Two new types of flame-resistant uniforms are being tested by fleet sailors — and one prototype significantly boosts the cool factor.It is a dark blue flight suit designed to be worn by deckplate sailors that officials hope fits better and lasts longer than the current flame-resistant variant of coveralls. The flight suit includes all of the pockets, torso zipper, and Velcro closures on the waist, wrists, and ankles that pilots and aircrews have come to know and love.”Yeah, I’m looking forward to seeing how that shapes up,” said Machinist Mate 1st Class (SW) Jonathan Griffith, one of the sailors participating in the wear test. “Because I don’t have a centralized office, I usually carry a lot of items in my pockets — tools, papers, books — as I walk around throughout the day. Pockets would be a huge help.”
Everybody wants to look TOPGUN.
It’s rather amazing that the Navy has spent something like 5 years developing a Flame Resistant coverall. Which they had to do because they designed the super stupid “blueberry” camouflage patterned work uniform, which also just happened to turn out to be highly flammable!
**Quartermaster’s comments about dungarees and chambray shirts if 5… 4… 3…**