PROPPER™ BDU Coat - Black (Size: Small)
Propper's BDU 4-Pocket Coat is sewn to military specification MIL-C-44048G and features drain holes in the Bellows pockets, fused pocket flaps and collar, chest pencil pocket, two-piece double-reinforced elbows, felled side seams and sleeves, and adjustable sleeve buttons.
- Sewn to military specification MIL-DTL-44048H
- Fade, shrink and wrinkle resistant
- Felled seams throughout for enhanced durability
- Four front cargo pockets with hidden button flaps
- Chest pen pocket
- Drain holes in bellowed pockets
- Fused pocket flaps and collar for clean, professional look
- Covered button front
- Two-piece, double-reinforced elbows
- Adjustable buttons at sleeve cuffs
60% Cotton / 40% Polyester Manufacturer:
As one of the largest official suppliers of apparel to the United States armed forces, PROPPER INTERNATIONAL™ has proudly manufactured more than 120 million garments for the U.S. Department of Defense - Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Special Forces. PROPPER also manufactures high-quality apparel for the commercial military, tactical, law enforcement and public safety markets. PROPPER commercial products are distributed through more than 3,000 military, law enforcement and specialty retail stores and websites worldwide.
PROPPER INTERNATIONAL was founded in 1967 by William T. Propper, an entrepreneur with a talent for innovation and a passion for manufacturing. Through hard work, and a dedicated staff, PROPPER INTERNATIONAL grew its business as well as its reputation for quality. PROPPER eventually landed its first government contract with the U.S. Navy, manufacturing caps known as "Dixie cups".
Today, PROPPER remains committed to manufacturing the highest quality apparel for every customer we serve. We are one of the few apparel manufacturers to earn an ISO 9001:2008 quality rating from the British Standards Institute, which reflects our uncompromising system of quality assurance. This commitment has earned PROPPER a long standing record of success, as well as a legacy of functional, durable apparel.
"This coat is very good quality and is made out of sturdy fabric. It isn't a true BDU and is more like a dress uniform, which is not what I was looking for, but it still works. The pockets on the front are huge and can hold maps, magazines, etc. It is relatively light and won't hold you back.
Instead of a zipper, the jacket has buttons that hold it together. The collar is a little tight for being a combat uniform, it will put strain on your neck if you button it up all the way.
The sizing runs very large, I am 5 foot 7 and pretty built and the medium size was very big on me (although ironically the sleeves were the perfect length). So take that into account when buying.
Upon field testing, this BDU jacket performed, well, like a jacket. It's lightweight material made it easy to trek up hills and through the mud for eight hours, and was comfortable and didn't get itchy or abrasive the whole day. It does, however, absorb water. When it rains you will not stay completely dry, but the jacket does dry out quickly after being wet.
Overall, great buy. Good quality materials, lightweight, and not too expensive. 7/10 stars for sizing and collar style, but those are forgivable.
For those of you looking for the perfect BDU pant style to go with this, get the tiger stripe pants. They are awesome.
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