1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Where can I buy MARPAT BDU's?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by BamBam-31, Jan 11, 2003.

  1. BamBam-31

    BamBam-31 Well-Known Member

    Anyone have a link?
  2. Kevlarman

    Kevlarman Well-Known Member

    I've not seen the real deal in stores yet, but you can find some on eBay. If you don't want to shell out the big bucks for the real stuff, you can get some decent replicas if you do a Google search.
  3. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Well-Known Member

    The real ones may be hard to find for a while. The Marines aren't even due to completely change over until 2005. I'm not sure they are even issuing them in bootcamp yet.
  4. Marko Kloos

    Marko Kloos Moderator Emeritus

    MCRD Parris Island is issuing MARPAT to all recruits already.

    So, the fastest way to get a few sets would be to sign up with the USMC. :)

    Closed as OT...
  5. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Moving to Accessories....
  6. David Roberson

    David Roberson Well-Known Member

    Major Surplus and Sales has some MARPAT stuff, as does a place in Virginia called Full Metal Jacket. So far I haven't been able to find genuine milsurp BDUs or M65s in MARPAT, only utility covers, boonie hats, laundry bags, and tool bags. Major Surplus does sell BDU knockoffs in MARPAT
  7. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Well-Known Member

    Wow! Lendsringer got trumped by Runt!

    Sha-zam! Don't see that very often. :uhoh:

    I thought the USMC was keeping their MARPAT pattern very closely held, they put a copyright on it, and other branches of the DoD weren't even allowed to use it. And the stuff is already out in surplus stores? Or are they just close copies?
  8. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    Gewehr, from what I've seen here in the gritty, Industrial Nort, they are knockoffs (no anchor, globe and birdie). Heck, MARPAT was probably available on the street in Hong Kong before the mill in Massachusetts knew what the USMC approved.:D
  9. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member


    I've got a mental picture of my two boxers when they were puppies - both tugging away for hours on opposite ends of a piece of rope - "My rope!" "My rope!" "No, MINE!" "MINE!"

    Heck - this time tomorrow, this thread might actually travel over to the Blackpowder forum. :D
  10. BamBam-31

    BamBam-31 Well-Known Member

    Hurray for Runt! :D

    Just give mean ol' lendringser a big :neener: for his efforts! (Just kidding, lenny, ol' pal, ol' buddy ;) )

    Thanks for the replies, guys. The MARPAT's actually for a friend I go airsofting with. I'm perfectly happy with my old woodland cammies. I forwarded the suggestions and links to him already, and I'm sure he'll appreciate them.

  11. Kevlarman

    Kevlarman Well-Known Member

    The cool thing about MARPAT is that almost no civilians have them.
    I was quite popular at the last airsoft skirmish I attended wearing a set. :D
  12. Teufelhunden

    Teufelhunden Well-Known Member

    I'd be surprised if you found any official sets out there yet due to the fact that most Marines don't even have them issued yet, and have a hell of a time finding them if they want to make a personal purchase.

    OTOH, I just got an email from my chain of command warning us that there were some good fakes floating around out there and not to buy them. It seems the only differences between the real and fake are that the real have EGAs printed throughout the pattern, and also have a 'Made Expressly for the USMC' tags on them. Regardless, if we buy fake, we're SOL--they're not authorized.

    It's out there...


    PS. Since you're looking for Marine gear, you might as well use the right terminology: They're Cammies, not BDU's. The Army's got BDU's, and for the sake of board propreity, I'll leave editorial comments concerning them out of this post ;)
  13. MarineTech

    MarineTech Well-Known Member

    Correct Teufelhunden, they are cammies. Unless you can find the old fashioned, heavy material, Elvis collared ones. Then they're utilities, and you're considered Salty.

    Still, a cover is a cover.
  14. David Park

    David Park Well-Known Member

    Unless I'm mistaken, Full Metal Jacket is the military surplus store located below Potomac Arms here in Alexandria. Very interesting! (I guess living between the Pentagon and Quantico has some advantages.) I'll have to do some snooping this week.
  15. Prodigalshooter

    Prodigalshooter Well-Known Member

    We had a few Marines in picking up parts for MTVRs the last couple days and two of them were wearing the new stuff, One desert color, the other more the regular camo color. The pattern is pretty neat, the fellow I talked to said the pattern is supposed to be hard to pick up by satellite or aerial observers.
    I asked our outside product support guy who handles the Marines to see if he can get some for me, we'll see what happens.
  16. vitiaz

    vitiaz Active Member

    Both woodland & desert versions available on eBay...:what:
  17. BamBam-31

    BamBam-31 Well-Known Member


    I tried editing the BDU/cammies mistake in the title, but the time limit on editing posts already expired. Sorry. :(
  18. PUMC_TomG

    PUMC_TomG Well-Known Member

    If he's not a Marine he shouldn't be wearing them. :scrutiny:

    But that's just my humble opinion.
  19. David Roberson

    David Roberson Well-Known Member

    PUMC, do you also believe that someone who's not in the Army shouldn't wear Army BDUs?

    When I did rifle clinics with the MTU at Stone Bay, it was noted that some of the groups who came through there wore military BDUs with no name tapes or insignia of any kind, and it was clear to the instructors that they weren't military -- at least not US military. What would you have wanted them to wear?

    I think it's slightly disrespectful to wear surplus military clothing with unearned rank or unit insignia, but aside from that, camo is camo to me.
  20. PUMC_TomG

    PUMC_TomG Well-Known Member

    The MARPAT has EGAs printed into the pattern, and on its own, the EGA is something to be earned. Until you go thru Boot or OCS, you don't have the privilege of wearing the EGA.

    I don't care if you wear a "knock-off". That's inevitable I suppose. But to wear something that is designed for, and ONLY for the Marines just isn't right. He hasn't earned the title.

    Maybe I'm a lil sensitive on the issue, but I stand firm. MARPAT = Marine Pattern... not a Marine.... don't wear it.

    "Army" BDUs are generic, and as such I don't see any problem with any ole Joe wearing em.

Share This Page