Part of the new Protective Combat Uniform (PCU), the HALYS brand gear is a multi-level garment layering system designed and engineered using innovative construction techniques and multiple high-tech fabrics including PrimaLoft® Sport insulation and EPIC by Nextec.
PrimaLoft® Sport absorbs 3 times less water, is 15% warmer when dry and is 24% warmer when wet than the closest competitive insulation.
EPIC by Nextec® is water resistant, windproof, breathable and washable. The patented Nextec® encapsulation process is what makes it possible. The protection is inside the fabric, encapsulating the actual fibers for weatherproof performance. No laminates. No coatings.
These are a major improvement over the Gen III Level 7 parka. The hood is a real hood. They are sized to fit over your rucksack, so order accordingly. I usually wear an XL parka, and a medium fits me with jeans and a shirt, with much room to spare.