- Heaviest, outermost ECWCS layer (Designated as 'Level VII' by the Army)
- Currently issued by the US Military
- Designed for use in temperatures as low as -40 degrees
- Made in the USA
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.
These GEN III Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS) Parkas feature a two-way center-front zipper opening with a protective wind flap, nylon reinforced elbows, two front zipper pockets, a rip stop nylon inner lining and an elastic cord in the bottom hem for adjustability. It is also constructed with a collar containing a collapsible insulated hood with drawstring that stows easily inside the collar. In addition, there are Velcro fasteners to attach rank badges and name plates as well as elastic cuffs with Velcro adjustment straps.
Scent Control: No
Insulation: Yes, Primaloft
Fabric: Proprietary materials
Number of pockets: None
Grade 1: Excellent to New/Unissued – All Military Surplus ECWCS Gen III Parkas are US Government Issued products and are rated in excellent to new/un-issued condition. Jackets may be outside of original manufacturer's packaging but they will show minimal or no signs of wear.
Grade 2: Good to Very Good – Products may have been previously washed and light pilling may be present but they retain 100% of their original functionality. Jacket may contain light staining, but no holes.
Grade 3: Fair to Serviceable - Due to wear and laundering products may be thinner than when originally issued but are still in serviceable condition. Products may have small imperfections but all snags/tears/burns will be less than 1" in size.