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).

All together, you can skip a chest rig, and roll with the parka and a small day pack 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

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
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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).

All together, you can skip a chest rig, and roll with the parka and a small day pack 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

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 31 reviews
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Reviewed by Mason W.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Parka

Excellent quality, looking forward to using this in the field. SO MANY POCKETS!

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Reviewed by Edwin C.
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Excellent

Had all the bells and whistles, looked pristine

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Reviewed by Jeff K.
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High quality material & rather discreet

One of my favorite cargo yackets; a fashionable yet reliable pattern, while also providing a lot of opportunities to hold a go-ready amount of gear for whatever situation lies ahead. While you'll likely need to pack a small amount of warm-weather apparel under this piece, it's a fantastic topping to a cake loaded for bear.

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Reviewed by Ben
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SWISS-TASTIC

Yeah i think its pretty groovy, i scared the neighbours...

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Reviewed by Joe L.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Perfect for carrying everything

There is nothing you cannot carry with this. There is enough pockets on it to be able to carry an entire steam locomotive in your pockets with this thing. It is the ultimate jacket, the jacket of jackets even. The Swiss pizza camo is also surprisingly one of the best camouflages that I’ve seen, as it blends in perfectly with east coast forests. This is one of the best jackets I’ve seen (I also have not seen very many jackets lol).

It also has a secret pocket in the inside for hiding your suspicious things.

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