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Description and Wear of Uniform Components

Article 3601.12
Fitness Suit, Navy
The Fitness Suit consists of a unisex, Navy Blue, water repellent, nylon jacket and pants.  The nylon fabric offers moisture management and anti-microbial/odor resistant performance features.  The jacket and pants each have a gold color heat transfer "NAVY" logo.  The jacket and pants may or may not be trimmed in reflective silver piping.   All fitness suit jackets will have reflective piping outlining the front zipper fastener.
1) Jacket:  The Fitness Suit Jacket is fully lined with a mesh fabric and has a center-front zipper closure with back and underarm air vents.  The sleeves are designed to enhance movement and include partial elastic at the wrist.  There are two side pockets with zipper and flap closures located on the lower front and a hidden pocket with a zipper fastener on the right chest interior.  An adjustable interior waist draw-cord with barrel locks in the jacket pockets provides for waist adjustment.  Non-reflective gold heat transfer “NAVY” logos are placed on the left front chest area and on the back, centered above the yoke. 
 2) Pants:  The Fitness Suit Pants are pull-on design with elastic waist and draw-cord for adjustment, fully lined with mesh fabric, two side pockets, and straight leg cut with bottom leg side zipper fasteners at the leg openings.  The design also includes a vertical gold-color, heat-transfer "NAVY" logo on the lower right leg.
 Occasion for Wear
The Fitness Suit is designed primarily for group/unit physical training activities and the semi-annual physical readiness test that involve standing, running and exercises on non-abrasive surfaces.  The occasion for wear of the Fitness Suit is as follows:
(1) In-Port.  The Fitness Suit may be worn optionally or as prescribed by the Commanding Officer when performing unit/command physical training.  When worn during command PT, the jacket and pants will be worn together.  The Fitness Suit may also be worn during individual physical fitness activities.  When worn for individual PT, the jacket and pants may be worn at the Sailor’s discretion.
(2) At Sea.  The wearing of the Fitness Suit will be at the discretion of the Commanding Officer.
(3) After Normal Working Hours and During Liberty.  The Fitness Suit may be worn both on and off base for liberty unless determined otherwise by the regional commander or unit Commanding Officer.  When worn for liberty, individual components of the Fitness Suit may be worn at the Sailor's discretion.  Sailors are cautioned to wear a reflective belt or vest when wearing physical training uniform components to conduct outdoor physical activities during reduced visibility hours. 
(4) Wear Restrictions and Allowances
The Fitness Suit is not authorized to be worn while in a duty status or when conducting official business on base (e.g. Personnel Support Detachments, medical, dental, legal, etc.), in lieu of the uniform of the day, when working, nor while in a limited or light duty status requiring the wear of a uniform.  Pregnant Sailors may wear the Fitness Suit unless components become uncomfortable or tight.  In all cases, the Fitness Suit will be worn in such a manner as to reflect credit upon the Navy and the Sailor wearing it.
Manner for Wear
When worn as a uniform, the Fitness Suit jacket and pants will be worn simultaneously as follows: Wear the Fitness Suit jacket squarely over the PTU shirt and zipped at least three quarters up.  The sleeve cuffs will extend down to cover the wrist but not beyond the lower knuckle of the thumb.  Wear the Fitness Suit pants fully on the waist and over the PTU shorts.  The length of the pants shall extend down approximately 1-2 inches off of the floor/deck when wearing athletic shoes.  At no time should the pants be of such length as to extend beyond the heel and touch the deck.

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