RE: ECWCS Level 7 Parka

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RE: ECWCS Level 7 Parka

Post by muttguru » February 9th, 2019, 7:18 am

Help !
I need some advice on buying a current issue US ARMY TENNIER PRIMALOFT LEVEL 7 ECWCS PARKA. This is the Urban Gray version. (It's nothing like the old USAF N3B type parka).

I know that these are "generously sized" to fit over all the other layers of clothing. My question is.... how generous are these parkas?

When I go out in my mutt I usually wear an M65 field jacket with liner...it's size medium-regular. If I purchased a Primaloft parka, would a Med-Reg version be too big, massively big, or would it fit like my M65 w/liner? I don't have access to the different sizes of the parka, so I'd like to make a reasonable guess about how well it will fit before I send off for it.

Would I be better buying a size SMALL-REGULAR?
Any advice from experienced wearers of ECWCS would be very helpful. Thanks.....

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Re: RE: ECWCS Level 7 Parka

Post by m3a1 » February 9th, 2019, 12:24 pm

I don't have any direct experience but I find there are more than a few reviews of these on youtube so you might have a look.

Try this first -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTrqOP3IsEc

The underlying theme on this design seems to be using it while wearing gloves and mittens. All pockets, inside and out, are oversized which has little or nothing to do with sizing other than to suggest that when they used the term "extreme cold" they meant it. I didn't find any sizing chart...yet.

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Re: RE: ECWCS Level 7 Parka

Post by m3a1 » February 9th, 2019, 12:29 pm

Ken,

Have a look here for customer reviews and their guidance on sizing -

https://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Weather- ... merReviews

Cheers,
TJ

p.s. Repaying all your fine help to me, one piece of clothing at a time.

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Re: RE: ECWCS Level 7 Parka

Post by muttguru » February 10th, 2019, 5:44 pm

Thanks TJ.....

it's amazing what people post on youtube !

I'm going to go with a MED/REG parka which I'll wear over a Polartec fleece. When the weather warms up (or if it warms up) I'll wear the fleece as the top layer.

My wife reckons I'll look like the Stay-Puft marshmallow man from Ghostbusters. :D

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