Each piece of GEN III ECWCS functions either alone or in concert with other components as a system, thus providing more options for the Soldier and enabling seamless integration with load-bearing equipment and body armor configurations. Constructed with Polartec Power Dry Silkweight material, this layer is highly breathable, wicks moisture away from the skin and dries fast, providing evaporative cooling in warmer weather and insulating in cool weather — all with less weight and bulk than previous systems. Constructed with Polartec Power Dry grid material, this layer provides extra warmth in cooler conditions but still wicks moisture away and dries fast. The material offers stretch for increased comfort and is lighter weight with less bulk than previous systems. With excellent breathability, the Level III jacket dries quickly with increased warmth while maintaining lower bulk and increased durability than previous systems. Level IV: Wind Jacket Shell Layer: Designed to be worn with base and insulative levels in transitional environments to provide wind and sand protection.
Cold Weather Clothing Cold Weather Clothing Depending on where in the world you are going to and what time of year it is, you will desperately need some clothing specifically designed for cold weather to keep yourself safe and comfortable while on a mission. While most people will generally associate this type of clothing with heavy jackets and pants, there are numerous other articles of clothing you should consider. We have a wide array of gloves, skull caps, beanies and hoods that are ideal for winter. While cold weather apparel should first-and-foremost keep you warm and toasty, it should still allow you to carry out whatever job you are out to do.