20-3. IDENTIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION - Continued
The undershirt (Figure 20-8) is a brown-colored turtleneck that has a centerfront slide fastener which extends to the
middle of the chest area. The slide fastener allows for ventilation at the neck and chest area. The various garment sizes
are listed in Table 20-20.
Hood, Balaclava, Cold Weather.
The balaclava is constructed of two piles of a black wool or a wool blend knitted cloth with a wind barrier interlining.
The design is a pull-over-the-head style with an adjustable face opening. There are no repair procedures for the
balaclava as it Is a non-repairable item.
Ruff, Parka, Extended Cold Weather
The ruff (Figure 20-8.1) is a camouflage printed item with synthetic fur material on the side facing the face and
hook and pile, and male snap fasteners on the opposite side, opposite end. The fasteners allow this item to be attached
to the Parka, Extended Cold Weather. The main body cloth for the ruff is the same tri-laminate material used in the
ECWCS Parka and Trousers and described in Military Specification MIL-C-44187.
Section II. MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Materials used to repair the ECWCS shall be serviceable materials recovered from similar salvaged items or new
materials that conform to the specifications listed in Section III.
Serviceability classification for the ECWCS shall be determined in accordance with Chapter 1.
20-6. CLEANING AND LAUNDERING
Machine/Laundering. The shirt and overalls are to be laundered using a delicate/gentle fabric cycle or by hand,
using cold water (up to 85° F (27° C)) and cold water laundry detergent. Rinse in clear cold water.
Do not use chlorine bleach or starch. Discoloration and degradation of
Infrared protection capacity of the material will result.