VERSENGTARN 'SCORCHED' PARKA
VERSENGTARN 'SCORCHED' PARKA
VERSENGTARN 'SCORCHED' PARKA
VERSENGTARN 'SCORCHED' PARKA
VERSENGTARN 'SCORCHED' PARKA
VERSENGTARN 'SCORCHED' PARKA

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Vers·eng·tarn from the German versengt “scorched” and tarnen “camouflage.”

The Versengtarn parka is a tribute to the fall of a king. The German Flecktarn parka, one of the most prolific and well-loved pieces of military surplus, is no longer being sold to the public. Instead, the Bundeswehr is burning it.

Our process takes the iconic Flecktarn pattern and scorches it with a reactive dye, darkening the print and giving each piece a unique appearance. Black, but not quite black — the color of the fabric shifts in the light.

After the dye bath, the parka is washed with a binding agent, removing any residual dye. The resulting Versengtarn fabric will not leech color or chemicals — it is clean enough to put in your mouth.

Each parka is modified to incorporate a number of additional features. First a large Cordura® “poacher’s pocket” is sewn into the lower back. This style of pocket first appeared in English hunting jackets and takes the place of a small rucksack. Clever construction allows the slim, durable pocket to expand like an accordion when in use.

A second Cordura® utility pocket is sewn into the bicep of each parka and topped with a 4” x 6” hook and loop panel. We adapted the design of this pocket directly from the legendary American PCU system. We've found it works well for maps, papers, and other small-but-important things that tend to fall out of regular pockets. 

Finally, Scotchlite® reflective panels are added to the skirt and wrists of the parka. Borrowing from mid 2000s German police designs, both sets of panels are easily fastened in both "deployed" and "covert" positions. This allows instant visibility when and where you want it.

Order Bonuses

Each order comes with several bonuses including a free birthday box, a commemorative mission patch, and early access when we sell our remaining undyed Flecktarn stock. To claim your birthday box, just add it to your cart.  

Pre-Order Information

The photos on our site show a pre-production prototype of the Versengtarn parka. Your parka will have some noticeable design differences including a streamlined bicep pocket, tags with care instructions, new hook and loop fastener, and other small improvements. There will be no change in the dyed appearance of the parka.

We have done significant preparation for the dying and sewing process, which will take place locally in Minnesota. We expect a five-to-eight week manufacturing time. That said, we are totally uncompromising and will not release a rushed or unfinished item. This stubbornness may result in delays but ensures a quality end product for you. 

Original Flecktarn Specs

  • Thick and durable poly/cotton water resistant fabric
  • High waist zipper closure with snap-secured storm flap enabling bending and crouching without binding around the body
  • Drawcord fasteners at hips, thighs, and in hood
  • Two snap-secured front breast pockets
  • Two zippered front hand pockets
  • Velcro® secured inside pocket
  • Velcro® wrist cuff fasteners
  • Straps for shoulder marks, rank tabs, etc.
  • Zippered armpits for venting heat or warming hands
  • Shoulder “cigarette” pocket

Versengtarn Modifications

  • Reactive dye permanently darkens the Flecktarn pattern to charcoal black while retaining a faint trace of the original pattern
  • Large, low-profile rear 'game pouch’
    • Condura® constructed pocket sits comfortably on the lower back
    • Dual zipper access at the hips
  • All Velcro® replaced with new AA55126 certified hook and loop fastener
  • Condura® zippered bicep pocket with 4” x 6” hook and loop panel on the right arm
  • Concealable / deployable Scotchlite™ panels
    • Reversible one-sided wrist bands with snap adjustment
    • Three skirt panels swing out from inside parka

VERSENGTARN 'SCORCHED' PARKA

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Vers·eng·tarn from the German versengt “scorched” and tarnen “camouflage.”

The Versengtarn parka is a tribute to the fall of a king. The German Flecktarn parka, one of the most prolific and well-loved pieces of military surplus, is no longer being sold to the public. Instead, the Bundeswehr is burning it.

Our process takes the iconic Flecktarn pattern and scorches it with a reactive dye, darkening the print and giving each piece a unique appearance. Black, but not quite black — the color of the fabric shifts in the light.

After the dye bath, the parka is washed with a binding agent, removing any residual dye. The resulting Versengtarn fabric will not leech color or chemicals — it is clean enough to put in your mouth.

Each parka is modified to incorporate a number of additional features. First a large Cordura® “poacher’s pocket” is sewn into the lower back. This style of pocket first appeared in English hunting jackets and takes the place of a small rucksack. Clever construction allows the slim, durable pocket to expand like an accordion when in use.

A second Cordura® utility pocket is sewn into the bicep of each parka and topped with a 4” x 6” hook and loop panel. We adapted the design of this pocket directly from the legendary American PCU system. We've found it works well for maps, papers, and other small-but-important things that tend to fall out of regular pockets. 

Finally, Scotchlite® reflective panels are added to the skirt and wrists of the parka. Borrowing from mid 2000s German police designs, both sets of panels are easily fastened in both "deployed" and "covert" positions. This allows instant visibility when and where you want it.

Order Bonuses

Each order comes with several bonuses including a free birthday box, a commemorative mission patch, and early access when we sell our remaining undyed Flecktarn stock. To claim your birthday box, just add it to your cart.  

Pre-Order Information

The photos on our site show a pre-production prototype of the Versengtarn parka. Your parka will have some noticeable design differences including a streamlined bicep pocket, tags with care instructions, new hook and loop fastener, and other small improvements. There will be no change in the dyed appearance of the parka.

We have done significant preparation for the dying and sewing process, which will take place locally in Minnesota. We expect a five-to-eight week manufacturing time. That said, we are totally uncompromising and will not release a rushed or unfinished item. This stubbornness may result in delays but ensures a quality end product for you. 

Original Flecktarn Specs

  • Thick and durable poly/cotton water resistant fabric
  • High waist zipper closure with snap-secured storm flap enabling bending and crouching without binding around the body
  • Drawcord fasteners at hips, thighs, and in hood
  • Two snap-secured front breast pockets
  • Two zippered front hand pockets
  • Velcro® secured inside pocket
  • Velcro® wrist cuff fasteners
  • Straps for shoulder marks, rank tabs, etc.
  • Zippered armpits for venting heat or warming hands
  • Shoulder “cigarette” pocket

Versengtarn Modifications

  • Reactive dye permanently darkens the Flecktarn pattern to charcoal black while retaining a faint trace of the original pattern
  • Large, low-profile rear 'game pouch’
    • Condura® constructed pocket sits comfortably on the lower back
    • Dual zipper access at the hips
  • All Velcro® replaced with new AA55126 certified hook and loop fastener
  • Condura® zippered bicep pocket with 4” x 6” hook and loop panel on the right arm
  • Concealable / deployable Scotchlite™ panels
    • Reversible one-sided wrist bands with snap adjustment
    • Three skirt panels swing out from inside parka