Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka
Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka
Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka
Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka
Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka
Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka
Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka
Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka

Alpenflage, also called TAZ 83, Pizza Camo, and what we've dubbed "Casserole Camo" was issued on different pieces of gear from the late 50s to the early 90s. In fall and early winter foliage the pattern performs at its best, matching the conditions of the Swiss Alps closer than other times of the year. When it hit the surplus market in the 90s, outside of its natural environment in the alps, it stuck out like a sore thumb — in both cool factor and pattern. It continues to intrigue curious surplus collectors and has amassed quite the diehard fandom for both it's functionality and it's unique pattern.

The parka features 10 pockets — ammo-pouch-styled front chest pockets, two larger abdominal pouches, sleeve pockets, and roomy pockets on the back. An additional design element present on the parka is making sure you're slathered with Alpenflage — It features a mesh veil that deploys off the hood to cover your face and zippered wrist cuffs to avoid any sleeve rolling and showing even the thinnest stripe of skin (we've noticed this feature is on some but not all of the parkas, keep that in mind).

The optional rucksack really takes the jacket to the next level. Attaching to the shoulders and hips of the parka, it adds even more space to the absurd capacity the parka already sports. it features two cinch-shut side pockets originally designed for rockets or mortar shells, and a main pouch with a simple snap closure for MREs, A mess kit, rain poncho, anything you'd not need but probably want with you on a short assault. It also has a way to attach an e-tool with a retention loop at the base of the main pouch to keep the handle retained.

All together, you can skip a chest rig, and roll with the parka and rucksack on your expeditions innawoods if you so desire. The Swiss had it figured out.

Specs

  • Durable heavy duty cotton twill construction, machine washable
  • 10 pockets for ammunition and supplies on the chest, shoulders, and back.
  • Drawstring hood
  • Some but not all feature deployable camo mesh veil integrated into the hood
  • Elastic waist adjustments
  • Weatherproofed Elbows
  • Optional rucksack adds 15L of extra space

Sizing

Thus far we've had the EU 52 (Large) parka fit users with a chest size between 34"-40" without issue, and fit users with a height of 5' 5" to 6' 0" comfortably. For all sizes the bottleneck seems to be height, with the EU 48 fitting users up to approximately 5' 7", and the EU 56 parka fitting users up to approximately 6' 2".

Note: Model is 6' 0", with a 38" chest.

Condition

Excellent

  • Lightly used and well cared for.
  • Alpenflage Pattern remains vibrant.
  • Perfectly functional with either minor or no cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use.

Good

  • Alpenflage Pattern may be slightly worn.
  • Weatherproofing panel may be worn.
  • Minor cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use. This includes fabric repairs done in the field.
  • May exhibit writing and/or markings, including rank, serial numbers, etc.

Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka

Rated 4.8 out of 5
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Alpenflage, also called TAZ 83, Pizza Camo, and what we've dubbed "Casserole Camo" was issued on different pieces of gear from the late 50s to the early 90s. In fall and early winter foliage the pattern performs at its best, matching the conditions of the Swiss Alps closer than other times of the year. When it hit the surplus market in the 90s, outside of its natural environment in the alps, it stuck out like a sore thumb — in both cool factor and pattern. It continues to intrigue curious surplus collectors and has amassed quite the diehard fandom for both it's functionality and it's unique pattern.

The parka features 10 pockets — ammo-pouch-styled front chest pockets, two larger abdominal pouches, sleeve pockets, and roomy pockets on the back. An additional design element present on the parka is making sure you're slathered with Alpenflage — It features a mesh veil that deploys off the hood to cover your face and zippered wrist cuffs to avoid any sleeve rolling and showing even the thinnest stripe of skin (we've noticed this feature is on some but not all of the parkas, keep that in mind).

The optional rucksack really takes the jacket to the next level. Attaching to the shoulders and hips of the parka, it adds even more space to the absurd capacity the parka already sports. it features two cinch-shut side pockets originally designed for rockets or mortar shells, and a main pouch with a simple snap closure for MREs, A mess kit, rain poncho, anything you'd not need but probably want with you on a short assault. It also has a way to attach an e-tool with a retention loop at the base of the main pouch to keep the handle retained.

All together, you can skip a chest rig, and roll with the parka and rucksack on your expeditions innawoods if you so desire. The Swiss had it figured out.

Specs

  • Durable heavy duty cotton twill construction, machine washable
  • 10 pockets for ammunition and supplies on the chest, shoulders, and back.
  • Drawstring hood
  • Some but not all feature deployable camo mesh veil integrated into the hood
  • Elastic waist adjustments
  • Weatherproofed Elbows
  • Optional rucksack adds 15L of extra space

Sizing

Thus far we've had the EU 52 (Large) parka fit users with a chest size between 34"-40" without issue, and fit users with a height of 5' 5" to 6' 0" comfortably. For all sizes the bottleneck seems to be height, with the EU 48 fitting users up to approximately 5' 7", and the EU 56 parka fitting users up to approximately 6' 2".

Note: Model is 6' 0", with a 38" chest.

Condition

Excellent

  • Lightly used and well cared for.
  • Alpenflage Pattern remains vibrant.
  • Perfectly functional with either minor or no cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use.

Good

  • Alpenflage Pattern may be slightly worn.
  • Weatherproofing panel may be worn.
  • Minor cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use. This includes fabric repairs done in the field.
  • May exhibit writing and/or markings, including rank, serial numbers, etc.
average rating 4.8 out of 5
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Reviewed by a.m.
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Can't go wrong with Swiss

Feels great to wear, lots of roomy pockets, and most importantly looks very cool.

The parka came in excellent condition and every button and zipper worked. No tears or blemishes. Now the only thing I need to do is get rid of that warehouse smell.

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Not pizza flavored

Very sturdy and very heavy. Great for laying facing down in the mountains

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Reviewed by Robert C.
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Swiss Bliss

Hefty with pockets, you will not run out of space. Like cargo shorts for your torso.

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Reviewed by Samuel H.
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Feeling Like A Mountain

Ever since I bought this thing I’ve never stopped hearing compliments about how cool the pattern is or how unique it looks. It is highly functional for purposes of [REDACTED] and throwing [REDACTED].

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Reviewed by Daniel D.
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Hella pockets

If you load the pockets up for an innawoods excursion having a belt through the loops helps, having the m70 pants so you can link them with the internal straps on top of that works even better. Also Bug net is a lifesaver

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