Acidtarn Field Shirt
Acidtarn Field Shirt
Acidtarn Field Shirt
Acidtarn Field Shirt
Acidtarn Field Shirt
Acidtarn Field Shirt
Acidtarn Field Shirt
Acidtarn Field Shirt

Acidtarn Field Shirt

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 9 reviews

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Acid·tarn from the German acid  "acid" and tarnen “camouflage.”

We discovered Acidtarn by accident while conducting dye tests in 2017/2018. During these tests, two identical Flecktarn parkas were sent through the standard Versengtarn dye process to confirm our dye ratios, additives, and wash procedure. When we had finished processing the parkas, one came out the black Versengtarn pattern we expected, and the other came out a deep iridescent green.

The difference came down to the ratio of cotton and synthetic yarn. Prior to 2005, all Flecktarn uniforms were manufactured with a relatively large percentage of cotton. After 2005 this was changed, increasing the proportion of synthetic material in all German uniforms. Because our dye selectively binds to cotton, the undyed synthetic fibers created a dramatically different garment.

In person Acidtarn appears similar to an olive drab, with an iridescent "oil slick" green from the synthetic content. In fact we considered naming it Ölpesttarn "oil spill pattern" for exactly that reason. In the end our informal nickname "Acidtarn" stuck, proving to be just as acceptable in German as it was in English.

 

Manufacturing Process

  • Each field shirt is professionally dyed in Minnesota
  • Our experienced dye house has handled all Versengtarn and Wellenbrecher items to date, with a high degree of consistency and professionalism.

Original Flecktarn Specs

  • Tough poly/cotton water-resistant fabric
  • High waist zipper closure with snap-secured storm flap enabling the wearer to bend and crouch without restriction
  • Two snap-secured front breast pockets
  • Velcro® wrist fasteners
  • Straps for shoulder marks, rank tabs, etc.
  • Ventilated armpits
  • Shoulder pocket on left arm

Normal Variation

  • Some field shirts include inside pocket
  • Some field shirts include a Velcro® fastener on the right arm
  • Some field shirts include a Velcro® fastener above the left front pocket for name tape
  • Some field shirts have had the German flags removed from the shoulders

Versengtarn Modifications

  • Reactive dye permanently darkens the Flecktarn pattern to an oil slick green while retaining a faint trace of the original pattern
  • Each dyed field shirt is unique, with subtle differences in pattern, hue, and saturation
  • Dye treatment is permanent, non-toxic, and non-leaching
  • Jackets arrive washed and ready to wear with no residual dye
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      Reviewed by Kyle A.
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      I recommend this product
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      Nice shirt

      I like it, fits well & looks nice. Seems like good material.

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      Reviewed by Ray M.
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      I'm gonna dye

      Every and I mean EVERY dye run these guys do is wonderful. I own every dyed flecktarn piece they've done and let me say that they all are exactly as they say. The colors have never stained me, they've never run. One time I did find a ciggy butt in the dyed parka but that ain't no thang. For real BUY IT!

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      Reviewed by Trash m.
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      BORN TO DYE

      WORLD IS A FLECK

      ## Rinse Em All 1989

      I am trash man

      410,757,864,530 BAD CROPS

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      Reviewed by Jake B.
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      Very epic

      Love the colors and the subtle camo pattern. Pretty easy to wear. Mine wasn't as green as the photos but that's fine by me.

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      Reviewed by Robert W.
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      Drippy

      Always wear it to the bar pretty nice buy

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