The German navy, known in Deutschland as the marine, is part of the unified armed forces, or Bundeswehr. The German navy finds its roots with the Reichsflotte, or Empire fleet. This was the first navy to exist under the tricolor flag and was established in 1848 during the March Revolution. Today, the German navy is a permanent participant in all four NATO Maritime Groups and is involved in several anti-terrorist operations.
As noted the German navy deck jacket offered by Keepshooting.com is a brand new, unissued military surplus item. As such, they are in excellent condition, free from the rips, tears, stains and scents that are typically characteristic of military surplus clothing. But that is not even the best part. This jacket is constructed from aramid fibers.
Aramid fiber is a type of synthetic fiber that is known for its resistance to heat. Among other things, it is typically found in body armor and used for other military and aerospace applications. Its use in the German navy deck jacket makes the jacket a great choice for those who work around open flames. Even if you do not, this lightweight jacket is an excellent choice for use on any casual occasion.
The full-zip closure provides for easy on and off while the snap fasteners at the cuff make adjustments quick and simple and ensure that undesired elements are kept at bay. In addition to two slash pockets at the waist, the jacket includes two large zippered pockets on each side of the chest. Additionally, there are mesh vents sewn into each underarm to allow the escape of body heat, which serves to keep you dry and comfortable all day long. And just to add a bit of class, each shoulder is adorned with a fancy epaulet, under which the tricolor German flag resides.