ACU vs BDU in terms of fit

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ACU vs BDU in terms of fit

Postby Golitan11 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:00 pm

I was wondering if both (Army Combat Uniform & Battle Dress Uniform) have the same fit. I was looking for Propper pants and jacket in Multicam and also, I can't figure out if ACU's really different and worth it over BDU (like the camo render, fade resistance, material thickness and resistance, etc.) except for design (pockets configuration and such). Thanks!
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Re: ACU vs BDU in terms of fit

Postby baklash 1337 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:27 pm

They will be the same. However, they don't use measurements as size like manufactures do with jeans. Here is a resource to figure out which size you need:

As long as you order from the same manufacturer, they should be virtually the same. However, I recommend you buy surplus since you can get so much more for so much less money. Plus you get some sweet novelties like the US flag and division patches, but I HIGHLY recommend you remove the name and rank patches. This way, you'll also be certain that you'll be buying a reputable brand that's durable.
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Re: ACU vs BDU in terms of fit

Postby snipeakid » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:53 am

I would go combat set peronally...

But I think ACU is much better than BDU, the pocket design allows you to actually use your pockets when your wearing a plate carrier.

I would look into Army combat pants (ACP), and Massif combat shirts, they are both relatively affordable on the surplus market.

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