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Belgian Shelter Half Hood, Surplus
Belgian Shelter Half Hood, Surplus.
Belgian Shelter Half Hood, Surplus.
Belgian Shelter Half Hood, Surplus. The colors vary quite a bit. These are not separated.

Belgian Shelter Half Hood, Surplus

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This hood turns your Belgian shelter half into a rain poncho. After lots of deliberation and hard work, we were able to find these relics and put them up for sale for your pleasure. This may be a one-off batch so think quickly.

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Belgian Shelter Half Hood, Surplus.
Belgian Shelter Half Hood, Surplus.
Belgian Shelter Half Hood, Surplus. The colors vary quite a bit. These are not separated.

This hood turns your Belgian shelter half into a rain poncho. After lots of deliberation and hard work, we were able to find these relics and put them up for sale for your pleasure. This may be a one-off batch so think quickly.

As with the shelter halves, these are made with buttons or snap fasteners and the variants are not cross-compatible. Choose wisely!

The story of the Belgian shelter half and hood

To flip off other NATO countries, probably, the Belgians made their shelter half rectangular, as did most Eastern Bloc countries during the Cold War.

In order to avoid total communism, they discarded the drawstring system of wearing the sheet as a rain poncho and made an opening for the head roughly in the center - as is common in Western countries - but made it diagonal. Sigh.

As further measures to confuse the enemy and friendly forces alike, they made the hood a separate item that doubles as a carrying pouch for the shelter half and also has a distinct feature of disappearing easily.

Belgian Army surplus

The colors vary and the fabric has a Belgian smell to it. Other than that, the condition shouldn't raise complaints. This is hardly a surprise: it's not like you're supposed to drag a hood over rough grounds no matter how demanding the scenario.

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01.09.2021 (Edited 13.09.2021)
Bought two of these to go with the two half shelters/ponchos, unlike the poncho's these have been used although with the two I've received only enough to wear that fresh out the stores look off of them and maybe the waterproofing agent (some use in wet weather will confirm that).

As a hood, like all military garment hoods, its fairly roomy, although given as how the button holes are tighter than the tightest of nuns private bits or ducks arseholes I doubt they've been used for anything other than some sort of storage implement, and not particularly secure ones at that, definitely best suited for the purpose of keeping raindrops from falling on your head after potentially reproofing them and tearing your fingers apart fitting them to the ponchos.

I only dropped it half a star as it doesn't seem large enough to fit a shelter half and poles in (unless your a ninja at folding military things to sizes that those who never have to use it think is achievable).
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Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

07.09.2021 (Edited 13.09.2021)
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