Temperate and Hot Weather BDU
The cap has a visor, a circular top crown, a side crown with an outside crown band, and retractable earflaps. The cold weather woodland camouflage pattern coat is lined, hip length with a bi-swing back, convertible stand-up collar with concealed hood, slide fastener front closure with two breast and two lower pockets. The woodland camouflage pattern coat is a single breasted "bush type" design with a back yoke, collar, four patch bellow type pockets with flaps (two upper and two lower). The coat has a straight cut bottom, waist take-up tabs on both sides (new version only), and cuffed sleeves with reinforcement patches at the elbows. The woodland camouflage pattern trousers contain four standard type pockets and two leg bellow type pockets. Reinforcement patches have been added at knees and buttocks. The trousers have a buttonhole fly with protective flap (hot weather only), adjustable straps at waist and leg hem drawcords. Hot weather coat and trousers are 100 percent ripstop cotton, in a four color woodland camouflage pattern. Temperate coat and trousers are 50/50 nylon and cotton twill in a four color woodland camouflage pattern.
The temperate and hot weather battle dress uniforms (BDUs) are authorized for year-round wear by all personnel when prescribed by the commander. Commanders may prescribe a specific uniform for formations or ceremonial occasions, such as parades when uniformity in appearance is required. When a specific uniform is not prescribed, soldiers may wear either the hot weather, temperate BDU, or other authorized utility uniforms. The commander may require these uniforms to be pressed for those special occasions when appearance should be especially sharp such as parades, reviews, inspections, or other ceremonial occasions. When sleeves are worn rolled up, the camouflage pattern will remain exposed. The sleeves will be rolled neatly above the elbow but no more than 3 inches above the elbow. The hot weather and temperate uniforms will not be worn intermixed.
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