Quartermaster Field Coat by Alpha Industries.
The M-65 field coat was first issued to the U.S. Armed Services in 1965 as a replacement for the M-51 field coat. The M-65 represented the culmination of field coat design, drawing on the technological developments of the M-43 and M-51 field coats used in WWII and Korea. The M-65 incorporated the bi-swing back and oversize design originally developed for the M-41 to provide more room for soldiers to carry everything from personal items to extra ammunition. The M-65 also used the covered zipper and snap front closure from the M-51 that allowed soldiers to crawl on their stomachs without the jacket opening and snagging on obstacles. The M-65 also kept the interior buttons and removable liner from the M-51 for greater warmth and versatility across different climates. The M-65 included new features, including a roll-up hood and a Velcro cuff designed to extend out and attach or cover gloves. The M-65 also introduced a brand new fabric for the outer shell: NYCO®, a nylon and cotton sateen combination that was extremely durable and water repellent. Alpha Industries made more M-65’s than any other U.S. contractor and produced over 500,000 units a year at the height of production. Today, Alpha continues to produce the M-65 to the original military specification, delivering a classic, quality, and authentic field coat to our customers.
Alpha's classic M-65 field coat in a garment washed, longer silhouette.
Concealed hood in collar
Drawstrings at hood and waist
Signature wire field coat zipper
Buttoned epaulettes on shoulder
Four exterior body pockets
One interior welt pocket
One interior zipper pocket
LENGTH: Below the knee
SHELL: 100% Heavy Vintage Cotton
LINING: 65/35 Cotton/Polyester
RECOMMENDED CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
Machine wash cold, gentle cycle. Non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low. Cool iron.