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Parka & Trousers, Wet Weather
The Parka, Wet Weather and the Trousers, Wet Weather together formed the rain suit that can be used as an alternative to the individual soldier's poncho. They first appeared in the 1950s under specifications that were revised in the 1970s and 1980s. The Parka and Trousers, Wet Weather were superseded by the Improved Rain Suit in the late 1990s.
Parka and Trousers, Wet Weather
The Nylon Twill Parka and Trousers, Wet Weather are fabricated from a plain weave nylon fabric coated on the outside with a layer of cross linked polyurethane and on the inside with layer of cross linked polyurethane. Originally an olive green garment set, later versions were produced in Woodland Camouflage.
The Wet Weather Parka has a regular sleeve construction, is mid-thigh in length with an attached hood. It has a full zipper front, velcro closures on each sleeve cuff and at the juncture between the front of the hood and the body of the Parka, slash-through pocket openings, drawcords in the hood facing opening, and an elastic drawcord at the bottom. The Wet Weather trousers are ankle length with drawcords in each leg hem, slash-through pocket opening, suspender loops, waist to crotch fly-front opening with no zipper, and a waist drawcord.
Parka and Trousers, Wet Weather Instruction label
Parka and Trousers, Wet Weather Care label
Nomenclature and NSNs for the Parka and Trousers, Wet Weather
These garments were also known as the Parka, Wet Weather, Lightweight and Trousers, Wet Weather, Lightweight. Parka, Wet Weather was replaced by the Parka, Improved Rain Suit and the Trousers, Wet Weather were replaced by Trousers, Improved Rainsuit.
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