Cargo pockets for waterbottles and ammunition.From the Daily Mail, Royals new kit.
Royal Marines unveil new resistant and breathable uniform
Since their first battles in 1664, the elite Royal Marines have worn their uniforms with pride. And so it will be, no doubt, with their brand new state-of-the-art uniform fit for modern combat.mol.im
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That was my first thought when I saw MTP. Bar the use of black in DPM, the colours/shades weren't too far different.Just what is the advantage of Crye over MTP? And really, just what was wrong with DPM? I know it was way too dark and bobbed out at distance, but lightening the shades to a more bleached 70s style would surely have solved that problem. I can understand jackets and trousers being redesigned to fit changing roles, but was it really necessary to totally redesign the pattern?
The original DPM was apparently darkened to improve performance at night. Yet MTP has gone lighter.DPM got darker not just because of the individual colours, but because the pattern got smaller and more condensed - if you look at a 1970's DPM smock and compare it to a 2005 (for example) smock you'll see that the brown had gone from a medium reddish brown to a very dark brown within which the black was almost invisible.
the pattern looks as if its been increaced in density by about a third. it had been quite a 'swishy', spaced out pattern, but by 2005 it was just a dark brown mess at more than 100m - and if it got wet it went black. helpful.
i like MTP/multicam - i think its remarkabley effective in a wide swathe of geographic conditions (i think it comes out as just too light in general palette in jungle and deep, dark forest, but its acceptable given the cost and logistic savings of having one uniform).