Accession Number : ADA187998

Title :   Use and Care of the Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS).

Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA

PDF Url : ADA187998

Report Date : 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS) is a layered insulating system adjustable to personal preference, metabolism, and prevailing weather conditions. The system is designed to maintain adequate environmental protection between +40 deg F and -60 deg F (4 deg C and -51 deg C). The system uses moisture management principles to transfer perspiration away from your skin so you will remain dry and warm. Under certain conditions such as high work activity followed by inactivity, the use of wool or wool/cotton clothing items with ECWCS will reduce the level of environmental protection provided by ECWCS. In cold, wet and arctic environments it is recommended that you use only clothing items listed in Appendix A. It is especially recommended that you not use any items which are make with wool or wool blends. ECWCS weighs approximately 18 pounds. ECWCS is easy to maintain both in field and garrison environments if... the special use of care instruction are carefully followed due to the unique characteristics of the state-of-the-art material. This pamphlet includes item descriptions of each garment in the system, general use and care instructions, general repair procedures, and descriptive/reference data for the ECWCS.

Descriptors :   *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, ARCTIC REGIONS, CLOTHING, COTTON, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, INSTRUCTIONS, INSULATION, LAYERS, MANAGEMENT, MATERIALS, METABOLISM, MIXTURES, MOISTURE, PERSPIRATION, REPAIR, STATE OF THE ART, TRANSFER, TEXTILES, SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, COLD WEATHER, COLD WEATHER TESTS, LAUNDRY OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE