- Pentagon Combat pants and shirt Generation II
- Ergonomic T shaped mandarin style collar
- Quick dry material torso
- 2 full velcro sleeve pockets
- 2 internal zipper pockets for smaller items
- Pen and chemlight holders on both arms
- Velcro adjustable cuffs
- Molded polymer elbow and knee pads
- Velcro waist closure
- Nylon intergrated gaiters
- Front M4 type magzine pockets
This is Pentagon's interpretation of the CP Gen II Combat pants and shirt. It weights more than regular BDU pants because they were built to provide superior protection for direct action/door kicking missions. They are constructed out of the heavier twill, has cordura reinforcements and extra layers, and were loaded to the brim with features. The Combat Shirt, as mentioned above, is intended to be worn under body armour. When worn over regular BDUs, an armoured vest usually limits the utility of the pockets on the chest or torso, while the seams and extra bulk of a loose-fitting BDU top might prove to be uncomfortable. The Combat Shirt streamlines the torso area by eliminating torso pockets (which provides more comfort under the armour) and more protection has been added to the elbows than a normal BDU top. The Combat Shirt really feels comfortable to wear - very cool and airy. There aren't any bulky pockets or folds of material to be felt when wearing load bearing gear or armour over it.
The very lightly padded waistband is higher in the back, and 500D bartacked Nylon belt loops will accept 2.75" wide pistol belts. The thin padding really does make a difference in comfort when a stiff belt is worn. It doesn't 'dig' into your hips as much. It bears bellows cargo pockets, which are't any normal side/slash pockets; all pockets are located below the pistol belt gear line to allow access when wearing a belt kit. The cargo pockets have a webbing-reinforced top, which provides some shape to the opening. The opening is closed by tucking the corner of the fold into the forward corner of the flap, which is sewn down in front, and snapping the buckle on the 3/4" tiedown strap. The strap not only serves to keep the pocket closed, it also provides support and height adjustment for the knee pads.
Combat pants have a fully shaped leg construction for increased mobility. Enough material where it's needed, and none where it's not, and darts/tucks in the fabric to conform to the natural shape of the knee. A Nylon pad pocket on the knees retains the semi-rigid knee pad, with an external cap protecting the outside. The external cap has a non-slip surface. The pad slips through an opening in the front of the knee, and the pocket opening material is sandwiched around the internal pad and the 'rim' of the external cap. Velcro lines the hole and further secures it to the pad. It's not too hard to remove and replace, and can be left in the pants for laundering. Internal adjustment for knee pad - Besides the cargo pocket tiedown strap, which also serves to support/adjust the height of the knee pads, there is an elastic strap behind the knee which can be shortened or lengthened to hold the knee pads closer to the leg. It doesn't have to be tight - just snug enough to keep the knee pad against the knee to prevent shifting or rotation.
The front of the legs from the knees and the back of the calves are made of 500D Nylon for additional protection and durability. The pants are meant to be worn outside the boots, although I suppose they can be tucked in as well. The velcro lower leg closer snugs the bottom of the pants around the boots.
Full length heavy duty side zips - the pants unzip completely from the bottom of the leg to the hip (they can be opened from the top as well). In event of a zipper failure. The full length zipper makes it easier to adjust the internal knee pads straps, tie your boots, or provide a medic a means of accessing the leg without having to cut off the pants in case of wounds. The wounds can be dressed, and the pants leg zipped up again over the dressing.
The Combat Shirt is loaded with High Speed Low Drag details as well.
The high, zipper collar can be worn up or folded over, open or closed. The mandarin collar is the best option when using a weapon system with a sling that will eat your neck for breakfast. The moisture-wicking fabric torso is very soft and smooth to the touch. It's form fitting, and is donned pullover-style.
Engineered cuff with velcro closure, the cuffs extend past the wrist on the outside to provide some hand protection, and for a better fit. The inside part of the wrist is a bit shorter, and the cuff finds its 'natural' position and centers itself on the wrist. The upper arm zip pockets open to the front of the pocket, and there is a smaller, secondary pocket inside. A 10X10 cm velcro patch is sewn to the outside.
Pen and chemlight holders on both arms carry up to three items per pocket. The sleeves also bear inserts for CP style elbow pads. These are removable and easy to clean (for both the shirt and the pads).