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

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.

Swiss M70 Alpenflage Parka

Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 53 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
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Reviewed by Yee Boii luh’s A.
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Legit w a scent of old Band room

It was in some pretty legit condition, only thing is some snap on buttons don’t snap but that’s okay, I can add OG buttons. Idk if it was a mistake but one of the jackets I bought w the ruck was short on the sleeves and I did select Large for all 3 of my jackets (no rucks for the others), other two fit awesome. The ruck jacket came in a brighter version of the alpenflage pattern that I thought was pretty neat! Would definitely buy again overall (if the jacket that comes w the ruck isn’t small next time ;) ). Great site, glad I found it

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Reviewed by Declan B.
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Great for stalking deer

Needed a jacket with a lot of space for snacks and various items like my NV binos for when I go “deer” watching. The mesh is great to make sure they have a harder time identifying me and stealing my social security. 10/10 this parka go so hard it cums.

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Reviewed by K F.
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Pizza time

This thing fucking rules. More pockets than I’ll ever need, warm as hell, and it looks so damn good. Feels a little smaller than I’d expect for a jacket but it fits so well. 10/10

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Reviewed by Nasir B.
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Sweet Gear

It's a kooky color pattern, that I've never seen before, and I had to try it. I'm looking forward to test ing it out at my local airsoft field.

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Reviewed by Matthew F.
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Bussin bussin fr fr

Surplus? Never heard of her. This jacket came in basically brand new condition with no rips, tears, or fading whatsoever. Fits great and gets plenty of looks from my Swiss neighbors (and the KLA for some reason). Can’t recommend this jacket enough.

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