When it comes to wet weather there is no better than the ECWCS (extreme cold weather clothing system) Gore-tex parka and pants.
They offer great rain protection as well as from the wind. You can also use them during the summer months because the parka and pants do not add any heat value. My tops and bottoms have lost their ability to shed water and I needed to restore the DWR (durable water repellency) and we used the Nikwax Tech Wash and TX Direct Wash-In.
About the Gen 2 ECWCS Woodland Goretex Parka
My genuine US Military Issue Gortex ECWCS GEN II (Extended Cold Weather Clothing System) Woodland Camo Parka is a heavy duty, 3-Layer Breathable Gore-Tex barrier that protects against water and wind and is softer and quieter than the first generation design. It's Made in the U.S.A., 100% Nylon Gore-Tex, features durable taped seams with Gore-Tex tape, roll-n-stove hood, moisture-wicking barriers at cuffs, heavy-duty 330 denier Cordura Nylon elbow reinforcements, and cargo pockets.
Gen 2 ECWCS Woodland Goretex ParkaFeatures
- Stand up zip through collar with stowable hood and draw cords
- Sleeve pockets allow for sewn-on patches
- Adjustable sleeve cuffs
- Hidden map pocket
- Non-freezing two way zipper with double storm flap
- Insignia/badge loop on front placket
- Nylon reinforced elbows
- Zippered openings in underarm for ventilation
- Drawstring waist with cord lock
- Made in U.S.A.