BW field cap, cold weather, olive green, surplus
This piece of headgear is worn mainly for two reasons - it is very warm and unbelievably ugly.
After rough experience gained in the Second World War the Germans realized that field equipment should be designed with more emphasis on practical functionality, and looks in parades became less important.
The hat is basically a field cap with insulating lining. Flaps on the sides can be lowered to cover the ears and chin. The inside is green imitation fur. Another flap without lining is located under the visor, which can be turned to cover the forehead (or eyes for extra challenge).
The hat is designed to fit under a helmet and does so quite well. In addition to military purposes this serves anyone who rides a bike during cold weather.
Colour is a grayish green, as usual with items with a German background.
Regular European hat sizes: head circumference in centimetres. Due to slight shrinkage it might be a good idea to size up one notch: if you usually wear 58, pick 59 from these. To convert to American sizing (head diameter in inches), first divide by 3.142 and then by 2.54.
Used German army surplus
These are in used, but good condition.
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does not recommend
cedric v. 17.12.2017
Tough luck for her, since I do not like having my ears freeze off during the winter, the cap stays.
A steal for the €2.99 I paid for it - recommended.
Markus K. 18.12.2017
Markus K. 18.12.2017
Alex S. 19.12.2017 (Edited 01.01.2019)
mark b. 24.01.2018
R R. 05.03.2018
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Max K. 25.02.2019
Military equipment is traditionally excellent stuff; it combines durability with very affordable prices. Army surplus finds its way to the civilian market in the following way: the armed forces of one country or other decides to get rid of big batches of perfectly serviceable gear due to cuts in military budgets, said gear becoming obsolete or redundant or some other similar reason. Some of this stuff then finds its way to our storehouse, sometimes directly, sometimes through a third party. Every once in a while we even get random batches of collectibles and rarities from obscure corners of the world.