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Each British Desert DPM windproof smock offered by Keepshooting.com is an authentic piece of British military surplus. These windproof smocks, which are parkas despite the confusing descriptor, were originally designed for and issued to 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. Interestingly enough, these windproof smocks were issued alongside the standard Desert DPM combat jackets, but are cut loosely to fit over layers of clothing.
Despite its somewhat confusing descriptor, the British Desert DPM windproof smock is a lightweight, windproof parka constructed from windproof fabric. The smock is secured via a full-length front zipper with a Velcro® storm flap. It also features a cinch-cord waist to prevent updrafts as well as an integral, form-fitting hood. The form-fitting properties characteristic of the hood stem from its utilization of both a drawstring and a wire frame that ensure protection from all undesirable elements. Other features includes two large chest pockets alongside two slash chest pockets, two large waist pockets, a small accessory pocket on the left sleeve and patches with various insignias. There are a variety of sizes available, and no preference will be given with respect to available insignias.
It is worth noting that the British Desert DPM windproof smock employs the familiar British Desert DPM camouflage pattern throughout, a two-color camouflage pattern characterized by a mixture of light sand and medium brown and its use in dry, arid regions.. The "8415" identifies it as a piece of individual equipment while the "99" signifies that the piece is from the United Kingdom. The remaining digits signify its item number.