Iconic M-65 Field Coat Reintroduced by Propper

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St. Charles, Missouri-based Propper International (and JTF Awesome team member) has decided to reintroduce the M-65 Field Coat.

Thank yooouuuuu, Propper. This is better news than finding out your new girlfriend has an oral fixation and loves pop rocks.

As you likely know already, Propper’s been around a long time. A few of our minions remember this coat as an issued item. We’re waxing nostalgic (yes, youngsters, some of us are pre-Gore Tex).

Here’s what Propper has to say about it:

Propper knows a thing or two about making tough, dependable gear for the U.S. Military. Now Propper has reintroduced one of the most iconic pieces of U.S. Military outerwear – the M-65 Field Coat.

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The M-65 was adopted by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps in 1965 as a major upgrade to the coat issued at the time. It incorporated several new design features that made it a success: the 50/50 NYCO Sateen fabric provided superior weather protection, the integrated and storable hood was revolutionary at the time, and the removable quilted liner helped to make it a versatile piece for all climates.

Propper’s M-65 is available in the classic olive as well as black and woodland camo. It’s attractively priced at $89.99 MSRP and can be found at authorized Propper retailers.

Learn more about the M-65 at Propper.com.

Features:

• 50% nylon / 50% cotton sateen

• Built from military specification

• DWR (durable water repellent) finish repels stains and liquids

• Button-in removable liner provides insulation

• Packable hood stows in collar

• Shoulder epaulets

• Four-pocket front with snap closure

• Zippered front with storm flap

• Adjustable drawstring waist and hem

• Bi-swing shoulders for enhanced movement

• Hook and loop adjustable cuffs

The M-65 was such a success that it became part of America’s popular culture. It’s been on TV and movies for years, including being worn by Robert Di Nero in “Taxi Driver”, Al Pacino in “Serpico”, and Sylvester Stallone in “First Blood.” Lots of big names in the Vietnam era music industry wore it too.


Please do not hold the M-65 accountable for this fucking idiot wearing one. The coat had no choice in the matter.

Kanye M65

We can’t be the only ones who look at the picture below and wistfully sigh.

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17 thoughts on “Iconic M-65 Field Coat Reintroduced by Propper

  • April 16, 2016 at 1:47 pm
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    I still have my issued woodland one. I use it when I’m changing my oil and it’s cold outside, or similar jobs. Love that damn thing. There’s a beauty in its simplicity.

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  • March 26, 2016 at 9:42 pm
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    Finally a coat that keeps you marginally warm and isn’t water proof! Makes bout as much sense as bringing back a 100 year old gun that works marginally with particular ammo.

    Fucking nostalgia that keeps you sailing the flat world in a leaky wood vessel by starlight on a cloudy night.

    Bring it back sure but improve it with more than water repellent that washes out. Shit we had that water repellent spray back in the day too

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  • March 25, 2016 at 7:26 am
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    Funny, I see new, un-issued M65s for sale all over the place. Did not realize there was a shortage, glad you hipped me to that, dude!

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  • March 23, 2016 at 5:20 pm
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    Still my go-to winter jacket, more than a decade after issue. Left it at home with my wife when I deployed, but took the liner which kept me warmer than any of the (then) new high-speed gen. 3 cold weather gear.

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  • March 23, 2016 at 2:12 pm
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    Do they make the woobie style liner for it as well?

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  • March 23, 2016 at 12:35 pm
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    Who cares about Kim Kardashian’s ass?

    Finally, someone is bringing the M-65 back. I wore the hell out of my MilSurp one growing up, and I’d like to get one again, so I have one that fits my “adult figure”. I hope it comes with the woobie-like liner.

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  • March 23, 2016 at 12:05 pm
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    I would love it if we could get it in marine coyote in addition to the OD and woodland

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  • March 23, 2016 at 9:51 am
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    “That idiot” is wearing a BDU uniform blouse…not an M-65 field jacket. Note the lack of epaulettes, rectangular pocket flaps, and lack of a zipper. And he’s still an idiot.

    There are a ton of photos of Osama bin Laden wearing an M-65 (or knockoff), however.

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    • March 23, 2016 at 10:30 am
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      Dave – If you go check out the photo shoot that image is culled from he’s in an M-65. Actually, don’t go check it out. It’s better no one see the idiot disparage the jacket we love. We’d forgotten about Bin Laden wearing one — that’s (arguably) worse than Kanye. Thanks for weighing in!

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      • March 23, 2016 at 6:35 pm
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        Thank you for not posting a link.

        I’m the sort of idiot who sees a link where the poster says “You don’t want to see this” and I think “Don’t you tell me what I want to see or not see!”, click the link and then think “Damn, I really didn’t want to see that… why’d that asshole include a link to something I didn’t want to see?”.

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      • March 24, 2016 at 3:37 am
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        Regardless, he isn’t wearing a field jacket in the picture posted. He’s wearing a BDU top.

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    • March 25, 2016 at 7:29 am
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      Actually, I don’t think that is even a BDU item. Looks like a substandard knockoff or hoity-toity “designer” crap.

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    • March 25, 2016 at 7:30 am
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      Oh. And yes, that guy is an idiot.

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