ECWCS Gen III Level 2 Thermal Grid Fleece Shirt—Tan 499

Mcguire Gear

  • $34.99
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The Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System or Gen-III ECWCS is a protective cold weather clothing system created originally by the United States Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center. They are used in various combinations to meet the cold weather environmental requirements of the US military.

  • 100% Polyester
  • Zip through collar zips to create a turtleneck
  • Thumbholes in sleeves
  • Flat-locked construction.
  • Double-needle stitched hem.
  • Microban antimicrobial properties in the fabric to aid in odor defense.
  • Made in USA 

The Level-2 garments provide light insulation in mild cold and an additional layer of protection in frigid conditions. Its particular grid fleece pattern on the inside is designed for maximum breathability and improved moisture-wicking properties; the fleece also features “Microban” antimicrobial properties to aid in odor defense. This shirt zips up to make a turtle neck also features thumbholes in sleeves for adding multiple layers. NSN: 8415-01-538-8598


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Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Daniel G. (Waltham, Massachusetts, United States)
Good stuff

I bought 2 of these for no real reason. I ended up using them during a week long, outdoor pistol course in NH. Helped keep me warm.

Richard G.K. (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
For Price-Good Chill Chaser

At 80, I'm not in my old army shape so some of my comments are because of my "dad bod." 5'11"- 203 lbs-45" chest and 42" waist. This should explain why the shirt is a bit "snug" around the waist. It works. But if you have anything at 40" or less, you'll be good to go. Generally, the shirt is fairly well made considering the price. Some loose threads here and there, but no big deal. The fabric is a bit thin but it kept me quite comfortable wearing only that as a top inside a 68 degree home. Putting a wind breaker or rain jacket on over it, and it was quite comfortable even in high 30's to mid 40's even in wind and blowing rain. So something seems working for it even though thin fabric. I love the zip feature for easy on and the abiliity to turn it into a turtle neck even without the beard protector tab. I tried the thumb holes and they work but I don't usually use them so location and sizing mentioned by others is not an issue to me. I take a 35" sleeve and these sleves are easily long enough for me. However, the body could be about 1" longer. It will stay tucked in your pants, but not by much. That said, it does seem to have a longer back portion than front. Because the label suggested "dry cleaning" (yeah, on military underwear? No way. McGuire did suggest washing in cold water and not drying in heat.) I machine washed on cold and dryed flat on a towel and all worked well. So this is something I would buy again, especially when it is on sale.

Edward M. (Charlestown, Indiana, United States)

I have worn these fleece tops and I have found them to be well made and very warm in temperatures at freezing or slightly cooler. Not warm enough for temperatures below 25 degrees.

James B. (Everett, Massachusetts, United States)
Grid issue pull over.

Runs small order two sizes higher

Ruben G. (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
ECWCS Gen III Level 2 Thermal Grid Fleece Shirt—Tan 

I absolutely love my Thermal Grid Fleece Shirt and it fits perfectly well, true to size .

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