Combat Woodland Jacket now authorized to wear by the U.S. Marine Corps
Designed with fabrics from Gore and Milliken to provide enhanced weather protection.
SpecialtyFabricsReview.com | October 4, 2013
The Combat Woodland Jacket (CWJ), manufactured by Short Bark Industries, Vonore, Tenn., and designed with fabrics made by W.L. Gore and Milliken, was recently authorized to wear by the United States Marine Corps. The comfortable, lightweight and windproof soft shell jacket, currently being procured in a desert camouflage pattern, is designed to provide Marines with enhanced weather protection from the environmental challenges encountered in woodland operations.
Made in the USA, it is constructed of a water-resistant fabric designed with strategically placed stretch zones for enhanced flexibility and mobility. Different fabrics have been customized for use in each part of the jacket to give the wearer the highest level of protection and comfort throughout changing weather conditions.
Moisture-wicking linings and highly breathable fabrics reduce heat stress during the day and help maintain a steady core body temperature at night. Water-resistant relief zippers, fasteners, and adjustment hardware are made of non-corroding materials. All fabrics used in the jacket contain NIR suppressing technology to reduce the wearer's signature at night, and are durable for the life of the product.