The Metropolitan Police are the front line officers protecting London from internal and external threats. With one of the largest police forces in the United Kingdom, the "Met" is well known and respected for their professionalism and capabilities. The British government takes great pride in ensuring the "Met" has the best equipment and uniforms to perform their duties protecting London on a daily basis. This black police jacket is an example of the high quality equipment that is issued to Metropolitan police officers.
When you first try on one of these Met Police jackets you will immediately feel the quality materials that were used to produce it. The outer shell is made from genuine Gore-Tex material to provide the very best water resistance. You can see the Gore-Tex tag inside the shell when you remove the zippered liner to ensure that the jacket is genuine. The waist band of the outer shell has an elastic band to give a snug fit to your body and includes snap closed retention loops to keep the jacket from riding up while running or getting in and out of a vehicle. The cuffs on each arm have both elastic cuffs and a dual snap system to ensure a fit that keeps the wind and rain out of the jacket and provides additional comfort. To further insulate the jacket the front has both a zipper and snap closed storm flap which will provide superior performance when working in a storm.
Inside each jacket you will find a body warming removable quilted liner. The design of the liner is patterned after the British Army cold weather vest which has proven to be the best designed jacket liner. To ensure the liner stays in place it zips in and then along the top of the jacket are a series of snaps that keeps the liner from shifting and negates the need for a zipper system along the top. When you add all the features up this genuine Met jacket provides a tremendous amount of performance at a very attractive price point. Considering it was worn by Met officers, it is packed with history and prestige that comes from being a Met Officer.
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I bought this to be an inexpensive goretex jacket to keep in my truck. The one I received seems almost too nice for that! The jacket itself looks brand new, and the zip-in liner looks like it had been washed once, judging by the fading on the label. Mine came with the epaulets on the shoulder (removable), which are not shown in the stock picture on the website. It is very well constructed, and looks like it will be very warm in the winter. The sizing was spot on for how they have it listed on the website. I think I’ll keep this for around-town wear, and find something else a little more beat-up for a truck jacket.