It's Swiss, it's military issue, it's what you need to battle wet weather. This raincoat is a compact and lightweight solution to protect yourself from an incoming downpour. It features a sewn in pouch which the jacket conveniently folds into. The upper back area has a large flap with mesh fabric underneath that provides good ventilation. Soldiers wear this along with a hat so there is no need for a hood. An inexpensive and simple raincoat that you can throw into your rucksack or emergency kit.
- Genuine Swiss Army surplus
- Polyamide with a waterproof polyurethane coating
- Cape with mesh ventilation
- Shoulder epaulettes
- Button-up front
- Sewn-on pouch
Sizing/Fit: Long, almost knee length cut. The number is the chest circumference, the 'Short' or 'Regular' refers to estimated height. For more information on parka sizing, check out our sizing guide.
Content: Polyamide / polyurethane coating
Colour: Sage Green
Condition: Used/Very Good - Item has clearly had some use. There may be marks and signs of wear, but still lot's of life left. If you want more information on our condition ratings, check out our condition guide
Given the low cost, I was concerned this might be a bit crap. Glad I was wrong! Fits nicely and will provide no-nonsense rain protection. Far more practical than a poncho. Really like the longer length of this - great for when sitting down, or wearing shorts in the rain. Can't beat the price. Will live in my pack for years to come.
Looking at how expensive packaway jackets and coats are in outdoors shops, $15 for a military surplus packaway coat is a true bargain.
The one I received appeared unused, and made a very satisfying noise as the fabric decompressed after being in storage for so long!
Mine's stashed in my office drawer (along with a rain hat), ready to be pressed into action during an unexpected downpour (Having a built in rain hood would improve functionality, but I knew it didn't have one when buying it).
The sides have covered slits to access to your trouser pockets... just make sure your phone or wallet actually goes into your pockets when you put them back, and not accidently between the coat and your pants, and onto the ground!
It's lightweight and makes a great swishy sound when worn. The colour is neutral enough to blend in with civilian clothes, it's also a suitable colour if you want to play soldiers in the rain.
Perhaps my only other grumble is that the integrated packaway pocket is quite large - larger than needed, so when packed away, it's not super small, so I've rolled it up once packed, and used rubber bands to keep it nice and compact and compressed.
I'm 1.6 m tall, and the Small (92cm) / Short size is perfect for me.