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Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus. Brass grommets, these will not rust!
Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus. The cord holes are "reinforced".
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Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus. Adjust the collar opening with these.
Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus. Tighten the hood with these cords.
Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus. Plastic toggle buttons.
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Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus

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The Romanian "Plash-Palatka" is just like the Soviet original but camouflaged - perhaps only for the reason its TWO armholes would remain hidden from the Soviet authorities. Old school cotton shelter halves are getting rarer by the day, get yours now!

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Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus.
Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus.
Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus.
Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus.
Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus. Two different camouflage patterns - we won't pick.
Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus. Note the small pockets under the armholes!
Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus. Brass grommets, these will not rust!
Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus. The cord holes are "reinforced".
Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus. The cord holes are "reinforced".
Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus. Two armholes is something they didn't even dare to dream about in the Soviet Union!
Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus. The hem folds up inside the fabric to remove excess back length.
Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus. Adjust the collar opening with these.
Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus. Tighten the hood with these cords.
Romanian Plash-palatka Rain Cape/Shelter Half, Camouflage, Surplus. Plastic toggle buttons.

The Romanian "Plash-Palatka" is just like the Soviet original but camouflaged - perhaps only for the reason its TWO armholes would remain hidden from the Soviet authorities. Old school cotton shelter halves are getting rarer by the day, get yours now!

This age-old design can be used as a groundsheet, shelter half, rain/camouflage cape, stretchers, or a top layer for sleeping bag/blanket - you can even make a sort of a raft from these. In almost every use it's just a tad too small on its own, part of the rugged charm!

Looks like the model has stayed the same over the course of years, common nominators being camouflage, plastic toggle buttons, surprisingly well-punched brass grommets, and the rather strong odor from the insect repellent used to treat these. This will probably dissipate in use.

The camouflage pattern is the Romanian "Mozaic" style woodland camo, with two model variations which we won't differentiate. You get either one.

Where have all the capes gone?

The Plash is the king of capes! When it's used as a cape, one corner works as the hood - note the drawcords which you use to tighten both hood and the "collar". Then you fold the opposite corner inside and button it up (the buttonholes on the corner line up with the toggle buttons on the center of the tarp). Now you can button up the front as little or as much as you like, depending on if you want to look like a heroic defender of the Motherland or a sad camouflaged cone creature (but better protected from the elements).

When worn as a cape, you might notice there are ACTUAL POCKETS under the armholes on the inside.

Dimensions and exciting details!

  • Measures about 180 x 180 cm (70 x 70")
  • Weight some 1,4 kg (about 3 lbs)
  • No other exciting details, the product is perfect.

Material

Made from very tightly woven and impregnated wind- and waterproof cotton. The fabric seems even denser than on the Soviet equivalent.

When you have wandered the realm long enough to wear the water repellent treatment down, you can use fabric wax to reproof it!

Romanian army surplus

Most are in totally unissued condition, but we reserve the right to say some examples may well be just slightly used. These might have some insect repellent treatment that might be hazardous to cats! We do not know for sure but consider yourselves warned.

Availability is quite poor, we cannot promise a restock once these are gone.

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27.03.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
If you are a fan of the Plash-Palatka system, then this is a must buy item. If you are thinking about ordering it, do it now! And not just one, get two. Mine is in an unissued , new condition. Yes, the product is perfect. It does have that faint smell of moth balls, but nothing like the smell from the Italian back pack, which has gone a long time ago.
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Five stars
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07.04.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
Mine was totally brand new, excellent rain cape/tarp/poncho/shelter/boogieman costume.
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09.06.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
I have a very soft spot for the Soviet plash, but this thing rawks! I ordered one and got the light camo version (good for high desert), but though it looked unissued it was made without shoulder and hood cords (must have been Friday afternoon at the Bucharest people's palatka collective). An email to everyone's favorite Finns was all it took to put a replacement in the mail to me (they really are The Good Guys). Very well made plash, excellent camo, brilliant after sale service, plus pockets so you can store a ridge line and bunjies with the plash - what more could anyone want? Just because they have a pile of these today doesn't mean they will have a pile tomorrow, you know how it goes with surplus. If you like this kind of thing then get a couple, you won't regret it.
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07.07.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
Ordered a total of three, makes a Large Pyramid tent. Material seems a touch lighter that the Plash Palatka, but it will get the job done. If you're on the fence, go ahead and get at least two.
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15.07.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
This is a great multi-purpose item. This one is much better than the Soviet version, the East German version wins over both of these though. Buy it. Buy the East German one too.
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03.08.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
Kannattaa vaihtaa valkoset nartsit paracordiin, lipsuu märissä nakeissa.
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20.08.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
It's tough to find camouflage Russian Plash Palatka so this was the next best alternative. I love it and expect many years of use out of it as a shelter, ground cloth, and rainwear. Arrived in like-new condition. A must-own fashion item for the Fall. Damn you Varusteleka for getting me to spend more money.
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05.10.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
No nyt on telttavaate ominaisuuksilla! Todellakin päätarkoitus kai on olla sadeviitta, jossa päänsuun kiristys ja aukot käsien ulkoistamiseen ja näiden alla pikku taskut. Omat viittani olivat uudempaa Romanian käyttämää camo-kuosia ja ilmeisen käyttämättömiä. Haisevat vain lievästi kemikaalille, mielestäni siellä sateensuojakemikaali (jolla puuvillakangas on tiivistetty) pikku hiljaa hajoaa, suojelenee jo itsessään sadeviittoja tuholaishyönteisiltä. Pienellä tuuletuksella häviää tuo vieno tuoksu. Suosittelen väijyhommiin, en suosittele pidemmille vaelluksille. Tämä painaa kuivana luvatut 1,4 kg, märkänä vähintään tuplat-triplat. Vastaavankokoinen nyloninen vielä paremmin vedenpitävä tarppi painanee kuivana 300g.

Kangas on niin tiheää että jos haluat jonenikula-henkiset pimennysverhot makuuhuoneeseen tms. niin tässä on edullinen monikäyttöratkaisu. Paskan osuessa tuulettimeen verhot on helppo repäistä alas ja muuttaa muuhun käyttöön. Romanialainen mosaiikkikuvio mallia -94 on niin ruma että verhoilla on ironista camp-arvoa myös. Toki konservatiivisempi hissukka kääntää kuvion sisään asuntoon päin ja ulos näkyy harmaanvihreä yksivärinen kuosi. Kangas on tosin painavaa, joten verhonipsuilta ja -kiskolta/tangolta vaaditaan tavallista enemmän. Itse ostin samantien kolme kappaletta tätä sadeviittaa. Yksi varastoon, yksi pimennysverhoksi ja yksi aktiivikäyttöön.
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09.10.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
I got two. One was OK, like new, in the '94 camo scheme with the dots and splotches. The other one had the toggle buttons, but no eyelets had been sewn in places! I find myself wondering if all the toggle buttons were really attached. Also, there were egregious sewing mistakes made and redone, particularly the arm slits and interior pockets. It was also in the '94 camouflage scheme, so not the leaves and branches and so on like the earlier pattern, but the spots and blotches. Somehow, it looks "autumnal" due to the brown and the black--which is actually rather rarer in nature. Perhaps that is why Romania uses a different pattern. Still, it is a cool camo style. The cord used by the Romanians is crummy. Like dental floss or something. It had been pulled out of one portion of the "hood" attachment. I'll add some plastic keepers or grommets to prevent them from being pulled out. The stitching was flimsy in parts and ripped out easily. I'll have to resew many of the seams due to the slipshod construction. The "Dacia" is a Gallic-engineered car--a Renault--built in Romania. These days, it is a cheap car for many Europeans or other people where it is sold. This plotsch palatka is like that: Russian-engineered, but Romanian execution. I guess shoddy construction didn't end with the Ceausescu regime's demise. Still, it is a neat piece of gear, usable as a blanket, extemporized sleeping bag, a casualty evacuation stretcher, a rain cape or poncho, a tarp or ground cloth, a shelter half or "basha" as the Limey snake-eater SAS says, and it can be configured with others into various other larger shelters. I think it could even be contrived into a nice hammock. But first I'll have to resew many of the seams with real, non-Romanian thread. If I had to do the order over again, I'd probably have gotten a pair of the Italian or German sewing kits just to repair the work. Perhaps the first one was made before lunch, and the second one after a bottle of wine or two over lunch. Or, perhaps it was made by the new trainees at the factory as a "practice" rain cape. I've rolled mine up into a "hobo pack" or horseshoe-type blanket roll. When the weather turns cold, I can add a wool blanket or two and put some gear, fire starters and other survival-type gear into it before retying it. It could come out as a light, easy-to-carry bundle or roll, and if something goes awry on a hike or camping trip, it's available to use for very many things, including temporary shelter with a debris bed, or any of a number of other uses. Cool piece of gear, and the camouflage versions are cheaper than the single-color khaki/ drab versions enamored by Soviet reenactors or Red Army LARPers or whatever.
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Jeff D. 27.03.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
First, I am a very happy Varusteleka regular customer. I have recommended your store to others. I do have a suggestion for your consideration. It would be nice to have a package of the plastic toggle buttons, for when the buttons on my other Plash Palatks need to be replaced. As with my Russian version, when my dog decided that those wooden buttons would make for a nice chew toy. You guys are doing an outstanding job!
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