Mil-Tec CCE Smock – French Camouflage Jacket
Description / Mil-Tec CCE Smock
The Mil-Tec CCE smock is a lightweight parka constructed from a cotton/polyester ripstop outer shell alongside a 100 percent polyester liner. The smock is secured via a full-length front zipper with a button-closure storm flap. It also features an internal cinch-cord waist to prevent updrafts as well as rib-knit cuffs for comfort. Also noteworthy is the drawstring hood, which is easily rolled into the collar for storage when not in use. Other features include reinforced elbows, armpit vents and a series of pockets. The Mil-Tec CCE smock has: two internal zip pockets, two button-flap chest pockets, two vertical zip chest pockets, two button-flap hip pockets, two button-flap arm pockets, two side zip pockets, two rear button-flap pockets and one large button-flap pocket.
Also noteworthy is the aforementioned Camouflage Centre Europe, or CCE, pattern. The CCE camouflage pattern was adopted in 1991, shortly after France put the Daguet pattern into service. It is a three-color woodland pattern that borrows heavily from the United States' M81 woodland design, but retains the unmistakably French heavy stripe patterns characteristic of earlier French patterns.