List of United States Marine Corps individual equipment

This is a list of individual combat equipment issued by the United States Marine Corps. This list does not include items that are issued as uniforms or weapons and ordnance.

Many items on this list have nicknames. See list of United States Marine Corps acronyms and expressions.


Components of a Modular Tactical Vest, including E-SAPI plates
Ballistic vests
Combat helmets
Marine wears a M50 mask
Other armor
Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense

Load-bearing & packs



Commandant Hagee wearing an APECS parka in woodland MARPAT
Cold weather clothing
1974-vintage flight helmet and jacket


Entrenching tool
Old and new flashlights

Historical items

Gulf War-era armor

The following items are obsolete and no longer issued:

Load-bearing equipment


  1. Scalable Plate Carrier
  2. FSBE
  3. "Marine Corps Lightweight Helmet: Sling Suspension vs. Padded Suspension" (PDF). Marine Corps Systems Command. USMC. p. 2. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  4. Hoellwarth, John (March 2007). "Extended Protection" (PDF). Marine Corps Times. Army Times Publishing Company. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  5. ECVCH dta sheet
  6. Side SAPI
  7. Evaporative Cooling Vest
  8. Outer Tactical Vest referencing APES on page 2
  9. American Horse, LCpl Vanessa M. (12/2/2009). "M50: New Look Same Protection". United States Marine Corps. Archived from the original on 2010-03-09. Retrieved 22 December 2009. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  10. Sanborn, James K. (June 2, 2010). "Marine Corps fielding new gas mask". Marine Corps Times. Retrieved 2 June 2010.
  11. Mission-Oriented Protective Postures (MOPP)
  12. Standard ILBE
  13. Recon ILBE
  14. Corpsman ILBE
  15. 1 2 "Solicitation Number M6785411R3019; USMC Pack". Marine Corps Systems Command. Federal Business Opportunities. April 8, 2011. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  16. Lamothe, Dan (December 8, 2010). "Corps looks to field 100,000 new packs". Marine Corps Times. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  17. "Breaking News – USMC to Buy New Pack". Soldier Systems Daily. April 8, 2011. Retrieved May 6, 2011.
  18. McCullough, Amy; Curtis, Rob (December 14, 2009). "Replacing Your Pack: Corps to consider range of rucks for ease of use, better wear". Marine Corps Times. pp. 22–23.
  19. Sanborn, James K. (May 9, 2011). "Your New Pack: Testing Finished for Unpopular ILBE's Replacement". Marine Corps Times. p. 16.
  20. Deployment Bag
  21. Marine Corps Stuff Sack (MACS Sack)
  22. Waterproofing Bag Inserts (WPI)
  23. Gunslinger
  24. APECS
  25. LWE Suit
  26. Combat Desert Jacket
  27. Extreme Cold Weather suit
  28. Snow Camouflage Uniform
  29. Underwear, Next-to-skin, Cold Weather
  30. Flame Resistant (FR) Silkweight Underwear, Next-to-skin, Cold Weather
  31. Grid Fleece
  32. Flame Resistant (FR), Grid Fleece Underwear, Mid-Weight, Cold Weather
  33. Cap, Hardface, MicroFleece, Cold Weather
  34. RAT Boot
  35. Mountain/Cold Weather Boot
  36. Fire Fighter Ensemble
  37. Lamothe, Dan (April 12, 2011). "Marines to receive combat underwear". Marine Corps Times. Retrieved April 14, 2011.
  38. IFAK
  39. "Improved First-Aid Kit (IFAK)". Inventory Management Solutions, LLC. c. 2007. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  40. Cavallaro, Gina (June 14, 2010). "Standardized tourniquet, new bandages for IFAK". Marine Corps Times. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
  41. IWPS
  42. "Eyeing Some New Goggles" (PDF). Preventive Maintenance Monthly. US Army (614): 48–49. January 2004. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  43. Ballistic Hearing Protection
  44. "Moonbeam". Marines magazine. United States Marine Corps. January 4, 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
  45. Handheld Flashlight
  46. Martial Arts Kit
  47. Mechanical Breacher's Kit
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