Country of Origin:
United States of America "Alright you studs, let's bag ourselves some SCUDs!"
Original designed as an experiment in 1976 to defeat Soviet produced night vision equipment, the unique dark grid pattern of US Night Desert did just that. Intentionally designed to be a baggier over-trouser to compliment the desert battle dress uniform variations, the parka and pant components of Night Desert cammies would also provide an additional layer of insulation in cold desert nights. The pattern itself features a dark olive grid, with the occasional filled square superimposed onto a lighter olive shade.
It's utility and early effectiveness saw it being used by a variety of different Special Forces units, including alleged use by British and Australian SF units. Unfortunately, the uniquely designed night time pattern still had a lot of problems on operational service as soldiers would have to change in situ back into their original cammies at daybreak. The final nail in the coffin for night desert would come from advances in night vision technology which defeated the original purpose of the night desert camouflage. Despite usage into the First Gulf War, the pattern became fully obsolete as the 3 colour Desert Combat Uniform patterns with better infrared defeating technology came into service.
A large number of these "night cammies" remain in the surplus market. We've even heard anecdotal stories of certain hapless rebel groups around the world being spun yarns (mind the pun) about how US Night Desert can defeat radar, infrared, night vision, x-rays, laser weapons and drones. Sadly, it can't, but that hasn't stopped them from buying these uniforms up!
Designed as an overcoat to compliment the overpants, this parka can be worn with a separate liner for additional insulation during cold desert nights. It features two large hand pockets which open up to allow you to access your interior BDU layers with ease. The hood and waist is adjustable to allow the wearer to have a decent fit without compromising mobility.
Stock is always running thin, due to the relatively short service life and specific in-theatre use of this pattern. Due to the adjustable waist string, "manlets" and "big bois" alike should be able to fit into most of the stock we have available! Under the right conditions, the pattern will still keep you concealed and camouflaged, and completely invisible if your opfor is using pre-1980s night vision equipment!
Height and Length
Extra Small: 34-36 inch chest fit, garment measures 38 inches across chest
Extra Short: 5’5-5-7 height, garment measures 25 inches from collar stitch to bottom
Small: 36-38 inch chest fit, garment measures 42 inches across chest
Short: 5’6-5’8 height, garment measures 27 inches from collar stitch to bottom
Medium: 38-40 inch chest fit, garment measures 46 inches across chest
Regular: 5’9-5’11 height, garment measures 29 inches from collar stitch to bottom
Large: 40-42 inch chest fit, garment measures 50 inches across chest
Long: 6’0-6’2 height, garment measures 31 inches from collar stitch to bottom
Extra Large: 42-44 inch chest fit, garment measures 54 inches across chest
Extra Long: 6’1-6’3 height, garment measures 33 inches from collar stitch to bottom
Extra Extra Large: 44-46 inch chest fit, garment measures 58 inches across chest
Extra Extra Long: 6’3-6’5+ height, garment measures 35 inches from collar stitch to bottom
All prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD). We ship internationally!
Note: This product is in "Military Surplus Condition". Please refer to our Shipping and Returns policy for details.