Anyone have experience with the Swiss M70 gear?
I couldn't pass on the full set (jacket, pants and rucksack) for $25.
That's what's attracting me too, just keep it all bundled in the sack in my trunk... but my part of Cali-rado the red would stick out really bad.
Is it at least water resistant at all?
I bought it because I thought the jacket would be comfy, and I could basically carry anything I'd want with me. The camo also is different enough that people won't assume that it's actually military gear (hide my autism level).
But I went with the bundle, because $25 for that much gear? I'd pay more than that for a decent jacket on its own. The rucksack will be great for camping and biking, and I'll probably figure a way to wear the pants as cargos onces it is too warm for the jacket. Fingers crossed there are belt loops so I can still CC.
Plus, I just like how the pattern looks. Swiss quality, with SS style.
>the red would stick out really bad.
You can dye it, I darkened mine up with some RIT dye(lots of it), just let it soak for a day or two and then let it dry without rinsing it. You're gonna think that it will get all over your skin if you don't, but I've worn mine in the rain and it was fine. It's not very water proof though.
You could try bleaching it. I used this stuff(pretty sure it was this) to bleach a wool jacket and it worked well. As goofy as it looks, it's actually a good camo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlLgZmiN6go
Reading reviews, it looks like the sleeves are on the short side, so I went a size up to make sure I'd have plenty of room for movements and other garments. Euro clothing tends to run a little smaller.
I figure take deals like these as they pop up. When something is so cheap, there's not much to lose. There will be other deals in the future, but at least you won't regret the ones you would miss.
Thanks for the heads up. I've had good luck with Czech larges, and the XLs are very cozy. Figured XL would be a safe option for the Swiss sizing. Glad they had the measurements for the pants.
Something weird as fuck with this website.
It's cheaper to buy 3 than to buy 1 of these:
Looks like I'll have 2 extra. I'll probably give one away, maybe 2.
I can't speak for the alps, but I live in a place that varies from desert hues to lush grassland. Red is great here. Unless red really sticks out in your area, it's generally pretty gud in camo
but its going to get to the point where if I need camo and a pack, I'm going to choose my atacs kit and osprey pack which I already have, already like, likely built better
it's cool as fuck but i'd be spending thirty bucks just for the sake of taking advantage of a deal even if i never use the product
It's pretty baller.
The sizing goes as follows:
Swiss * 2 = Centimeters
If you can find the two digit number on the inside left of the jacket (and put it through the calculation) that will give you the chest size. As long as you don't have a weird body shape, they fit pretty well.
Will this shrink?
Couldn't find the cotton percentages, I'm a 33 waist. Debating between the 34 and 36.
Are there belt loops?
Red is the first color filtered out by the earths atmossphere, thats why the sky is blue and so is water. Now the Alpenfalgge uses the same mechano, human brains (actually most mamals) are trained to replace the lost color (red) with whatever they see fit most. So alpenflagge blends in surprisingly good, especially at a distance over 10-20 yards.
Check some efficiency tests on YT, you'll see the effect. It works best if there is a lot of canopy/shadows
>weird nazi technology
>As long as you don't have a weird body shape, they fit pretty well.
I'm an orangutan. Milsurp is always a shot in the dark.
How tight could a 30 inch waist comfortably go? How are the legs length wise? They look like they got a lot extra judging from the pics so they'd fit pretty long.
How does the jacket sizing work?
The ergonomy is bad, if you are wet you gain 30 pounds and if you put magazines in your cargo pockets (they told us to do it) your knees will be fucked.
Other than that it's standard millsurp and you can find it in a realy good state for a realy good price.
A lot of them were bought by immigrants and sent to kosovo for the war. It was so important and we saw so many in the news that everybody in europe tought it was kosovo camo. That's why the M90 gear isn't for sale and they burn it instead of selling it as surplus.
This grinds my gears... a lot...
But you do realise that TAZ90 is still in use and they don't want any chucklefucks to pretend to be military. So they don't sell it. Shit the Tenue C i got issued last week was dated 1991. They burn it because they throw the unusuable stuff away (we usually burn our trash here)
So like if I got the smallest pants size I wouldn't be running out of leg?
I have a tiny waist, and a small frame overall, so I'm kind of worried if I'd swimming in a large or above.
The C didn't change much, but some other stuff was changed or replaced since 1990. The taz90 isn't an imovable object. And they burnt a lot of those who didn't fit the new specs for the reason I mentionned above.
Same with the kevlar helmets, those that are more than 10 yo shouldn't be issued anymore and they are destroyed instead of sold.
I saw some in various trades but it was small quantity and 100% "lost", not sold as surplus.