SKD Enhanced Combat BDU Shirt, MultiCam® / Ripstop Version
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The SKD Enhanced Combat Shirt BDU is the next evolution in our combat-proven MultiCam® series of BDUs. We are now offering three different models that vary in the pocket configurations. The Alpha model features four front pockets in the traditional BDU configuration. The Bravo model features two chest pockets that are turned inwards for easy access from the opposing hand. The Charlie model features two chest pockets that are turned outwards for easy access from the corresponding hand while wearing kit. The Bravo and Charlie models have had the two front lower pockets removed to allow for tucking of the shirt. All three models have velcro and button closure fly options. (The Velcro option minimizes pressure spots when wearing body armor, and the absence of a zipper means better ventilation when worn without armor).
Features (for all Alpha/Bravo/Charlie models):
- Improved Mandarin Collar with Foldback Velcro (Allows for a neat appearance when the collar is turned down- no flopping collars!)
- ID Velcro Panel on shoulder pockets (For unit ID patches)
- Elbow Pad Pocket (Accessible from the outside, allows easy installation and removal while shirt is worn
- 5.11 TDU Elbow Pads fit well (pads not included)
- Velcro Wrist Stays (Replaces buttons)
- Top entry chest pockets, with Velcro name-tape loop sewn on top
- Slanted upper arm double pockets, with Velcro loop sewn on top
- Pen pocket
- Low profile mandarin collar with Velcro closure
- MIL-PRF-MCCUU 50% Nylon 50% Cotton Nyco Ripstop (MultiCamï¿½)
- US Made with genuine Crye Multicam® fabric and US Materials
23"-27" Waist, 27.5"-30.5" Inseam
29"-33" Chest, 63"-67" Height
23"-27" Waist, 29.5"-32.5" Inseam
29"-33" Chest, 67"-71" Height
27"-31" Waist, 29.5"-32.5" Inseam
33"-37" Chest, 67"-71" Height
27"-31" Waist, 32.5"-35.5" Inseam
33"-37" Chest, 71"-75" Height
31"-35" Waist, 29.5"-32.5" Inseam
37"-41" Chest, 67"-71" Height
31"-35" Waist, 32.5"-35.5" Inseam
37"-41" Chest, 71"-75" Height
35"-39" Waist, 29.5"-32.5" Inseam
41"-45" Chest, 67"-71" Height
35"-39" Waist, 32.5"-35.5" Inseam
41"-45" Chest, 71"-75" Height
39"-43" Waist, 29.5"-32.5" Inseam
45"-49" Chest, 67"-71" Height
39"-43" Waist, 32.5"-35.5" Inseam
45"-49" Chest, 71"-75" Height
43"-47" Waist, 29.5"-32.5" Inseam
49"-53" Chest, 67"-71" Height
43"-47" Waist, 32.5"-35.5" Inseam
49"-53" Chest, 71"-75" Height
I would recommend the multicam gear as I use it for doing wildlife photography and like how it blends in with the surrounding landscapes.
Well thought out enhancements. Improvements to the shirt would be a hook and loop tab for rank on the front and extra hook and loop on the sleeve pocket covers. Also why do away with buttons on the chest pockets? The chest pockets could be a little wider and deeper. Outstanding work guys, keep it up!!
This shirt is the perfect balance between the simplicity of the old BDU with the modern features of the ACU. The button or velcro closure is much better then the ACU zipper. I am a fan of buttons because of their ease of repair/replacement. The Charlie model chest pockets are easy to access under armor/chest rig and the entire shirt is crafted to near perfection. 10 out of 10 SKD.
SKDTac has been my first choice for gear for almost 2 years now. Good quality merchandise; no issues with delivery; EXCELLENT customer service. (Thanks Matt)
These are great cammies. I won't go over the pros, as I can see plenty of reviews have already covered them extensively. The only problem I have with them is the that velcro on the right side mandarin collar kept sticking to the velcro on the right nametag. Little thing but was kinda annoying. Apart from that, great set of cammies.
Got my Charlie model jacket, used the Bravo model for 2 years. The old Bravo model i almost never used the chest puckets becuse it is under my chest rig. The new Charlie model got sideways puckets and now i can use them even with my rig on. Have that in mind. - And go for welcro. The button version got 5 buttons, and velcro in top and buttom. Velcro just make it easyer and its not gonna flap.
This is a quality Multicam uniform jacket. It seems to be of great construction, with no signs of wear after using it frequently for a few months. Everything is top notch, except for two things. First, there are several spots where extra thread hangs from the end of a stitch. I clip these off, but it would be nice for it to be tidy to begin with. Second, having side-access ports to the shoulder pockets would be quite useful. I've seen similar jackets with zippers on the sides of the pockets, and it helps tremendously in quickly accessing gear in the pockets. Other than that, stellar work.
I was allowed to wear pretty much whatever I wanted on my tour, so I wore this. It served me well, and was comfortable even in the blistering 100+ Afghan heat in full kit. I did roll the sleeves up to cool down, and the rolled up material made going prone a little easier on my bony elbows. I had the velcro closures on mine, and they were very comfortable under armor.