The Extended Cold Weather Clothing System, or simply ECWCS, is an advanced protective clothing system developed in the 1980s by the United States Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. ECWCS clothing and gear was designed to to meet or exceed the strict cold weather environmental requirements of the US military, keeping troops and personnel safe in all cold weather environs.
Generations I through III ECWCS, have been developed to maintain adequate environmental protection to temperatures as low as -60 degrees Fahrenheit (-51 degrees Celsius), and up to +40 degrees Fahrenheit (+4 degrees Celsius).
Military innovations and specifications continually set the bar for expedition and outdoor outfitters across the industry, where that bar is often set even higher to meet the tactical demands of adventurers the world over; always pushing the envelope as far as it can go, and then a little further!
Dramatic advances in waterproof and water-resistant fabric technologies, insulation, ventilation and breathability, rip-stop materials, and tactical accessories, have made ECWCS apparel the preferred choice for a generation. See for yourself!