The British Army is issued all the clothing and kit needed to carry out its daily routine. From sleeping bags and sunglasses to Parade uniform and Assault boots. If all this given at no cost to the serving soldier then why are they so insistent on buying more to serve the same purpose? The answers are simple; efficiency, comfort and to look good. Here are some of the most popular buys:
Snugpak Softie Sleeping Bag
Of any personal kit or equipment that the British Army soldiers purchase for comfort, having first hand experience, I can say that the softie sleeping bag is fully deserving of first the first mention in this article. Having spent many months with the forces camping out; in the brutally cold conditions of Norway, or winter exercises on the prairie in Canada; my emotional winter sleepover's were nothing short of toasty!
The Softie sleeping bag is light and comes with a compression sack so is the ideal space saver. There are several different tog ratings of softie sleeping bag which serve a variety of conditions, I own a Softie 9 for summer,fall and spring and the Softie 15 for those bitter winter nights.
Swiss Eye Army Protective Hunting Ballistic Sunglasses F-18 Olive Frame
Very lightweight and durable; the Swiss eye army protective hunting ballistic sunglasses are no match to the regular army issue. They offer eye protection from UV 400 rays, side and frontal winds and protect the eye area from
This tough, German-made mountain boot is ideal in ev
The Softie Jacket
The Softie Jacket was optionally bought by British soldiers as the army issue fleece was not so popular. Finally the Army caught on and made an informed decision to issue it to the troops (about time too!). Available in a reversible design with pockets on both sides, all major pressure areas like the elbows and cuffs have added patches to prevent wear. A great space saver and filled with the same material as the softie sleeping bag so this again gets a big thumb from me.