Introduced to the US Army in early 50’s the fishtail parka was widely used by American soldiers to cope with the freezing conditions during the Korean War. Known as the M1951 (or M51) fishtail parka was then replaced by its warmer and lighter version with a detachable hood – the M-1965 (M65) fishtail parka. In the 60’s the fishtail parka became a symbol of the mod subculture. Nowadays, although it has been replaced in the US military by the Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS), the fishtail parka remains one of the most popular and recognizable military jackets model.
Presented M65 fishtail extreme cold weather (ECW) parka features full length button-in quilted winter liner. This type of coat can be tied around the upper legs for added wind protection thanks to the fact that it is longer at the back than at the front – that is where name ‘fishtail’ comes from. Moreover it goes with heavy duty full length front zipper and studded storm flap, two large angled front pockets with flaps and stud closures, drawstring waist and hem as well as adjustable wrist button straps. Hood is not included.
Comfortable and roomy cut
Original vintage look
Brass front zipper
2 front pockets
Windproof outer shell
Removable quilted liner
Drawstring waist and hem
Upper: 70% cotton, 30% nylon
Thermal liner outer covering: 100% nylon
Thermal liner batting: 100% polyester
US Style M65 Parka with Liner
Upper: 70% cotton, 30% nylon. Thermal liner outer covering: 100% nylon. Thermal liner batting: 100% polyester.
Removable quilted liner. Drawstring waist and hem. Adjustable wrists.