforcement, SWAT teams, correctional officers, landscapers, mechanics and other professionals in a field that requires durable and tactical clothing. BDU pants are also worn for fashion reason by individuals because of the comfort and designs desired by the wearer. The Propper kids BDU pants are commonly referred to as Proppers kids BDU pants, kids military fatigues, children army pants, youth military clothing, kids camo pants, kids camouflage pants, kids camo clothing, kids camouflage clothing, camo BDU pants, camouflage BDU pants.
The Propper tactical pants are pants that were constructed to meet the needs of tactical operators and law enforcement personnel for on and off the job. Proppers offers tactical pants in lightweight and regular weight design to better convenient the wearer of the pants. Propper tactical pants have superior features compared the competitors brand tactical pants. The pants that are constructed by Propper international featuring a 9 pocket design which includes two spacious cargo pockets, front utility pockets, a magazine/cell phone easy access pocket, rear pockets that can hold maps and documents, and also hidden pockets within pockets. The fabric of the tactical pants is treated with DuPont Teflon which repels against spilled liquids and stains. Also the fabric of the pants is fade resistant, wrinkle resistant and shrink resistant for durability and convenience. The knees and seat of the pants are heavy duty double fabric reinforced to provide durability. The tactical pants are equipped with an action stretch waistband allowing more comfort and a brass D-Ring to attach keys and other tools to. The Propper tactical pants are commonly worn by tactical operators apart of SWAT, law enforcement, the military and other tactical professionals. These pants offer tactical professionals with the design they need with a professional look. Individuals who are not part of tactical operations can wear these pants for a professional look. The Propper tactical pants provides a better alternative of excellent quality mens and womens trousers compared to Blackhawk tactical pants, woolrich tactical pants, 5.11 tactical operator trousers, sigtac pant. The Propper international pants are commonly referred to as tactical cargo pants, tactical gear pants, SWAT pants, police pants, military style cargo pants, tactical uniform pants, heavy duty tactical trousers, 9 pocket tactical operator pants, mens cotton lightweight pants, womens tactical clothing slacks, heavy duty tactical pants, Propper tactical pants, heavy duty tactical trousers.
The Propper BDU pants are widely used tactical and battle ready pants by all branches of the military and tactical operators. BDU is short for Battle Dress Uniform, once the standard battle uniform used in combat since September 1981 but now is replaced with more effective uniforms like the ACU and ABU, or is in the process of being replaced. The BDU was first issued in a woodland camouflage color which consists of 2 shades of green, a brown and black. The BDU was originally issued conveniently in two 2 designs, a hot weather BDU (HWBDU) and a temperate weather BDU (TWBDU). BDU pants are now available in a variety of solid colors and camouflage patterns, most popular are desert camouflage, multicam camouflage also commonly known as ACU digital camouflage, urban camouflage, woodland camouflage, black, grey, and khaki and a variety of other colors. Selected BDU pants are equipped with Near Infrared (NIR) technology, are approved for military operations and are sewn to military specifications (MIL-T-44047E). BDU pants features six pockets, 4 with button flaps. The knee and seat of the BDU pants are double reinforced to provide durability and has felled inseam, outseam and seat seam. An adjustable waist flap is featured along with a four button fly, a drawstring leg closure and pocket flaps. Propper BDU pants are popular and can be seen worn by military personnel, law enforcement, SWAT teams, correctional officers, landscapers, mechanics and other professionals in a field that requires durable and tactical clothing. BDU pants are also worn for fashion reason by individuals because of the comfort and designs desired by the wearer. The BDU pants offered by Propper International are also commonly referred to as BDU pants, camo BDU pants, army B.D.U. pants, military BDU pants, BDU trousers, black BDU pants, tactical BDU trousers, camouflage pants, battle dress uniform pants, army slacks, army camo pants, 6 pocket work cargo pants, mil spec pants, military specification b d u pants, army b.d.u. fatigues, six pocket cargo pants, heavy duty work cargos, military bdu fatigues pants.
BDU Shirts & Coats
The Propper BDU shirts and coats, short for Battle Dress Uniform coat, was once the standard issued battle uniform coat worm by the armed forces of the United States. The BDU coats feature 4 pockets on the front, while the BDU shirts contain 2 pockets on the front. BDUs have been the standard issued battle uniform since 1981 but recently have been replaced or are in the process of being replaced by more efficient uniforms in each military branch. The BDU was originally issued in woodland camouflage, comprised of two shades of green, brown and black but now can be found in many camouflage patterns and solid colors. The BDU was originally issued conveniently in two 2 designs, a hot weather BDU (HWBDU) and a temperate weather BDU (TWBDU). Selected BDU coats are equipped with Near Infrared (NIR) technology, approved for military operation, and are sewn to military specifications (MIL-C-44048G). Propper BDU coats feature 4 pockets, a chest pencil pocket, double reinforced elbows for durability and adjustable sleeve buttons. BDU coats arent only worn by military personnel as a battle uniform but also by other professionals such as law enforcement and SWAT as a tactical coat. Individuals looking for a military look without sacrificing warmth and comfort can wear these coats for a genuine military look. The Propper BDU coats are also known as Propper BDU coats, b.d.u. shirts, BDU jackets, military BDU coat, military BDU jacket, camo BDU coats, camouflage BDU coat, camo BDU jacket, camouflage BDU jacket, battle dress uniform coat, battle dress uniform jacket, 4 pocket cargo shirt, quality bdu shirt, genuine us army bdu shirt, BDU shirt, camo BDU shirts, camouflage BDU shirt, camouflage shirts, army shirts, military shirts, tactical shirts, camo long sleeve shirt, camouflage long sleeve shirts.
The Propper ACU pants are pants specifically made to be worn by the US Army as their official pants of the battle uniform. ACU is short for Army Combat Uniform, the new standard battle uniform replacing the old standards, the Battles Dress Uniform (BDU) and the Desert Camouflage Uniform (DCU). The ACU completely replaced the BDU in December of 2007 after being introduced in 2004. The standard army issue ACU uses a camouflage pattern called Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) or sometimes commonly referred to as Army ACU digital camouflage and is comprised of the colors slate grey, desert sand and foliage green in a digital pattern. The ACU is also issued in other camouflage patterns such as digital desert camouflage, digital subdued camouflage, digital woodland camouflage and mulitcam camouflage though the Universal Camouflage pattern is used by the US Army. The newly added features to the ACU pants that werent available with the BDU pants are as follows knee pouches to insert knee pads, elastic leg cuffs, forward tilted thigh pockets equipped with elastic draw strings and Velcro for closure, and two calf storage pockets with Velcro closure. According to Army specifications (AR 670-1) there is an option to have pants legs bloused but can not extend beyond the third eyelet of the boots. Besides the original ACU pants, there are two additional designs, a fire resistant pair of ACU pants and a bug repellent pair. The flame resistant ACU (FR ACU) is constructed with defender M which features Lenzing FR fibers, a fire resistant and self extinguishing fabric that will not melt or drip when in contact with open fire. The fire/flame resistant properties are part of the fabric, therefore it will never wash or wear out. The defender M fabric is comfortable and lightweight fabric with breathable Lenzing FR fibers that keeps you cooler by absorbing perspiration faster. Lenzing FR protects the skin from all kind of heat, fire, radiant heat, electric arcs, molten metals and flash fires. The FR ACU is built to military specifications (FQ/PD 04-05A) and is Near Infrared (NIR) compliant. The No Fly Zone ACU pants are ACU pants treated with Permethrin, an insect repellent. Permethrin repels against mosquitoes, ticks, ants, chiggers, flies and midges and also is built to military specifications (FQ/PD 04-05A). Permethrin is crosslinked onto fabric during before the manufacturing of a product to ensure a consistent application, after 50 washes certain fabrics contained as much as 83% to 87% Permethrin. Permethrin is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and tested by the US military. Proppers ACU pants are commonly seen worn among soldiers part of the battle uniforms. Depending on the soldiers location he can choose between the original ACU pants, the flame resistant ACU pants, or the No Fly Zone ACU pants. ACU pants are also seen being worn by civilians for comfort, design and also for tactical operations. The flame resistant and no fly zone ACU pants can be useful to professionals who are subjected to open flames or to insects. The ACU pants offered by Propper International are also commonly referred to as ACU pants, ACU trousers, acu camo pants, acu digital camouflage pants, digital ACU pants, army combat uniform pants, army combat uniform, the ACU, acu digital slacks, new army digital pants in ACUPAT, ARPAT, official universal camouflage, acu digital camouflage, army digital, new army camo pants, genuine army uniform pants, military fatigues, camo trousers bottoms, army surplus fatigues.
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