USMC MARPAT Woobie All-Purpose Liner
USMC MARPAT Woobie All-Purpose Liner

Woobie  /w-ʊbi/
(Plural: Woobies)

  1. (US, Childish) Any object, typically a blanket, garment, or stuffed animal, that is used simply for its comforting characteristics; a security blanket.
  2. (US, Military Slang) A Poncho liner

 

Origin of the Woobie

Although it's origins are somewhat hazy, around 1962 special forces in Vietnam got the first taste of what might be the comfiest piece of standard issue army equipment that would transcend far beyond it's original intended use. Made to be a liner for a wet weather poncho, the 'woobie' was the spiritual successor to the USGI wool blanket, as it fell completely flat in the horrifically humid jungles of Vietnam.

This is the familiar Woobie poncho liner you know, but with a few upgrades for the United States Marine Corps.  It's just a little closer to a full-on sleeping bag than it's earlier counterparts, but rest assured is just as cozy. 

 

The APL

The All-purpose liner, or APL for short has a double sided zipper that goes the full length of the liner, allowing it to become an evolved tubular form of it's forefathers. The bottom of the tube can be fully sealed making an open-top sleeping bag. 

Additionally, like other MARPAT garments, it's reversible to be coyote brown to blend in to more arid surroundings better than the digital woodland pattern.

Even when sopping wet, the 3-ply quilted nylon blanket expertly traps body heat when you need it the most — and since it's quick to dry it probably won't stay wet for long anyways. Ask any soldier who's been issued one - its one of the better standard issue pieces of equipment the marines hands out to this day. Many have even gone great lengths to keep theirs after deployment, and have tailored them into all sorts of different jackets to envelop themselves in it's warm embrace once again.

Use it as a wrap-around sleeping bag, a compliment to your bivy, a hammock blanket, you name it—when you want to be warm and comfy, you pull out the Woobie.


Care guide

Keep your woobie away from smoke and fires, the tag even warns you not to smoke anywhere near this thing, so they're probably not joking around. When laundering is necessary, use lukewarm water and a mild soap to clean.

 

Specs

  • Made in the USA
  • 100% Nylon Shell
  • 100% Polyester batting
  • Double-sided zipper allows for use as a sleeping bag or tube of cozyness™
  • Comes in the only good digital camo the US has ever made, MARPAT.
  • Has an absurd amount of uses. Seriously.
  • Keeps heat in even when wet
  • Will cause dangerous levels of comfy-ness
  • May cause crayon craving

 

Condition

Excellent

  • Woobies are in excellent condition with no stains, blems, tears, rips, or holes. MARPAT pattern remains vibrant across most of the liner.

Good

  • Woobies have minor to no stains, blems, tears, rips, or holes. MARPAT pattern may appear faded, but remains visible.

 

 

USMC MARPAT Woobie All-Purpose Liner

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Woobie  /w-ʊbi/
(Plural: Woobies)

  1. (US, Childish) Any object, typically a blanket, garment, or stuffed animal, that is used simply for its comforting characteristics; a security blanket.
  2. (US, Military Slang) A Poncho liner

 

Origin of the Woobie

Although it's origins are somewhat hazy, around 1962 special forces in Vietnam got the first taste of what might be the comfiest piece of standard issue army equipment that would transcend far beyond it's original intended use. Made to be a liner for a wet weather poncho, the 'woobie' was the spiritual successor to the USGI wool blanket, as it fell completely flat in the horrifically humid jungles of Vietnam.

This is the familiar Woobie poncho liner you know, but with a few upgrades for the United States Marine Corps.  It's just a little closer to a full-on sleeping bag than it's earlier counterparts, but rest assured is just as cozy. 

 

The APL

The All-purpose liner, or APL for short has a double sided zipper that goes the full length of the liner, allowing it to become an evolved tubular form of it's forefathers. The bottom of the tube can be fully sealed making an open-top sleeping bag. 

Additionally, like other MARPAT garments, it's reversible to be coyote brown to blend in to more arid surroundings better than the digital woodland pattern.

Even when sopping wet, the 3-ply quilted nylon blanket expertly traps body heat when you need it the most — and since it's quick to dry it probably won't stay wet for long anyways. Ask any soldier who's been issued one - its one of the better standard issue pieces of equipment the marines hands out to this day. Many have even gone great lengths to keep theirs after deployment, and have tailored them into all sorts of different jackets to envelop themselves in it's warm embrace once again.

Use it as a wrap-around sleeping bag, a compliment to your bivy, a hammock blanket, you name it—when you want to be warm and comfy, you pull out the Woobie.


Care guide

Keep your woobie away from smoke and fires, the tag even warns you not to smoke anywhere near this thing, so they're probably not joking around. When laundering is necessary, use lukewarm water and a mild soap to clean.

 

Specs

  • Made in the USA
  • 100% Nylon Shell
  • 100% Polyester batting
  • Double-sided zipper allows for use as a sleeping bag or tube of cozyness™
  • Comes in the only good digital camo the US has ever made, MARPAT.
  • Has an absurd amount of uses. Seriously.
  • Keeps heat in even when wet
  • Will cause dangerous levels of comfy-ness
  • May cause crayon craving

 

Condition

Excellent

  • Woobies are in excellent condition with no stains, blems, tears, rips, or holes. MARPAT pattern remains vibrant across most of the liner.

Good

  • Woobies have minor to no stains, blems, tears, rips, or holes. MARPAT pattern may appear faded, but remains visible.