A Human Factors Evaluation of an Experimental Reversible Extreme Cold Weather Clothing Ensemble
HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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A human factors evaluation was performed on an experimental two- component reversible extreme cold weather clothing ensemble parka and trousers . The garments tested had been improved following recommendations of an earlier feasibility test all of the improvements introduced were judged to be completely acceptable. Troop acceptance of the basic concept of the new ensemble is high. Despite this, the two new clothing items remain unsatisfactory for several reasons. These include a excessive sleeve and leg lengths, b lack of front fly opening on trousers, c lack of trouser ankle closures, d poor construction of parka neck for attachment of hood, e very poor method of button hold construction, and f noise and static electricity generation by the outer fabric layer of the garments.
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