Each Swiss M83 field jacket is covered with the unique alpenflage camouflage pattern. Alpenflage is the name that collectors typically use to refer to the Swiss TAZ 83 camouflage pattern – a six-color pattern similar to German Leibermuster camouflage. This pattern features a tan background that is speckled with white flecks and light green overtones that are joined by swaths of green, red, brown and black.
Swiss M83 Field Jacket
As noted, each Swiss M83 field jacket offered by Keepshooting.com is an authentic Swiss military surplus field jacket. These field jackets were originally designed for and used by members of the Swiss armed forces, which consists of the land forces, the air force, a naval patrol and a system for intelligence gathering. More specifically, these field jackets were designed for use with the mountain infantry brigades of the Swiss land forces.
These field jackets are not far from the end of their service lives – their service lives are yet to begin. Whether you are looking for a tough outdoor work jacket or a lightweight jacket for everyday wear, the Swiss M83 field jacket is sure to please.
Constructed from a cotton/polyester blend (50/50), the Swiss M83 field jacket is a lightweight jacket that is suitable for layering or use on a moderately chilly day. The jacket includes a full-length zipper in addition to a number of other features designed to keep the elements out, including elastic cuffs and a semi-zippered sleeve. There are also a total of three pockets on the jacket: two snap-flap chest pockets, each of which measures approximately nine inches by six inches, and one shoulder pocket on the left sleeve that measures approximately 5 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. Other features include reinforced elbows, shoulder epaulets and a spare button for said epaulets.