Temperate, Hot-Weather, and Enhanced Hot-Weather Battle Dress Uniforms

Composition and classification

a. Material composition.
(1) Coat, cold weather, woodland camouflage pattern (field jacket). Fabric is nylon and cotton sateen, wind resistant. (2) Enhanced hot-weather coat and trousers. Fabric is 50/50 ripstop nylon and cotton poplin, in a four-color
woodland camouflage pattern.
(3) Hot-weather coat and trousers. Fabric is 100 percent ripstop cotton, in a four-color woodland camouflage pattern. (4) Temperate coat and trousers. Fabric is 50/50 nylon and cotton twill, in a four-color woodland camouflage
b. Uniform composition.
(1) Beret. The black beret became the standard headgear for utility uniforms on 14 June 2001. The beret consists of
a woolen knitted outer shell (lined or unlined) with a leather sweatband and an adjusting ribbon threaded through the binding. The beret is equipped with a stiffener on the left front for the attachment of organizational flashes and insignia.
(2) Cap, woodland camouflage pattern (patrol cap). The cap has a visor, a circular top crown, a side crown with an outside crown band, and retractable earflaps (temperate cap only; the hot-weather caps do not have retractable earflaps).
(3) Coat, cold weather, woodland camouflage pattern (field jacket). The coat is lined, hip length with a bi-swing back, with a convertible stand-up collar with concealed hood and a slide-fastener front closure, with two breast and two lower pockets. (See fig 3–3.)
(4) Coat, woodland camouflage pattern. The coat is a single-breasted “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, waist take-up tabs on both sides (old version only), and cuffed sleeves with reinforcement patches at the elbows. The enhanced hot- weather coat has a fused collar and pocket flaps, a suppressed waist (3 inches), and no waist adjustment tabs.
(5) Trousers, woodland camouflage pattern. The trousers have four standard type pockets and two leg bellows-type pockets, and reinforcement patches at the knees and buttocks. The trousers have a buttonhole fly with protective flap (hot-weather battle dress uniform: (HWBDU)), adjustable waist tabs (old version only), and leg-hem draw cords. The HWBDU trousers with knee pleats are authorized for wear until current stocks are exhausted. The knee pleats were removed from the enhanced hot-weather battle dress uniform (EHWBDU) trousers.
c. Accessories. The following accessories are normally worn with these uniforms: (1) Belt, web with open-faced black buckle (para 27–2a and b).
(2) Boots, combat, leather black (para 27–3).
(3) Chaplain’s apparel (para 27–7).
(4) Coat, black all weather (para 27–8).
(5) Gloves, black leather shell with inserts (para 27–12a).
(6) Handbags.
(a) Black, clutch type, optional purchase (para 27–13a).
(b) Black, shoulder (para 27–13d).
(7) Hat, drill sergeant (para 27–14).
(8) Military police accessories (para 27–16).
(9) Neckgaiter, optional purchase (para 27–17).
(10) Scarves.
(a) Black (with black overcoat only) (para 27–21a).
(b) Olive-green 208 (para 27–21b).
(11) Socks, black, cushion sole (para 27–24a).
(12) Undergarments (paras 27–28).
(13) Undershirt, brown (para 27–28e).
(14) Organizational clothing and equipment, as determined by the commander in accordance with CTA 50–900 or
CTA 8–100 (medical personnel).
(15) Personal hydration systems, as determined by the commander.
d. Classification. The temperate, enhanced hot-weather, and hot-weather BDUs are clothing bag issue utility
uniforms. The beret is an organizational issue item. DA Pam 710–2–1 governs turn-in and reissue of the beret.