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Suitable for mild or colder winter climates ranging 25F to 40F
Made of 100% vintage cotton slub and treated with a heavy garment washed with stones, this field coat has an updated finish and different feel. The fit can be tailored even more with the drawstring waist. Pair it with the Defender liner for additional warmth.
Alpha's classic M-65 cotton field coat in a garment washed, contemporary silhouette
Wear alone or button in M-65 Defender Liner for additional warmth
Concealed hood in collar
Drawstrings at hood, waist and hem
Signature wire field coat zipper
Buttoned epaulettes on shoulder
Drawstring at hip
Four exterior body pockets
One interior welt pocket
One interior zipper pocket
SHELL: 100% Heavy Vintage Cotton
LINING: 65/35 Cotton/Polyester
RECOMMENDED CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low. Cool iron.
The M-65 field coat was first issued to the U.S. Armed Services in 1965 as a replacement for the M-51 field coat. The M-65 represented the culmination of field coat design, drawing on the technological developments of the M-43 and M-51 field coats used in WWII and Korea. The M-65 incorporated the bi-swing back and oversize design originally developed for the M-41 to provide more room for soldiers to carry everything from personal items to extra ammunition. The M-65 also used the covered zipper and snap front closure from the M-51 that allowed soldiers to crawl on their stomachs without the jacket opening and snagging on obstacles. The M-65 also kept the interior buttons and removable liner from the M-51 for greater warmth and versatility across different climates. The M-65 included new features, including a roll-up hood and a Velcro cuff designed to extend out and attach or cover gloves. The M-65 also introduced a brand new fabric for the outer shell: NYCO®, a nylon and cotton sateen combination that was extremely durable and water repellent. Alpha Industries made more M-65’s than any other U.S. contractor and produced over 500,000 units a year at the height of production. Today, Alpha continues to produce the M-65 to the original military specification, delivering a classic, quality, and authentic field coat to our customers.