This is a M65 Field Jacket in the Afghan National Army Hyperstealth Spec4ce Afghan Forest Pattern. Th coat is cut to same pattern as the last generations of the M65 with hook and loop fields added for patches. The chest and waist pockets have button snap flaps. The jacket has a full length zipper with a storm flap and a hide away hood in the collar. M65 jacket liners are still compatible with the jacket and there are drawstrings at the waist and bottom for protection from the elements. They are in the standard US BDU sizing you’re familiar with.
NOTE ON DEFECTIVE! Defective are NEW with manufacturer defects including small holes and needing repairs to hems and seams. Jackets are still 100% wearable as is!
A little bit about this camo. Back around 2010 the Afghan government received a contract from the US, yeah we paid for it……, to create and issue their own camo pattern and uniforms. They settled with the Hyperstealth Spec4ce Afghan Forest Pattern. A lot of considerations went into the camo pattern. First off, not all of the country is arid desert wasteland akin to what Mad Max ripped around in that beast of a car, talking about Mel Gibson (he’s at his best when he doesn’t talk). The mountain regions may as well be the little bit of the central Rocky Mountains that haven’t been touched by the hippies and their long hair. Second, most combat operations in Afghanistan happen at night (I can attest to this), so a darker nighttime capable camo is needed. Third, the pattern is totally out of the left field. No one else is wearing it because it was made for them. That helps a lot, since it was easy for Terry Taliban to get ahold of old M81 BDU uniforms and virtually everything else the Afghan National Army and other government forces were wearing at the time. Finally, its their own uniform. That is in itself a large thing that shows some independence from all the support they’ve received from other nations. As a side note, Hyperstealth makes some neato camo and know what they are doing.
- Compatible With Cold Weather Jacket Liners – This jacket is compatible with cold weather field jacket liners. Liners button into the interior of the jacket.
- Zip Up Shirt – This shirt is a zip up, which means that the front is closed with a zipper.
- Chest Pockets – Has pockets on the front of the chest.
- Front Pocket – This item has front pocket(s).
- Exterior Hook and Loop Fields – There is hook and loop on the outside of the pouch for attaching ID and other patches.
- Zipper Storm Flap – This jacket has a storm flap for covering the zipper in inclement weather. Storm flaps help insure water and wind are not able to pass through the zipper.
- Stow Away Hood – There is a stow away hood in the jackets collar for inclement weather.
- Various Government Contractors – This item is manufactured for the US government by various contractors.
Country of Manufacture: USA – This product is manufactured in the USA.
Issue Type: USGI Contractor – These are made by the same government contractor that makes the issued item. Due to being the commercially available version of the item they will be missing insignia or other distinctive features that would normally be included. They are still made to the exact mil-spec for durability and function but are missing logos and insignia.