Accession Number : ADA956143

Title :   A New Coast Guard Work Uniform: A Design and Field Evaluation Study.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jan-Mar 76,

Corporate Author : NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH FACILITY NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Silvia, John

Report Date : NOV 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility conducted a 90-day evaluation of light and heavy weight prototype polyester-cotton blend shirts dyed Coast Guard Blue 3362 at the U.S. Coast Guard Base, Pt. Allerton, Hull, Massachusetts, and aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) PAPAW (WLB-328) based at Charleston, South Carolina. The shirts were worn with the Coast Guard undress blue trousers as a work and undress uniform. The new uniforms were found to be more acceptable than the currently worn outfits. The light weight shirt was found to be more comfortable than heavier weight shirt in warmer climates such as Charleston, in both summer and winter, and in Hull during the summer.

Descriptors :   *TEXTILES, *UNIFORMS, BLUE(COLOR), CLIMATE, MIXTURES, PROTOTYPES, RESEARCH FACILITIES, SHIRTS, SUMMER, TEST AND EVALUATION, WINTER, WORK, POLYESTER FIBERS, COTTON TEXTILES, HOT WEATHER, COAST GUARD EQUIPMENT, COAST GUARD PERSONNEL, COAST GUARD RESEARCH.

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE