Austrian Army M65 Gore-Tex Jacket - may have small professional repairs - Grade 1
This Austrian army M65 "Gore-Tex"* jacket is genuine military surplus issue! It has a waterproof and breathable membrane that is sandwiched between an outer protective fabric layer, to protect the membrane from damage, and a comfortable inner lining. These jackets allow water vapour (sweat) to escape while keeping out the wind and rain.
* Please note that some garments may have an alternatively branded microporous membrane rather than a Gore-Tex branded one. These garments, supplied for military orders, are of course still top specification and so Gore-Tex should be regarded as generic description. See our technical notes page.
Other feature include:
- Good used condition (Grade 1).
- Rolled Gore-Tex hood that can be concealed in the collar when not needed.
- Shoulder epaulettes.
- Large storm collar to protect the neck and face from the elements.
- 4 large pockets secured by press studs and 1 inner lining pocket.
- Austrian army olive green colour.
- Zip fastened with press stud storm flap.
- Press stud adjusted cuffs.
- Austrian military (Bundesheer) cloth badge emblem on the left arm.
Very stylish Gore-Tex jacket in the classic M65 style, very hard wearing and excellent value for money. If you have any questions about this waterproof please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be only too pleased to help.
Austrian M65 Gore-Tex jacket for sale from Forces Uniform and Kit, the genuine army surplus clothing company.
Excellent jacket, can't fault it.
Better quality than I was expecting- give it a Nikwax Wash and Reproof and it’s as good as new.
Planning a few hiking holidays in Snowdonia and Scotland this year and knew I needed something sturdy (I have 3 excitable collies) yet waterproof. I was recommended lots of gore-tex jackets but they were all around the £250-£300 mark. I bought this jacket as it was a much more affordable price. I couldn't have been happier with my purchase. Arrived quickly and in great condition. Took it for a test run in some heavy rain and after an hour I was still warm and completely dry. The rain just beaded up and bounced off. It did highlight how poor my Regatta 'waterproof' trousers were though so I have returned to this site and bought more kit...:-) The hood is nice and spacious for me to wear a hat under if needed but has drawstrings so nice and snug around the face to keep the wind out. Sizing was spot on. Pockets kept contents dry. Super happy with my purchase, this is my new favourite website! Thanks.
Very pleased with the jacket and boots
More than enough pockets. Comfortable and warm. Definitely waterproof. Just need to find something this good for the dogs.
Fantastic bit of kit. Water beads off the jacket. Very warm and windproof too. I can see this being my go to outdoorsy jacket for years to come!
Love this jacket, good value for money.
Excellent jacket in very good condition. Its very well designed and incredible value for the money. Its a good fit - I got large and my chest size is 44. Really quick and efficient service. I've already ordered more kit from them!
Great quick service. Incredible lightweight jacket, looks unworn.
These are amazing coats. Absolutely cannot be faulted at the price. And grade 1 means there's years left in them. Not really sure why they're being marketed as fashionable jackets but it's all good. And being available in longer sizes is a winner for those that don't like a wet backside (who does?).
Good jacket. Unfortunately the seams of the inner lining of the left side pocket came apart on my first wearing. The seams appear to have been glued together but pulled apart very easily. Too much hassle to return so I will sew all pocket inner linings together so that they last and stay together. I will not be buying another of these jackets.
Used first time yesterday in snow and rain, good outer layer, kept me dry during worst weather
Just got back from the jacket's first real test of wet weather and it passed with almost all colours flying. There were a couple of small two-bob-bit (that's ten pence in new money) sized damp patches on the shoulder blades that will probably be solved with an application of waterproof spray. This Gortex jacket has been around since 1996 though, according to the label, so I've no complaints. Everywhere else was dry.
My query regarding size was answered promptly so I went for the following: being a 42" chest, I bought the 'large' size. This allows me to wear a gilet and a fleece with comfort and warmth, even wearing only one of those it's comfortable as the jacket is light, flexible and wind proof. Mine is a 'regular' and measures 37" from top of the collar to the bottom of the back (the hem),so I would say the one shown in the pictures is a 'regular'.
All zips work as do the press studs and draw cords which all have their sprung clip retainers. If this one works as well as a new expensive jacket, why would you ?
Delivery was booked as late Friday but didn't arrive 'till Monday. It is the 'silly December season' after all!
Overall, EXCELLENT value for money. On the 'Exellence' Rating' scale, it rates as 'FE' in my book. (work it out for yourself)!
Great fit, works well in the wind and rain. Looks like new!
Really good product, exactly as described on website. Arrived promptly. Excellent shopping experience, thank you.
A waterproof jacket that is tough, can be hosed down when dirty and doesn't scream 'army enthusiast' As a farmer I wanted a jacket that was comfortable, roomy enough to work in, waterproof, hard wearing and I have found all in this jacket. Regarding the sizing providing you order your fit/size the jacket fits, looks like it fits but has got room for extra layers underneath. I have now worn this jacket in windy, wet and stormy conditions, got it really dirty and after a hose down it is good to go again the next day. It is showing no signs of wear.
Delivery was fast, nicely packed and as described.
An utterly perfect jacket. It’s completely waterproof - I cycle a lot for my job in Copenhagen, and it rains a LOT. It somehow keeps me at a comfortable temperature whilst it’s raining and 2 degrees. The jacket also feels really nice on the outside - quite soft. I’m tempted to buy another, so that when this eventually wears out I will not be sad! The delivery was fast too.
Really good quality and good looking jacket. For the money, you can't get any better. Be aware that the jacket is quite loose on the size side so if you want to have a tight fit I would looking for a size smaller then usuall.
Outdoor gear is generally ugly and overpriced. This is a good looking jacket and incredible value. I bought two for work, one is sympatex and one goretex. I know the sympatex is literally the most waterproof version of the sympatex membrane you can buy. So I imagine the goretex one is up to that spec. In terms of the waterproofing, a whole day hiking in both wales and scotland in terrible conditions left me bone dry and very happy. Performs as well as £300 jackets I have owned and far more durable and robust. This goretex version is more robust it seems and I know goretex lasts longer.
Best jacket yet
Excellent jacket, great condition, brilliant customer service too. I would highly recommend and will be shopping here in the future
I got this as a waterproof jacket that i wouldn't mind getting trashed working outdoors in. First time i tried it on i liked it too much to just trash working in, it fits lovely and comfy and is properly waterproof and windproof and genuinely quite stylish. Worked in it anyway got it covered in mud and gravel and it just cleans up at treat, the material is very robust. Work in it, go for a walk in it, go to the pub in it, does it all.
I would definitely recommend.
Top quality product. The Austrian Army Gor tex coat is everything I need in a smart style.
I would definatly recommend.
Obviously this is a genuine army Goretex jacket but it is very different to the camouflaged variety. I would be more than happy to be seen in this at work or around town as well as out in the country. In style both a Barbour wax jacket or a classic Fjallraven jacket spring to mind.
In terms of features: 4 large external pockets with press studs and 2 internal pockets with zips. Additionally there is a decent hood with cords on either side and which can be stored in the collar. The cuffs have a retractable elastic closure which works in conjunction with press studs. The main zip is 2 way and covered with 2 flaps to prevent water ingress. Both the shoulders and elbows are articulated and there is cord adjustment at the waist.
This is not like most Goretex jackets it has a silk like inner lining (similar to Paramo waterproof jackets) and the outer material is a pleasant poly cotton fabric so there is none of the notorious “crisp packet” rustle often associated with Goretex waterproofs.
When I inspected my jacket I was amazed at the general condition. I suspect it has been worn (possibly well worn) but the quality of the materials and construction makes this irrelevant, it looks new (and like it will last forever).
It is much heavier than a typical rain jacket but it is also much warmer as air trapped between the outer fabric and the inner lining provides insulation.
I have just taken the dogs out for an early morning walk in typical mid November weather. It was generally miserable being cold,breezy and raining frequently, never heavy, but sufficient for the rain droplet to bead the run off. Jacket could not have performed better.
To summarise a really attractive jacketed that is constructed to an incredibly high standard. There is no doubt about this being Goretex as this is clearly shown on the label, hence windproof and waterproof can be taken for granted.
The value for money is outstanding and the customer service is excellent.
Fitted as expected and good quality
The jacket was purchased to replace an identical poly-cotton version which I had worn to destruction. Arrived in excellent condition and is completely waterproof.
Actually bought this jacket a month ago, but waited until I could put it through some rough weather. Passed the severe wind and rain test with flying colours. Would recommend as a outer coat no hesitation. Service and delivery from FU&K brilliant. Will be shopping here again.
Up there with a lot of the £200-£300 jackets from outdoor brands plus you can trash these jackets and they don't fall apart. Also surprisingly tear resistant.
This jacket is everything described. We are delighted with it. It is completely waterproof (has been tested in very heavy rain) and the design makes it easy to wear and move around in. The service was very efficient and we were kept informed of delivery times etc. We have been recommending the company to everyone!
I purchased about 12 M65 Jackets, an they are great! However, I came back today 10-19-19, to purchase another large order, and at check out found out that you no longer ship to the USA. Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks for your help,
Very happy with purchase and service.
Quality seems better than I expected.
Had positive comments on the jacket, not been out in trousers yet.
Bought Austrian Gore-Tex jacket, arrived in perfect condition, delivery options excellent, very professional, wouldn’t hesitate to use again, Pete
Great product. Great service
Great gortex jacket looks to be new apart from slight mark on one arm ,very light and comfortable to wear. Quick and easy to order with fast delivery,nice company to deal with will be back for more.
Excellent service, first time ordering and will definitely use again. Coat is excellent condition, too nice for walking/rambling in! Sizing is always a little difficult when ordering online, however, I chose a medium/regular length, great fit across shoulders and arm length - I am 5'10", 40" chest. The length of the coat is a little longer than I anticipated, but this is not a bad thing now that I have worn it out and about. It looks great with a pair of jeans and boots! The one I received is labelled as a 'Gore Tex' so really happy as this is what I was hoping for. The coat is very warm, and will be great over the winter. There is room to be able to put extra layers to keep warm. I am now considering buying the cotton version as well ready for spring! Overall the coat is great. If you are reading the reviews as you are considering purchasing a coat like this, just buy it! You won't be disappointed!!
Pleased with this jacket. Roomy, nice pockets, and it kept me dry when I was trying to erect a tent in the middle of a rain squall in north Wales. 5 stars
Very pleased with the jacket very light and waterproof, just right for cycling and dog walking.
Delighted with the jacket, condition is very good and it is a good fit.
Good quality and a very fair price.
Arrive really quickly. Can't fault the quality. Considering the jacket is 20 years old, there is very little wear.
A quick spray with a water repellent, just to be sure, and I'm now ready for some autumn/winter camping with my Scouts.
A good solid jacket that I'm not worried to stand close to a camp fire in.
Great quality at a sensible price.
I have purchased several of these jackets over several years. In all cases the jacket has been exactly as described: either grade 1 with minimal or no repairs or in the case of one jacket apparently new and unissued. The most recent purchase has one small area of professional repair and has been cleaned prior to sale. Metal parts of the zip had fused together after the cleaning process, but a dousing of WD40 freed it of reasonably easily. I echo all the other reviews in that these jackets are an excellent purchase, fully warm and weathertight in the roughest of weather. Very good service from Forces Uniform - quick delivery and a fine product to be recommended
Jacket delivered on time. Excellent quality. Performed exactly as expected and I ordered the XL so will have room for extra layers when the cold weather arrives. I found the hood was also an excellent fit as sometimes these can be huge or too tight. Overall this is a great jacket, great value for money and well deserving of the 5 star rating.
At 6'2" and 44" chest, the size was a perfect fit. Good soft cotton outer, it was put to use straight away on a day of heavy showers, and an outing to go fly fishing. Water 'beaded' on the ?proofed cotton outer and, despite some heavy squalls, the hood and Sympatex (Goretex equivalent) liner did the job of keeping the water out. Combined with the Austrian army Goretex trousers/salopettes bought at the same time (and unlike other fishermen out that day) I was absolutely cosy and dry. Great value, great service - and great kit. EXCELLENT - and highly recommended,
Jacket arrived in excellent condition, allowed for extra layers when ordering chest size, i will be using this as my preferred winter jacket as it is such good quality ....
Jacket arrived promptly and in great condition. Unfortunately the arms were too short after a quick email a larger size was suggested and found for me!
Very happy customer!
I received an email in reply, which asked me to include a receipt for proof of postage with the return. Unfortunately the parcel was already on its way by then, but never mind.
The jacket that I received is in A1 condition (might be new by the look of it), so I am very pleased with the end result. This is the second jacket that I have bought from from Force Uniforms and Kit and, overall, I am impressed with their prompt service and response to problems. Yes, I will order more items from them in future
I received my jacket promptly, but when I tried it on I found that it was mis-shaped and not wearable. The lining seems to have been damaged and gentle but firm pulling will not straighten the jacket out. I am guessing that it was boil washed or something and the lining has stuck together in the process. I don't want to yank it back into shape and risk damaging it so I am returning for a replacement. I am annoyed that I will have to pay return postage for a jacket that would clearly not have been up to scratch when it was put into the delivery bag.
Excellent Service and the jacket is excellent quality. The "regular" size fits perfectly (185cm tall, 40 inch chest). Would highly recommend.
Good service and delivery as stated. Medium is true to size - 40 inch chest expanded. Buy the long version if you want it to cover your bum.
This was bought as a present (from a wishlist) and I wasn't sure if it was okay being second hand (or taken from storage). However. the recipient was delighted!
I have a Gortex jacket myself and I know how horrendously expensive they are - but I have to say, this M65 is excellent value.
Great quality as described and terrific service
Jacket delivered very quickly as per schedule.
I am absolutely blown away by the superb quality of this garment. Very hard to tell that it is not new. I ordered an XL on the basis of the published size guide and it was spot on.
Most of us will know how expensive goretex jackets are. This jacket is immense value for money.
I was not aware of Forces Uniform and Kit before now. It will be my first port of call in future.
Great jacket, waterproof and surprisingly warm too. Great service too!
Very pleased with the jacket, condition excellent, fit super, everything that I expected. Also the delivery was very efficient. Thanks.
Quick delivery, great condition. Very happy with product.
Arrived quickly. Lovely condition. Mine IS Goretex. Threw a bit of water onto it to test if it had been proofed and the water rolled off beautifully. Fits well and sleeve length is perfect. I even like the Austrian army patch. It's as nice as any M65 jacket from any fashionable outlet, but with clever little practical features like double inside pockets and the hood cord which is captive in the neck of the jacket. Press studs are nice and tight without any fear of them popping open. Overall 5 stars.
This jacket is absolutely brilliant almost new condition . Can’t rate this company high enough, incredible customer service. Really fast delivery. Highly recommended, well done
Excellent delivery service, jacket fits well, pleased with my purchase. absolute bargain
Service delivery all very good. Original size too big so sent it back. Replaced with a smaller size. Only thing not happy with is the badge on the arm is not sewn on properly. I've had to take it to a seamstress. Reason for 3star.
Cracking coat. Surprised how smart and how good the condition was.
Only had it a couple of weeks but so far exceeded all my expectations.
Will be buying again for sure.
held off reviewing until I could test in our lovely British 'winter' weather and today was the day. Caught in two downpours with no time for huddling under cover and this beaut kept me totally dry; the hood was deployed on both occasions and not one drop got through. Bloody well impressed with this and to think I'd been mulling over some over-priced branded crud at 5x the price. Outstanding.
Brilliant outdoor jacket warm and waterproof and looks good
Excellent outdoor Jacket and great service. Will be ordering more for my staff in the near future.
Excellent smart outdoor jacket. Great service and a jacket which is in a new condition. I have also used it for skiing in the Caucauses mountains. Will certainly use this company again.
I have been buying these jackets for a number of years. The jacket is waterproof and windproof. Being goretex you don't get all sweaty if you are on the go.
These jackets are very hard wearing and smart in appearance.
I bought my jacket here because I could obtain a jacket in good condition the correct cheast size and also offered in the length I needed (Long).
Delivery was very fast to.
i originally bought the jacket to use for beating as it is lightweight, wind and waterproof, but it is so good that I don't want to wear it through brambles and blackthorn hedges! it was delivered very quickly and it is in perfect condition (looks brand new). Lovely jacket, highly recommended and fantastic service from Forces Uniform and kit - would definitely buy again from this company.
Excellent jacket, almost too smart to use working outdoors! Perfect condition and the service received was very prompt and cannot be faulted.
A very good quality jacket in lightly used condition, very comfortable too.
What is even better was the outstanding service from Forces, Uniform & Kit.
They were very quick to sort out a size better fitting than the one I first ordered, with fast delivery both times. This is very much appreciated as getting the fit right isn't always easy so this kind of service is invaluable..
I got a Sympatex version which, I think, will be more robust than the Gore-Tex. I would class it as in grade1+ condition.
Thanks very much to all at Forces, Uniform & Kit, keep up the excellent work and have a great Christmas!
First class, good quality jacket bought for picking up, does the job, saves using expensive barbours.The service from the company was second to none will use again.
jacket arrived in excellent condition, really pleased with it. as others have said smelt a bit musty (like all campiing gear does after being stored) but after washing it and retreating Gore-tex (as precaution, may have been fine without it) it's perfect and most importantly keeps me dry. unlike the £160 North Face jacket i used to wear. will definitely buy from this site again, fantastic service many thanks!
As the very proud owner of a warm, hard wearing, dry and snug Gore-Tex jacket - I'm one happy bunny!
Tough, hard wearing and warm! Everything that I need this to be for fishing. Smelled musty but that's to be expected and no big deal. Excellent product, superb service and great product. Will use again.
Great jacket, great service - says it all really. These are such well-made jackets and to my surprise even come proofed so the water beads off it. I used in some very tough conditions in the Cairngorms and was easily as good as jackets costing 10 times as much.