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Modern parka
« on: December 10, 2017, 12:51:17 PM »
Looking to buy a winter coat and would like to find a lightweight parka made of tech materials and detailing (waterproof,wind proof,breathable) not wanting to stray to far from the classic look but not necessarily military inspired , I do like the Levi's Davidson (long length) style but would like better properties. anything out there? (£250 max)

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Re: Modern parka
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2017, 05:39:52 PM »
Been considering a snorkel jacket or something similar, like we used to have back in the 70s
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Re: Modern parka
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 08:11:40 PM »
Been considering a snorkel jacket or something similar, like we used to have back in the 70s

Of course , the snorkel parka was originally copied from the USAF NB3A parka , coyote fur , the lot. .

Despite the omni-presence of them in various colours , back in the 7ts ,  they were warm jackets. .

You can actually see Mods wearing the NB3A in the Richard Barnes book. .

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Re: Modern parka
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 08:32:48 PM »
I love my Fjallraven Greenland winter coat (they also do a lighter version). Not really waterproof unless you wax it but a superb coat and the only one I ever wear in Winter (casual wear wise). Hood is a bit s**t for casual use but on a long winter walk its close fit is ideal - you just look a bit of a dobbin with it up round town

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Re: Modern parka
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 06:09:07 AM »
I like my Penfield Kasson. True 60/40 so not fully waterproof but very water resistant. Has a wool lining so pretty warm too. Mine is green so still looks proper  ;)

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Re: Modern parka
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2017, 01:05:45 PM »
I'd go proper outdoors and choose a ski jacket such as North Face. I've been wearing one for years and they do a nice line in plain colours so you don't have to be all multi-coloured about it.

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http://www.biker-boarder.de/shopware/The-North-Face-Mens-Chakal-Jacket-tnf-medium-grey-heather-Skijacke_detail_147410_788.html

or https://www.escape2.co.uk/the-north-face-mens-ravina-jacket.html
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Re: Modern parka
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2017, 07:27:43 PM »
Been considering a snorkel jacket or something similar, like we used to have back in the 70s

I bought one of these last Winter.  Warmest coat Iíve ever owned.

https://m.caliroots.com/search/searchbytext?key=Cathartt+trapper

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Re: Modern parka
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2017, 08:07:41 PM »
Been considering a snorkel jacket or something similar, like we used to have back in the 70s

I bought one of these last Winter.  Warmest coat Iíve ever owned.

https://m.caliroots.com/search/searchbytext?key=Cathartt+trapper

I bought one of these about 37yrs ago , still comes in handy this time of year at the fitba'. . gets some admiring looks from my fellow fans. .

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Re: Modern parka
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2017, 12:38:52 PM »
Big fan of the N3b parka from alpha industries,  which also comes in a slim fit. I wore my dad's until it died of old age and then bought a new one, and I still live it. Keeps you warm, great for scooters, comfy pockets , and a classic look, very Ice Station Zebra.
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Re: Modern parka
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2017, 03:34:41 PM »
Big fan of the N3b parka from alpha industries,  which also comes in a slim fit. I wore my dad's until it died of old age and then bought a new one, and I still live it. Keeps you warm, great for scooters, comfy pockets , and a classic look, very Ice Station Zebra.

Goodness knows what Paddy was wearing. .

   
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