TERMINOLOGY

3A
ACRONYM® THIRD ARM. Independent load bearing systems and supports.

A
Advanced

ACR
ACRONYM®

ACRONYM®INTEROPS
ACRONYM® compatibility standards for jacket and 3rdArm interoperation. 
Patents pending.

ACRONYM®SOUND
ACRONYM® design standards for wearable sound systems. Patents pending.

ACRONYM®SYSTEMS
ACRONYM® garment technologies and standards.

ACRONYMJUTSU
ACRONYM® martial arts utility. Mendai Style.

AL
Aermellos [ Sleeveless ] 

B
Base

BDU
Battle Dress Uniform.

BW
Bundeswehr

C
Cotton

C
Crewneck

CABLETAPEÆ
ACRONYM®SOUND cable management sub-system.

CH
Schweiz [ Switzerland ]

DE
Germany [ Deutschland ]

DFMA
ACRONYM® engineered garment fit. [ Designed for Martial Arts ]

DWR
Durably Water Repellent.

E
Epic®

ESCAPE ZIPÆ
ACRONYM® sub-system for high-speed jacket removal.

EQ
Equipment [ Misc. items ]

FF
Fully Fashioned

FORCELOCKÆ
ACRONYM®SOUND earphone sub-system. Patents pending.

GRAVITY POCKETÆ
ACRONYM® pocket sub-system for quick draw access. Travis Bickle wants to know.

GPS
Gore Performance Standard. [ For garments made with GORE-TEX fabrics ]

GT
Gore-Tex®

HARDSHELL
Garment with protective characteristics made of composite fabric [ base fabric(s) 
plus functional laminate / treatments ] where the primary function of the base fabric 
is protection [ ex: abrasion resistance, weather resistance, etc. ].

HC
Honeycomb

HD
Hood

JACKETSLINGÆ
ACRONYM® sub-system for unworn in-field jacket transport.

J
Jacket

JCKT
Jacket

JP
Japan

K
Kompression

KA
Kurzarm [ Short sleeve ]

KHS
KHS Tactical Equipment Germany. www.khs-industries.com

KR
Cashmere [ Kasmir ]

L
Leather

L
Left

L
Lightweight

LA
Langarm [ Long sleeve ]

LIGHTSHELL
Garment with protective characteristics made of composite fabric 
[ base fabric plus treatment(s) ] where the functional treatment is 
not detectable by sight or touch.

LINE I/OÆ
Line Input / Output. ACRONYM®SOUND sub-system.

M
Movement

M
Modular. ACRONYM® THIRD ARM modular pocket or component. Attaches to all 
TEC SYS [ TS ] platforms.

MIL-SPEC
Military grade specification.

MOLLE
Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment

N
Narrow

NON-SECURE
EQ that must be secured or stored in pockets with secure closures, etc.

NON-WP
Not waterproof / Not weatherproof.

NTS
Next to Skin.

NY
New York

P
Pant

P
Peripheral

P
Powerstretch®

PALS
Pocket Attachment Ladder System

PAT. PEND
Patents pending.

PCKT
Pocket

QLQRÆ
Quick Lock Quick Release. ACRONYM® THIRD ARM sub-system for rapid adjustment 
of web support straps. Developed in conjunction with BAGJACK®, Berlin. 
www.bagjack.com

QR
Quick Release.

R
Right

RA
Rapid access.

S
Shirt

S
Stotz®

SCS
Super Composite Skin. S.C.S. METAL™ is a trademark of Yamamoto Corporation, Japan. 

SECURE
EQ not requiring secure protection / storage.

SHELL
Garment with protective characteristics.

SHOCKCORD
Elastic drawcord.

SM
Shemagh

SP
Short Pant

SPEEDLOCKÆ
ACRONYM® sub-system for rapid one-hand [ open and close ] shockcord adjustment.

SOFTSHELL
Garment with protective characteristics made of composite fabric [ base fabric(s) plus 
functional laminate / treatments ] where the primary function of the base fabric is comfort 
[ ex: softness, elasticity, heat retention, etc. ].

SOTEM
Special Operations Temple.

SS
SoftShell

ST2
Storm / Stow. Dual purpose hood.

T
Turtleneck

TS
TEC SYS. Proprietary KHS polyamide filament modular webbing system. Compatible with 
all 3rdArm Modular [ M ] units. PALS, MOLLE, Malice clip, etc. compatible. Mil-Spec. 
Made in Germany.

TT
Twin Tubular

V
Vest

W
Wool

WP
Weatherproof / Waterproof

WR
Weather resistant / Water resistant.

WS
Windstopper®

WWB
Windproof Waterproof Breathable.

WATER RESISTANT
Showerproof

WATERPROOF
Durably proof against water entry in active-use conditions as per standards set by W.L. Gore 
and Associates Inc. for GORE-TEX®

Z
Zip