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Factory New Austrian Waterproof M65 Parka
Factory New Austrian Waterproof M65 Parka
Factory New Austrian Waterproof M65 Parka
Factory New Austrian Waterproof M65 Parka
Factory New Austrian Waterproof M65 Parka
Factory New Austrian Waterproof M65 Parka
Factory New Austrian Waterproof M65 Parka
Factory New Austrian Waterproof M65 Parka

We were lucky to get our hands on this shipment; it's very rare for such a classic and widely distributed item to survive factory new for so long. All of these parkas are brand new and arrived in the original unopened factory bulk packaging.

About the M65

Almost immediately after being introduced during the Vietnam War, the M65 parka was cemented into the collective unconsciousness of the Western world. It is the military parka everyone and their mother knows. The design reigns king — like the AK47, the iPhone, and the McDonald's hamburger, some version of the M65 will be made until the end of time.

The Austrians have been making their virtually identical clone of the US M65 for some time now. In the past we've stocked their heavy cotton M65 — one of our all-time most popular products. This version is the generation after that, upgraded with modern synthetic waterproofing.

Sleek, sexy, and ready for rough stuff, it's a heavy jacket that'll shrug off whatever you (and nature) can throw at it. If you want a jacket you'll have for the rest of your life on this Earth and for the next three generations of your family, this is it.

Membrane

These parkas come in two membrane types: PTFE GPTFE Gore-Tex and Sympatex.

Goretex was invented in the 1970's by Robert and Wilbert Gore, a father and son scientist duo. They found when you quickly stretched a heated rod of  polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) it formed a breathable, light, waterproof membrane. After some experimentation they patented the fabric and years later it made its way into the liner of these jackets. 

Not looking to be upstaged, German manufacturer Sympatex created their own line of waterproof fabric membrane. Made out of a "monolithic polymer" it breathes by absorption and evaporation. It's thinner and weighs less. We've noted no difference between the two in breathability or waterproofing, but Sympatex is made of recycled materials.

Specs

  • Outer shell: 50% cotton / 50% polyester
  • Membrane: 100% PTFE Gore-Tex or Sympatex
  • Membrane carrier: 100% polyamide
  • Lining: 100% polyamide
  • Zipper-secured closure with double-panel snap storm flap
  • Four large front pockets
  • Cinch cord at hips
  • Two zippered inside pockets
  • Elastic snap cuff straps with three settings
  • Zippered cavity on collar containing a pop-out hood fitted with a cinch cord
  • With hood stored and parka fully zipped, collar covers the entirety of the neck with style

Condition and Care

  • These parkas are all factory new, and were shipped to us in their original bulk packaging
  • Tag states to retreat non-Gore-Tex material after each wash.

Factory New Austrian Waterproof M65 Parka

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 74 reviews
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We were lucky to get our hands on this shipment; it's very rare for such a classic and widely distributed item to survive factory new for so long. All of these parkas are brand new and arrived in the original unopened factory bulk packaging.

About the M65

Almost immediately after being introduced during the Vietnam War, the M65 parka was cemented into the collective unconsciousness of the Western world. It is the military parka everyone and their mother knows. The design reigns king — like the AK47, the iPhone, and the McDonald's hamburger, some version of the M65 will be made until the end of time.

The Austrians have been making their virtually identical clone of the US M65 for some time now. In the past we've stocked their heavy cotton M65 — one of our all-time most popular products. This version is the generation after that, upgraded with modern synthetic waterproofing.

Sleek, sexy, and ready for rough stuff, it's a heavy jacket that'll shrug off whatever you (and nature) can throw at it. If you want a jacket you'll have for the rest of your life on this Earth and for the next three generations of your family, this is it.

Membrane

These parkas come in two membrane types: PTFE GPTFE Gore-Tex and Sympatex.

Goretex was invented in the 1970's by Robert and Wilbert Gore, a father and son scientist duo. They found when you quickly stretched a heated rod of  polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) it formed a breathable, light, waterproof membrane. After some experimentation they patented the fabric and years later it made its way into the liner of these jackets. 

Not looking to be upstaged, German manufacturer Sympatex created their own line of waterproof fabric membrane. Made out of a "monolithic polymer" it breathes by absorption and evaporation. It's thinner and weighs less. We've noted no difference between the two in breathability or waterproofing, but Sympatex is made of recycled materials.

Specs

  • Outer shell: 50% cotton / 50% polyester
  • Membrane: 100% PTFE Gore-Tex or Sympatex
  • Membrane carrier: 100% polyamide
  • Lining: 100% polyamide
  • Zipper-secured closure with double-panel snap storm flap
  • Four large front pockets
  • Cinch cord at hips
  • Two zippered inside pockets
  • Elastic snap cuff straps with three settings
  • Zippered cavity on collar containing a pop-out hood fitted with a cinch cord
  • With hood stored and parka fully zipped, collar covers the entirety of the neck with style

Condition and Care

  • These parkas are all factory new, and were shipped to us in their original bulk packaging
  • Tag states to retreat non-Gore-Tex material after each wash.
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Reviewed by J J., from United States
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I recommend this product
Height
5' 9"
Weight
190-210
Size Purchased
96-100 / III-IV
How It Fits
A Little Big
Condition
Better Than Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Outstanding!

Haven't worn yet because I don't have much use for a parka in SoCal but I bought this for future camping and cold weather use. Very happy though with the adjustable cuffs, inner and outer pockets, length, the inside waist tightener is a nice feature, and its zips all the way up to cover my lower face. The fit is a little big but I ordered that way on purpose. Looking forward to taking this into cold weather.

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Reviewed by Ian T., from United States
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I recommend this product
Height
5' 11"
Weight
190-210
Size Purchased
104-108 / III-IV
How It Fits
A Little Big
Condition
As Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Best Parka For the Money

Took it on a 3 day camping/shooting escapade. Went on a land nav course and went through all kinds of trees and brush. No scratches on the parka and it kept me warm and dry during the rainy days.

10/10 would buy again.

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Reviewed by Max W., from United States
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I recommend this product
Height
>6' 4"
Weight
210-240
Size Purchased
112-116 / VII-VIII
How It Fits
Perfect
Condition
Better Than Described
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Great Jacket

Great condition, fits great, looks greater

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Reviewed by James F Gulf C., from United Kingdom
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Height
5' 8"
Weight
140-150
Size Purchased
88-92 / V-VI
How It Fits
A Little Big
Condition
Better Than Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Very nice coat - Dad's Jealous

Coat came as described in a sensible time frame considering shipping to the UK.

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Reviewed by Travis, from United States
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Height
>6' 4"
Weight
210-240
Size Purchased
104-108 / V-VI
How It Fits
Perfect
Condition
As Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Perfection

Fits like a glove and warm as hell. 6’4” 215lbs, got the 104-108 V-VI. Fits big like a parka should but perfectly cropped in the shoulders and hips and the sleeves fit my long monkey arms exactly. The swing out sleeve panels on the back make it super dexterous and the tall collar is great for neck protection even when worn open. Big pockets inside and out. The Sympatex stayed dry in light snow for a day of skiing but I haven’t tried it in a downpour. Best all around jacket I own for half of what I pay for Carhartts.

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