Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka
Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka
Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka
Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka
Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka
Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka
Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka
Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka

Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka

Sale price$34.99 USD
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Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 62 reviews

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Alpenflage, also called TAZ 83, Pizza Camo, and what we've dubbed "Casserole Camo" was issued on different pieces of gear from the late 50s to the early 90s. In fall and early winter foliage the pattern performs at its best, matching the conditions of the Swiss Alps closer than other times of the year. When it hit the surplus market in the 90s, outside of its natural environment in the alps, it stuck out like a sore thumb — in both cool factor and pattern. It continues to intrigue curious surplus collectors and has amassed quite the diehard fandom for both it's functionality and it's unique pattern.

The parka features 10 pockets — ammo-pouch-styled front chest pockets, two larger abdominal pouches, sleeve pockets, and roomy pockets on the back. An additional design element present on the parka is making sure you're slathered with Alpenflage — It features a mesh veil that deploys off the hood to cover your face and zippered wrist cuffs to avoid any sleeve rolling and showing even the thinnest stripe of skin (we've noticed this feature is on some but not all of the parkas, keep that in mind).

The optional rucksack really takes the jacket to the next level. Attaching to the shoulders and hips of the parka, it adds even more space to the absurd capacity the parka already sports. it features two cinch-shut side pockets originally designed for rockets or mortar shells, and a main pouch with a simple snap closure for MREs, A mess kit, rain poncho, anything you'd not need but probably want with you on a short assault. It also has a way to attach an e-tool with a retention loop at the base of the main pouch to keep the handle retained.

All together, you can skip a chest rig, and roll with the parka and rucksack on your expeditions innawoods if you so desire. The Swiss had it figured out.

Specs

  • Durable heavy duty cotton twill construction, machine washable
  • 10 pockets for ammunition and supplies on the chest, shoulders, and back.
  • Drawstring hood
  • Some but not all feature deployable camo mesh veil integrated into the hood
  • Elastic waist adjustments
  • Weatherproofed Elbows
  • Optional rucksack adds 15L of extra space

Sizing

Thus far we've had the EU 52 (Large) parka fit users with a chest size between 34"-40" without issue, and fit users with a height of 5' 5" to 6' 0" comfortably. For all sizes the bottleneck seems to be height, with the EU 48 fitting users up to approximately 5' 7", and the EU 56 parka fitting users up to approximately 6' 2".

Note: Model is 6' 0", with a 38" chest.

Condition

Excellent

  • Lightly used and well cared for.
  • Alpenflage Pattern remains vibrant.
  • Perfectly functional with either minor or no cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use.

Good

  • Alpenflage Pattern may be slightly worn.
  • Weatherproofing panel may be worn.
  • Minor cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use. This includes fabric repairs done in the field.
  • May exhibit writing and/or markings, including rank, serial numbers, etc.
average rating 4.8 out of 5
Based on 62 reviews
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62 Reviews
Reviewed by Jeremiah M.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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The jacket of holding

its always a good laugh at work when i pull out everything from an oil lamp to a plate from my jacket of many pockets.

Truly a great thing and surprisingly warm

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Reviewed by Dylan K.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Alpenflageeee

Exactly as described and fits perfect! (Fast shipping too!)

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Reviewed by Kevin C.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Get it cuz it's weird

Loaded with intelligently-placed pockets, especially when you add the detachable ruck. Lots of little, well-placed features, like the camo face netting, vinyl pen pockets, and miscellaneous hooks. It's trying to do the work of a coat, a pack, and a chest rig. It doesn't excel at any of those goals, but it does (mostly) accomplish them. The fabric is comfy to the point that I wear this around the house. The camo is fly AF, of course.

As much as I like this thing, I can't see myself taking it innawoods. At the end of the day, it's a "parka" that's 100% cotton, which will get heavy and cold when wet. It's a pack that you can't leave at camp, because it's your coat.

Still, I really enjoy the thing, and I'm an Alpenflage convert.

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Reviewed by Jonathan H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Got What I Wanted

This Jacket is super cool. Heavy for what it is, and in a completely impractical camo for where I live…but super cool and utilitarian. Condition and fitting exactly as described.

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Reviewed by Hero V.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Swiss Goodness

Enough pockets to easily hold 72 hours worth of gear with the ruck attached. The sniper vail is beyond cool and every piece of hardware feels hearty and secure. Still looks great and with the adjustable waist cord it fits perfectly. Incredible adjustability all over, 100% worth the buy. Paired with the pants I feel ready to take on anything, and slip perfectly into the woods after.

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