British MVP rain jacket, Desert DPM, surplus
Genuine issue British MVP rain jacket with a Desert DPM pattern - unissued, most in factory wrappings MVP is the British equivalent to Gore-Tex and other waterproof membranes. These jackets are waterproof but breathe a bit, unlike old rubber "crisp packet" suits.
The British army rain jacket is very simple: a long hem and generous hood, fast front closure with a zipper and folding stormflap + velcro. Because there's no liner, this packs fairly small, but it's no fist-sized ultralight jacket that breaks as soon as you hit the deck. If you are after a low-cost durable no-nonsense GTX jacket, this is the ticket. No big loss if it gets damaged, this is a BIG plus in surplus. Of course being army issue stuff this thing is pretty durable to begin with.
No extra on this - it's just a protective shell with a hood. The simplicity has an added benefit: the jacket packs very small. An old British army trick is to wear this under the combat smock to retain the ability to use pockets and to protect the MVP jacket from wear and tear. A regular combat jacket is more stealthy, too.
A note about the membrane. While it's true the MVP (Moisture Vapour Permeable) membrane lets some moisture out just like Gore-Tex, it's not a magic do-it-all fabric. It's best used as rainwear, or as a windproof layer in stationary use. In heavy activity you will likely get wet from the inside.
Please note that clothes with a membrane require care to retain their waterproof properties. Washing should be done in lukewarm water, by hand with a special detergent. Periodic waterproofing treatment is recommended by washing in, spraying on, or both.
Easy size first, British size in the brackets: first user's height, then chest circumference in centimetres. The cut is roomy, because these are meant to be worn over everything.
Unissued, most still in factory plastics. If not, they have just been tried on.
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Nyt L. 30.09.2016 (Edited 23.05.2019)
Aavikolla harvemmin sataa , joten varsin iskemättömässä kunnossa sain omani.
Samuli K. 02.12.2016 (Edited 20.12.2016)
Jan D. 11.08.2017
Marjaana K. 02.09.2017
Tommi M. 07.09.2017
Aku R. 15.11.2017
Janne U. 17.04.2018 (Edited 17.04.2018)
Atte L. 10.08.2018
Takki on hvyin tehty ja suunniteltu. Pitkä malli suojaa kivasti sateelta ja tuulelta niin eräillessä kuin pyöräillessä. Kaksimielinen vetoketjukin löytyy. Suosittelen takin ostamista niin eräilyy kuin arkikäyttöön. Gortexit sun muut vastaavat takit ovat erittäin kalliita, joten tällä takilla saa tuplattua mukavuuden huonossa kelissa ja säästettyä pitkän pennin. Siis sentin.
Niko-Petteri M. 01.05.2019
Frank S. 25.06.2019 (Edited 11.07.2019)
Update: it fits fine over the Särma windproof smock of the same size (I have both in XL Regular), covers it all the way down, the hood goes over the smock's hood and so on. The reach-through zipper gets you access to the smock's zippered chest pockets. As the smock itself is sized to be worn over a thick fleece, you get a whole layering system for less than the price of one big brand windbreaker.