Winter Parkas...again

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Re: Winter Parkas...again

Post by StigRoadie » 10 Nov 2011 15:57

There were some Parkas made that were not reversible.
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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Re: Winter Parkas...again

Post by LSSAH1944 » 10 Nov 2011 16:59

I think the Appaloosa means that they are a mix of Oak A, Oak B, and Blurred edge, as many originals were, when supplies were low.

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Re: Winter Parkas...again

Post by konigou » 16 Nov 2011 20:30

Reversible jacket blurred edge (smwholesale) !!


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Re: Winter Parkas...again

Post by siling » 19 Nov 2011 10:02

@ LSSAH1944- the ATF site gives me the impression that the ' Appaloosa' parkas are oak 'A' and 'B' only, but if you read it the right way there could be some blurred edge in there as well.

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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Re: Winter Parkas...again

Post by qwlwp » 20 Nov 2011 23:21

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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Re: Winter Parkas...again

Post by LSSAH1944 » 17 Dec 2011 06:07

Well, it's not terribly warm. However, it has a wool lining, so that would be good. To be honest, I haven' REALLY tested it out yet. It's much cooler looking than a modern winter jacket, that's for sure :)

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Re: Winter Parkas...again

Post by Sheikh Al Stranghi » 20 Dec 2011 13:26

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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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.

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Re: Winter Parkas...again

Post by nihil » 20 Dec 2011 16:07

What is "modern winter gear" exactly?

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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Re: Winter Parkas...again

Post by Fern » 20 Dec 2011 20:59

I remember a veteran of the Blue Division saying that they were at -40ºC in the Ladoga (II/269 was sent there in January 1943 IIRC) dressed in winter parkas (and trousers), but they sweat buckets while they were pulling the sleds where their equipment was carried.

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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Re: Winter Parkas...again

Post by LSSAH1944 » 06 Jan 2012 00:15

I agree. I was wearing it with nothing but a long sleeve shirt under it for a 2 mile hike, and I had to take it off, as it was making me sweat a lot.

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Re: Winter Parkas...again

Post by Jager_Sturmvogel » 15 Sep 2015 22:34

Hi everyone,

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,
Eduard

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Re: Winter Parkas...again

Post by Drew Maynard » 23 Sep 2015 15:08

SMW does a great reproduction of the Kharkov Parka
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Re: Winter Parkas...again

Post by Jager_Sturmvogel » 22 Oct 2015 21:55

Thx for your answer, Drew.

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Re: Winter Parkas...again

Post by Sturmvogel. » 10 Feb 2016 16:23

So any thoughts on At the Fronts new line of cheaper priced winter parka sets?

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Re: Winter Parkas...again

Post by ALU1888 » 13 Mar 2016 15:41

If you're in the market for a grey parka, I'd recommend the ones from Schuster. I recently acquired one myself and was really quite impressed. Given the price, between $120 - $160 depending on sizing, i really don't think you'll find a better one. Having owned a coupe of SM Wholesale's, I definitely rate these as better.

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