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The surplus German flak jacket is a versatile piece of protective clothing and each is, as noted, an authentic German military surplus item. These flak jackets were originally designed for and used by members of the German heer, or army, which is one of the five service branches that makes up the Bundeswehr, or unified armed forces of Germany. Though each flak jacket appears to have been previously issued, they remain in good condition and ready to continue service. As they have been issued, some of the flak jackets show some minor signs of use.
The surplus German flak jacket is, as noted, a flak jacket that originally saw use with the Bundeswehr. Constructed from Kevlar® paneling contained in a nylon cloth carrier, the flak jacket is designed to offer protection from shrapnel, fragmentation, debris and other indirect projectiles to the chest, back, sides and shoulders. The easy-to-wear vest features Velcro® closures that are located on the left shoulder and both hips. Additionally, there is a large, expandable front pocket and rings located on both the front and back of the jacket for carrying additional gear. The nylon carrier, like many of our popular German military items, features the 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.