Oi mate, need some Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) gear?
This classic British camouflage pattern traces its origins back to the Para Regiment's Denison Smocks of WWII. Over the years Denison Smocks were phased out in favor of a standardized camouflage pattern. That pattern was DPM, being first issued on a small scale in 1963.
By 1968 it was adopted for general use by the British armed forces. In doing this the British army became the first military to adopt a camouflage pattern for use by all of their troops.
There are several different types of British DPM Smocks. We offer two: The Smock, Combat and Smock, Combat, Windproof. The main difference between the two is the addition of a drawstring hood to the Windproof Smock and, typically, larger buttons on the pockets. The Windproof Smock is made of a 50/50 polyester/cotton windproof material, while the Combat Smock uses an 80/20 cotton/polyester blend.
You may also see the Smock, Combat, Arctic or Smock, Parachutists. These were purpose-built for the Royal Marines and Parachute Regiment, making them rather rare compared to the typical Army smock. Due to their rarity we do not at this time offer them as a separate variant for selection.
We use the traditional British/NATO sizing system to size these smocks. The first set of numbers indicate the height range that will fit in a given size, while the second denotes US chest size.