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Bates Lites Update

Discussion in 'Marine OCS' started by Jonathon Taylor, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Jonathon Taylor

    Jonathon Taylor New Member

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    Hey all,
    I wanted to pass this on to all my fellow candidates attending OCS this summer. it appears that the infamous Bates Lites are once again to be allowed at OCS. If anyone has any more information or updates on this, please let me know.

    http://officercandidatesschool.com/2012/04/23/bates-lights-boots-at-ocs/

    (Scroll down to 2012)
     
  2. dd336

    dd336 New Member

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    A little late but yes they are allowed. Why would you want them though? You'll never use them again after OCS and they have terrible support. If you just run in regular boots a couple months prior to shipping out you'll be completed adapted.
    Look into picking up the Danner RAT boots:

    https://www.fexgear.com/product-page/danner-rat-hot-weather-boots
    http://www.danner.com/usmc-rat-8-mojave.html

    The Corps is transitioning to them and they're so durable and comfortable. Kept my feet in good shape through countless hikes. The first link has them for super cheap and the second has a lot of specs on them.
     
  3. Rugby_Guy

    Rugby_Guy Livin on a Prayer

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    Are we transitioning to RATs though? They've been talking about this for 3-4 years now, but I have yet to hear any official word that they will be required.
     
  4. sevenhelmet

    sevenhelmet Did I miss a step? None

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    Cool, now you can deal with your soles falling apart in front of everyone while there are DIs around to yell at you.

    Bates suck. I wear them only because I have to.
     
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  5. Swanee

    Swanee Self aware since 2014 Contributor None

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    I've had my same pair that I got in OCS 8 years ago. I use them for the CFT every year. If I were going to run in boots, lites are the ones I would prefer.
     
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  6. Duc'-guy25

    Duc'-guy25 Active Member

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    I still wear my lights when I'm forced to not wear a flight suit. Same ones that I broke in before OCS on the non-skid of my boat. Wore them for every run and E-Course during OCS and TBS and were my "normal wear every day boots" as well. Not having the concrete bricks of RATs (as great of boots as they are) for running was worth the money spent on them.

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  7. dd336

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    All they issue at OCS now is the Danner RAT Hot and Temperate boots. Seems like a good indicator to me.
     
  8. Rugby_Guy

    Rugby_Guy Livin on a Prayer

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