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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Alpha M-65 Field Jackets

Alpha M-65 Field Jackets are getting great reviews for quality see two that came in in the last two days. There are two reoccurring themes here the jackets are well made but run larger than other clothing. Jackets do average 6-10 days to ship!

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287410/26/2011 Quality for Wisconsin Winters5 StarsAlpha M-65 Field Jacket

 Review Details
Reviewer:AnonymousLocation:Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Review:Quality: My first Alpha M-65 field jacket and all the reviews on quality are correct - this is an excellent quality jacket - you won't be disappointed. Sizing: However, I'm going to throw a wrench into all the comments posted on sizing. I'm 5'9" and 160 lbs and I'm rather slight in build and not athletic. I've worn many M-65 'non-Alpha' field jackets over the years for both hunting as well as for a cold weather coat. I live in Wisconsin and our winters can get rather brutal, so I always wear a liner with my field jacket, and I often wear a sweatshirt or heavy shirt under that. After reading the sizing comments about buying one size smaller than usual in the Alpha jacket, I labored for days on making a decision - all my field jackets in the past that fit correctly with the liner and heavier shirt underneath were size Medium. The Smalls were too tight in the armpits and across the shoulders to feel comfortable. But given all the 'buy one size smaller' comments and thinking that the high-quality of the Alpha jacket might translate into a better, slightly larger jacket overall, with no skimping on material to control manufacture costs, I gave in and ordered a Small. Result: Too small. So I had to re-order a Medium and am happy that I did. Now I will admit that the Medium Alpha with the liner is slightly roomier than the 'off-brand' Mediums, but I'm ok with that. The field jacket is supposed to be a bit baggy - that's how they're designed to be worn. They're not supposed to be a 'fitted' jacket. If that's what you're after, then you probably shouldn't be buying a field jacket. Bottom line on sizing: If you're my size and build, and you have no intention of wearing a liner or anything under the jacket, the Medium will be too large. But if you're in cold weather and plan to be using the liner and wearing stuff underneath, go with the Medium. It'll be a bit on the roomy side, but at least it won't pinch your armpits.


287010/25/2011 Decent Jacket5 StarsAlpha M-65 Field Jacket

 Review Details
Reviewer:Ryan C.Location:Keswick, Ontario

Review:Just arrived. Fits well. Regarding the fitting. A tiny bit over-sized. With the liner - it's a normal fit. Looks and feels decent!

Alpha M-65 Field Jacket

$81.95 -- Alpha M-65 Field Jacket. Alpha M-65 Field Jacket is The workhorse of American infantry outerwear for the past three decades.Purchase Alpha M-65 Field Jacket
Alpha M-65 Field JacketAlpha M-65 Field Jacket

The workhorse of American infantry outerwear for the past three decades.

*Nyco M-65 Wind Resistant 50% Cotton/50% Nylon Sateen Outer shell with 225 lbs breaking strength. Water repellent
*Cuffs with velcro® for attachment to gloves and complete coverage of hands
*139 separate sewing operations go into making the M-65 *Bi-swing back permits free range of movement
*Hanging pockets with snap fastener closures
*Bellows breast pockets
*Buttons for liner attachment
*Waist, hood and bottom drawcord
*Heavy brass zippered front closure with snap fasteners *Concealed hood

Colors: Woodland, Olive & Black are also available in tall sizes: Medium Tall, Large Tall & Extra Large Tall
Olive & Black are available in 2X-Tall (sku # MJM24095C1)

Chest sizing that is shown has been provided by Alpha.

**Most Alpha jackets can take 6-10 business days to ship out. If you need the item faster than that, please use our Priority Expediting option (see bottom of shopping cart).
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  • Size: X-Small (29-33); Small (33-37); Medium (37-41); Large (41-45); X-Large (45-49); 2XL (49-53); 3XL (53-57); 4XL (57-61); 5XL (61-65); Medium Tall; Large Tall; Extra Large Tall; 2X Tall
  • Color: Black; Navy; Olive; Woodland Camo

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