The Dutch Army M82 NBC Parka is one of the most widely fielded NBC suit jackets in the entire NATO force. This NBC threat protection jacket was adopted by virtually all European members of NATO as it was deemed to be the most effective and practical system for mass deployment to soldiers.
Using a proven protective medium that is sewn into the jacket, these parkas would not allow penetration of virtually all NBC threats in existence at the time of deployment. These jackets were deployed during the height of tensions in Europe between NATO and the Warsaw Pact (late 1980s) and soldiers standing on the front lines against a possible Soviet Invasion were issued these suit jackets. Soldiers valued these NBC jackets not only for their protective qualities, but also the over sized design which allowed them to be quickly but on and taken off.
The Dutch M82 NBC Parka is well designed to keep you warm and protected from NBC threats. This parka is a little bit on the heavy side but due to the quality and functionality, it's well worth the of price of $13.72.
This is a really comfy parka that will be sure to keep you warm. the parka itself is quite large, and the velcro straps on the arms are sort of short, but if your trying to stay warm, style isnt really first priority. the pocket in front is durable and could quite possibly be a good spot for a trauma plate if your that sort of person. the shoulder pockets are most likely used for pencils. you also have plenty of room for wearing things under the parka. as its listing says, its an NBC parka, so the head part is designed to tighten over the seal of a gas mask.