This is an M65 Field Coat that was used by the US Military. This heavy duty jacket was a staple of US Military cold weather gear and the wearer can be worn with a cold weather jacket liner. Liners easily secure in the interior of the jacket with buttons. The collar has a zipper for accessing a stow away hood. There are four pockets on the front of the jacket with button snap flaps. The jacket has a full length zipper with a button snap storm flap. There are two draw cords for adjusting the waist and bottom of the coat as well.
Note on Defective: There will be unit, rank and name tape patches or noticeable areas of different fading from when they were removed. All coats are in usable condition, but may need some small repairs.
- M65 Field Coat – The M65 Field Coat was designed as an update to the M1951 Field Jacket and featured many updates and design changes. The coats offer better warmth and water resistance than the prior issued coats and were more practical in the field. There is a zippered hide away hood in the collar, which was disliked by officers and senior NCOs at first due to its less military like appearance then previous coats. Sleeve cuffs were updated to have hook and loop adjustments and fold away extensions for extra protection. The front was zip up with a button snap storm flap and some additional hook and loop adjustments. On the front are four pouch style pockets with button snap flaps. The coats are compatible with quilted liners that button into the inside and stay secure. The buttons along the collar allow the user to attach an additional hood, a feature typically only found on issued coats and not aftermarket examples. The coats would originally be made in Olive Green and with the adoption of the Woodland Camo in 1981 updated to that color pattern. They would also be made in the 3 Color Desert Pattern for a short time while the pattern was prevalent. The last batch of coats would be made for a few years in the ACU pattern, but with the cold weather clothing system updated around that time they would cease issue. Material used for the outer of the coat was a 50/50 NYCO Twill, with the liner being 100% Cotton.
- Woodland Camo Pattern – Created and issued from 1981 onwards. Based on the ERDL camo patterns used throughout the Vietnam War and afterwards, specifically the 2nd pattern ERDL, RDF ERDL. The biggest change over earlier ERDL patterns was the enlargement of the patterns and shapes found in ERDL. The colors were also the same with light green, dark green and brown being used. Black would be used in twig shapes across the base colors. Woodland Camo is commonly referred to just as BDU or M81. M81 is an unofficial name for Woodland Camo that comes from its adoption date, 1981. It was used across the US Military till individual service branches replaced it with modern camo patterns.
- Various Government Contractors – This item is manufactured for the US government by various contractors.
Country of Manufacture: USA – This product is manufactured in the #1 country, the USA.
Issue Type: USGI – These are genuine US government issued items made to military specification (mil-spec).