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Bundeswehr Hardshell Flecktarn Parka
Bundeswehr Hardshell Flecktarn Parka
Bundeswehr Hardshell Flecktarn Parka
Bundeswehr Hardshell Flecktarn Parka
Bundeswehr Hardshell Flecktarn Parka
Bundeswehr Hardshell Flecktarn Parka
Bundeswehr Hardshell Flecktarn Parka
Bundeswehr Hardshell Flecktarn Parka

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 Gore-Tex 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

 The Flecktarn Hardshell Parka comes in three color versions.

  • Pre-1995: An extraordinarily vibrant version of the five-color pattern. Best for use with bright, eye-catching vegetation. It seems the Bundeswehr toned down the jacket a touch with the Pre-2005 version.
  • 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 number 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

Condition

All parkas are in like-new to very good condition with no indications of damage.

Bundeswehr Hardshell Flecktarn Parka

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 34 reviews
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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 Gore-Tex 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

 The Flecktarn Hardshell Parka comes in three color versions.

  • Pre-1995: An extraordinarily vibrant version of the five-color pattern. Best for use with bright, eye-catching vegetation. It seems the Bundeswehr toned down the jacket a touch with the Pre-2005 version.
  • 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 number 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

Condition

All parkas are in like-new to very good condition with no indications of damage.

average rating 4.9 out of 5
Based on 34 reviews
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Rated 4 out of 5
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34 Reviews
Reviewed by Jeff B., from United States
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I recommend this product
Height
5' 8"
Weight
160-175
Size Purchased
II 48/50 (US Medium)
How It FIts
A Little Big
Condition
Better Than Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Highly recommend

I thoroughly enjoy this hardshell as a rain jacket, it’s light, fits well (just a little bit big on me but I’m a manlet and using it as a rain jacket so that’s fine), and looks excellent.

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Reviewed by G Michael G., from United States
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I recommend this product
Size Purchased
II 48/50 (US Medium)
How It FIts
Perfect
Condition
As Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Good quality

Looks almost new. Fits well. I am 5’10 174 lbs. Got a M. drawstrings too short on hood and waist and need replacing.

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Reviewed by jasent u., from United States
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I recommend this product
Height
5' 9"
Weight
150-160
Size Purchased
II 48/50 (US Medium)
How It FIts
Perfect
Condition
Better Than Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great coat

So far its extremely waterproof. Sat in a downpour and didnt get even the slightest bit wet. So its a winner for me

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Reviewed by J R., from United States
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I recommend this product
Height
5' 7"
Weight
175-190
Size Purchased
II 48/50 (US Medium)
How It FIts
Perfect
Condition
As Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Outstanding!

I'm very pleased with this jacket, I was expecting it to be more "stiff" than it is. The jacket fits perfectly and is a comfortable size that if need be, I can layer other clothes underneath it. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed by Richard Best (., from United States
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I recommend this product
Height
5' 11"
Weight
190-210
Size Purchased
III 52/54 (US Large)
How It FIts
A Little Big
Condition
Better Than Described
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great

It’s a bit long but nice condition and an great add on for your kit

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