This is a pair of US Army ERDL 2nd Generation Camo Hot Weather Combat Trousers with plenty of pockets for all your kit. The internal label dates these pants to 1980 as well as the manufacturer being Gulf Apparel Corporation. Made in the USA.
The ERDL pattern, also known as the Leaf pattern is a camouflage pattern developed by the United States Army at its Engineer Research & Development Laboratories (ERDL) in 1948. It was not used until the Vietnam War, when it was issued to elite reconnaissance and special operations units. This 2nd Generation ERDL uniform was primarily distributed to members of the Rapid Deployment Force and the USMC (along with some special operations personnel), but was officially only in production from 1979 to 1981.
Used and in fair to good vintage condition with general signs of wear, abrasion and discolouration. There has been a stitch repair to the right pocket as well as there being signs of fraying to the back of the pants. Still a great bit of a kit with a cracking washed and worn look. Freshly laundered and ready for a new owner.
All our vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
COLOUR: ERDL Camouflage
SIZE: Medium Regular. Actual trouser waist measurement is 33in so this should be a good fit if you typically take jeans in size 30in or 32in (UK Sizing), as the pants have side cinches but it depends how loose you like to wear (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: 100% Cotton Ripstop
- Button fly front fastening
- 2 front welt pockets
- 2 rear button entry flap pockets
- Cargo pockets with button flap entry
- Waist cinch belts
- Hem drawcords
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: Please DO NOT solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary brand to brand but also within the same brand. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up on a flat surface.
A - WAIST - straight across the waistband (double for full waist): 16.5in (41.5cm)
B - THIGH WIDTH - point where the legs meet at the crotch straight across: 14.5in (36.5cm)
C - HEM - width of leg opening (double for full circumference): 8in (20cm)
D - RISE - point where the legs meet at the crotch to waistband top edge: 13in (33cm)
E - INSIDE LEG - point where the legs meet at the crotch to the hem: 29in (73.5cm)
F - OUTSIDE LEG - top of the waistband to the hem: 40in (101.5cm)