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Richard A Underwood had some repros at one time, Sumpfmuster only I think.
You might find one second hand?
Other than that you seem to be hunting for something that is not a German WW2 parka.
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Still, not my sort of thing, it could look like landsknecht motley or worse.
@ StigRoadie - people actually buy from Richard A Underwood? I found that site when I was looking. Aside from the really dodgy photos (comon, is it really that hard to take a digital photo these days and put it online?) it looked like the chinese/indian stuff.
Maybe you've overread my dislike of reversable parkas? I guess it makes up for not reading my 1st post that well at all, LOL. I wasnt even considering trying to get a non-reversable parka. If I worked in a factory that made them, yeah, but then I would change more than just reversibility.
Still, in someways you are right, it looks less and less like I'm going to get a WWII german parka. If I cant even get an idea of how hardwearing they are, I'm not going to risk it.
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They are just as warm as modern winter gear, if not warmer. The biiiig problem is that they are not waterproof and they soak up water like a sponge. Eventually you are better off with a greatcoat unless you are in cold dry environments with VERY low (-20) temperatures.qwlwp wrote:I was just about to make a thread about winter parkas, but then I saw there was one already.
Can any of you people who own a winter parkas comment on how warm they are compared to any modern winter gear?
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A German winter parka is simply a blanket of wool sandwiched between two layers of cotton. It's ok warm, but not astonishing. My modern winter clothes are way warmer, if I put together a set that weighs the same. Oh, and windproof and waterproof as well. And much easier to wear.
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I have worn it at -4 or -5ºC marching while it was snowing. Under the parka I had the Feldbluse, a shirt and and undershirt, but not a jersey. I felt warm.
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I also have a trouble with choosing of winter wearing. I want to find the qualitative grey mouse Kharkov parka. The best what I have found were
http://3kompanie.co.uk/product/waffen-ss-kharkov-parka/ and http://www.smwholesaleusa.com/waffen-parka . But I have no idea how really this parka look like, that complicates my choose.
Has anyone seen good replica of this legendary winter jacket?
with appreciate to all answers,
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