The German Flecktarn field shirt offered by Keepshooting.com is a brand new, unissued military surplus item. As such, they are in excellent condition, free from the rips, tears, stains and scents that are typically characteristic of military surplus clothing. The fact that this is a current issue field shirt just serves to sweeten the deal.
Constructed from a cotton/polyester blend (either 65/35 or 80/20 depending on the manufacturer), the German flecktarn field shirt is a well-made shirt with a variety of features designed for comfort and practicality. Snap fasteners line the full length of the front opening for easy on and off while Velcro®-adjustable cuffs ensure that the elements are kept at bay. Additionally, there are mesh vents sewn into each underarm to allow the escape of body heat, which serves to keep you dry and comfortable all day long. Then there are the other, more practical features. Those include the breast pockets, each of which measures approximately 7.25 inches by 6 inches and are secured via sturdy snap fasteners. There is also an expandable pocket on the left sleeve that measures approximately 4.5 inches by 3 inches and is located just below the German flag patch. Still not sold? How about I tell you about the fancy epaulets and the Velcro® strip for mounting name tape?
Perhaps the biggest draw is the famous Flecktarn camouflage pattern. Flecktarn is a multicolor disruptive camouflage pattern, generally utilizing three or more colors. This particular pattern was designed for use in temperate woodland terrains, though by varying the colors, it is adaptable to other backdrops.
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I ordered two in size 2: I'm 5'7" if I stand up really straight, 130 lbs and 36" chest, and this fits like I think it's supposed to: sleeves are long enough for my long arms, it's roomy enough for a couple of layers underneath, but without being baggy. It's great as a light jacket for working around the house and in the yard, and the snaps make it easy to take off when I get overheated. The half-zipper is unusual and I may remove it, but it's not in the way. The shirts are brand-new and seem very durable.
The one I received was brand new. If your are tall get the biggest available size. I'm 6'1" and the biggest fits me just right. Very well made and I'm very pleased.
Zipper broke! Just took it out of the box and tried it on and tried to zip up the zipper and snap! Zipper literally broke in half. Not worth sending back. I'll just used buttons instead. Otherwise, jacket is nice, brand new and I love the flecktarn pattern.
All the German milsurp I've bought from KS has been top notch quality. Everything appears to be fresh out of a warehouse. I wouldn't be surprised if the Germans just automatically sell everything to the civilian market after an arbitrary period. Fit is great, camo looks fantastic. Great for the price.
My title should tell you what I think of them. Well worth the bucks. I bought some for gifts, the second set were bought slightly over-size. Gonna get fleece zip liners and make nice jackets out of them. ENJOY!
I've been wanting some of these shirts because I've been told they are more comfortable than the USGI versions.
KS put em on sale, so I snagged a couple. I wear medium short like the other reviewer and I ordered two GR-4.
They fit me perfectly, also, NOS from 1996. The labels washed off the first washing though, I guess the ink on the labels arent exactly tough..The interior of the shirts are lined with a very comfortable material, and the pit vents are an excellent addition.
LOVE the shirts, VERY pleased!
With their square, wide cut I wouldn't call these shirts fashionable, but they get the job done and are excellently suited to outdoor work or camping. Tough polycotton, they will dry fast and last a good long time.
Be savvy, buy two and tear one up to make reinforcement patches for the other!
These shirts arrived in brand new condition and were every thing I was expecting from KS. For the record the sizes stated are accurate. I only regret that they were slightly undersized as I am a 44-45 inch chest (5'8''). They fit okay just a tad snug on top of the shoulders. Wished they had one size larger.
These are great shirts to just throw on to give you extra pockets, or to conceal your carry. Terrific quality. Handy sleeve pocket and velcro for patches. Very good quality zippers on these.
This is a brand new shirt! Bought one for my son, and was really happy with everything from the material to the stitching and the fit is impeccable. I'm gonna buy myself one soon as I finish this review. You should buy one,too!
The shirt is solidly constructed. Heavy zipper and snap front closure seems more than required for a shirt. The overall length is a little less than the norm, but can still be tucked in. I am 5'11" 185 pounds and the 175/185 110 size fits well, but is not at all oversized. Mfg. Date was 1998 on mine and was definitely brand new. Has flags on both shoulders and vecro'd epaulettes. It is a nice flecktarn shirt that should last a long time.
Purchased this to go along with the rest of my 'flectarn ensemble' as i am going to a
shooting school soon in the eastern part of country. this pattern rocks for disappearing
into the wilds of the woods. Of course, the usual German workmanship evident throughout. Sizing near perfect, body could be just a tad longer, usually wear large shirts, 16 1/2 x 35, purchased Gr 10, 175/185/110 size. Another great buy from Keepshooting.com!
I own two of these, and must say they blend very well up here in the northeast. A great jacket for most of the year, just roll the sleeves up in the summer on those more chilly days and button it up during the winter. I throw patches up on the velcro strip on the chest. Highly recommended by myself.
All I have to say is WOW! I just received my order and this shirt looks brand new. Snaps, zipper, color, everything looks fantastic. I ordered a GR4 which is described as a 41" chest. I wear a Medium/Short in USGI BDU shirts and this was a prefect fit for me. Now my father wants one of these shirts! So I will be ordering one again. This camo works really well for Florida wooded areas.
Quality garment. I highly recommend it. A+++
This particular camouflage works very well in temperate climates. In the PA woods, where there is a lot of lush foliage and dark greens, this pattern blends into the background. It work so well that the wearer disappears into the forest after only a few yards. I greatly recommend this to anyone who is in a forested area.
I wasn't sure about how the sizes would fit me and I was answered promptly when I asked. Shirt arrived pretty fast and fit perfect. Great quality and a new product.
Coworker from Germany proclaimed this authentic updated version of what he wore in the German military. I love these shirts. Arrived brand new, clean, quick. Quality exceeds my fifty dollar work shirts. Flecktarn camo rocks.
New condition recommend this shirt good fit