M-65 Defender Field Coat
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- This M-65 has a hidden hood in the zippered collar.
- Four front-body flap pockets with snap closure and one interior zippered pocket provide plenty of storage.
- Features a snap-closure as well as button-closure epaulets and adjustable cuffs.
- Includes a vintage hangtag and Alpha’s new mini-dog tag.
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 Fit Guide
Select a Region:
|Size||Neck (in)||chest (in)||waist (in)||hip (in)||Sleeve (in)||inseam (in)||Height||weight (lbs)|
|XS||14-14 1/2||36-38||30-32||36-38||31-32||31 1/2||Regular 5'6" to 6'||130-145|
|S||14-14 1/2||38-40||32-34||38-40||32-33||31 1/2||145-160|
|XL||17-17 1/2||44-46||38-40||44-46||35-36||32 1/2||190-215|
|2XL||18-18 1/2||46-48||40-42||46-48||36-37||32 1/2||215-230|
|Size||Height (cm)||Weight (kg)||Neck (cm)||Chest (cm)||Waist (cm)||Hip (cm)||Sleeve (cm)||Inseam (cm)|
How to Measure:
Measure around base of neckline, keeping one finger between your neck and the measuring tape.
Measure around body with tape leveled on the fullest part of your chest.
Measure around your waist with the tape leveled at the narrowest point of your torso.
With arm relaxed at your side, measure from center back neck, to point of shoulder, and along the arm to the wrist (just below round bone).
Stand with heels 2—3” apart. Keep the tape leveled and measure around the fullest part of your hips.
Measure pants that fit you well, and feel comfortable. Lay pants flat on table, and smooth the front and back crease. Measure along the inseam from crotch to bottom of edge of hem.