BATTLEDAMAGED GERMAN BUNDESWEHR FLECKTARN SYMPATEX PARKA

Condition:
Items are sorted into Battldamage when they require reparis to be fully serviceable. Because military garments are strong by design, the majority of our battldamage consists of broken zippers, buttons, and other replaceable components. Other items may end up in Battledamage due to significant staining, tears or other evidence of wear.

Please note that all sales are final on both Battledamage and Grade 2 items. Additionally, we do not offer any hand selection or sizing on Battledamage.


The flecktarn SympaTex parka is the hardshell first cousin of the classic cotton/poly flecktarn parka you know and love. It wears hard, while being light enough to wear in the summer.

SympaTex is a fabric/membrane that is both water and windproof, but allows water-vapor to flow through. It's very similar to American GoreTex, but originates from a European parent company. SympaTex is widely used across Europe in sports and recreation gear, and has had considerable success winning military contracts.

 TL;DR It's a damn good waterproof shell in Flecktarn.

Specs

  • German flecktarn pattern on delicious weatherproof SympaTex membrane
  • Zippered main closure with snap-secured double storm flap.
  • Two roomy low-front snap-secured pockets
  • Hook and loop fabric for nametape, patches on both shoulders, and tightening cuffs.
  • Cinch cord in hood and at bottom of parka "skirt" (that's what that part is called, apparently).

 Type

 Flecktarn comes in two color versions.

  • Pre-2005: The five color pattern everyone thinks about when they hear flecktarn: vibrant and robust.
    • Pre-2005 variants: Sometime during the 90s, Germany was in high demand for BDUs, so it contracted a handful of different companies for manufacture. Construction is identical, but color is not. With the amount of different batches being produced by different printing equipment, the tone of the five colors varies from company to company.
  • Post-2005: In 2005 the five colors of flecktarn were altered into more muted tones. Since then, the colors have stayed free of variation. Every piece made since 2005 features this muted version of flecktarn.

 

BATTLEDAMAGED GERMAN BUNDESWEHR FLECKTARN SYMPATEX PARKA

Regular price
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Sale price
$49.99

Condition:
Items are sorted into Battldamage when they require reparis to be fully serviceable. Because military garments are strong by design, the majority of our battldamage consists of broken zippers, buttons, and other replaceable components. Other items may end up in Battledamage due to significant staining, tears or other evidence of wear.

Please note that all sales are final on both Battledamage and Grade 2 items. Additionally, we do not offer any hand selection or sizing on Battledamage.


The flecktarn SympaTex parka is the hardshell first cousin of the classic cotton/poly flecktarn parka you know and love. It wears hard, while being light enough to wear in the summer.

SympaTex is a fabric/membrane that is both water and windproof, but allows water-vapor to flow through. It's very similar to American GoreTex, but originates from a European parent company. SympaTex is widely used across Europe in sports and recreation gear, and has had considerable success winning military contracts.

 TL;DR It's a damn good waterproof shell in Flecktarn.

Specs

  • German flecktarn pattern on delicious weatherproof SympaTex membrane
  • Zippered main closure with snap-secured double storm flap.
  • Two roomy low-front snap-secured pockets
  • Hook and loop fabric for nametape, patches on both shoulders, and tightening cuffs.
  • Cinch cord in hood and at bottom of parka "skirt" (that's what that part is called, apparently).

 Type

 Flecktarn comes in two color versions.

  • Pre-2005: The five color pattern everyone thinks about when they hear flecktarn: vibrant and robust.
    • Pre-2005 variants: Sometime during the 90s, Germany was in high demand for BDUs, so it contracted a handful of different companies for manufacture. Construction is identical, but color is not. With the amount of different batches being produced by different printing equipment, the tone of the five colors varies from company to company.
  • Post-2005: In 2005 the five colors of flecktarn were altered into more muted tones. Since then, the colors have stayed free of variation. Every piece made since 2005 features this muted version of flecktarn.