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Posted: 9/7/2004 5:21:51 PM EDT
I'm in need of some good olive drab BDU's. I'm quite happy with the military issue woodland camo ones, but would prefer some in olive drab and tan. They are pretty comfortable, especially in the heat around here, so want to stick with something pretty close.

Anybody got a heads up on where to get a decent pair online? Links and info would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:22:57 PM EDT
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[Last Edit: 9/7/2004 5:24:37 PM EDT by Palo_Duro]
US Army 30th AG Replacement Detachment Fort Benning GA. Sand Hill.

Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:29:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
I was going to post a link to the Army recruiting site, but I won't.

LOL! I think I'm too old, and have far too many tattoos.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:34:12 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:34:20 PM EDT
In that case try Cheaper Than Dirt.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:36:03 PM EDT
Not a BDU, but the 5.11 Tactical pants are comfy
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:36:18 PM EDT
Sounds like good advice from the SHTF FAQ! Most surplus stores stock the Propper International Brand solid color BDU's. They make excellent training/field clothes and retain their inherent utility.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:36:43 PM EDT
If you want something in just olive drab, try 5.11's. Nice and comfy.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:43:00 PM EDT
two things I've noticed
100% cotton fade very easily, and it's hard to find cotton/synthentic blends in ripstop
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[Last Edit: 9/7/2004 6:05:06 PM EDT by Jeep29]
Check Mr Militaria here at Ft Campbell. They have lots of OD BDUs and are nice folks.

Link Posted: 9/7/2004 6:05:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 6:06:12 PM EDT
Check out www.spotsmansguide.comthey carry a lot of that stuff. Cheaper than dirt is also pretty good.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 6:07:21 PM EDT
That should of read www.sportsmansguide.com. Having trouble with this new keyboard
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 6:07:35 PM EDT
5.11 pants rear pockets hold a ton of stuff
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 6:09:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2004 6:10:17 PM EDT by Aimless]
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Link Posted: 9/7/2004 6:21:26 PM EDT
Living in Florida I only buy the 100% cotton version. For some reason the khaki ones are always heavier weight though. When I worked at the gunshop/surplus store I always picked up the GI ones that came in in my size. I know that many of the others are .gov contractors/suppliers, but the real thing has always seemed lighter but still tougher to me. Dunno why.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 6:24:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By kpel308:
D'OH! How can I forget our brother, Lightfighter? LightFighter BDUs

Support those that support our site!

I didn't know LIghtfighter sold those- DOH!

I wish someone would make the bdu jackets without the bottom pockets (or copy the new marpat style jackets) in woodland or even one of the mossy oak types

I think I saw a whole bunch of what your looking for at the Cabelas clearance/tent sale, they are Gore-Tex waterproof and cheap. Mossy Oak, seclusion, and a few other patterns
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 6:28:22 PM EDT
I have never really found cammies to be comfortable.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 6:31:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By STLRN:
I have never really found cammies to be comfortable.

Really? what do you prefer? I find the 100% cotton ones to be great. I wear jeans every day for work out in the heat of south Florida, and I can't stand them.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 6:33:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Don't buy the french army surplus bdush.gif They have no rear pocket (or maybe only one) ...

True, but they come with a free white flag.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 6:33:44 PM EDT
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Shorts, loose Jeans or 5.11s. I have worn cammies about every workday for more years than I want to remember and I cannot wait till I get out of them end of the day. They don't breath well, they aren't really that tough, the cost allot, they fade rapidly, when bloused they are steamy inside. In a few years when I retire I will never wear them again.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 6:34:26 PM EDT
I tried some MARPAT but ended up giving those away at a garage sale to some punk kids. I went with the OG 107s.

Link Posted: 9/7/2004 6:35:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AshNH:

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Don't buy the french army surplus bdus They have no rear pocket (or maybe only one) ...

True, but they come with a free white flag.

Link Posted: 9/7/2004 7:22:02 PM EDT
I got some cotton/poly ripstop Propper khaki bdu pants for about $12 a while back off the Internet. Store must have been having a loss leader sale.

Thought on why khakhi's may be a little heavier than other "Mil-Spec" BDUs in solid color. The Feds do in fact buy and issue solid khaki BDUs, so these may be the real real thing, and other solid colors are not in fact GI in all respects (not maade here, etc??) since they aren't potentially for a gov't contract. Just a thought. Worth what you paid for it.

If you are looking for pants similar to bdu's for knock around or work, check out Kohls. They have a Columbia Sports pant that doesn't have all the pockets, but does have a few extra in convenieint places, they also had a few "cargo" pants that most to all of the bdu type pockets, some with snaps, some velcro some button. In any case I got a few for wearing to shoot, camp, etc and knock around because the jeans I inherited from my Dad when he passed away were wearing out. They ran about $15 to $25 on sale and seem to be holding up real well. They aren't "real" bdus but for rough use they aint bad and come in a variety of grey, green or tan khaki colors. They aren't Levis or jeans but they sure are comfortable. And they were much nicer than the "painter" pants.
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