M-65 Defender Field Coat
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Suitable for mild or colder winter climates ranging 25F to 40F

    M-65 Defender Field Coat


    Item: MJM46740C1

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    Product Details

    Made of 100% vintage cotton slub and treated with a heavy garment washed with stones, this field coat has an updated finish and different feel. The fit can be tailored even more with the drawstring waist. Pair it with the Defender liner for additional warmth.

    For a women's fit check out the Defender W.


    • Alpha's classic M-65 cotton field coat in a garment washed, contemporary silhouette


    • Garment Washed


    • Wear alone or button in M-65 Defender Liner for additional warmth
    • Concealed hood in collar
    • Drawstrings at hood, waist and hem
    • Signature wire field coat zipper
    • Buttoned epaulettes on shoulder
    • Drawstring at hip
    • Four exterior body pockets
    • One interior welt pocket
    • One interior zipper pocket
    • Cuff adjusters


    • FIT: Standard
    • LENGTH: Thigh


    • Intermediate Weather


    • SHELL: 100% Heavy Vintage Cotton
    • LINING: 65/35 Cotton/Polyester


    • Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low. Cool iron.

    Product History

    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.

    Size ChartHow to Measure

    Select a Region:

    SizeNeck (in)chest (in)waist (in)hip (in)Sleeve (in)inseam (in)Heightweight (lbs)
    XS14-14 1/236-3830-3236-3831-3231 1/2Regular 5'6" to 6'130-145
    S14-14 1/238-4032-3438-4032-3331 1/2 145-160
    M15-15 1/240-4234-3640-4233-3432 160-175
    L16-16 1/242-4436-3842-4434-3532 175-190
    XL17-17 1/244-4638-4044-4635-3632 1/2 190-215
    2XL18-18 1/246-4840-4246-4836-3732 1/2 215-230
    3XL19-19 1/248-5042-4448-5037-3833 230-245
    SizeHeight (cm)Weight (kg)Neck (cm)Chest (cm)Waist (cm)Hip (cm)Sleeve (cm)Inseam (cm)
    S 66-7336-3797-10281-8697-10281-8480
    M 73-7938-39102-10786-91102-10784-8681
    L 79-8641-42107-11291-97107-11286-8981
    XL 86-9843-44112-11797-102112-11789-9183
    2XL 98-10446-47117-122102-107117-12291-9483
    3XL 104-11148-50122-127107-112122-12794-9784

    How to Measure:

    Men's Measurement Guide

    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.

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