Swedish Civil Defense Parka

The Swedish civil defense parka is a winter weather parka that consists of two layers. The outer layer is characterized by powder blue shell that is constructed from a cotton/polyester blend and serves as a buffer for the elements. This outer layer boasts a number of features that include a button-up front, button-adjustable cuffs and an interior drawstring at the waist. Additionally, there are two oversized, button-flap storage pockets that provide a wealth of space of just about anything you could dream of carrying on your person. The inner layer is a synthetic liner that is buttoned into the outer shell and designed to provide warmth. Together, the two layers provide for a heavyweight parka that is truly capable of providing real warmth.

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These parkas would have originally been stored by the military or some other governmental response agency and issued to citizens as needed during civil defense emergencies. Though we cannot confirm that these parkas have never been issued, each is in excellent shape and is free from the rips, tears, stains and scents that typically plague military surplus items.  Stand out and stay warm by picking up one of these high quality Swedish civil defense parkas today.

During the 20th century, civil defense programs became more and more widespread. With the threat of nuclear war growing, many nations began building civil defense programs that involved principles typically found in emergency operations (prevention, mitigation, preparation, response, evacuation and recovery) to protect ordinary citizens from military attacks, and later, non-military emergencies and disasters. These parkas are just one of the many components that went into Sweden's civil defense program, or what they call totalförsvar.

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Customer Reviews

very warm 3/4 length coat
Review by Jim
Verified Buyer
Swedish coat sizes are basically the same as American sizes,good New England snow shoveling coat .
Review by Holly
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The mid-atlantic has been in this Polar Vortex and the temperature has dropped to the low teens and single digits. I pulled this parka out of the closet. Could not ask for more, nice warm, and no worries about being the crazy militant in this powder blue coat.
Great parka for the price
Review by Holden
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I couldn't have got this parka on a better day to try it out, -4 degrees and a wind chill of -25. i had to work outside and i stayed nice and warm in this. I was a little hesitant to order because of the color, but it looks better in person and im glad i ordered it. Parka came brand new and in great shape. Nice button in liner that you can easily remove. Huge pockets that can hold just about anything. All the buttons are nice and sturdy. CIVILFÖRSVAR patch sewn onto the left shoulder.
Over all its a great parka and im glad i bought it, very warm surplus without the normal surplus look.
Review by JACK
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Another great find from Keep Shooting. Didn't know quite what to expect for $19, but what a pleasant surprise. Brand new, high quality. With the button in lining you could do Labrador in January....must weigh about 6 lbs. Take it out and you have a light weight water resistant over the hips smock/parka. Gets a bit baggy with the lining out, so pick your size accordingly....you can't have it both ways.
The light blue color( remember it's Swedish) is very nice and prevents angry remarks from the anti military/ tree huggers.

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