Cold-Weather Uniform

General guidelines

a. The OG 108 uniform is designed to fit loosely, with tabs available for adjustment. Alterations are not authorized. Soldiers should not wear the OG 108 shirt and trousers as outer garments if they could become unduly soiled, snagged, or otherwise damaged in the performance of duties. When the shirt is worn as an outer garment, it is worn inside the trousers and a belt is worn with the trousers. When the trousers are worn as an outer garment, soldiers will blouse the trousers, using the draw cords or blousing rubbers, if the trousers are not tucked into the boots. Personnel will not wrap the trouser legs around the leg tightly enough to present a pegged appearance. Soldiers will not blouse the boots so that the trouser leg extends down to the ankle area. When bloused, the trousers should not extend below the third eyelet from the top of the boot. (See fig 7–1.) Soldiers will not roll up the sleeves of the OG 108 shirt. Female soldiers may wear either the male or female OG 108 shirt. Female Army Medical Department (AMEDD) officers may wear the cold-weather clothing as prescribed in CTA 50–900.
b. The beret, patrol cap, or the cold-weather caps are authorized for wear with this uniform. (See para 3–5 for wear policy of the beret and patrol cap.) When the cold-weather cap is worn properly, no hair is visible on the forehead. When the earflaps are worn down, they are fastened under the chin; when they are worn up, they are fastened to the cap.
c. Soldiers may wear the black leather shell gloves with utility uniforms without cold-weather outer garments, provided that sleeves are rolled down. When the cold-weather coat or other authorized cold-weather outer garments are worn, personnel may wear the olive-green scarf and the black leather shell gloves, but they are not required to do so. Coats are worn buttoned and zipped, and the shirt collar is worn inside the cold-weather coat and other outer garments. The cold-weather parka is authorized for wear with the cold-weather trousers (OG 107), or as prescribed by the commander. Figures 7–1 and 7–3 show the cold-weather uniform.
d. Commanders may authorize the use of a camouflage personal hydration system only in the following situations: in a field environment, in high-heat areas, or on work details. Soldiers will not carry hydration systems in a garrison environment, unless the commander has authorized it for one of the situations described above. Soldiers will not let the drinking tube hang from their mouths when the device is not in use.