- Ripstop cotton fabric
- Velcro name tapes
- Velcro sleeve patches
- 2 tactical chest pockets (angled to allow access when wearing belt order)
- 2 sleeve pockets closed by velcro
- Zip up front with flap
- Pen pockets on lower sleeve
- Stand up mandarin collar
- Chest Velcro patch for Rank
- Wrist strap with velcro adjustment
- Double stitched crucial points
- Bar-tacked pocket joints for extra strength
- Shoulder pleats for free arm movement
The ACU (Army Combat Uniform) set is an enhanced version of the never-getting-old design of the Battle Dress Uniform. The shirt incorporates some pretty interesting features. All of them have been introduced to increase the lever of tactical effectiveness of its user.
The ACU shirt uses hook-and-loop-backed attachments to secure items such as name tapes, rank insignia, and shoulder patches and tabs, as well as recognition devices. The shirt's Mandarin collar is worn up in combat to fit with body armor, chest rigs, combat vests, etc and worn in the down position otherwise. It is highly effective when using weapon slings as well. The front closure is zippered and reinforced with velcro, designed for use with body protection. The tilted chest pockets, cuffs, and elbow pad insert pockets also utilize hook-and-loop closure. There is a three slot pen pocket on the left arm of the jacket, and blouse bellows for increased mobility.
The shirt is reinforced all over. The light weight Rip-stop fabric is well ventilated and light. The pocket joints are bar-tacked for extra strength. All the stress receiving points are double stitched to ensure reliability.