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The French Army Nylon Rain Jacket is a great choice for your bug out bag, or your pack for your next hike. One of the coolest features on this rain jacket is the ability to fold it into itself. This allows the jacket to be stored easily and has a carry strap to allow you to attach it to your gear.
|Manufacturer||French Army Surplus|
Not breathable, but nicely made, compact and useful when the time comes. I keep it in the trunk of the car.
Great for the weathermans accuracy or usual lack there of!
Brand new, and will work if it is needed. Biggest challenge is to figure out how to fold it into the self contained zippered pocket. Stowed, it is 8"x12"x around an inch thick. Fantastic concept. Very well made thin lightweight raincoat in an accurate size large. Hood also stows into collar, back panel and arm pits are vented. Good enough to just leave in the truck.
I really like this raincoat. It folds up easily into a pouch that has a strap, so its always ready to be put in a backpack or car if the weather is uncertain. Folded up the dimensions of the XL are roughly 11.5 x 7.5 and the thickness compresses down easily to under 2 inches if you squeeze it in a backpack. It does a good job of keeping out water, and I feel like its pretty durable. The XL weighs in at 11.5 ounces. I find the XL fits great for me: I am 5' 11" and of average build. There's plenty of room underneath for additional clothing. The price is great too.
I just tested this jacket out in a FL afternoon thunderstorm and let me tell you it performed better than any civilian brand rain gear for the same price. Not a single drop of water got through. I stayed completely dry when couple with my rain pants. The fabric is tough as nails, and packs down thin and light! Draw string hem, draw string hood.
If you're a 42" chest I recommend getting the XL as it will give you extra room for a jacket underneath.
This is an amazing buy and worth every penny. Thanks for this great piece of gear keep shooting!
I was very surprised when I received the rain coat, so surprised in fact I promptly placed an order for three more. I am about 5'8 200# and usually wear everything in size large so I ordered one of these size "XL" because I like my rainwear to go over my normal clothing and fit loosely. I was surprised when that turned out to be true, as many times with surplus gear you never know what size is what. This fit like a rain coat should covering most of my behind and fitting comfortably over a regular "hoodie." I would say this is going to be a tight fit over a full size coat, which is fine for me because my heavy weight harsh weather gear is stand alone, as it should be. This is the prefect coat to throw in your GHB and bring along with your EDC gear. Great for the back seat of a car to. Best part about it is its pretty heavy duty. I have been looking for quality rain gear that I don't mind actually using and not worrying about for years. I have some good stuff, but one of my gortex hunting coats alone costs $50~$100 (on sale.) This thing only costs $13 plus shipping! Great for bushcraft, survival and every day use!
It has back vents, and small under arm vents. I very rarely right reviews on vendor sites but this one warrants it. Similar quality raincoats at your average main st box store or sporting good store will go for twice, if not three times as much.
Only fault I can find is the zipper is on the left hand side as with most euro gear.
Okay so I didn't order this raincoat. I ordered the Swiss folding raincoat. However they ran out of my size and were nice enough to upgrade me to the French folding raincoat. I must say I am not disappointed and honestly I would've ordered the French raincoat in the first place if I had known how high quality it is. First off it comes sealed in the package completely unused and I need issued. Secondly it is just well made well put together. I do wish it was a tad longer but that's just a personal preference this raincoat gets five stars from me and so does keepshooting.com for their awesome customer service that put me into this awesome raincoat.
These are pretty well made lightweight raingear. Not a cheap "emergency" construction, good weight material, supple and flexible. Nice hood that stows well in collar, and a way trick design of the raincoat folding into itself for transformation into a easily stowable or transportable pouch with strap. Comfortable and roomy, covers my butt (5'-9"), and the XL has enough room to fit over a jacket or other layers in cold conditions. Now, if KS can just come up with the mating rain pants the next time they raid the French surplus depots! Oh, the number in "size" is basically chest size in centimeters, or so it seems to me.
I thought that this can not be much of a rain jacket for the price. I took a chance and am amazingly surprised at the Quality & Construction of the jacket. Light weight but strong & durable.
I can not believe I did not purchase this jacket until now.
The french nylon raincoat seems to be on par if not better built than one I purchased for twice as much from some big name sporting goods outfitter. The coat has one large pocket on the right side. If you pull the pocket inside out; you can then stuff the entire coat into the pocket and zip the pocket up. The coat is not only good for a raincoat, but for a windbreaker as well, because the hood also rolls into the collar. When I initially purchased this coat, because of the price I thought it is going to be of cheap quality. So, I had initially purchased the raincoat to shove in back of my fishing vest. However, because the raincoat is so well done, I have an old raincoat I keep in the car. I might replace my old raincoat in the car with this one; and put the old one in the fishing vest. At the price they are currently selling at I ordered one more.