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The British Army, like all NATO-aligned forces, has produced some extremely nice personal equipment to allow their soldiers to operate in any environment. One of the most demanding environments would be operating in wet weather, as rain will not only cause physical issues for the soldier but also for virtually every piece of equipment that is being carried into the operating area.
Most NATO-aligned forces have produced their own version of trilaminate fabrics to address operational needs in wet weather. By far the most well known trilaminate fabric is the Goretex brand, which has been widely recognized for innovating in the construction of water resistant gear. Recognizing the value in using trilaminate fabrics, the British Army has produced their own version known as "MVP" which stands for moisture, vapor, permeable and this material was used to produce this water resistant combat jacket.
Now you can enjoy the same protection from wet weather that soldiers in the British Army have. This authentic British Army MVP Combat Jacket is a currently-issued water resistant combat jacket that will protect you from wet weather and will give you the added benefit of the Woodland DPM Camouflage. Woodland DPM camouflage blends quite well with most wooded parts of North America and looks very good even when being worn in an urban or city environment.
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I think this one was new... Very happy
What a great jacket. I think anyone would be happy with this one. Yes it's camo, but at least you can hide in plain sight. No one will see the difference.
Perfect fit using Euro standards. Very high quality jacket. Effective in cold high winds.
Sizing runs true to the general sizing in British military clothing, so no problem there. I ordered one of these close to my measurement size and that was fine, dimensionally, inso far as chest size length and sleeve length. What the info here on site doesn't tell you is that unlike all other British jackets or smocks, these have a VERY tight, or narrow, elastic wristlet inside the lower sleeves that are WAY too restrictive for anyone with either large hands or muscular forearms, ( I wear size XXL gloves or mittens, and have very muscular forearms, as well as wear a size 13 wide shoe or boot size, in US sizing ). So, for someone as myself, this jacket is not suitable. However, if you wear a size medium glove have a fairly narrow wrist, these jackets may be just the ticket. It was used, but the only way you could really tell that it wasn't brand new was to open it up and put it on and notice theme of the previous owner stenciled below the interior neck line.