German Utility Workers Parka, Not a Hoodie but a heck of a bargin.

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by HK_User, May 18, 2018.


  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Yes I now own this item, in fact two! A large for over wear in really cold temps and a Medium for use with just a wool shirt or other wear such as Rain.
    German Utility Workers Parka | Keepshooting
    NEW At $24.95 and it Meets or Exceeds EN343 Standards for Breathable, Wind and Waterproof Work Wear

    Features:
    • Water and Wind Resistant Parka
    • Made for German Utility Line Workers
    • High Visibility Snaps and Stripes
    • Stowable Hood
    • Unissued - Made in Germany
    • Meets or Exceeds EN343 Standards for Breathable, Wind and Waterproof Work Wear


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    Last edited: May 18, 2018
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  2. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Sadly, they don't have my size.
     
  3. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    That's a hell'va deal for $25 if the quality is anywhere close to what I assume it is given it's Germany standard.

    Does the sizing run about normal or do need get one size larger?
     
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  4. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Sizing is normal for a utility coat. The Medium has 48 on the inside collar tag and works well over a heavy work shirt. I wear a 44 so it gives a little working room.

    Quality is excellent, the inside seams are protected by folding the liner over itself. this means the last point to fail in even the roughest wear is the liner. Minimum Velcro, mostly zipper closer pockets and the outside lower pockets have drain holes which means you can put wet gloves, parts or tools in the pockets and even keep the pocket flaps open and water won't collect in the pocket.

    Well made inside pockets too.

    Hood under the collar has a small bill and a typical toggle tightener.

    Since my winter go to jacket lost its zipper this will replace it.
    The cats like that since the older coat is now the cover for their OP.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2018
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  5. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I need something to bang around in. Something I can toss around, that has big pockets, waterproof and big enough that I can get heavy shirts or sweatshirt under it for winter. Durability is the keyword as I am hard on clothes and for $25 bucks this is a steal. It also have all the reflector stuff in case I get caught next to the roadside or etc. I will order one this evening. Thanks!
     
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  6. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    I just found another plus. If you turn the left sleeve side inside out you will see a long zipper that provides access to the inside of the jacket that meaning between the liner and the outer water proof membrane. I imagine it will allow you to repair the outer part of the jacket as well as the liner. More than once I've had to slit a seam when I need to repair a jacket.

    Now a quick iron on patch will be easy to apply inside the jacket where it won't get ripped off with wear and tear.

    Buttons are also reflective.

    Ends of the sleeves are also designed to allow you to work with your arms above your head and rain is limited in its ability to flow inside the sleeve.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2018
  7. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I get my OuterWear from "Washington Tent & Awning"... they Custom Fit, just for me...
     
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  8. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Is that Omar's shop?



    j/k
     
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  9. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Naw, they are the PNW Sailmakers... in Seattle, Wa...
     
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  10. Tempstar

    Tempstar Old and crochety Site Supporter+

    Ordered one. Thanks for the tip!
     
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  11. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Got one along with 2 100% wool blankets, thanks for the heads up!!! Going to take off the reflective material and paint the buttons black.
     
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  12. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Got any patterns for those blankets, inquiring minds want a pic.
     
  13. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Just going to use as regular blankets, nothing special.
     
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  14. Tempstar

    Tempstar Old and crochety Site Supporter+

    Mine came in, ordering a large and gifting the Xl to someone. They seem a tad big, but a really nice coat.
     
  15. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Damn, ordered one size bigger then I need to have extra clothing under and hope I don't have to order another one. German sizing must be from all the great bier and schnitzel the have.
     
  16. Tempstar

    Tempstar Old and crochety Site Supporter+

    My XL compares to a 2X, what the friend I gifted it to wears. Fits him loose enough for layers underneath. These are really well made with a hide away hood and velcro sleeve cinches, and flap over the zipper. Should be a great storm coat as it is thigh length. My new one will get waterproofing on arrival.
     
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  17. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    When you get it undo the arm zipper and look on the inside. It has a gray gortex like middle liner.
     
  18. Tempstar

    Tempstar Old and crochety Site Supporter+

    I will, thanks!
     
  19. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Nice jacket and well worth $25. Forget about taking off the reflective material unless you want to tear it apart and sew most of it back together. Sizing is a little big but okay if you want to wear extra clothing and hardware under it.
     
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