a. Type. The black all-weather coat is a clothing bag issue item.
b. Description. The black all-weather coat is made of polyester/cotton (65/35) in Army shade 385. The coat is a six- button, double-breasted model with a belt, convertible collar that buttons at the neck, gun flap, shoulder loops, adjustable sleeve straps, welt pockets with two inside hanging pockets, and zip-out liner. The back of the coat has a yoke and center vent. The coat is one-quarter lined with basic material; the sleeve lining is made of nylon taffeta (see fig 27.9). There is no wear-out date for the interim version of the double-breasted coat made from polyester/cotton (50/50).
c. How worn. Personnel may wear the all-weather coat with or without the liner. They will wear the coat buttoned, except for the neck closure, which personnel may wear open or closed (see paras 4.5d and 17.12b for exceptions). Male and female coats are buttoned and belted from opposite directions. The black scarf is authorized for wear with the all-weather coat. Personnel may wear the coat with the service, dress, mess, hospital duty, and food service uniforms. The black all-weather coat is authorized for wear with utility uniforms only in a garrison environment when personnel have not been issued organizational rain gear. Only non-subdued pin-on grade insignia is worn on this coat. When the grade insignia is removed from the coat, personnel may wear the coat with civilian clothing.