Description and Wear of Uniform Components
NWU Gore-Tex trousers
The Gore-Tex trouser is made of laminate material and incorporates lower leg side zippers to facilitate easy donning and duffing, an elasticized waist to provide for multiple size waist and belt loops for standard Navy belts or riggers belt. It has an waterproof one-way front zipper concealed by a welt with an adjustable waist draw cord closures with barrel locks. The trousers also contains two angled front hip openings to access NWU Type I trouser pockets with concealed water resistant snap fastener opening and two bellowed thigh cargo pockets with flaps and adjustable leg tabs.
Worn when transiting to and from home and work during inclement weather conditions. Individually purchased Gore-Tex trousers shall not be worn to perform official or assigned duties. The NWU foul weather trouser shall be worn over NWU Type I trousers and with NWU Type I Gore-Tex Parka only. When worn, belts will be properly fastened, zippers will be extended closed, Velcro straps fastened and pockets snapped shut.
Nametape will reflect the wearer's last name and sewn centered one fourth of an inch above the bottom of the flap. A nametape matching NWU pattern and fabric (cloth or Gore-Tex) will be sewn on the right leg cargo pocket flap to indicate ownership.
Per Article 3101.5 and 3101.6, nametape lettering will be bold and three fourths of an inch in height, and gold for officers and Chiefs; silver for E1-E6.