The Slovakian M98 parka was originally designed for and used by members of the Ozbrojené Sily Slovenskej Republiky, or the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic, which consists of ground forces, air and air defense forces as well as training and support forces. Because we cannot verify that these parkas were unissued, we have to assume that they are used even though many of them appear to be brand new. As such, each parka is in excellent condition and is free from the typical rips, tears, stains and scents that are characteristic of military surplus.
Nice mid weight coat. The one I received was very gently used. The included liner is about half the thickness of the US field jacket liner. Should serve well as an early spring, fall jacket in the midwest.
Big and warm, this is a great jacket for cold weather. I wore it all winter and it's very water resistant and wind resistant.