Beyond Clothing has been chosen to be the official manufacturer and supplier of U.S. Special Operations Command Custom PCU Cold Weather Layering system. The system is based on the fabrics and experience of the larger Protective Combat Uniform program and is enhanced and fully integrated with Beyond technologies including dynamic patterning for a custom fit, integrated layering, computerized cutting systems, and use of lamination for decreased weight, and increased durability.
Scott Jones, owner and founder of Beyond, headed the design team for all 16 specialized garments. "With the incredible help of the folks at Natick and within the Special Forces community, the PCU-CS is the system of the future. Through custom fit, advanced fabrics, and layers that become more than the sum of their parts, the end user is able to be more comfortable, in more conditions, with less bulk and weight."
In the field, the custom made layers of Polartec, EPIC by Nextec, W.L. Gore, and Primaloft will be mixed and matched depending on the variables of the current environment. Garments include long underwear briefs, pants and shirts, fleece tops and bottoms, a wind shirt, technical soft shell jacket and pant, waterproof/breathable suit, and a choice of four Primaloft Synthetic Down products for a total package of 26 integrated pieces.