The British Army Cold Weather Parka is an authentic vintage jacket from the British Army. Designed for use in cold weather these parkas were fielded by British Royal Marines during the Falklands War. Combat tested and battle proven you can now own this legendary parka that will forever be associated with the British victory in the Falkland Islands.
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British Army Cold Weather Parka
The British Army Cold Weather Parka is a legendary jacket in the British military. Worn by SBS Commandos who were victorious over Argentina despite being outnumbered and outgunned the battlefield footage shows these British Special Forces soldiers wearing this very jacket. This parka holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the British which has made this parka exceptionally rare to find outside of the United Kingdom.
I ordered this expecting it to be WARM, and wind-resistant, but this 'parka' is a glorified SHIRT. It is paper-thin, suitable for wear on the HOTTEST of days when you just need some insect and sun protection! I have long respected the quality of Brit gear, but it completely baffles me that they issued this item for cold weather... It's a nice enough SHIRT in an awesome camo pattern, but I would never have spent more than $15 for it if I had understood how light it is...
I have been looking for one of these for the collection in my size for some time now. The jacket I received was in brand new condition! The colors look better (less faded) then the one pictured above. Heavy duty zippers, lined hood. I plan on using this in cold weather with a German parka liner. Bring on the cold!
Ordered upon ad posting ,used my reward points, so cost was nil, mine came tailored by original owner, sleeves a little short, but good overall shape,& fade, funtional well made cotton ,add layers for additional warmth, works well on mild west coast nights , and the historical issue of these a must for collection. Years of use left ,
Field test next , thanks again!!
Review byValentino Banat Wilderness&Urban Survival Training
Like I said, its a excellent Parka, but keep on mind that don't have a liner at all ( or its just my parka :) )l. The fabric its very thick comparative with the other parkas ( i have two more, Royal Marine Commando Falklands times and one for training ) , plenty of pockets and a map pocket too and its great to take in the bush or hunting in spring or fall too. The one like I got looks like its for the commando boys. You can attach a liner from USA jacket ( sometimes under $ 3 ) or a German military liner ( super quality ).
The cammo colors are not to bright and will blend good for PNW at least.