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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 93 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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93 Reviews
Reviewed by Andrew , from United States
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Height
>6' 4"
Weight
150-160
Size Purchased
104-108 / I-II
How It Fits
Perfect
Condition
As Described
Rated 5 out of 5
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Amazing Parka!

Great Parka. Probably the best M65 parka you can get with goretex or the other similar fabric for $100. Amazing value.

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Height
6 1"
Weight
190-210
Size Purchased
104-108 / I-II
How It Fits
A Little Big
Condition
Better Than Described
Rated 5 out of 5
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great parka

Had a slight issue with getting a sympatex instead of a gortex parka but the guys at kommando store were very helpful and fixed the issue fast

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104-108 / V-VI
How It Fits
A Little Big
Condition
Better Than Described
Rated 5 out of 5
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I look like Ted Cruz on the 80’s… ducking love it

I got this jacket to dress up like the zodiac killer/ riddler and with the cold weather mask I’m just ready for Halloween 2022.

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Reviewed by Bones, from Canada
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Height
5' 11"
Weight
150-160
Size Purchased
96-100 / V-VI
How It Fits
A Little Big
Condition
As Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great

Probably the best jacket I've gotten from here so far. American design, Teutonic quality. Only wish it was thicker like the standard (non-waterproof) one, but I think this was the better choice for where I live- it pisses rain constantly.

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Reviewed by Craig J., from United States
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Height
5' 11"
Weight
190-210
Size Purchased
104-108 / I-II
How It Fits
Perfect
Condition
Better Than Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great jacket

Used it in the snow storm we've been having here. Warm enough but not too warm to layer underneath. Comfortable with nice pockets and zippers/snaps.

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