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This Belgium M88 Parka is really one of our favorite jackets. There are a number of reasons why this jacket is one of our favorites:
Why not purchase a Belgium M88 Parka today and take advantage of a killer military surplus deal.
The photos on the site do justice to this coat. Medium is slightly larger for a size 38 (5'9" 150lb). I can wear extra layer under. It will be great for Seattle winters. The item I received is unused/brand new. You won't be disappointed. Another great value offer from KS.
As others have stated, this isn't so much a parka as much as it is a trenchcoat-length light coat. There is no liner, nor are there any attachment points for one. so this coat would best be used for chilly days and nights in Spring/Autumn. With that being said, it looks great! At 5'11", 180 lbs with a 41-42" chest, this parka fits very well around the chest and waist, and lengthwise, it terminates at mid-thigh. The color is a lighter olive drab, and aside from the Belgian flag, you really can't tell that this is a mil-surp item. The condition was excellent; if I didn't know any better, I'd say it was brand new, despite the tag telling me it was produced in 1987! All in all, a ludicrously great value for a quality European military coat.
This parka is the kind that you can wear it to the office everyday, which I just did the next day after I received it. And my colleagues are all impressed by the fashion and quality of this parka, and the price is so cheap that there are two people in my office were actually been convinced to buy their own right away!
I am 5'8" tall and 175lb weight, this parka perfected fit me, and by adjusting the belt string at the waist, you can never worry the "L" size are too fat. This is a great cloth for the spring and autumn.
This isn't so much a "parka" as it is a jacket. It's not really set up for cold weather, but it works great in the spring or fall.
It's really an attractive coat. Several people have asked me where I purchased it. Aside from the Belgian flag patch on the sleeve, it looks similar to the raincoats that are apparently in style right now.
I am a man who can never have too many pockets, and this coat has a sufficient number of them. There is a pocket on the inside, which is handy for pens and/or my wallet, and the four outside pockets are great for all sorts of things. All of them are fairly large, which is a plus. The hood is kind of hard to get out or put back without taking the whole coat off, which I don't much care for, but it's still handy nonetheless. It comes down to my knee, so it's pretty much perfect for someone about six feet in height.
Again, it's not really suited for really cold weather. I wear it with a liner sometimes, but I'm rather thin, so both this jacket and a liner probably wouldn't fit the average person.
Not really a cold weather parka. About the weight of a field jacket. Runs small so there is no way to use a liner. Good for 40F plus.
If you wear a medium, jump on this...