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 & Crye builds. This uniform has since been retired and replaced with NZMTP in 2019.
Much like the Crye style uniforms, these shirts utilize integrated elbow pad pockets (pads not included). These versions will take Crye style pads inserted from the outside. The torso area is made from stretchable flame resistant fabric so these won't melt onto you during a fire! They also remain very breathable and have lightly padded shoulders making these ideal for wearing with a plate carrier. Shoulder pockets enable some more storage utility and are covered in hook & loop for attaching ID patches. 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
- Flame resistant fabric
- Lightly padded shoulders
Elbow pad insertion (pads not included)
- Hook & loop areas for attaching patches
- Zip up collar
- 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 0.6kg
Woven - 65% Lenzing FR Rayon / 25% Para-aramid / 10% Nylon
Knit and Mesh - 63% Lenzing FR Rayon / 24% Para-Aramid / 10% Nylon / 3% Spandex
Colour: MCU (Multi-terrain Camouflage Uniform)
Condition: New/Unissued - Item has not been used and is in 'as new' condition. This may or may not be in original packaging. If you want more information on our condition ratings, check out our condition guide