Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Sports gear?

Marines Ban Sports Brands From Battlefield Clothing

POSTED: 11:22 am EDT April 12, 2006
UPDATED: 12:09 pm EDT April 12, 2006

BALTIMORE -- A military news Web site reported that synthetic athletic clothing containing polyester and nylon has been prohibited for Marines conducting missions away from forward operating bases and camps in Iraq.

Under direction of Marine Corps commanders in Iraq, the ban on popular clothing from companies such as Under Armour, CoolMax and Nike comes in the wake of concerns that a substantial burn risk is associated with wearing clothing made with these synthetic materials.