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 Post subject: British DPM question regarding lightweight vs heavyweight
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:22 pm 
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Gents,

I need some info regarding the different weights of DPM. Are the Lightweight sets durable? Are the heavyweights designed for cold weather?

Any idea where I can locate a pair of DPM pants suitable for warm weather? say 90-105 degree F?


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 Post subject: Re: British DPM question regarding lightweight vs heavyweigh
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:32 pm 
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Okay, short history lesson;

In the 60's the British introduced the DPM pattern (Pattern 66 and Pattern 68). The clothing came in a temperate (heavy) and tropical (light) material and were issued accordingly.
In the 80's they revised the DPM pattern (Pattern 84). Again, clothing was issued in a temperate* and tropical material and issued accordingly. *note, the temperate P84 was not brilliant quality and often sewn together poorly.
In the 90's they tried fixing the problem of Pattern 84 with Pattern 94, which was EXTREMELY short lived as they introduced the Soldier 95 (S95) program the following year.

Soldier 95 consisted of a complete uniform, designed to be layered (much like the American PCU). It includes a lightweight base layer, Goretex layer and windproof layer. Since S95 was introduced, S2000 has also been produced with a more durable fabric, but still lightweight.

Hope this helps you.

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 Post subject: Re: British DPM question regarding lightweight vs heavyweigh
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:20 pm 
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CS2000 did not replace trousers I believe, improved shirt though. Really tough, I have had a pair of trousers for six years and I wore them for farming and general work and washed them loads but no sign of any faults developing.

The desert DPM may not be such heavy cotton but I could not comment as I have never had any.


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 Post subject: Re: British DPM question regarding lightweight vs heavyweigh
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:15 pm 
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Have had a couple of the DPM uniforms awhile back. The desert one felt really thin and permeable as compared to the Jungle DPM ones.

I have a spare set for free if you're interested.


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