Alpha N-3B Parka Large/Replica Blue

Alpha N-3B Parka Large/Replica Blue

  • Looking for a durable cold weather parka that’s fashionable and our warmest yet? The USAF N-3B parka fits the bill. This Snorkel parka features reinforced elbow patches, a full-length storm flap and inset knit cuffs for durability and protection against the elements. The N-3B parka’s nylon outer shell/polyester interlining ensures that no cold air seeps in. Our hood is lined and trimmed with synthetic fur, complete with adjustable draw cord/take-up strap.

Alpha’s ultimate cold weather parka. Hood lined with synthetic mouton and trimmed with removable synthetic coyote fur, water repellent nylon flight satin outer shell, polyester batting interlining, elbow reinforced patches, inset knit cuffs, adjustable hood with take-up strap and tunneled drawstrings, front storm flap and signature Alpha zippered utility/pencil pocket. Sizes: XS – 5XL

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3 thoughts on “Alpha N-3B Parka Large/Replica Blue

  1. 28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Quality Parka and Fantastic Value, But the Thread Holding the Large Wind Flap Buttons is Too Weak!, September 16, 2011
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    William D. Thompson (La Mesa, CA) –
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    I purchased this Alpha Industries N-3B parka from Amazon.com and it was shipped directly from the manufacturer. It is made to the original 1959 military specifications, so you need to order a size up from your usual size. I recommend that you carefully look at the sizing chart found on the Alpha Industries website before your purchase which explains all this and was very helpful. I am extremely impressed with the quality workmanship and materials used. The faux coyote fur edging is attached to the hood with snaps. The only quality problem I could find with my purchase is that a very small amount of paint is scratched from the edge of most of the snaps on the coat and was probably made by the tool used to attach them. The parka is comfortable, practical, light weight and ideal for cold weather. Ten years ago, I had a government-issued parka in the same model while assigned to Alaska for military duty and really missed it when I had to turn it back in. I promised that I would eventually buy one for myself. My parka came carefully packed with tissue wrapped around the large buttons and zippers to protect against damage. I bought a black parka as I find it to be the most versatile color. My coat was made in China.
    UPDATE: I had to reattach all five large buttons used to fasten the wind flap (running along the zipper) because the thread attaching these buttons was too weak and several of the buttons quickly came off when I wore the coat unzipped with the buttons fastened. Alpha Industries includes a set of spare buttons with the coat in a small plastic bag in the front left pocket.

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  2. 24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    not even close to extreme, January 5, 2011
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    Ben “Ben” (Western USA) –

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    This coat is only lightly insulated with low value polyester. I bought it expecting an extreme cold weather parka but it’s just a regular, low-cost parka. I’m happy with all the design aspects which were goverment specified, and Alpha does a decent job of making it. The nylon zipper is troublesome to get together and zip up sometimes which is bad for a piece of techinical gear.

    I’m a men’s size 36R and ordered size Small. It fits fine but the hood is a little tight to wear a hat inside. If I were to keep this, I might need a medium so I could wear a lot more insulation underneath it.

    The main complaint is that the parka is not warm. I need a warm parka to walk the dog in the winter and for field astronomy. I walked the dog yesterday with the parka over my plain office clothes. It was at least 25F and while I was walking there was no surplus of warmth. Had I stopped, I would have gotten cold. For astronomy, I wore long underwear, trousers, two shirts, a fleece, ski gloves and -60 rated boots. I had a watch cap but also tried the hood. It was at least 15F and for 30 minutes the parka was fine, but by the second half hour, I was freezing cold.

    Astronomy is a tough test because you’re just sitting still. This parka would have been warm if I was snowshoeing or skiing, maybe too warm. But without additional insulation it was inadaquate even for walking the dog in the sun, and the conditions above 0F were hardly extreme.

    I compared this parka to my Carhart cotton duck parka that is also lined with polyester. They’re about the same except the N3-B has a much more thorough neck closure and snorkel hood — otherwise it’s not much wamer. The Carhart is cotton duck canvas which is much more abrasion and burn resistant than nylon. With a scarf to close the neck, it seems equivalent to this N3-B except the hood. I don’t have the optional carhart hood to compare. The Carhart is less than a hundred dollars on Amazon.

    Since neither is adaquate for extreme cold weather without a lot of down or wool insulation underneath, I will probably have to look at Canada Goose or something.

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  3. 11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Please read return policy before you order., December 14, 2012
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    Nardo

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    I purchased a medium size parka from this seller a few weeks ago to replace my old parka. The delivery was timely, but the parka was on the large side. I liked everything about the coat, but it was extremely large. I’m medium build and all my clothing articles are medium size but, for some reason, this coat didn’t fit even though it was a medium.

    I immediately contacted the seller to see if I can exchange the coat for a smaller size. The seller responded promptly, but totally refused to exchange the coat even though I had offered to pay for the shipping. Instead, the seller recommended that I return my coat for a refund minus 20% restocking fee, $10 shipping fee and I don’t know what other fees I was charged.

    As far as I know, my order was good. I ordered a medium size parka in green color. I didn’t know this seller products are a bit on the large side so, I was quite upset when the seller told me that his return policy dictates the buyer pays a restocking fee of 20% of the purchase fee and all the shipping fees that added up to $10-$20, if the buyer makes a mistake.

    I the end, I purchased a new parka from another seller; needless to say it was green and size medium. I will not buy anything from this seller again, and I would not recommend him to any buyer.

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