With winter just around the corner, it is probably time you started thinking about picking up a new jacket to replace the old worn out rag you have been wearing for the past few years. And whether you are looking to keep warm on a budget or build up your collection of British military surplus, the British military fleece jacket is a no-brainer.
As noted, each British military fleece jacket offered by Keepshooting.com is an authentic piece of British military surplus. These fleece jackets were originally designed for and used by members of the British army, one of the three professional uniformed service branches of Her Majesty's armed forces, otherwise known as the British armed forces. As a piece of cold weather gear, the British military fleece jacket would have been issued as part of a standard uniform to provide protection from extreme temperatures. Each fleece jacket remains in excellent condition, without the typical rips, tears, stains and scents characteristic of previously issued military surplus. Moreover, they are machine washable and with one quick wash are likely to appear as if they were never used at all.
The British military fleece jacket benefits from a dual-layered fleece construction that is designed to provide warmth in cold weather. Fleece is a synthetic fiber that is traditionally used as a lightweight alternative to wool. Like wool, fleece is hydrophobic, meaning it will not absorb moisture. Fleece, however, retains its properties of insulation even when wet, making it a great choice for clothing. In addition to a full fleece construction, the British military fleece jacket provides a full-zip closure as well as two zippered hand warmer pockets, a drawstring cinch cord at the waist and comfortable knit material at the collar and cuffs. The real draw, however, is the presence of unique thumbholes in the cuff that allow the cuffs to be used as partial gloves, serving to protect part of the hands and the wrists from crippling temperatures.
An interesting aspect regarding the British military fleece jacket is the fact that the NATO Stock Number (NSN) is printed on the manufacturer tag. An NSN is a 13-digit numerical code that identifies all standardized materials of supply that are recognized by NATO countries. The NSN for the British military fleece jacket is 8415-99-869-5333, which identifies it as a cold weather liner. The "8415" identifies it as a piece of special purpose clothing while the "99" signifies that the piece is from the United Kingdom. The remaining digits signify its item number.
Really, though, the only thing that matters is that if it is good enough for the British military then it is good enough for you. Moreover, if it is appealing to me then you I can almost guarantee it will be appealing to you. The British military fleece jacket is available now in size medium/large for just $15.95.