The Army Combat Uniform includes a camouflage patrol cap, moisture-wicking beige t-shirt, camouflage jacket, camouflage pants and boots. Other typical elements include socks, garters, a camouflage helmet cover and numerous identification badges.
The Army Combat Uniform patrol cap is a billed cap with an interior pocket and a name badge on the back. Some caps also have sew-on rank symbols. The patrol cap is the standard headwear in situations that do not require a protective helmet. However, soldiers in cold environments may wear a fleece hat in place of the patrol cap.
Army Combat Uniform camouflage pants come in regular and flame-retardant versions. These rip-stop nylon pants feature a drawstring waist, knee pad pockets, drawstring cargo pockets and drawstring leg openings. The pants also have cargo pockets on both legs.
The Army Combat Uniform jacket has a chafe-resistant mandarin collar, front zipper, Velcro-tab wrist openings and elbow pad pockets. It also features two chest pockets, one sleeve pocket and two shoulder pockets. Numerous Velcro insignia tabs allow soldiers to display their current rank and branch details.