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OD fleece toque
« on: May 28, 2013, 15:58:57 »
I have seen many CF members wearing non-issued fleece toques, I was wondering where they can be purchased from? My local CANEX does not stock them and the one I have from CPGear is more of a lighter (almost greyish) green to the colour I have seen others wearing.

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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 16:04:26 »
Most of those toques were issued.  If the supply system cannot provide required items, in certain circumstances LPO will be authorized, and the locally acquired items will be issued to CF members and recorded on their clothing docs.

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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 16:05:22 »
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 16:15:13 »
I bought a OD green toque from the Canex in Kingston 7 years ago,  it's thin(not the bulky lumberjack style), OD Green not the light green you see on other toques. 

I've also been issued(unit issue) a synthetic type toque, it's really good too and thin.  No tags inside of it,  so no idea who makes it/where to buy.
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 16:17:31 »
15 Wing. I was issued a while back with my initial issue the standard green wool toque, but it hasn't been until recently that it has really started to bother me with the itching (despite having washed it several times). I have noticed (mainly on other bases, particularly army ones) other army pers who wear toques during winter times or in the field,  a majority wear an OD fleece toque but it does not seem to be an issued item. Rarely do I see many wear the issued dark green wool one.

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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 16:30:14 »
OD Fleece toques were given to staff at CFLRS, at least in 2006/2007.  Not sure how it was procured but when you went to see the 'kit shop NCO' to get your other stuff (Instr t-shirt, DEU pin etc) you got one.  They were quite different in length than the CANEX version.
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013, 17:00:30 »
OD Fleece toques were given to staff at CFLRS, at least in 2006/2007.  Not sure how it was procured but when you went to see the 'kit shop NCO' to get your other stuff (Instr t-shirt, DEU pin etc) you got one.  They were quite different in length than the CANEX version.

FYI for those in LFWA these OD fleece toques are now authorized for wear with CADPAT.


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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2013, 17:05:31 »
I didn't know those OD fleece toques were banned in LFWA.  I wore mine the entire time I was with PPCLI,  no one ever jacked me up and I don't remember anything passed down in a O Group about it.  I do have a fuzzy memory of them not being allowed in Edmonton or Wainwright though, not sure if it was a base wide thing or not though.

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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2013, 17:25:53 »
Being in Wainwright currently, the Base CWO will not allow fleece toques here.  Pissed off some Div Staff with that one he did.
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2013, 17:37:21 »
Fleece toques are fire hazards- the CF simply cares about it's members..
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2013, 18:18:17 »
Fleece toques are fire hazards- the CF simply cares about it's members..

A LSVW is a fire hazard and we still drive those.

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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2013, 18:54:25 »
A LSVW is a fire hazard and we still drive those.

2 out of the 3 LSVWs I use have N/S seat belts, if there was a fire I would be able to escape MUCH quicker than I could if I was wearing a toque that caught on fire (from wearing a raincoat simultaneously with the toque).
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2013, 19:10:04 »
In Halifax you would be doing extras for something silly like a toque and raingear.  Beware the Ides of March.
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2013, 19:10:08 »
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Fleece.  A Fire Hazard.  Oh!  I can read between the lines.  Fleece as an outer wear is a fire hazard. 


Should we now merge the two topics?

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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2013, 19:25:17 »
Being in Wainwright currently, the Base CWO will not allow fleece toques here.  Pissed off some Div Staff with that one he did.

LFWA TC which is in Wainwright is authorised to wear Fleece Toques as per area SM direction.
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2013, 19:43:32 »
Not what we got here two weeks ago.
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2013, 19:43:59 »
LFWA TC which is in Wainwright is authorised to wear Fleece Toques as per area SM direction.

Now everyone knows what name to drop when someone asks your unit while wearing a fleece toque.  >:D

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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2016, 16:25:46 »
I have seen many CF members wearing non-issued fleece toques, I was wondering where they can be purchased from? My local CANEX does not stock them and the one I have from CPGear is more of a lighter (almost greyish) green to the colour I have seen others wearing.

Where is the best to buy a fleece toque online these days? I`m not aware of any kit shops within my area, local canex doesn`t sell any and the last one I bought from canex online (1 year ago ish) was fairly thick, almost greyish green and looked ridiculous. Similar to what the OP posted in terms of colours.

Did a brief search online and found these.

http://www.canex.ca/polar-fleece-toque-1.html

http://www.cpgear.com/store/appa/fleece_field_toque.htm

Any suggestions or links to kit shops?

Thanks,

Edit: Copied the wrong link for CP Gear
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2016, 19:59:54 »
Where is the best to buy a fleece toque online these days? I`m not aware of any kit shops within my area, local canex doesn`t sell any and the last one I bought from canex online (1 year ago ish) was fairly thick, almost greyish green and looked ridiculous. Similar to what the OP posted in terms of colours.

Did a brief search online and found these.

http://www.canex.ca/polar-fleece-toque-1.html

http://www.cpgear.com/apps/wheelers/search.ami

Any suggestions or links to kit shops?

Thanks,

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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2016, 21:34:19 »
I'm sure he's not worried anymore. He asked in 2013.

I'm well aware of the date of the original post. I was merely quoting the OP because of this.

The last one I bought from canex online (1 year ago ish) was fairly thick, almost greyish green and looked ridiculous. Similar to what the OP posted in terms of colours.

The problem I have is I lost my toque on ex and I need to buy a new one. I was about buy the one off CPGear but I searched here as well found this thread and now I'm questioning if there is a better spot to buy it as they initially said that it was more of a greyish-green colour, which after reviewing the photo seems similar but it isn't a good quality photo.

Therefore, I'm asking if there is a better place to buy a toque online as I can't find one locally.


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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2016, 21:47:10 »
I've got one they are new we now have a wool and a fleece one.
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2016, 09:41:47 »
I'm well aware of the date of the original post. I was merely quoting the OP because of this.

The problem I have is I lost my toque on ex and I need to buy a new one. I was about buy the one off CPGear but I searched here as well found this thread and now I'm questioning if there is a better spot to buy it as they initially said that it was more of a greyish-green colour, which after reviewing the photo seems similar but it isn't a good quality photo.

Therefore, I'm asking if there is a better place to buy a toque online as I can't find one locally.

I got an idea - why don't you try Clothing Stores? I hear they have all kinds of kit there...
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2016, 09:56:00 »
I've got one they are new we now have a wool and a fleece one.

Yes and no. The old knitted toque is still in the system, however it's being phased out. If you bring a knitted toque in to me and it can be repaired, my master tailor will do so. If it can't then I replace it with the new fleece.
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2016, 10:20:15 »
I have both of them, although I never use the knitted one the fleece hat is amazing.
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2016, 11:59:28 »
I got an idea - why don't you try Clothing Stores? I hear they have all kinds of kit there...

Was unaware that it is now being issued through the system, thanks for the information, perhaps I can finally justify a trip to clothing stores.

The issue that I currently face is that the amount of time it would take for me to go to clothing stores via public transportation would be insanse and because I don't have a car (personal choice) it would be much ''easier to just buy one out of pocket''.
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