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    So now there's brown boots for Mali, desert boots for Mali and Afghanistan and ? and black boots for every other situation, including Syria (desert) and Lebanon (not quite desert but hardly The Glen either). Meanwhile our neighbours across the wee pond are buying up Europe's supply of brown boots, meaning we could have potentially piggybacked on a deal and gotten cheaper but good quality kit? Riiiiight.
    The brown desert boots were purchased for the Mali contingent as the standard magnum version was not durable enough for the task the lads on the ground were doing.They are a test boot with a view to reintroducing a desert boot for all missions that need them.
    What's redesigned about the shirt and what's new about the wet gear?
    Haven't seen them but from those who have been up to OCES and seen the prototypes they say the shirt is going to UBAC style pockets and the waterproofs are going to be a new lightweight design with similar pockets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spider pig View Post
    I heard the redesigned shirt is to accommodate females breasts....this moving the breast pockets lower.
    Lower - as in - gone
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    No DRYFLO's to be issued to anyone except recruits until next March.New style t-shirt due in.Running down old stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    The brown desert boots were purchased for the Mali contingent as the standard magnum version was not durable enough for the task the lads on the ground were doing.They are a test boot with a view to reintroducing a desert boot for all missions that need them...
    this may sound pretty obvious, but can i suggest that if the standard version of a boot isn't durable enough for a job like the training team in Mali, then its not going to be durable enough for pretty much anything involving people with rifles, and that you should stop using them..?

    what, if curiosity is allowed to get the better of me, boots does the Irish Army does the issue for the Afghanistan and Mali jobs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ropebag View Post
    this may sound pretty obvious, but can i suggest that if the standard version of a boot isn't durable enough for a job like the training team in Mali, then its not going to be durable enough for pretty much anything involving people with rifles, and that you should stop using them..?

    what, if curiosity is allowed to get the better of me, boots does the Irish Army does the issue for the Afghanistan and Mali jobs?
    The magnum viper. Comy but the sole is prone to delaminating in heat and its not the most breathable for hot climates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ropebag View Post
    this may sound pretty obvious, but can i suggest that if the standard version of a boot isn't durable enough for a job like the training team in Mali, then its not going to be durable enough for pretty much anything involving people with rifles, and that you should stop using them..?

    what, if curiosity is allowed to get the better of me, boots does the Irish Army does the issue for the Afghanistan and Mali jobs?
    The Magnums are "Light Operational Boots" they are really only suitable for barracks wear and damage very easily in even semi robust training

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    What's the new style? Similar dry flo material?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    What's the new style? Similar dry flo material?
    Mocha in colour, apparently. FFS... 🤔🤔🤔
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    .New style t-shirt due in
    thank heavens lets hope its not nylon again
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    In one of todays papers, One million euro contract to a Norin Iron company for SD1s anyone know if this is the new design.?

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    If it's the same norn iron company who do our stuff, god help ye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sofa View Post
    In one of todays papers, One million euro contract to a Norin Iron company for SD1s anyone know if this is the new design.?
    Was wondering the same myself. I checked E-Tenders, but couldn't find a tender doc.
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    If it's a different supplier it'll be yet another different shade of No1s!!
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    Company called Tailored Image in Dungannon. has partner companies in Asia and Easter Europe

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    Yeah, they have a place just off the dual carriageway in a small outlet centre. Its not their first gig for the DF, i think they might have a DF civilian suit contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODIN View Post
    Was wondering the same myself. I checked E-Tenders, but couldn't find a tender doc.
    Probably a fastball to take advantage of the weak sterling.

    The same company produced the new clip on tie for the SD's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    What's the new style? Similar dry flo material?
    I have one. It's a major improvement on the DPM driflo anyway, has a different feel to it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fridge Magnet View Post
    I have one. It's a major improvement on the DPM driflo anyway, has a different feel to it as well.
    T-shirt or UBAC?
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    Their quality is very poor. We got a new issue of uniform recently and there are so many things wrong, rather than doing returns individually, we will be doing them collectively. I got two identically sized trousers, one which had legs that were 2 inches longer than the other. The stitching on the pocket failed after less than a week. The front stitching on the shirt is done on a misscut material. Badges that used to be embroidered to the garment are now instead just an embroidered badge, ironed on.
    I have worn peakers and other uniform hats for 28 years, I know exactly what my hat size is. However for some reason with Tailored image my size is too big, and I have to go a size smaller. My head has not shrunk.
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    My head has not shrunk.
    LOL. Some would say it has gone the opposite way over the years!!
    (Sorry. Couldn't resist.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ropebag View Post
    this may sound pretty obvious, but can i suggest that if the standard version of a boot isn't durable enough for a job like the training team in Mali, then its not going to be durable enough for pretty much anything involving people with rifles, and that you should stop using them..?

    what, if curiosity is allowed to get the better of me, boots does the Irish Army does the issue for the Afghanistan and Mali jobs?
    Funny that seeing as you lot still issue the same boot in the Desert patrol category.The Magnum scorpion.Ye just had the luxury of having a Desert combat category also for heavy duty stuff.We didn't.
    Now we have both.

    ( The Scorpions are no longer made or issued to any other Irish contingent.Once the stocks of them have been exhausted I reckon the Haix desert boot will become standard.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    LOL. Some would say it has gone the opposite way over the years!!
    (Sorry. Couldn't resist.)
    Open goal there.
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    Anybody seen any of the trials kit knocking around?( or been issued any even?)
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