Hi folks, searched but didnt find a topic about this,so hope that a small review helps.
I bought the 3Desert/ Night desert variant.
Out of Gore-tex is made just the Desert outer side, the Night variant (the liner actually) is made of lightweight nylon like classic CV sport/training jackets are. It doesnt have the ventilation zippers in axilla as ECWCS does,and no side chest pockets.There are only two pockets at the bottom at the desert side and one chest pocket at the Night one. All are closed by zippers.
The main zipper is reversible,so you can use it comfortably wearing both variants. The Desert variant has the rank tab as the ECWCS has. All the cords used for tightening the hood and the jacket are elastic,not just the nylon cords.
At the Night side there is a strap with velcro used to catch the rolled hood. The hood looks big enough to cover a head with a helmet,offering good peripheral vision,but still covering the head very well.
Hood fixing strap
All the stitches including the edges of the sleeves etc. are just in one row,no doubled or tripled stitching.
It has rained all the week here,but now, when the jacket finally arrived,its sunny here,so cant say how it works after some time spent in the rain. But will add the info as soon as the weather changes .The big advantage I see is,that is really lightweight and well storable,it was sent to me in an 10x8" envelope.