Well·en·brech·er from the German wellen “wave” and brecher “breaker.”
Each Wellenbrecher starts life as a German desert camouflage field shirt. Similar in cut and overall design to their Flecktarn cousins, these Tropentarn shirts incorporate large armpit vents, and a lightweight, three-color fabric.
Wellenbrecher's unique coloration results from a special dying process applied to each Tropentarn donor shirt. Unlike standard "over-dying," we use a reactive dye which only binds to cotton fibers. This leaves all nylon undyed from the arm vents and hook/loop to the nylon fibers in the body of the shirt itself.
Wellenbrecher's slightly iridescent blue-gray appearance is color fast and will not leach or fade. Post dying, your shirt is clear of residual chemicals and clean enough to put in a baby's mouth.
This field shirt can be worn in two different configurations. For a standard "shirt" cut, we suggest ordering your Gr. size as shown in the sizing chart. For a "jacket"-like fit, go up one height bracket in the sizing chart while keeping your chest size true to measurement.
Wellenbrecher Wave 2 mission patch
- Tough poly/cotton water-resistant fabric
- Snap-secured storm flap
- Two snap-secured front breast pockets
- Straps for shoulder marks, rank tabs, etc.
- Mesh-ventilated armpits
- Shoulder pocket on left arm
- Velcro® wrist fasteners
- Velcro® fastener on right arm
- Velcro® fastener above left front pocket for name tape
The color of the tan in the Tropentarn affects the dye result. Not all Tropentarn jackets are the same. There is roughly a 10% difference in color ranging from light khaki to a more yellow sand. This base color effects the Wellenbrecher dye result. You can compare the photos below to get an idea of what to expect. We can make no promises as to the hue you will receive.
We have sorted all our donor jackets carefully. Expect a clean, quality product with no damage.