ALPHA Industries N-3B Inclement Parka
The N-3B Inclement parka is a modern version of our popular N-3B parka. The parka has an inner zip bib with knit collar. The outer shell has a hood with a removable faux fur trim with contrast lining, stitching, zipper tabs and pulls. The Inclement is accented with a leather Alpha logo patch on the chest and an embroidered patch on the sleeve.
- The parka has a button-closure storm flap and knit storm cuffs to keep out the wind.
- Two zippered chest pockets and two lower flap pockets make it easy to transport your gear.
- The parka has a 100% two-tone nylon shell and 100% polyester lining and fill.
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 The parkas were originally made with a nylon outer shell and lining and a wool interlining.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.
|2XS||14-14 1/2||29-31||26-28||29-31||30-31||Regular 5'6" to 6'||120-130|
|MT||15-15 1/2||38-40||33-35||38-40||34-35||Tall 6'1" to 6'4"||170-185|