Alpha M-65 Field Coat

Alpha M-65 Field Coat

  • During Vietnam, the M-65 field jacket was issued to soldiers. Now, civilians can wear this tough infantry classic too, whether for fashion, function or to preserve memories of military service. This vintage field coat features a concealed hood/draw-cords for the waist, hood and hems to preserve warmth and dryness. The hunting coat’s brass zipper and snapping fasteners look fantastic while keeping out the elements. The army jacket’s bi-swing back ensures unrestrained movement.

Nyco M-65 field coat of wind resistant 50% nylon 50% cotton sateen outer shell, water repellent, bi-swing back permits free range of movement, front pockets with snap fastener closures, bellows breast pockets, buttons for ALS/92 liner attachment, waist, hood and bottom draw cord, heavy brass zippered front closure with snap fasteners and concealed hood. Sizes: (XS – 5XL, MT – 2XLT) Black, Olive, Woodland Camo; all other colors XS – 5XL

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  1. 47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Surprising disappointment, December 10, 2011
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    PFS (Chicago, IL United States) –

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    I have been buying Alpha Field coats faithfully since my high school days. Typically I purchase a new M-65 jacket every ten years or so because they’ve proven to be just that durable (I’m usually only compelled to buy a new M-65 after my current one has become embarrassingly dingy and stained from constant wear, but the jacket itself has always held up admirably). I used to always buy my M-65 jackets from the local army surplus store but for some reason, this year, none of my regular spots had any in stock. So I decided to order online with confidence because I was loyal to the brand and I couldn’t imagine anything going wrong. However, when I received the jacket, I noticed several problems with construction that I’ve never experienced before. First of all, two of the interior buttons for securing the lining were nearly falling off. Then, the stitching in several areas was sloppy to the point of being unacceptable, with long threads hanging as if tattered, stitch lines running crookedly, gaps where the stitching is skipped altogether, and even one extremely noticeable area on the collar where it appears as if the sewing machine jammed up and left a clump of knotted thread two inches long. Also, I purchased a liner from a separate vendor in anticipation of receiving the jacket and discovered that the medium liner doesn’t fit the medium jacket. The liner is too big, bunches up underneath the jacket, and if I wear it unzipped the liner bulges outward visibly and makes for a sloppy appearance. I imagine that a large liner must have been mistakenly labeled as a medium. Either that, or Alpha no longer even bothers to ensure that the correct sized liners actually fit their corresponding jackets. But the worst problem is with the lower exterior pockets. Every Alpha field jacket I’ve worn in the past had deep pockets that ran all the way to the bottom hem of the jacket and allowed me to carry gloves, coffee mugs and even books around comfortably. The first time I went to put my hands in the pockets of my new jacket I discovered the pockets are about half as deep as they normally should be. My fingers hit the bottom of the pocket and half my hand was still sticking out the top. Perhaps this is some ridiculous new design for people who don’t like to carry things in their pockets and prefer to have their thumbs and knuckles still exposed to the elements on cold days. Or, more likely, this is just evidence of extremely poor quality control. I’m willing to believe that I was simply the unlucky recipient of a dud jacket and that this poorly stitched and poorly tailored garment is just a random anomaly that managed to slip past the inspectors at the factory. Of course, since the last time I bought an Alpha jacket was 2001 and no one seems to sell them in stores anymore (at least not near me), I have no way of checking stock to see if all Alpha products carry similar flaws nowadays. I’d hate to think that a brand I was once loyal to has fallen off so much in quality, but I was so disappointed in my latest Alpha purchase I doubt I’ll be taking a chance and buying anything by this brand in the future. A shame.

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  2. 25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Small & Extra Small size comparrison for Alpha Industries M65 coat, November 29, 2009
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    A. Lee (New York, NY) –
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    The previous reviewer (C. Sterling) has greatly influenced me to go with Alpha Industries M65 field coat, mainly because it has two internal pockets, and secondly because of the quality.

    I did have a chance to try on both the small and extra small as I am nearly same build as C. Sterling. (I am 5’9″ 150 lbs. 41″ chest)
    The extra small fits pretty snug, I don’t think there’s room for a sweater underneath, considering I was already wearing a long sleeve and a t-shirt. I should also mention that it was very stiff to move around in, as the material is very rugged.

    Although I loved the more slimmer fit of the extra small, I had to go with the small since I didn’t want to be uncomfortably stiff and cold. The small is a little baggier, but still fits nice over my body without looking ridiculous. The coat is a little long, but I guess that’s expected since it is a field coat after all. The front pockets are all button snap, which I am proud to announce since I am not a fan of velcro flaps. The breast pockets are easily accessible, the bottom ones are not. This is because, the flap hinge sits on top of where the pocket begins. This is not a big issue for me, however, I do wish though, that the bottom two pockets were protruded like the breast pockets. As for the inner two pockets, one is zippered and one has a velcroed square. The velcroed one seems a little wider than the zippered, and just as deep as one of the front pockets. The zippered pocket seems about half inch shorter than the velcroed.

    Final thoughts:
    -The quality is awesome for something made in China, though now a days you’d be surprised that some quality goods are made there.
    -Love the inner pockets, wish there were two more, but that’s just asking too much since I carry a lot of stuff on me.
    -Small is a good size, though I wish it were a hint smaller over all and a bit shorter.
    -Try them on if you can for sizing and feel. If you live in New York City check out Dave’s New York for a better price, and fitting. Or check out their website […]. They sell all kinds of work wear.

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  3. 11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome M-65 Jacket – Be sure to purchase a size smaller, February 22, 2010
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    W Johnston “kkanos” (Franklin, TN United States) –
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    This jacket by Alpha Industries is worth every cent. Great construction, weight, and feel. I ordered a black one and it’s now my favorite coat. I just need to purchase a ALS/92 liner for next winter. Make sure that you purchase a size smaller than you normally wear. I normally wear a size M and purchase a small, and I have plenty of room to spare. This coat is also MADE IN THE U.S.A.! (Knoxville, TN to be exact) It’s nice to be able to say that about a GREAT product. The customer service from Alpha Industries is very good too. My coat was shipped out the very next business day after I ordered it. If you are looking for the M-65 style jacket, look no further. Btw, this coat looks very much like the black one Jensen Ackles, a.k.a., Dean Winchester, wears in the Television series “Supernatural”.

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