We’ve thoroughly tested the ECWCS (Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System) Gen III Level 7 Military Parka Jacket & Trousers and would recommend it to anyone living in cold climates. It’s warm as hell but it’s so light and compressible that it’s a perfect addition to your winterized bug out bag. The parka would also make a valuable addition to a winter car emergency kit as well.
Incredibly lightweight and warm: with “Primaloft” high-loft insulation known to retain its insulating properties even when wet.
Water resistant outer shell, Nylon reinforced knees and elbows, and a high collar with collapsible stow-able insulated hood.
These Official US Army items are current issued. If it’s good enough for US Military soldiers in extreme cold combat settings then it’s perfect for a bug out bag!
In our experience these items have always been in good to excellent condition from this seller.
Use this ECWCS Sizing Chart (opens new tab) before ordering. All sizes are made to fit extra large to go over all your mid layers and base layers, so we generally recommend you order true to your size, not bigger!
In our experience, tops tend to fit well as is, but pants tend to fit a full size too big, so if for example you are a XLarge XLong pants we recommend going with Large Long pants instead.
Our Rating: 4.6 Stars
Find out why in our full review:
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