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Marsh Parka



 

Price: $149.99

Product Code: GUWMSP


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Description
 
Exact reproduction of
the Marsh 43 camouflage
pattern.
1944 pattern reinforced
elbows, and buttons
for identification arm
bands.
Heer cut pocket flaps,
correct gray/ white
rayon webbing
1944 pattern pleated
hood rim

Reproduction of the reversible WWII German Winter Parkas. The Marsh model parkas appeared in the winter of 1944-45 and were widely issued throughout the German Army and some Luftwaffe units. These parkas reverse from "Marsh 43" camouflage to white.

ATF's Parkas: Our parkas were made directly from my original examples. These are not copies of copies. The Marsh parkas are the 1944 pattern Tarnwendeuniform, with darts in the hood, reinforced elbows, rayon web waistband and cuff straps. I duplicated the German sizing scale so these fit like the originals. The outer fabric is densely woven cotton poplin (originals were cotton, rayon or a blend), and the lining is high quality polar fleece. These are exclusively a ATF products, not a re-labeled special deals from Hong Kong Harry nor Sturm "Stay-Puft" pillow parkas.

Fleece lining?
Why did I choose to "dishonor" history? Price, performance, and visibility. The originals were lined with "Reizwolle"- which is a loosely woven, recycled wool/ cotton/ rayon blend- NOT heavy blanket wool or fine quality tunic fabric. To reproduce it would have increased the cost of these uniforms 50%. That combined with the facts that Reizwolle has poor thermal qualities, if it gets wet it takes forever to dry and, most importantly, it shrinks like crazy (3-4 inches). The fleece is warmer, nearly identical in physical weight, washer dryer safe, and feels the same. Most importantly, there is no way to distinguish any difference unless you cut the parka open. (We did make it the same medium gray color as most Reizwolle.)

If my logic still offends your sense of history, the solution is incredibly simple- don't buy one!

Sizing: Yes, these are oversized to allow for clothing to be worn underneath. Order your normal chest size.

NEW: For Marsh Parkas we created a Size 5. These are slightly larger than Size 4's, but are several inches longer. They are designed for very tall, very large guys that the Size 4 just doesn't quite work for.

Washing: Yes, they are washer/ dryer safe. As always, for least fade and longest life, wash in cold and hang dry. Shrinkage is 1" in the body and sleeves. (Washers and dryers will chip the paint on the buttons.)