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.
For extra protection add the M-65 Liner.
• This jacket has a loose fit so we recommend ordering 1-2 sizes smaller than your typical size.
• Get your authentic M-65 field jacket in olive, black, camouflage, navy or khaki.
• Warmth is unrivaled with this vintage field coat, containing buttons for a liner attachment and waist, hood/bottom hem draw-cords
• Look great and stay comfortably dry with the heavy brass zippered front closure and snapping fasteners on our hunting coat
• This workhorse army jacket is wind/tear resistant, made from a 50% cotton and 50% nylon blend for water repelling properties and durability
For versatility and maximum warmth, nothing beats the double-duty M-65 liner. Also known as the ALS/92 field jacket liner, this ripstop nylon shell with polyester lining is durable and best used underneath the M-65 Jacket. The knit cuffs make this army jacket liner toasty, and the fabric binding surrounding two front pockets and bottom hem ensures a sturdy build that will last for years. If you like a tight fit we recommend ordering down a size.
• This M-65 liner should be used under the M-65 jacket or it can be worn unbuttoned during warmer weather
• The ALS/92 liner has several buttonhole tabs to attach it to the field coat, as well as fabric binding around the pockets and bottom hem for long-lasting construction
• Get your army jacket liner in a variety colors, including olive green, black, navy, or khaki
• A ripstop nylon outer shell combined with polyester interlining makes this liner waterproof and warm in combination with the M-65 jacket
climates ranging 25F to 40F
The M-65 field jacket was first introduced in the late 1960s as an upgrade to the M-51 and M-43 field jackets that had been used in the Korean and Second World War by the Army. The improvements included the built-in hood that rolled and hid in the collar, two shoulder epaulets, extra pockets for carrying equipment, cargo, and accessories, and the brass zipper which replaced the button up style beforehand – allowing soldiers to quickly and effortlessly close and open their jackets for easy access. The M-65 field jacket also had Velcro on both cuffs in case the soldier wanted to roll up his sleeves. The detachable liner allowed soldiers to adjust the jacket based on the fluctuating temperatures. The field coat was used a lot in the Vietnam War and there the days were warm but the nights were much colder. Alpha was one of the first to produce the M-65 in 1966 and we went on to produce them for the government through 1990. Alpha made the first M-65 for the commercial market in the 1970s and by the 1990s they were available in a variety of colors. Today we still make the M-65 as well as modern variations of the vintage field coat from the war days.