Just like any other military, soldiers in the Australian Army often buy private purchase items of clothing to supplement their issue kit and one of the biggest suppliers of these items is the Australian company Platatac. The issue t-shirt comes in both a plain and a camouflage design and is made of cotton as seen here. These cotton t-shirts are fine for most purposes, however they tend to get saturated with sweat and chafe when worn under body armour for long periods of times. The undershirt produced by Platatac is a popular choice and is made of Drytech polyester and the example we are looking at today is produced in tan:
The Australian flag is printed on one sleeve:
And the logo of Platatac on the other:
The details of the maker, sizing and care instructions are printed in the back of the t-shirt:
Platatac are an Australian company that have been in business for thirty years and they offer a variety of products to Australian troops, both directly and via private purchase. The cool undershirt we see here is still offered for sale and their catalogue describes it as:
With an athletic cut for maximum comfort and quick to dry, is a high-performance, super smooth fabric designed for technical base layers. It features a high spandex content that dramatically increases stretch and compression properties. Since it was designed for use as a base layer, it also incorporates anti-microbial protection and moisture wicking properties.
The Platatac Cool Undershirt (CUS) can be utilized as a hot weather shirt or a moisture managing base layer under your uniform and armour.
- Moisture Wicking
- 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex
Cool Under Shirts are made from Platatac Drytech polyester and designed to be worn under body armour or as a work-out shirt. The material wicks moisture away from the body to help keep you cool and is also quick drying.