Ponchos and bivy bags

#1
I started selling on loads of field kit like ponchos and bivy bags and was quite surprised to find that dutch DPM is identical to British Army DPM... by any chance does anyone here actually use them in the field, as in ponchos?
 

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#2
I got a b*llocking for using Dutch kit on one of my recent training weekends. They may be identical but somehow those of the rank of Sergeant and above seem able to smell foreign clobber. Shame since that bivi bag was fackin' nails :(. I was given the impression that using foreign kit was a no-no.
 
#3
I got a b*llocking for using Dutch kit on one of my recent training weekends. They may be identical but somehow those of the rank of Sergeant and above seem able to smell foreign clobber. Shame since that bivi bad was fackin' nails :(
 
#5
What's the difference? It's a bivi bag, surely there can't be much in it. And why would you need a DPM poncho? Surely a basha does the job better...

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#7
Isnt most of the cloggy DPM made by British Companies (or is it a dutch company that makes some of our DPM kit for the British Army?)

I thought only Dutch Marines wore DPM? What do the rest of the army wear? OG?
 
#8
I dunno... a DPM poncho... just seems cool... like in platoon... :)
 
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wildcard.rgbw said:
I dunno... a DPM poncho... just seems cool... like in platoon... :)
INCOMING!
 
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walt_of_the_walts said:
I thought only Dutch Marines wore DPM? What do the rest of the army wear? OG?
The whole Dutch armed forces do wear the British style DPM, including Air Force groundcrew.

"Thatguy" is right, cloggy DPM misses out the "dots" on the edges of the colours, but their uniforms are easy to spot, being a completely different cut and design.
 
#12
dutch goretex jackets are the business
 
#13
Best bivi bag I have ever had is my NZ one. Got it by chance from a mate that had been on Long Look and blagged it, and I've never seen one anywhere for sale since.
 
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walt_of_the_walts said:
Isnt most of the cloggy DPM made by British Companies (or is it a dutch company that makes some of our DPM kit for the British Army?)

I thought only Dutch Marines wore DPM? What do the rest of the army wear? OG?
I don't know about now but the Dutch Marines wore US woodland BDUs even when the rest of the Dutch wore Brit stlye DPM.
 
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walt_of_the_walts said:
I thought only Dutch Marines wore DPM? What do the rest of the army wear? OG?
It's definitely not restricted to their marines. All the Dutch soldiers I saw in Nijmegen last summer were wearing it.
 
#16
The French Bivi is excellent, if not a little bulky. I was surprised that it wasn't reversible; on one side warry camo, and on the other white, to aid in surrendering..............
 
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