Swedish M59 parka, with liner, green, surplus
A thick, warm overcoat with a removeable liner jacket. Extremely well made old Swedish army surplus. Available again, after a long break!
Consists of a thick cotton outer shell and a fake fur liner. Needless to say, this is completely windproof and extremely warm. The fabric has likely been waterproofed at the factory when these were made, but we can't guarantee the treatment is still there, these being used and all.
The "modular" design means the parka will work in a wide range of temperatures and conditions. You could even use the liner by itself for that cheap communist elf look.
For pockets, you have two large ones on the hem and that's it.
Sizes are given in centimeters, first up is user height, then waist circumference. If you use inches, divide the centimeter sizes by 2,54, or go ogle it for conversion websites. The sizes run very large. If you don't want a very loose fitting jacket, you can safely order one size smaller than recommended.
For the record, a size 48-50 person will be fine with size 46 in regular use, and there's still some room for warm stuff underneath.
The condition varies a bit, but all are in good serviceable shape. Used or not, this thing will not break, ever. For this price the parka is a steal.
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Lauri L. 18.12.2018 (Edited 18.12.2018)
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Chris M. 14.03.2019 (Edited 14.03.2019)
My only gripe, is that I find it tight in the shoulders when I heavily layer underneath. The length is perfect, as it goes down to mid thigh, keeping my ass warm and toasty. Other than being tight at the shoulders, there is plenty of room throughout the rest of the parka to don heavy layers. However, I am good to go with a light sweater underneath, so for me, this will make a good spring or fall bushwhacking parka. If I was able to layer with my heavy extreme cold weather clothing, then this would have been a perfect winter bushwhacking parka.
I'm somewhat wide in the shoulder, with a fairly thick neck, so I've always had to keep that in mind when buying clothing. My parka is the C52 (170-178 / 100-104 cm). I'm 183 cm tall, 105 kg and will usually take a 112 to 120 max, chest circumference, depending on manufacturer. The description said that these parkas run very large, so I took the chance. The description is accurate, and the sizes do run large! Although not as large at the shoulder as I was hoping for, overall, I'm very pleased with my purchase and will get a lot of use out of this well made parka. This is a 5 star product in terms of material and workmanship!
Thanks, to the good folks at Varusteleka, for once again, sending me a quality product at a good price!
Ian N. 13.04.2019
It keeps you very warm, even in when you're standing around and doing nothing. The hem pockets are large; I managed to stuff my phone, gloves, watch cap, earphones, and power bank in ONE pocket with enough space to easily access the items.
The Liner is attached with buttons, and you can remove the liner to use the parka like a trench coat, or use the liner itself to look like a poor communist farmer.
I've used this through the last days of a Bavarian winter and I plan to use this through the next winter too. Will update this review in a year's time.
Tuomo R. 09.06.2019
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.