Utility Uniforms and Accessories

Improves Soldier comfort with climate appropriate utility uniforms and accessories that function as combat clothing or duty uniforms.

The Improved Boot Sock is over-the-calf style, with a double-welt top and a double-covered elastic yarn that is continuous from the welt top to the ankle area. The fully reciprocal heel, toe and foot area is padded with a half-cushion terry for blister protection. The entire ankle, heel, toe and foot is knit 360 degrees with a main body yarn (terry yarn) and a silver-coated nylon yarn knit in the same position. The nylon yarn is permanently coated with 99.9 percent pure silver, is non-allergenic and antimicrobial, and provides protection against bacteria and fungi.

The Fleece Cap is foliage green, synthetic microfleece and is 100 percent polyester. Its bell shape and pull-on style provide increased comfort and durability.

The Hat, Sun Hot Weather (Boonie Hat) has a soft crown, a standard-width quilted stitched brim, a chinstrap and a camouflage band. The cloth is ripstop poplin, 50/50 percent cotton/nylon, with a water-repellent finish. The hat comes in the Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) and Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (OCP).

The Rigger Belt is a desert sand belt made of nylon rigger webbing and a parachute buckle. The belt offers increased comfort, durability and functionality.

The Sock Liner, Dress Sock is a dual-purpose item worn by the male and female Soldier under all types of boot socks to prevent blisters. Soldiers can wear it as a dress sock with black dress shoes. The sock consists of polyester/nylon/spandex.

The Brown Bath Towel is for use in garrison and field environments. The terry cloth fabric is 70 percent polyester and 30 percent cotton. The towel is 20 inches by 40 inches.

Knee and Elbow Pads (KEP) provide dismounted Soldiers with protection for knees and elbows. They protect while engaged in tasks that subject these areas to possible injury or discomfort caused by impact, pressure, or protruding objects and debris (e.g., rocks, gravel, or glass).