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Protection against sub-freezing weather conditions
The Slim fit N-3B is a cold-weather parka designed for extreme weather. The streamlined silhouette offers a unique fit, while the thick lining, Nylon shell and longer length offers superior protection against freezing and windy conditions. The classic N-3B design was originally created to protect U.S. Air Crew and ground personnel during flight operations in severe cold and polar conditions. The slim fit is one of our best selling parkas, as it retains the protective qualities of the original Alpha N-3B but offers up a more contemporary fit that is perfect for the modern look.
Alpha's classic N-3B parka with channel quilted lining for Extreme Cold Weather situations in a contemporary slim fit with contrast lining.
Removable faux fur around hood
Faux mouton lined hood
Buckled hood adjuster
Channel quilted lining
MA-1 utility pocket on sleeve
Signature red "Remove Before Flight" flag
Two exterior handwarmer pockets
Two lower flap pockets
One interior patch pocket
Ottoman knit cuffs
Extreme Cold Weather
SHELL: 100% Flight nylon
LINING: 100% Nylon
FILL: 100% Polyester
RECOMMENDED CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
Dry clean only. Remove fur before dry cleaning.
The first N-3B jackets were produced in the mid 1950s for USAF air crews who were assigned to transport troops in extremely cold climates. The parkas were originally made with a nylon outer shell and lining and a wool interlining. The interlining was changed to polyester batting in the 1970s. The long, sage green jackets became known as the “Snorkel Parka” because the fur-trimmed hood could be zipped right up leaving only a small tunnel for the wearer to look out of. The modern N-3Bs have slant pockets at the chest and flap pockets lower on the coat, and a panel that fastens with loops across the zipper to keep out wind. Today most use synthetic fur around the hood. The N-3B was the first jacket Alpha Industries made for the U.S. government in 1959 and we went on to produce it for the consumer market in the 1980s. In 1993 we introduced new colors including maroon, black and navy blue. Today we make several variations of the traditional N-3B.