Finnish M65 wool jacket, surplus
A Finnish classic, a short hemmed heavy duty wool tunic with two chest pockets and nothing extra. Not too many of these left in the world anymore - get yours now!
- Thick proper wool fabric, no lining on the inside
- Two breast pockets
- Collar can be buttoned all the way up
We thought these were gone for good in any other size than super mega small, but what do you know - more uniforms popped up and what's best, the sizes are decent. Wool fanatics should not pass this, it's a very high quality jacket. On some articles the tags say the material consists of "at least 85% wool". Made in Finland to proper standards, no cheapo crap here!
Those who know history might notice a similarity to the late-war German Ersatz model, which in turn was influenced by the British Battle Dress jacket. We believe this is not a coincidence, but these are not hastily sewn in war-time, but with all the care we could afford afterwards.
Wool usually is pretty care-free, just brush it and air it out once in a while. If you have to wash, use wool cycle and do it at 30 degrees Celsius. Air dry only, don't throw these in a dryer.
Sizes in the Finnish army system, with user's recommended measurements in the brackets (height / chest).
Also note the side seams on the hem. If your jacket is unissued, these are sewn shut. By opening them, you can add more girth for the waist for a more relaxed fit.
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Some used, some unused. All in good serviceable condition for years to come.
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Shiqi H. 05.10.2018 (Edited 12.10.2018)
darryl b. 31.10.2018
Tim T. 01.11.2018
RAMOND T. 08.11.2018
High quality wool jacket, with a smart cut. Quite itchy on bare skin (but you are not supposed to wear it naked :-) ).
Incredibly cheap for the quality.
Kauri N. 08.11.2018
Jonathan W. 13.11.2018
wim B. 19.12.2018
Wim from the netherlands
Christopher A. 02.01.2019
I'm 5'7" (170cm) and ~197lb (89kg.) and the 6/54 fits me. I got the blue (Navy) version and I'm going to buy the grey (Army) if it ever comes back in stock.
Joona N. 16.01.2019
Jason C. 24.01.2019
Still, it's wool, it's warm, and it's $20. Case closed.
Daniel N. 28.02.2019
N.N. 03.10.2017 (Edited 06.10.2017)
Markus K. 06.10.2017 (Edited 23.05.2019)
david g. 14.10.2017
Seth B. 02.11.2017
Serhan T. 02.11.2017
Alexander L. 15.11.2017
martin z. 29.11.2017 (Edited 29.11.2017)
Chest-size is spot on but the waist is a narrow cut.
Koby F. 09.12.2017
Jean N. 10.12.2017
Totally nothing wrong with this one, perhaps 1 minor thing: it does not have a thin liner...
Clement R. 14.12.2017
Concerning the size, I am 1m80 tall for 85kg. I ordered a 8-52 which are exactly my measurements and it fits me perfectly.
I give it 4.5 because it is very itchy if you wear it on your skin, so wearing a short sleeves shirt underneath is not confortable. A thin liner like the one on the trousers would have been wonderful.
Clement C. 04.01.2018
----FR---- Un excellent rapport qualité prix ! La mienne était en état impeccable. Et quelle veste ! Parfaite pour les promenades à vélo en automne ou en hiver. La coupe est plutôt cintrée au niveau de l’abdomen et large au niveau de la poitrine et des épaules, une forme assez atypique, ceci étant dit cela permet de porter un pull-over ou une polaire dessous. Excellent produit au demeurant.
Peter K. 04.04.2018
Also the M65 Wool Jacket is of excellent quality, I first thought it would be too tight - then I discovered the tighter, now it fits perfectly. And for the price, it is a very good buy.
Thomas J. 12.04.2018
Sebastian W. 23.05.2018
Erik Z. 12.06.2018
Lars H. 01.09.2018
Alexander d. 13.09.2018
Björn R. 29.09.2018
Marko N. 13.10.2017
aikoo takkia kylmässä käyttää.
Abrahim R. 04.11.2017 (Edited 09.11.2017)
EDIT: After opening up the side seams a bit this jacket fits much better, night and day. I'd honestly add half a star, or a full star, after making this super simple adjustment. Toss in a reinforcing stitch when you open it up, you don't need to undo /all/ of it.
Liam B. 06.01.2018
Matthew A. 15.01.2018
Thank you for posting the European sizing and the metric converter!!! I’ve seen these same jackets on U.S. sites but ordered from you because I could pick the hight and chest size. In the US they bundle them into alpha sizes (small, medium, large) and this way I got a perfect fit!
I’ve opened the side seams on the one I’ve received and can now layer underneath (I’m in Chicago) and the second jacket I’ll leave the seams for a more fitted look when it’s not below freezing.
Awesome site and I dig the irreverent humor, will definitely be getting more gear through you folks!
Jukka T. 30.01.2018 (Edited 30.01.2018)
Got sweaty while moving? No prob — take the light windblocker off and you are dry before you know!
Half a star off as the cut of the sleeves and collar are old school.
Not badly restricting, but if you want a really functional jacket, slight modifications are in order (some extra material to the seam under armpit/to the backside, and wider, easier-to-close collar — on the lines of the Särmä TST M05 HOOD)
Lisää kevyt tuultapitävä takki päälle (esim. US ECWCS Level 5 Softshell) ja takin lämpöarvo nousee huomattavasti.
Tuliko hiki liikkuessa? Ei hätää — ota tuultapitävä kerros pois ja hiki haihtuu ennen kuin huomaakaan.
Puol pinnaa pois koska hihasauma ja kaulus vanhan koulukunnan mukaan.
Ei tosin mahdottomasti rajoita liikeratoja, lyhyt helma nousee helposti mukana kun kurottelee esim. köyttä pään yläpuolella — mutta todella toimiva takista tulee kun lisää liikuntavaraa hihasauman taka- ja alapuolelle. Vielä kaulus "Särmä TST M05 huppu"-malliseksi niin johan toimii!
Jean N. 04.02.2018 (Edited 04.02.2018)
So why not go for another color as well, I ordered the dark blue version.
As their grey counterpart M65 jacket, this is a well made item, ancient already 1986 production date 30 years old.
But as good as new.
The grey jacket has the Finnish lion on the buttons.
This dark blue jacket has an (Marine/Navy) anchor on the copper buttons on both the pockets and sleeves.
The darkblue is a nice color, but I'm more into black.
To change the color I used the wasmachine on 30C wool wash with back as black Dylon wash inside out.
Now the buttons jump out even more, a very easy color change.
86% wool and the rest for strenght, I wonder what wool is used? Sheep? Or other?
Jan H. 09.02.2018
Sampo A. 28.04.2018
ÓSCAR V. 08.05.2018
The size is exact, the luxury pattern and the details not seen in military garments.
Matthew R. 12.09.2018