M-65 Field Coats
The M-65 Field Coat
Introduced into the U.S. military service in 1965, the M-65 field jacket was issued to soldiers during the Vietnam war. It became useful for troops serving in the central highlands of South Vietnam, as well as keeping a soldier warm from the cold weather conditions that came after monsoonal rains. The M-65 uses Nyco (50% nylon 50% cotton) super fabric known for its wind-resistant, water repellent and tear strength properties.
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.
Available in Olive Green, Black, Navy, Khaki, Woodland Camo, Desert Camo.
Sizes XS, 5X.
The Fishtail M-65 Field Coat is the softer and street-ready cousin of the legendary Alpha Industries M-65 Field Coat. Generous in the fit and size, the Fishtail M-65 has a the classic V-shaped fishtail in back that also comes with elastic drawstring to cinch tight. Fishtail opening also can also snap up to offer a standard ‘straight across’ profile along the leg.
The Alpha Fishtail M-65 features a soft nylon shell and stays warm with a special quilted button-in liner. Detachable hood, with faux fur trim, has a thick wire frame along the brim to retain the hood shape (especially helpful around hats and helmets). Four large front pockets hold plenty of personal gear. Waist cord cinches for a custom fit. Authentic metal zipper is thick and beefy – just like on the original M-65. Removable chest patch.
Available in Olive Green.
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.
Available in Olive Green, Black, Navy, Khaki.
The Safeguard Field Coat was heavily inspired by our iconic M-65 Field Coat, yet the Safeguard comes in a lighter weight Poly-Cotton blend than is found in our classic NYCO fabric. The Safeguard is perfect for Spring weather and the early days of Fall.
The Safeguard is made to be worn in your normal size (unlike the M-65 model with was fabricated larger enough to fit over top of body armor). Classic 4-pocket design across the front, buttoned epaulets and blank Velcro patch on left chest. Thin cotton hood zips into collar for added style.
Available in Olive Green.
A hybrid version of the M-65 and the ECWCS, the Nyco ECWCS features the wind and water resistant NYCO fabric, and removable fleece liner that can be worn separately.
Available in Sage Green, Black.
Sizes XL, 3XL.
Mens M-65 Field Coats
- M-65 Field Coat
- M-65 Fishtail Parka
- M-65 Liner (ALS/92)
- Nyco ECWCS
- Nylon M-65 w/ Patches
- Safeguard Jacket
M-65 Field Coat