NVA wool neck tube, grey, surplus
An essential bit of winter kit: the headover or toque. The German armed forces have used this for ages. This tube-like piece of cloth was originally a Wehrmacht issue item: go ahead and look at any old photos from the eastern front and you'll see the popularity.
The headover was abandoned in West Germany, but the NVA of the DDR continued to produce and issue damn near identical toques. Known affectionately as "Oma" (grandmother) by the troops.
A toque is basically a tubular knitted wool scarf. Fold it into itself once or twice for neck protection, or tug higher to protect the lower face and even the ears. If you want to fully protect your neck and head, buy two of these.
The length varies a bit, usually these are 35 cm but sometimes shorter.
Army surplus from the DDR
These are NVA surplus, and mostly unissued or in a very good shape.
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Ville L. 13.06.2016 (Edited 15.06.2016)
Ville N. 06.10.2016 (Edited 29.11.2016)
Alvaro V. 15.10.2017
Pyry P. 04.12.2017
Christian H. 17.12.2017 (Edited 23.05.2019)
Tanel K. 24.01.2018
Scratching is there (nothing too bad, really) but I hardly notice it. Has a nice fit and is warm as one would expect!
Excellent value for the price!
Louis C. 13.02.2018
David F. 14.02.2018 (Edited 14.02.2018)
Peyton B. 28.02.2018
RAMOND T. 08.11.2018
No label to know what is made from, but accordingly to the little scratchy sensation on my neck skin, it should be mainly made of wool.
Comfortable to wear, and nicely warm.
Jussi E. 13.02.2019 (Edited 04.11.2019)
Adam A. 18.03.2019
sampo r. 14.05.2019
Bjornar M. 16.06.2019
Lila p. 28.09.2019
Timo E. 28.09.2019 (Edited 09.01.2020)
Ei voi muuta sanoa että kyllä ne saksalaiset osaavat Stalingradin kokemusten jälkeen tehdä hyviä talvivaatteita.
Tuomas P. 09.12.2019 (Edited 10.12.2019)
Rodney W. 15.12.2019
Jarmo H. 14.02.2020
Thomas I. 26.02.2020
I got both of mine in brand new condition and while they can seem a little rough at first, they become much softer with wear.