Gen III Cold Weather Fleece Jacket – Military – Review

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Today Luke is reviewing the Gen III Cold Weather Fleece Jacket. Military Surplus for the Win!

…it is a bit weird looking….


Link : eBay will be your best source for these and will offer you the best prices

Price : $17 – $30. Depending on vender

Color : Foliage Green – I saw a black version online but I couldn’t tell if it was legit issue or not.

Makers : This one made by Tru-Spec but there are other makers out there including Peckham. Rothco has a version of this but I have read that they are not authorized. Knock offs in other words.

From what I understand these are offered only to the army and haven’t been served to the Marines.

Primary Insulation Layer: Worn underneath shell layers or worn as an outer garment in cool conditions.

The GEN III High-Loft Fleece Jacket is the primary insulation layer for use in moderate to cold conditions.

Constructed with Polartec® Thermal Pro® material the insulation on the Level III Jacket creates air pockets that trap air and retain body heat providing outstanding warmth without weight. With excellent breathability, the Level III jacket dries quickly with increased warmth while maintaining lower bulk and increased durability than previous systems.

GEN III Cold Weather Fleece Jacket Features:

Polartec Thermal Pro Material Traps Air and Retains Body Heat
Nylon Reinforcements at the Collar, Shoulders and Elbows
Zipper Front and Cord Pull
Stretch-Grid Fleece Side Panels adds Comfort and Breathability
High Collar with Full Zipper-Front and Wind Protection Flap
Two Internal Chest Pockets and Two Outer Side Pockets
Ragland Sleeve for Better Range of Motion
Elastic Sleeve Cuffs
Low Bulk with Increased Durability
VELCRO® brand fasteners for affixing name, rank and insignia
Increased Warmth with Significantly Less Weight than Previous Generation ECWCS
Level 3 ECWCS – Extended/Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System
Color: Foliage Green
With a wind jacket and a good base layer I’m comfortable down to 20F with an outer shell to block the wind.

Very comfy jacket. This is not an outer layer. Wind blows right through it. However when used as an under layer below a wind proof jacket
It is excellent. Where a cold wind is not blowing this is not an issue. This jacket is very light and easy to move around in. Size is true to size.


Impressions :

This isn’t my favorite fleece jacket in the world but it is certainly different than what you will find on the civilian market. Warm, breathable, good quality, cheap.

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