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ALPHA Industries Elyse Women's Parka

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  • $ 179.99
  • Regular price $ 225


PRODUCT DETAILS

We’ve taken our popular women’s N-3B and added some extra features to create an upgraded look. The flight nylon shell has a partial faux rabbit lining that goes from the waist to the hood. The snorkel hood has a removable faux fur trim. The zip front has a button and loop closure storm flap with tortoiseshell buttons. Little details such as storm cuffs and leather accents are the perfect finishing touches.
  • The Elyse has two snap-closure flap pockets and interior snap-close pockets.
  • Features the Alpha’s signature zippered utility/pencil pocket on the sleeve.
  • 100% flight nylon shell with 100% polyester fill
  • This women’s parka has a standard fit.
  • The model is dress size 0-2 and is 5'8" and has on an XS jacket.

PRODUCT HISTORY

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 The parkas were originally made with a nylon outer shell and lining and a wool interlining.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.
SIZE NUMERIC NECK (IN) BUST (IN) WAIST (IN) HIP (IN) SLEEVE (IN)
XS 0-2 13-13 1/2 33-34 25-26 36-37 31-31 1/2
S 4-6 13 1/2-14 35-36 27-28 38-39 31 1/2 - 32
M 8-10 14-14 1/2 37-38 29-30 40-41 32 – 32 1/2
L 12-14 14 1/2-15 1/4 39-41 31-33 42-44 32 1/2 - 33 1/4
XL 16-18 15 1/4-16 42-44 34-37 45-47 33 1/4 - 34