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Alpha N-3B Slim Fit Parka (Gen I)

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Alpha N-3B Slim Fit Parka (Gen I)

Alpha N-3B Slim Fit Parka (Gen I)

$289.95 $130.00

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Features

  • Water Resistant
  • Snorkel hood
  • Removable faux fur around hood
  • Faux mouton lined hood
  • Buckled hood adjuster
  • Channel quilted lining
  • Storm flap
  • MA-1 utility pocket on sleeve
  • Signature red “Remove Before Flight” flag
  • Sleeve shirring
  • Two exterior handwarmer pockets
  • Two lower flap pockets
  • One interior patch pocket
  • Ottoman knit cuffs

Specs & Materials

Fit: Slim
Length: Thigh
Recommended Weather: Extreme Cold Weather
Shell: 100% Flight Nylon
Lining: 100% Nylon
Fill: 100% Polyester

Care: Dry clean only. Remove fur before dry cleaning. 290/230

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Description

The Alpha N-3B Slim Fit is a cold-weather parka designed for extreme weather. The streamlined silhouette offers a unique fit, while the thick lining, Nylon shell and longer length offers superior protection against freezing and windy conditions. The classic N-3B design was originally created to protect U.S. Air Crew and ground personnel during flight operations in severe cold and polar conditions. The slim fit is one of our best selling parkas, as it retains the protective qualities of the original Alpha N-3B but offers up a more contemporary fit that is perfect for the modern look.

A snippet on the Alpha N-3B:

“The original snorkel parka (USAF N-3B parka, which is 3/4 length and has a full, attached hood; the similar N-2B parka is waist-length and has an attached split hood) was developed in the United States during the early 1950s for military use, mainly for flight crews stationed in extremely cold areas. It was designed for use in areas with temperatures as low as −60 °F (−51 °C). Originally made with a sage green DuPont flight silk nylon outer and lining it was padded with a wool blanket type material until the mid-1970s when the padding was changed to polyester wadding making the jacket both lighter and warmer. The outer shell material also was changed to a sage green cotton-nylon blend, with respective percentages 80–20, 65–35, and 50–50 being used at various times.

It gained the common name of “snorkel parka” because the hood can be zipped right up leaving only a small tunnel (or snorkel) for the wearer to look out of. This is particularly effective in very cold, windy weather although it has the added liabilities of seriously limiting the field of vision and hearing. Earlier Vietnam-era hoods had genuine fur ruffs; later versions used synthetic furs.”

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Brand

Alpha Industries

Additional information

Weight 1.800 kg
Dimensions 64 × 39 × 19 cm

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