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USMC to Evaluate New PT Gear

According to a recent briefing by Marine Corps Systems Command’s Program Manager Infantry Combat Equipment, the service is preparing to evaluate a new functional Physical Training Uniform that is made from a high-performance fabric that is comfortable, moisture wicking, antimicrobial, and reflective.

Consisting of only Shorts and T-shirt, it will replace the current GP Trunks and OD synthetic T-shirt currently worn. In addition to the issue shorts, the Marines plan on offering an optional purchase version for running. The garments will also be reflective.

Testing is planned for 4th Qtr FY 21 with issue to new recruits beginning in 2nd Qtr FY 22. They’ll be available for purchase soon thereafter, with mandatory possession anticipated for 1 October 2023.

8 Responses to “USMC to Evaluate New PT Gear”

  1. Todd Walker says:

    Terrible. Green on green is just fine. How about more of high speed running short and pants. Branding on PT gear is an unnecessary cost for tax payers.

  2. RFfromNOVA says:

    Who’s the first SgtMaj or GO that’s still gonna require a reflective belt even though the shirt and shorts already have reflective surfaces built in?

  3. Pete says:

    Needs more EGA.

  4. Kevin says:

    The back of that shirt looks awful.

  5. Greg says:

    I think both the shirt and issued shorts look awesome.
    The printing looks badass, Marines deserve cool stuff.
    If the materials are good and don’t chafe, it’s a win.

  6. Kevin says:

    Please don’t do it. These look awful. Marines have been running in soffe shirts and silkies for a long time with no issue. No reason to goof it up like this.

  7. Matt says:

    Silkies forever!

  8. Joe_K says:

    Finally! Silkies are back!