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Pre-Order – TRC Outdoors Cierzo Suit

TRC Outdoors is please to announce Pre-Sales of our new Cierzo Suit.

Originally manufactured as an Urgent Operational Requirement for a UKSF Unit, the Cierzo Suit is now a core product.

Adding to our already popular Cierzo Shirt is a pair of Cierzo Trousers and a matching Dry Bag.

Check out Outdoors Basics and Prepared Pathfinder for reviews.

Cierzo Suits have a nerdily interesting history.  Are you sitting comfortably?  The first mention of them we have found was as garments made by SAS Troopers from their parachutes after they had dropped into France prior to D-Day.  

They were a UKSF, Royal Marine Mountain & Arctic Cadre, and Airborne Forces staple all throughout the BCE (Before Crye Existed) era, falling out of fashion during the GWOT.  We resurrected them and bought them up to date with modern fabric, a few design tweaks and modern construction techniques.  

The garment is meant to be used as a windproof outer layer or as an intermediate layer.  They can even be worn under a damp outer layer while it dries out.  Cierzo Suits punch well above their weight in terms of the warmth they offer, especially in windy conditions and mountainous terrain.  

Ideal for hasty halts, OPs, as a tent suit, wet/dry drills in the jungle, glassing for game, sitting in tree stands, or as a lightweight and rapidly deployable camo garment in your BOB.

Our Cierzo Suits are manufactured in the UK by the company responsible for procuring silk for parachutes during WW2, which is a rather neat connection we think!  

Cierzo Suits come in two fittings; regular and long (for cave trolls over 6’).

Discounted Price Now – Despatched on 3rd May 21.

14 Responses to “Pre-Order – TRC Outdoors Cierzo Suit”

  1. Jim says:

    I have a limited edition and a ‘Cool Kids’ DNC version of these shirts, it packs away so small it’s unbelievable and as mentioned they punch well above their weight, it gets flung in a daysack and forgotten about until it’s needed.

  2. Jjer says:

    Anoraks made from used up camouflaged parachute material was “the gucci thing” in 80ties in Poland. Supriseingly both in airborne and special units of military and… boy scouts.

  3. Callum says:

    Wore my TRC Cierzo shirt on a recent deployment to Eastern Europe, perfect for pretty much every possible scenario. Stashed it in my pocket in the cold months out there and was a god send. Highly recommend this bit of kit. 10/10.

  4. Rob says:

    Have a tan version of the shirt. Perfect for the hills as even if I don’t end up needing it, it takes up little space anyway.

  5. Tom R says:

    Live in mine on cold weather deployments. Great warmth to weight ratio and packs down to nothing – makes fight light a breeze!

  6. Alex says:

    I’ve got one of these, wish I had more! Absolutely love it and has served me well through many different environments. Will be purchasing more from TRC in the near future

  7. Brandon says:

    Arc’teryx did something in a similar vein a couple years back and discontinued it, right? Super lightweight outer wind shell?

    How does this stack up against those- I’ve had the dead bird tops and bottoms for a long time and they’ve definitely been beat up.

  8. Jim says:

    I think you will find these were also called “Zoot suits” back in the day. Arktis UK used to sell a very similar garment. Great for night wear in the J, or for quick halts in open country.

  9. AbnMedOps says:

    Looks useful. Any Brits know who or what was “Cierzo”? The first level of Google did not shed light on the origins of the name of this garment.

    • TRC Outdoors says:

      The Cierzo is a strong, cold wind that comes off of the Bay of Biscay and blows through the Ebro Valley in Spain. Much like the Mistral in the French Rhone Valley. It seemed like an apt name for a windproof garment.

    • Rafa says:

      I can not confirm the name comes from this, but Cierzo is the name given to the strong winds in Zaragoza, Spain. Military personnel who have been at the San Gregorio Training Center will likely have suffered this at some point. I would have never thought they would be curious of the name given to those winds.

  10. Joe says:

    this is gold for a go-bag. if you are plain-clothes and need to move from urban to a rural area and need a super light camo

  11. Hans says:

    I am a lurch and a cave troll….LOL

    Thanks for the post SSD, my wallet is getting lighter. 🙂

  12. jrg says:

    Interesting. Last year, I purchased a military ‘drag chute’ (about 5′ diameter) from a local surplus shop for about $6. I was interested in a lightweight overhead cover for a hammock, both sun and rain. Very light in color – could use some DIY camoflauge. A multi-use item it appears to be.

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