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As noted, each pair of East German winter pants offered by Keepshooting.com is a reproduction of an original piece of East German military-issue clothing. The original pants were designed for and would have been issued to those serving in the Nationale Volksarmee, otherwise known as the "National People's Army" of the German Democratic Republic, commonly known as East Germany.
Because our East German winter pants are reproduction items, each is also a brand new item. And unlike traditional military surplus gear, which can often be plagued with rips, tears, stains and scents, these winter pants remain in perfect condition, ready for winter wear or use in a historical reenactment. Those who would prefer an inexpensive alternative to costly, original surplus equipment are sure to find our East German winter pants a more-than-suitable replacement.
That said, our replica East German winter pants reproduce faithfully each of the features found on the original equipment. Each brand new pair of East German winter pants is constructed from a variety of materials, including a cotton/polyester outer shell for comfort and durability and a quilted nylon interior for warmth. These winter pants are secured via a button fly, and also feature an elastic waistband for a more custom fit. Also included with each order is a pair of Y suspenders that button into the pants. In addition to what has been listed, these pants feature button-adjustable ankle cuffs for a more fitted approach. These features join a series of four pockets that include: two slash hand pockets and two cargo side pockets, each of which features buttons for a secure closure.
Another notable aspect characteristic of our East German winter pants is the unique camouflage pattern found on the material. Commonly known as raindrop camouflage, this pattern is known officially by Germans as stricheldruckmuster or ein strich/kein strich, and is a notably East German camouflage pattern that was heavily featured during the German Democratic Republic era of German history. It was later exported in large quantities to Africa.