Gear: Airman Battle Uniform


Airman Battle Uniform

Category: Apparel
Subcategory: Uniforms
Price: $100
Average Rating:
(15 Votes)

New Battle Dress Uniform replacement for the United States Air force (Sorry, I know this is limited to only a few people)

Member Reviews

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    clinesmith, Mon, 08 Oct 2007 01:44:40 UTC.
    1st review

    Its got extra pockets, but I think they could have did a little better job. The Blouse also is twice as thick as the BDU blouse

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    catm2005, Tue, 04 Dec 2007 17:18:48 UTC.

    I absolutly love wearing a blue uniform in the desert, which is made of an even thicker material then the winter wieght bdu. Feels wierd to the touch actually, the pockets are in the wrong places and isnt made with a "combat mindset". then again 90% of the AF is office workers, so I guess this is good for them. the logical path would be to get Multicam Combat Uniforms, hell even ACU's,... just not blue.

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    McLellan1983, Sat, 23 Feb 2008 05:01:38 UTC.

    Thank God I never went in the AF! LOL I agree with the comment above! Why would u wanna run around in Iraq witha blue uniform?? Well it could always be worse... you could be a Seaman or Seaman Recruit... Haha! That cracks me up every time!

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    SFRanger42, Wed, 12 Mar 2008 08:08:41 UTC.

    I like them and I agree with the comment about going with them to the desert, but i believe that it's to make you blend in more with the flight line. I am on of the 10% that is not back office and i like wearing them so I do not have to iron my BDU's and shine my boots anymore

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    Anonymous, Sat, 24 May 2008 19:57:08 UTC.

    I diffenitly think the AF could have done a better job, why waste all that money to create a new and unique uniform we should have just took the arm uniform changed it a little to meet the AF needs and called it a day, am glad am still in the BDU's cause these things are rediculious.

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    bradleyk86, Tue, 08 Jul 2008 05:28:18 UTC.

    Like SFranger42 said, I didn't have to iron or shine boots any more that was i big plus. You could tell it was made for the office types with the pen pockets in it. I'm sure the Air Force will eventually chnge something on it. they already made changes to the PT gear.

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  • 100_4430_max30
    SLShardy, Tue, 08 Jul 2008 16:54:13 UTC.

    It's ok. We got the "go ahead" to cut the lining out of the top. But the pen/pencil holder placement is not good if you want to bend your arm... It is HOT when you're outside, but in my office, it's FREEZING, so it works year round for that purpose...

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    xravenwingsx, Sat, 09 Aug 2008 01:00:02 UTC.

    Seemingly-durable material...but REALLY HOT to wear. Thicker than winter weight BDU's. Love the extra pockets.

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    shepherdg, Sun, 10 Aug 2008 20:45:23 UTC.

    I wore this uniform during my last deployment. I ripped two pair of pants decoying for another MWD team. Pros: No ironing, no polishing boots for hours on end just to get dog shit on them. A little sturdier (depsite what I listed above) than the DCU's and BDU's. CONS: Hotter then hell, placement of pockets make no damn sense. Wearing blue in the desert makes a LOT of sense.

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    BLUEOFWATER, Sun, 10 Aug 2008 21:53:49 UTC.


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  • Me__mr
    cgingo, Fri, 29 Aug 2008 14:05:21 UTC.

    It another change that was probably not needed. Over the a 32 year period, I've worn all the changes. When the Army and Marine Corp made their changes, you knew the AF would also. Although I did not get to wear this uniform before I retired, I have heard all the complaints listed here. My thought is, in todays military, and the way we are integrated, we should come up with one work uniform for all branches. The dress uniforms are great the way they are. It gives the branches individuality. The work uniform, like the BDU and DCU united the troops. No one was different. We were all there to do a job. What's next to waste time and money.

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    chad1020, Sun, 30 Aug 2009 04:40:15 UTC.

    Not good for SF, I would rather have BDU's or some other kind of uniform because the ABU is crap

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    Coolhandluke, Sun, 30 Aug 2009 13:44:06 UTC.

    This uniform is sucks, it hotter, thicker and I hate the tiger stripes. The Air Forces spent millions od tax payer dollar's to come up with this, it's not ever flame retardant. So when we go out side the wire we have to wear the Army ACU

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    dfreeman454, Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:03:35 UTC.


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    Paul_AK, Sat, 24 Mar 2012 14:50:56 UTC.

    I was issued four sets prior to deployment back in 08. Once I arrived I was told I couldn't even wear them for the job I was doing since they weren't fire resistant.

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