*Note* The batch we have is extremely limited in number and consists of gen II & III shirts. There are other small differences, but the main one is the Gen II's have external elbow pad insertion slots where as Gen III is internal. These will be picked at random. Some shirts are missing hook & loop areas but are otherwise functional - see last photo for an example.
In 2013 the NZDF (New Zealand Defence Force) officially changed from its own native DPM camo to the new 'MCU' (Multi-terrain Camouflage Uniform). An interesting choice that was a camo variant from the Canadian company Hyperstealth. The cut was entirely modernized compared to the former DPM copying much of the American ACU build. This uniform has since been retired and replaced with NZMTP in 2019.
These field shirts come in 2 main flavours - Gen II & Gen III. Much like the Crye style uniforms, these shirts utilize integrated elbow pad pockets (pads not included). Depending on which version, pads are run externally or internally. Another small difference is the storm flaps - some are buttoned, some hook & loop. They all have a zipper to close up underneath though! A pair of vertical zippered pockets are located on the chest and accessible when wearing a vest. Shoulder pockets enable some more storage utility. A radical change for the NZ military in form & function as well as a unique camo pattern makes these an incredibly interesting bit of military surplus. Alas, the NZ military has adopted NZMTP following many nations in the pull towards the Multicam family.
These shirts are none the less fascinating & so far a hard bit of surplus to obtain in any significant number. Grab yourself a shirt today as we have no idea when we will get some next!
- Genuine NZ Army surplus
- 2 x Shoulder pockets
- 2 x Vertical zippered chest pockets
- Elbow pad insertion (internal or external)
- 3/4 zip up front with hook & loop (or button) storm flap
- Collar can be worn up or down with hook & loop
- Adjustable hook & loop cuffs
Sizing: Shirts are sized by the circumference around the chest. For more information on shirt sizing, check out our sizing guide.
Weight: Approx 0.7kg
Content: Mixture of poly/cotton (percentage changes depending on version)
Colour: MCU (Multi-terrain Camouflage Uniform)
Condition: Used/Grade 2 - Grade 2 items generally are very well used, they will have broken or missing components. These shirts have missing hook & loop areas but are otherwise functional. If you want more information on our condition ratings, check out our condition guide