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

Factory New Austrian Waterproof M65 Parka

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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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98 Reviews
Reviewed by Miles P., from United States
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I recommend this product
Height
< 5' 4"
Weight
110-125
Size Purchased
88-21 / I-II
How It FIts
Perfect
Condition
As Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Very Warm and Very Cool

This jacket is perfect for cold weather conditions, very durable, and you even get a neat Austrian military emblem on one sleeve. What's not to like?

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Reviewed by Martin P., from United States
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I recommend this product
Height
6' 2"
Weight
210-240
Size Purchased
104-108 / III-IV
How It FIts
Perfect
Condition
Better Than Described
Rated 5 out of 5
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Goretex

Great garment. Mine is dated 1997, no notable wear and not too fragrant. Good fabric weight, much softer than the APECS type parkas, has held up to all moisture so far.

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Reviewed by Justus T., from United States
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I recommend this product
Height
6' 2"
Weight
175-190
Size Purchased
96-100 / III-IV
How It FIts
A Little Big
Condition
As Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Exquisite

Unlike myself, this jacket has some extra length so if you’re between two lengths, you’re probably safe to go with the shorter one. The material is not the same canvas that is used on USGI M65s but it still feels like it would hold up to abuse just fine. I find the pockets to be plenty usable and the condition immaculate. If you’re on the fence, snag one.

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Reviewed by Stephen, from United States
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Height
5' 8"
Weight
190-210
Size Purchased
104-108 / III-IV
How It FIts
A Little Big
Condition
Better Than Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Excellent garment.

Hydrophobic performance is very good (see pics). Ran the sleeve under the faucet for 30 seconds and it came out completely dry. It's also very warm. Mine is a little big but it will be worn over warming layers and gear so no problem there. I'm about to go on a camping trip with it so I can update this review if I learn anything else about it.

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Reviewed by Dr C., from Canada
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I recommend this product
Height
5' 9"
Weight
190-210
Size Purchased
96-100 / III-IV
How It FIts
Perfect
Condition
Better Than Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Comfy, warm, perfect for traumatizing small children

Had this for a few years now and I adore it, it's my mid fall/early winter jacket and has been the best jacket I've ever bought.

It's absolutely perfect to traumatize small children by standing stock still and slowly turning my masked head to look into their direction.

My wife can not stop me this time.

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