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Indian Army Surplus Parka Jacket / Uttarakhand

10.00 / Sold Out

North of Rishikesh in Northern India as you head towards the Himalayas the landscape starts to become more rugged and demanding

I noticed that many of the local men wore Indian army surplus jackets and thought that this was something to be investigated. I discovered that the multitude of Indian military bases along the border with China (historically a bit tense between the two) led to a steady trade in surplus jackets

As a travel photographer I've found that army surplus jackets are the ideal thing to wear, designed to deal with heavy wear in harsh conditions with lots of deep pockets they are perfect for travelling. I have two U.S military 'M65' jackets which are my standard choice

After a trip to the main market in Dera Dun, the capital of Uttarakhand State I came across and purchased a number of these genuine Indian army surplus jackets

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This is a medium weight parka jacket in tough cotton. It is issued and has seen heavy wear, it has had a repair to a hole in the back and a few buttons are loose and will need re stitching.
It has been throughly cleaned so does not have any hint of a musty smell from storage.
Details as follows:

- Button closing front
- Adjustable drawstring waist
- Two large front pockets with button down flaps
- Adjustable button fastening cuffs
- Large hood

The item measures 72cm from pit to pit when laid flat and 75cm in length from the base of the collar down the back.
The jacket would best suit up to 6ft / 1m80 in height with a medium to large chest size

More pictures of the item can be seen below the main image

This is the only example I have at present, postage on multiple items is possible and will be calculated at checkout