New US Army BDUs

After the USMC, and USAF, the US Army is now getting new uniforms. They look a bit 'gay' for my liking.

Light grey with desert boots? What were they thinking????!!!!!

U.S. Army Unveils New Combat Uniform

Associated Press
Tuesday, June 15, 2004; Page A16

The Army introduced yesterday a redesigned combat uniform with a digital camouflage pattern that looks strikingly different from soldiers' current battle dress uniforms.

It marks the first major change in the Army uniform since 1981, said Brig. Gen. James R. Moran, who modeled the uniform for reporters at the Pentagon. He said recruits will be issued the redesigned uniform starting October 2005, and the entire Army will be outfitted by December 2007.

The uniform is being produced in a single, universal pattern to replace the two camouflage versions now in use: tan-brown for desert use and green-brown-black for woodland settings.

The pattern for the new camouflage coat and trousers is a mix of light green, tan and gray. Moran said it was designed to allow soldiers to blend into urban, desert and forest environments.

Soldiers also will get new, no-shine, tan combat boots, and the current black boots will be discontinued.

The new uniform makes more use of Velcro, and the coat fastens in front with a zipper instead of buttons. Cuffs and pockets are fastened with Velcro, and the coat collar can be turned up and fastened Mandarin-style. The uniform is roomier and made with a no-wrinkle fabric.

The coat-trousers combination costs $88, compared with $56 for the current battle dress uniform.

The new uniform was designed in part to accommodate the new Interceptor body armor that soldiers are getting in Iraq and Afghanistan for partial protection from bullets as large as 7.62mm.

Look what the USAF are getting...

And for comparison, what the USMC have...

Bravo_Bravo said:
Starship Troopers
Dammit. I was going to say that!
itll just prove that the uniforms are as dull as the wearers :D
I love the excessive use of velcro, with its hugely tactical 'Rrrrrriiiiiipppppp' sound when it gets snagged on something.
HVM_Boy said:
Soldiers also will get new, no-shine, tan combat boots, and the current black boots will be discontinued............ The uniform is roomier and made with a no-wrinkle fabric.
So basically they have chosen a uniform that you don't have to iron and boots that you don't have to bull. It's just another way for sceptics to put even less effort into their appearence than normal.
Tan combat boots?

I am sure some huge brained bloke has asked why our boots are black, very recently.....

Modesty forbids I mention my name...


...and lots of lovely space on the chest so they can stick their Boy Scout badges all over them.

Defintely too gay for my liking, and as with previous Spam uniforms, very short on pocket space: where do they stick their fags, grenades, empty mags etc etc.
how apt that the air forces uniform has gone for a "blue on blue" pattern.
as for the armies new one , in the words of jeff banks
"gay as f*ck mate" :lol:
That wrap around collar looks as uncomfortable as f*ck. As far as I can see, if it is done up it will be chaffing your neck and chin and making you bloody hot, and if it is down you will have a big floppy length of velcro dangling over your chest, snagging on every thing.

OK, I have just noticed you can secure the collar on velcro when it is undone. I will wind my neck in :oops: .
Reminds me off that film ummm! ohh yeah street fighter. And that was schitt too!


This cut of uniform will look great outside the Coleherne on a Saturday evening, next to all the guys in the leather SS uniforms and Village People outfits, but from what I can see it looks too tight and constricting to be comfortable 'in combat'; plus it seems to have internal pockets rather than external sew-on 'sacks'. It doesn't look to me to be much of an improvement on the current US design, which is anyway pretty dire.

For me the 'role model' uniform is the old British tropical dpm combats. Very soft and lightweight; easy to wash; great big pockets; v. low maintenance; looked smart when pressed.

Any comments from our US brethren on this?
chickenpunk said:
Any comments from our US brethren on this?
Been out since 1994 but here is my take from what I read and saw.

They are fecking shyte and the brainiac bloke(s) that came up with this tripe should receive a first rate thrashing followed by having their heads set ablaze and the flames pounded out with ax handles.

Other then that they look rather gay :D

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