I have just received my new issue of PCS and had the first chance to have a detailed look at it. As an ex regular and working in the technical garment industry I was very interested in looking at what the fuss was. Unfortunately I am very dissapointed. The trousers have been billed as dealing with some of the major issues that we had with the backside going through on the old kit. The profered solution was one of reinforcement on the seat and other high wear areas. What has actually hapened is that the design has been corrupted so that there is indeed a seam which suggests the reinforcement has been done however it is purely an illusion. The fabric is no different and there is no reinforcement. They may as well have reduced the complicatuon of the design and get rid of the seam altogether. This poor construction continues through the shirt as well with low quality seams and unintelligent design with strange use of velcro in places which does make one wonder what the level of design expertise or experience of the kind of activities these pieces of clothing would be used for. Seen as we have a fantastic new camoflage, which I know from first hand experience is far more effective than good old DPM or desert cam, it is such a shame that the opportunity has been wasted to be more intelligent in the selection of better fabrics and designs. Surely now is the time to start making things properly and stop our lads being victims of idiotic designs and money grabbing companies who arent doing what is in the best interests of the user!!!