Desert Battle Dress Uniform

Composition and classification

a. Material composition.
(1) Desert coat, trousers and hat. Fabric is 50/50 cotton and nylon twill (old weight material) or 50/50 cotton and nylon ripstop (new weight material), with infrared protection characteristics, and it is printed with a three-color desert camouflage pattern.
(2) Desert coat, cold weather. Fabric is 50/50 cotton and nylon sateen, wind resistant, and it is printed with a three- color desert camouflage pattern.
b. Uniform composition.
(1) Coat, desert camouflage, daytime pattern. The coat is a bush-type design with a collar and four patch bellows- type pockets with flaps (two chest and two lower). The coat has a straight-cut bottom, suppressed waist, and cuffed sleeves with reinforcement patches at the elbows.
(2) Coat, cold weather, desert. The coat is lined, hip length with a bi-swing back, a convertible stand-up collar with concealed hood, and a slide-fastener front closure with two breast, and two lower pockets.
(3) Beret (para 3–2b(1)).
(4) Hat, desert camouflage. The hat has a stiff crown with a standard width, quilted stitched brim, a chinstrap, and a camouflage band.
(5) Cap, patrol, desert. The cap has a visor, a circular top crown, a side crown with an outside crown band, and retractable earflaps.
(6) Parka, desert camouflage, night pattern. The parka has a hood, a button front closure, two slit-type hand openings with flaps, draw cords at neck, hood, waist, and hemline, and buttons on the inside for the attachment of a liner.
(7) Trousers, desert camouflage, daytime pattern. The trousers have four standard-type pockets, two leg bellows-type pockets, and reinforcement patches at the knees and buttocks, a buttonhole fly, adjustable waist tabs, and leg hem draw cords.
(8) Trousers, desert camouflage, night pattern. The trousers have a front opening, two side slit-type openings with flaps, and two hip patch pockets with flaps.
c. Accessories. The following accessories are normally worn with the DBDU.
(1) Belt, web with open-faced black buckle (paras 27–2a and b).
(2) Boots, combat, leather, black (para 27–3) or desert tan when issued in accordance with CTA 50–900.
(3) Chaplain’s apparel (para 27–7).
(4) Gloves, black leather shell with inserts (para 27–12a).
(5) Handbags.
(a) Black, clutch type, optional purchase (para 27–13a).
(b) Black, shoulder (para 27–13d).
(6) Military Police accessories (para 27–17).
(7) Neckerchief, brown, LIN M95975, CTA 50–900.
(8) Socks, black, cushion sole (para 27–24a).
(9) Undergarments (paras 27–28).
(10) Undershirt, brown (para 27–28e).
(11) Organizational clothing and equipment, as prescribed by the commander in accordance with CTA 50–900. (12) Desert personal hydration system, as determined by the commander.
d. Classification. The DBDU is an organizationally issued utility, field, training, or combat uniform. The beret is an
organizational issue item. DA Pam 710–2–1 governs turn-in and reissue of the beret.