Our best-selling field coat with an updated fit! The Slim Fit M-65 Field Coat has been slimmed down with a more tapered fit and silhouette that is more true-to-size. The Slim Fit M-65 shares similar design specs to the original Alpha M-65 Field Coat, including identical pocket details, rugged NYCO fabric, brass zipper and concealed hood/draw-cords for the waist, hood and hems. The Slim Fit M-65 version offers different layering options for today’s contemporary style, while also preserving the traditional design elements for needed protection and functionality. The M-65 body remains a popular jacket for hunters and outdoorsman.
- The sizing for this jacket cannot be compared to the M-65 Field Coat as the two jackets have different fits (standard vs core) and the variations between sizes differs between the two styles.
- Standard fit that is more true to size
- Heavy brass zippered front closure
- Concealed hood zips shut
- Durable NYCO fabric is wind/tear resistant, made from a 50% cotton and 50% nylon blend
- This item has different specs is NOT compatible with the M-65 liner (ALS/92)
The M-65 field jacket was first introduced in the late 1960s as an upgrade to the M-51 and M-43 field jackets that had been used in the Korean and Second World War by the Army. The improvements included the built-in hood that rolled and hid in the collar, two shoulder epaulets, extra pockets for carrying equipment, cargo, and accessories, and the brass zipper which replaced the button up style beforehand – allowing soldiers to quickly and effortlessly close and open their jackets for easy access. The M-65 field jacket also had Velcro on both cuffs in case the soldier wanted to roll up his sleeves. The detachable liner allowed soldiers to adjust the jacket based on the fluctuating temperatures. The field coat was used a lot in the Vietnam War and there the days were warm but the nights were much colder. Alpha was one of the first to produce the M-65 in 1966 and we went on to produce them for the government through 1990. Alpha made the first M-65 for the commercial market in the 1970s and by the 1990s they were available in a variety of colors. Today we still make the M-65 as well as modern variations of the vintage field coat from the war days.
|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|