15Nov

USGI Infantry Uniform Requirements

USGI UNIFORM STANDARDS

HARD COVER – HELMET
Required
M1 “Steel Pot” Helmet
Mitchell Pattern cover required with correct helmet
Not Accepted
Modern-style Tactical Helmet
European M1 Helmets
German WW2 Helmet
SOFT COVER
Accepted
Vietnam Era – US Issued boonie hat
Vietnam Era – US Issued hot weather field cap
US Issued M51 patrol hat
Permitted Exceptions for on Base
“Private Purchase” Tiger stripe boonie
Not Accepted
Modern-style boonie hat
Baseball cap
Vietnam Era – PAVN/NVA Boonie Hat
UNIFORM
Preferred
Original Jungle Fatigues Poplin Uniform 1st, 2nd or 3rd Pattern
High Quality Repro Jungle Fatigues Poplin Uniform 1st, 2nd or 3rd Pattern (Moores, Hessian Antique, Soldier of Fortune)
Accepted
Original Jungle Fatigues Ripstop Uniform 3rd Pattern
Rothco Jungle Fatigues Ripstop Uniform 3rd Pattern
OG 107 Sateen Utility Uniform
Not Accepted
Modern BDUs (Green, Woodland)
Tiger Stripe Uniform of any kind
High Quality Repro (Moores, EAS, Sessler) Jungle Fatigues Uniform in ERDL
Original Jungle Fatigues Uniform in ERDL
UNDERSHIRT
Preferred
Plain cotton T-Shirt in OD green
Plain cotton T-Shirt in white
No shirt
Accepted
Plain cotton tank top in white
Plain cotton tank top in OD green
Permitted Exceptions for on Base
“Private Purchase” Era Appropriate T-shirt
Not Accepted
Underarmor or other modern athletic undershirts
Any shirts with patterns, labels, or designs printed on them
FOOTWEAR
Preferred
Original USGI jungle boots, olive drab color; any sole type (Vibram or Panama)
Post-War Issue USGI jungle boots, olive drab color; any sole type (Vibram or Panama)
High Quality Repro jungle boots, olive drab color; any sole type (Vibram or Panama) (Altima, OD:30)
Accepted
Repro USGI jungle boots, olive drab color; any sole type (Vibram or Panama) (Rothco)
Not Accepted
Modern combat door kicker boots
PAVN or Chicom footwear of any kind
Modern hiking boots
Sneakers of any kind
WEAPONS
Preferred
M16a1 Rifle
M60e1 Machine Gun
M79 “Thumper” Grenade Launcher
Accepted
XM177
ReluctantlyAccepted
M14 with wood stock
Not Accepted
M1a1 Thompson
M3 Grease Gun
CAR-15 (SOG-68)
XM-607
ANY AK variant // NO “captured” weapons
ANY AR-15 variant that is NOT an M16a1
Anything with ANY scope or tacticool attachments
Dragunov SVD Rifle
ANY sniper rifle
RPK, RPD or PK/M machine gun
M60E3 or M60E4 machine gun
M16 MAGAZINES
Preferred
Mid-Cap (100-140 bb) “20RD” magazine “Shorties” for M16
Reluctantly Accepted
Mid-Cap (100-140 bb) “30RD” magazine “Banana” style for M16
Not Accepted
High-Cap of any kind
Magpul or KWA Tryhard Hex style mags
CANTEENS
Preferred
USGI 1QT plastic canteen in M56 canteen cover
USGI 2QT plastic canteen in 2QT M56 canteen cover
Accepted
USGI 2QT plastic canteen in 2QT ALICE canteen cover
Not Accepted
Camelbaks
Nalgene bottles
Disposable PET bottles
LC-1 or ALICE 1QT covers
LOAD CARRYING EQUIPMENT (LCE)
Preferred
USGI M56 load bearing suspenders
USGI M56 pistol belt (Three Holes)
USGI M56 ammo pouches
USGI 7-pouch bandoleer
Reluctantly Accepted
M67 Canteen Pouches
M67 Ammo Pouches
Not Accepted
Molle
ALICE load bearing equipment
Plate Carrier
“Captured” Chicom equipment
RUCKSACK
Preferred
USGI lightweight
Accepted
Tropical rucksack
ARVN rucksack
USGI mountain rucksack
Preferred Alternative
M56 Buttpack
Reluctantly Accepted
CISO rucksack
Medium ALICE Rucksack
Not Accepted
NVA Rucksack
Large ALICE rucksack
Modern Molle rucksack
Vintage “green” backpack
SLEEPING GEAR
Preferred
USGI wool blanket, olive drab color
USGI poncho liner, OD or ERDL
Sleeping cot (modern is ok)
Accepted
USGI jungle hammock (for base)
Woodland USGI poncho liner
USGI M1949 sleeping bag
Generic brown or grey wool blanket
Reluctantly Accepted
Modern sleeping bag inside of a USGI olive drab sleeping bag cover
Not Accepted
Modern sleeping bags brightly colored
Modern tents (period tents will be provided)
COLD/WET WEATHER GEAR
Preferred
USGI rubber poncho
USGI M51 field jacket
USGI M65 field jacket
USGI Vietnam Era sleep shirt
Accepted
USGI wool sweater
USGI wool field shirt
USN Cold Weather Deck Jacket
Not Accepted
Modern poncho
Modern rain suit
MESSKIT
Preferred
USGI steel mess kit
Canteen cup
Accepted
Generic metal utensils
Not Accepted
Your mama’s silverware
SHELTER
Preferred
Shelter half x2 for a complete “pup” tent
GP Small or Medium (Will also be provided)
Not Accepted
Modern tents