Desert Battle Dress Uniform (DBDU) Chocolate Chip Camouflage Rain Jacket
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This arid desert camouflage pattern was created by the United States in the early 1970s - 1971 to be exact. Those who have been to Combined Arms Exercises (CAX) in the California desert, know what the terrain out there looks like and this camo pattern was developed with it in mind. The original design consisted of blotches in two shades of brown over larger areas of desert sand tan, pockmarked with dots resembling rocks in shadow black and milky off-white. U.S. troops who first saw the pattern said it resembled the dough for chocolate chip cookies. With that - the “chocolate chip camo” nickname was born.
The pattern became iconic in the Persian Gulf War as it was worn by the U.S. Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, and Airmen during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm against Saddam’s Iraqi army. It also saw limited use among Rangers and Green Berets during the Black Hawk Down incident in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Soldiers in the field reported choccy chip’s limited effectiveness and the army began phasing it out in the early 1990s and replaced it with the Desert Combat Uniform (DCU) Arid Tri-Color Camouflage.
This rain jacket features a unique design consisting of high definition graphics and colors. It is made up of sturdy quality fabric and will hold up well in the wash and the dryer.