20-6. CLEANING AND LAUNDERING - Continued
To prevent damage to the parka and trousers, dryer temperature should not
exceed 90°F (32°C). Avoid over drying and do not press since this will
cause degradation to the component materials of the fabric laminate.
The coat and trouser liners shall be laundered using the permanent press fabric cycle or by hand, using warm water
(90°F) and mild soap or detergent. Rinse thoroughly, and drip dry or tumble dry, medium setting. DO NOT DRY
The undershirt and drawers are to be laundered using delicate wash cycle or wash by hand in cold water (85° F) and cold
water detergent. Rinse in clean cold water.
Do not bleach or starch. Discoloration and degradation of material will
Dry all components of the ECWCS, except the fur ruff, at lowest fabric cycle such as delicate/gentle. Remove
immediately at end of drying cycle. To drip dry, remove from water and place garment on a rustproof hanger.
Do not use bleach, starch or dry clean. Discoloration and degradation of
infrared protection capacity of the material will result.
The fur ruff shall be laundered using the permanent press fabric cycle or by hand, using warm water (90°F) and a mild
soap or detergent. Rinse thoroughly and drip dry. Do not tumble dry. DO NOT DRY CLEAN.
Field Laundering. The coat liners, trouser liners, shirt and overalls are to be laundered using Formula II and the
parka and trousers Formula VIII of FM 10-280.
To prevent damage to ECWCS, dryer temperature should not exceed 90° F.
Avoid over drying and do not press. Degradation to the component materi-
als of the fabric laminate will result.
Dry all components of the ECWCS, except the fur ruff, in a tumble dryer, loaded not more than 2/3 of rated capacity
at lowest fabric cycle Remove immediately from dryer
The fur ruff is to be laundered in accordance with FM 10-280, Mobile Field Laundering, Clothing Exchange, and
Bath Operations, Wool Method, Formula II. Field Laundering Method with wash and rinse temperature of 90°F. The
fur ruff must be air dried at room temperature Do not put in any type of dryer or expose fur ruff to heat above 90°F
(doing so causes the fur ruff material to become matted and non-functional). DO NOT DRY CLEAN.
Post (Fixed) Laundry. Parka, and trousers shall be laundered utilizing Natick Formula I. Shirt, overalls, I
drawers and undershirt should be laundered utilizing Natick IV.
20--7. REPAIR I
General. Prior to repair operations, each item shall be inspected by qualified personnel to determine the extent
of repair necessary. All repairs to the components of the ECWCS will be accomplished at the direct support
level. FM 10-16 will be used as a general guide.
Preliminary Examination. Remove all dirt, mud, dust, spots, stains and other foreign matter a brush before
examining the garment. Rotten items will be discarded, seams will be tested by grasping the item with
both hands and pulling at right angles to the seams. Areas to be repaired shall be marked with crayons.
Nonspecific and personal marks shall be erased or obliterated