The German BGS Force is responsible for protecting all borders of Germany from internal or external threats. Part of these duties include preventing smuggling, illegal immigration, and contraband enforcement. With this broad range of duties, the BGS officers in Germany are expected to perform their duties in every type of weather condition that is found in Germany.
To handle the extreme weather conditions, the German BGS Model 1 Parka takes a layered approach. First the exterior shell of the parka is made from water resistant Gore-Tex material which has proven to be exceptionally good at resisting water and wind. Second there is an internal fleece liner that will help retain body heat during even the coldest of cold weather. These two layers working together ensure that when you wear this parka you will stay dry and warm, no matter how extreme the weather conditions are outside. The zippered liner is fully removable which can help make this parka more comfortable to wear when the weather is not as cold as Winter yet conditions are still appropriate to wear the outer shell of the parka.
|Manufacturer||German Army Surplus|
ARRIVED SEALED/CLEAN/ODOR FREE AND IN LIKE NEW CONDITION-WHAT A GREAT BARGAIN-WORE IT IN A SEVERE COLD RAINSTORM AND REMAINED DRY AND WARM-LOVE ALL THE ZIPPERED SECURITY POCKETS AND THE HIDDEN HOOD-THANKS FOR A GREAT PARKA AT A EXCELLENT PRICE-KILO OUT
Spend all your money fixing up that vintage German bike? This jacket will keep you warm on cold, wet days. I layer it over a German leather police jacket for warmth, visibility, and it does keep me dry in the rain.
A note about the fit of this jacket: I have a stocky build and size medium (Gr 48) was a bit tight across the shoulders. Large (Gr 50) fits much better, especially with layering.
Mine arrived in good condition and with that pleasant surplus preservative smell.
I love this jacket. It is heavy and of high quality, like all German made equipment. For the price, you couldn't do better for an excellent Fall/Winter jacket. I also like the fact that it has the Bundesgrenzschutz (BGS or Federal Border Guard) emblem on the left shoulder. If you're looking for a great winter jacket without breaking the bank, a great conversation piece, or a chance to express you interest in Germany, then this is the jacket for you!
The is a well designed Parka.
My problem arose when I tore open the plastic envelope sack that held the jacket.
A very strong body odor flooded forth and upon inspection I found the white cloth tag, on the liner that list the composition of the Parka to be a smudged dirty brown. This meant that the Parka was shipped dirty for both the liner and the shell were not only odorous but physically dirty. Used should not mean dirty.
I have washed them seperatly one time but can still detect a slight odor.
The shipping price could be less and I suggest that Keep Shooting source other shippers to better serve their customers. How do I know that shipping couldbe less? Because I sourced another Parka from a competitor , at a similar price, for my wife, it arrived clean and odor free.
This is not my only purchase but it is certainly one that I will remember.
This is a good winter jacket, Nice and heavy. I had no trouble with it in heavy rain, and the zip-out liner really adds warmth. I would recommend the parka to anyone.