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Austrian jacket size chart
People's sizes vary in two basic ways: height and width. Austrians have a distinct size system for their jackets and trousers. As with most size systems, one designation is used for tops and bottoms, but the numbers refer to the tops only. No worries! Our thoroughbred investigators have dug up the measurements for the trousers.
These are measurements of the person, not the garment!
The width (circumference, acktchually) is measured around the largest part of the chest, usually right in the armpits. Overcoats are designed to accommodate layers of clothing worn underneath, so do not order a bigger size "just in case"!
There is some "no man's land" in-between sizes. If your measurements fall here, you may be able to pick the smaller size and get a tighter fit or the larger one and have a lot more room.
*= your chest circumference in centimetres.
Some people have proportionally longer or shorter arms than usual. You can choose outside your suggested height range if you commonly have sleeves that drape over your hands, or suffer from cold wrists. In addition to anatomic differences, preferences vary.
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Austrian surplus jackets and shirts
Austrian Anzug 03 Field Jacket, Surplus
Austrian field jacket, the model of 2003 - these are almost vintage by now! Probably inspired by the US Army ECWCS Gore-Tex jacket, but made of tough cotton/polyester blend. The colour is olive drab of the typical Bundesheer shade.
Austrian Anzug 03 summer field blouse, surplus
The current issue field blouse of the Bundesheer. A modern, neutral-colored field jacket for a decent price. Used.
Austrian Anzug 75 Field Shirt, Surplus
Once again a prime example of good military surplus! Thick for a collared shirt, the Austrian Bundesheer used these as the outer layer in summer months. An excellent choice when you need a mid-layer shirt that doubles as a light, somewhat windproof, fast-drying outer layer - and want to look good while you chew bubblegum and kick ass.
Austrian Field Jacket w. Membrane, Surplus, Unissued
Austrian Bundesheer Gore-Tex (or Sympatex!) jacket. Cut very much like the US M65 field jacket, but is water- and windproof. An excellent fall/winter jacket with practical features and nice nonchalant colour scheme. In unissued condition!
Austrian Field Jacket W. Membrane, Surplus
Austrian Bundesheer Gore-Tex (or Sympatex!) jacket. Cut very much like the US M65 field jacket, but is water- and windproof. An excellent fall/winter jacket with practical features and nice nonchalant colour scheme.