French MP Blue Goretex Jacket
The French Military Police are known as the Gendarmerie in France which translates into English as "men-at-arms" which describes the French Gendarmes role in French society. Essentially a military force tasked with police type duties, the Gendarme are a common sight all over France that the French people take pride in for the services they provide.
One of the most important services the Gendarme provide is security at outdoor spaces in France. With the climate in France being distinctly four seasons, the need for a high performance jacket for the Gendarme that was completely weather resistant. That includes wind proof, water proof, and capable of providing great warmth for the Winter months or in areas of France that experience extreme cold. These jackets deliver results for all of the Gendarme, and present each officer wearing one of these jackets as being a member of this national police force.
We have sold many jackets from virtually every European country and these are exceptionally nice jackets. They were produced with no expense spared as the materials are all first class and are considered to be the best. The zippered removable liner is quilted for extra comfort and warmth and adds to the list of pockets the outer shell provides. Every zipper is a YKK zipper, recognized around the world for being the best zippers made. Enhancements such as all seams taped to ensure water resistance and perfect stitching will ensure these jackets last a very long time.
- Authentic French MP Jacket
- Fully Weather Resistant
- Hide and Deploy High Visibility Reflective Stripes
- Stowable Hood
- Elastic Cuffs and Waist
- Drawstring Waist for Custom Fit
- Removable Quilted Liner
- Two Front Zippered Storage Pockets
- Snap Sizer with Gendarme Logo
- Near New Condition
It fits as expected and is quite full, as one would expect with a parka that was typically worn over a shirt ans sweater. Photo evidence I have supports its wear oer standard service dress, olive green F1 field dress, and dark blue ski overalls (known as salopettes which fortunately I was able to acquire).
Irt is extremely well mades, of commercial quality. It began to be replaced c. 2004 with a newer goretex parka with the advent of new Gendarme uniforms, to include the MP pants also available here.
With liner, it has the bulk and weight of a ski jacket. I would imagine you could wear this is pretty harsh conditions.
Mine was brand new. I cannot say enough good things about this product.
Metric sizing pay attention to so in doubt GP next size bigger as I have to reorder mine now. Note: size T50 equivalent to men's large - a very close fit 44to 46chest so I gotta go bigger for room to wear more than T-shirt under. These are very nice & top quality as well. Gore-Tex at this price I had to move quick before they sellout, as I've recently seen online. By the way - customer service dept. Good at assisting my needs so.... Get yours,, look sharp, warm, waterproof, Price!! You won't find better. t