Military M-65 Field Jacket, Used
The M-65 is the classic U.S. military field coat. This jacket is slightly used army surplus. The M-65 allows soldiers to carry ammunition and all their gear while providing protection from the elements. It is made from a blend of 50% cotton/50% nylon (Nyco).
The ACU variation of this jacket has slightly different features including Velcro® on the sleeve and chest and no shoulder epaulettes.
- Issued Army surplus — May have “US ARMY” tab or other rank/insignia patches on them
- Drawstrings at waist, hem, and hood
- Zip front, with snap-closed storm flap
- NyCo Shell is made with 50% Cotton / 50% Nylon twill
- Proudly made in the USA
Military Part#: MIL-C-43455
The M65 field jacket shielded soldiers from the elements throughout the Vietnam War and beyond. Due to the introduction of the ECWCS layering system, it was recently phased out. This genuine US military issue has useful added features that sets it apart from other field jackets. There is a hideaway hood which easily zips into the collar, extra pockets for holding your gear, adjustable sleeves with Velcro straps, and more!
History of M-65 Jacket
The M-1965 jacket was introduced into US military service in 1965 to replace the M-1951 field jacket which was an improvement on the M-1943 field jacket design. The M-65 field jacket was widely used by United States Forces during the Vietnam War in which the jacket became useful for troops serving in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam, especially in cool weather conditions following monsoonal rains. It was a standard issue to US troops in several other wars all around the globe as well. Originally introduced in OG-107, it is now produced in a large variety of colors and patterns, including military camouflages.
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Perfect Jacket, only one stain on the back. The fabric is alredy soft and easy, not as stiff as a new one. Size M is the perfect fit for me with the only downsize that I cannot use the layer inside. But size L woud habe been too big for a spring/summer Jacket. I will buy a L with a Liner for winter use.
love the m65 !!!
be aware they tear small holes when removing patches , other than that perfect.
I ordered a used M65 field jacket and received a clean, spotless garment for a good price, with fast service. Complete satisfaction on all counts.
I will never understand why they stopped issuing the M65 field jackets... I ordered a 3 color desert cam and while it was too small for me... my wife loves it... the ex military M65's are far superior to the knock offs... I love it..
I bought 2 to bring back my younger years. Very pleased with 1 sort of disappointed with the other. Had a few rips inside the back. Will take to the cleaner to see if they can repair. Overall very satisfied. Will buy more for cousins in Montana and a friend in Idaho as well