As noted, each German Gore-Tex® jacket offered by Keepshooting.com is an authentic German military surplus item. These jackets were originally designed for and used by service men and women enlisted in the German heer, or army, which is one of the five service branches that makes up the Bundeswehr, or unified armed forces of Germany.
Gore-Tex® is synonymous with wet, winter weather. And when you pick up one of these German Gore-Tex® jackets, you get a jacket that provides a tough barrier against wind and water while retaining breathability. Each jacket, designed for layering, features a full-length zipper as well as a snap-fasten storm flap for enhanced protection. The integrated hood with drawstring closure adds to the protection, as do the Velcro® adjustable cuffs, which are useful in blocking out drafts. Additional features include two deep front pockets with snap-fastener closure flaps and German flag shoulder patches with rank tape.
Undoubtedly, you have noticed the unique camouflage pattern on this jacket – 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.
The final noteworthy aspect regarding the German Gore-Tex® jacket is the fact that the NATO Stock Number (NSN) is printed on the interior of one of the pockets. An NSN is a 13-digit numerical code that identifies all standardized materials of supply that are recognized by NATO countries. The NSN for the jacket is 8415-12-326-6863, which identifies it as a tarnmuster jacke, which translates loosely to "camouflage jacket." The "8415" identifies it as a piece of special purpose clothing while the "12" signifies that the piece is from Germany. The remaining digits are an item number.
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You can not beat this jacket for the price . And you can not beat Keep On Shooting for the service . Buy with certainty you will be happy !
A match for my gore- Tex trousers purchase a year ago. Good quality used parka keeps wet away as intended. Now I have jacket parka, trouser and top goretex to match. German gear good textiles and sewn srong to last!!
Gore Tex jacket for $40, can't beat it. German camo is very unique, so I liked that aspect too. I ordered the medium and it's a tad large on me (I'm 5'8, 160 lbs). Either I'm a midget or Germans or just big people.
Only thing I could do without is the German flag on the shoulders. It's not something you can remove.
The jacket is well made and fits with plenty of room for a coat under it if needed, looks almost brand new.
Great quality exterior. Jacket had obviously been stored for quite some time but did not appear to ever have been issued. Time in storage, however, caused liner to start to degrade and tear easily. May remove liner and keep as a shell. Not as great of quality as some of the other German gear KS has, YMMV.
I ordered or two of these one for work and one to use out in the field hunting.... Their excellent jackets I buy again ...
Jacket Arrived in very good condition with the only real wear noticeable was on the buttons themselves (which was only minor finish wear) otherwise it is exceptionally clean and like new. It works very well in wet weather of course(and blizzards as well). It kept me warm and dry. The coat is long enough to provide good coverage for your legs as well and has enough room for layering without feeling overly large and clumsy. Size seems pretty true as well. Just a solid all around piece of gear and ordering from Keep Shooting is easy and their customer service is top notch.