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SOFIC 2015 – WL Gore & Associates

Rumors have been swirling about a new “Jungle” fabric from WL Gore & Associates. Currently under evaluation by several DoD organizations, this new fabric relies on Gore’s proprietary ePTFE technology. But, don’t get the wrong impression. This isn’t like your ECWCS jacket at all. Instead, the ePTFE content allows for quicker drying times, both higher breathability and durability-to-weight ratio as well as no melt / no drip; all properties that not only make for a great hot/wet uniform fabric but for a general combat material as well.

It’s important to note that the garment shown is representative of the technology only and not a final production or “issue” uniform. As the fabric is currently under evaluation by government clients along with other competitive materials, we won’t disclose any specific technical data just yet. More and more vendors are beginning to integrate the material. Soon we’ll be able to share additional details.



15 Responses to “SOFIC 2015 – WL Gore & Associates”

  1. Eddie says:

    No visible Velcro?! This is an outrage!

  2. Colin says:

    Oh please Army Gods let us adopt a true jungle uniform like the brits

    • SSD says:

      The Brits don’t have one anymore.

      • Eddie says:

        I don’t think they even insect treat their uniforms like we do, heard some nasty mosquito bite stories from Belize where they do their jungle course.

        • Lt M says:

          Main garments of the PCS-CU are (supposedly) treated with Permethrin as issued, which they say will last 6 months. Last I was in Belize I made sure to keep up with the mosquito repellent so I didn’t fair too badly – some of the lads weren’t as fortunate however. In the end I think it came down to proper servicing of the uniform but that’s just my opinion. Considering where we were headed one would have thought we’d be sorted out with freshly treated uniforms, but alas…

  3. Kemp says:

    This is the stuff used in outdoor research’s jungle line

  4. JMR73 says:

    The breech product is not a Gore fabric.

  5. Darrel says:

    That looks exactly like an MCCUU in multicam. I have been looking for something like for a long, long time.

    • Jian Hong says:

      Same here. I may be biased but I do like the cut of my issued cammies. Can’t stand the ACU cut of most Multicam blouses out there.

  6. Jon, OPT says:

    The issue with uniforms in the jungle is not how they treat sweat, in the jungle I WANT that moisture to keep me cool, we sweat for a good reason. The issue is, does the salt, oil, and minerals we push through our skin clog the fabric? With a 100% cotton uniform, this is rarely an issue; with a 50/50 it becomes an issue. So, how does this react to the sweat of a Soldier on a local diet over a protracted 5-7 day patrol with no change of clothes?

    Jon, OPT

  7. CAVStrong says:

    want in OCP and a Desert Variant of OCP!