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AB BW Parka, Stone Gray Olive
AB BW Parka, Stone Gray Olive. The model is 182 cm (6') tall with a 98 cm (39") chest, wearing size EU 50.
AB BW Parka, Stone Gray Olive. The model is 182 cm (6') tall with a 98 cm (39") chest, wearing size EU 50.
AB BW Parka, Stone Gray Olive. The model is 182 cm (6') tall with a 98 cm (39") chest, wearing size EU 50.
AB BW Parka, Stone Gray Olive. Zippered front with a button-up flap.
AB BW Parka, Stone Gray Olive. Pocket flaps with button closure.
AB BW Parka, Stone Gray Olive. Cuff adjustment tabs with buttons.
AB BW Parka, Stone Gray Olive. The removable liner is attached with buttons and snap-fasteners. The waist has a hidden elastic adjustment.
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AB BW Parka, Stone Gray Olive

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This older Cold War era parka is almost as popular in Germany and Europe as the M65 jacket in the States - if you haven't seen one of these before, it's about time to get acquainted with it!

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AB BW Parka, Stone Gray Olive. The model is 182 cm (6') tall with a 98 cm (39") chest, wearing size EU 50.
AB BW Parka, Stone Gray Olive. The model is 182 cm (6') tall with a 98 cm (39") chest, wearing size EU 50.
AB BW Parka, Stone Gray Olive. The model is 182 cm (6') tall with a 98 cm (39") chest, wearing size EU 50.
AB BW Parka, Stone Gray Olive. Zippered front with a button-up flap.
AB BW Parka, Stone Gray Olive. Pocket flaps with button closure.
AB BW Parka, Stone Gray Olive. Cuff adjustment tabs with buttons.
AB BW Parka, Stone Gray Olive. The removable liner is attached with buttons and snap-fasteners. The waist has a hidden elastic adjustment.

This older Cold War era parka is almost as popular in Germany and Europe as the M65 jacket in the States - if you haven't seen one of these before, it's about time to get acquainted with it!

The older Bundeswehr field jacket is a hooded parka with an excellent cut and a removable fake fur liner jacket. The model is refreshingly old fashioned - no iPod smartphone pockets, media ports, membranes or other hi-tech stuff. Instead, you'll find good practical solutions for field use, like the heavy zipper, pockets with normal button closure, and thick cotton material. If you're seeking a classic military parka, this is the archetype!

The BW parka in a nutshell

The BW parka is a field jacket for 3-season use, having a removable faux fur liner, sturdy hood, and a relatively long hem. The outer fabric is sturdy cotton and the liner is polyester, both uncompromisingly 100 % stuff. The front closure features a sturdy zipper with a storm flap secured with buttons. The hem, waist, cuffs, and hood are all adjustable.

The Germans have blessed the front of the jacket with four pockets, each with button closure. The lower pockets are conveniently slanted to allow those decadent West Germans to hang about with their hands in their pockets. The inside has an additional hidden pocket.

A noticeable feature of the fuzzy liner is that it extends into the hood - this isn't a flimsy hood you would rarely use but a very warm and protective cover for your head and neck. It's removable through buttons and snap-fasteners.

Ever heard of Steingrau-Oliv? It's a new shade adopted in 1963, probably because previous German patterns and colors went permanently out of fashion in the '40s. West German field clothes were like this until the unification in the '90s when they finally dared to adopt a camo pattern.

Size Info

These are made to European men's sizes with close intervals. The cut remains original which in this case means a rather regular fit, certainly not loose especially around the shoulders. Even if you're looking for a fashionable fit, avoid picking a smaller size.

We took a couple of key measurements of each jacket: the width from armpit to armpit ("pit-pit") laid flat, and the sleeve length from the shoulder seam. The jacket's chest circumference is the pit-pit times two, but notice that you'll need about 20 cm / 8" of clearance added to your measured chest girth.

If you're tall and slender or short and wide, we're sorry: the smaller size are for shorter-than-average people and the large sizes are longer. The invisible hand of economics gives the finger to all groups who are not large enough.

Garment measurements (metric)

SizePit-pitSleeve Length
EU 4656 cm62 cm
EU 4858 cm64 cm
EU 5060 cm64 cm
EU 5262 cm64 cm
EU 5464 cm64 cm
EU 5666 cm65 cm
EU 5868 cm65 cm
EU 6070 cm66 cm
EU 6272 cm68 cm
EU 6474 cm68 cm
EU 6676 cm68 cm
EU 6878 cm70 cm

Garment measurements (metric)

SizePit-pitSleeve Length
EU 4622.1"24.4"
EU 4822.8"25.2"
EU 5023.6"25.2"
EU 5224.4"25.2"
EU 5425.2"25.2"
EU 5626.0"25.6"
EU 5826.8"25.6"
EU 6027.6"26.8"
EU 6228.4"26.8"
EU 6429.1"26.8"
EU 6629.9"26.8"
EU 6830.7"27.6"

Some history

The production started in the early '60s and stopped in the '90s only because Flecktarn camouflage replaced all gray-green shades - the parka remained very similar. However, the old model was so loved that manufacturers kept carrying the torch.

This jacket is factory-new reproduction. We sell these to fill the void left by the ever-shrinking numbers of the original surplus items. The country of manufacture is not labeled but it's most likely China.

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18.11.2021
Kyllä tämä on yksi parhaista, mutta sinisenä ja täällä ei tunnusteta sinistä väriä lainkaan! Se on outoa, sillä raskaana meritaistelu-ja maihinnousutakkina tämä on paras.
Silakat unohdetaan aina. Ehkä pitäisi muuttua loheksi ja purra eli nousta maihin ja iskeä...;). Silloin voisi harmaiden puntti tutista ja meren voima tulla esille. ;)....

Sinistä peliin siis, kiitos!

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"Pikku" silakka eli valkohai vain paatista...
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21.11.2021
The button for adjusting the cuffs of a removable fake fur liner jacket was not sewn. I sew using the buttons left over on my holidays. The person who purchased it should check it.
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