- Designated as Level VII; pants are the heaviest, outermost layer in the ECWCS
- Current issued by the US Military
- Designed for use in temperatures as low as -40 degrees
Based on layering systems currently utilized by mountaineering professionals and designed by the U.S. Army, the GEN III Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS) has proven to be a game-changer for the modern warfighter. Using proprietary materials and technologically advanced construction methods, ECWCS garments allow the wearer to comfortably operate and sustain a variety of operations in the most extreme conditions.
The Extreme Cold Weather Trousers provide protection and warmth from the elements in cold conditions during static operations maintaining warmth even when wet. Constructed with an outer shell fabric that has a water resistant finish and with PrimaLoft Sport Thermal bonded high-loft insulation, these pants are highly durable and breathable. The trousers feature a zippered fly opening, an elastic waist with provisions for suspenders, nylon reinforced knees and full-length side-zipper openings to facilitate donning without removal of boots or shoes. All zippers have a thong for ease of opening and closing when wearing gloves.
Grade 1: Excellent to New/Unissued – These Military Surplus ECWCS Gen III Pants are genuine U. S. Government issued. Products may be outside of original manufacturer's packaging but will show little to no signs of wear.
Grade 2: Good to Very Good - Product may show signs of light wear and staining but maintain 100% of original functionality. Pants may look like they have been washed.
Grade 3: Fair to Serviceable - Products show signs of heavy signs of use and staining. Products may have snags, pulled stitching, rips or tears but all imperfections will be less than 1/2" in size. Long term storage dust or stains may be present so a quick run through the washing machine is advised.