Smock, Combat, Windproof or Jacket, Field?

which do you prefer?

  • Smock, Combat, Windproof.

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  • Jacket, Field.

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  • Some gucci hand made item.

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#1
I get the impression that the Smock has superseded the Jacket although the Jacket seems a pretty good heavyweight garment for cold days and has ripstop fabric.

The smock is perhaps a bit comfier and softer.

Observations? Preferences?
 
#2
i like my smock ,its called an "SAS smock" to reel in the walt airsofters i think.

it keeps you warm on a cold day, dry from the rain ect, its got a good hood, theres funny cuffs on it to stop drips running up your arm and heat escaping ect.

an "SAS Smock" is the way to go!
 
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Lizard_Lips

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#3
I much prefer my Para Smock. You know the one, it says on the label Smock Parachutist, not smock any cnut
 
#4
My field jacket and smock are nearly exactly the same apart from the hood. I wear it because I have to, that's all.
 
#5
Lizard_Lips said:
I much prefer my Para Smock. You know the one, it says on the label Smock Parachutist, not smock any cnut

Ha ha ha ha ha!

Good one mate!
 
#6
The new issue smaock is all there is now, the field jacket is no longer issued AFAIK, so smock it is, it is a good bit of kit as well.
 
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hoohaha

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#9
I much prefer the old 94 pattern jacket, it was actually made of a material that didn't fall apart (presumably before the days of farming out all of DCTA's manufacturing to some sh*tty Chinese sweatshop) and it didn't have a useless hood that bounced off the back of the lid in the prone and made it impossible to get a decent sight picture.
 
#11
Jacket all the way. Nothing more bizarre than seeing everyone sweating their knackers off on a boiling summer day, wearing a windproof hooded smock whose forbears were made for going to war in winter Norway in!

It was a pity they stopped making the jacket in nice-and-light ripstop, to be honest. Although when you have ECBA on its all the same I guess.
 
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Green_Garfield

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#12
Yeah Para smock is the way forward.
It keeps me really nice and warm and dry when I'm stood outside the NAAFI drinking my Mocha-choca latte waiting for my lift to work and looks really ally hanging on the back of office chair.
 
#13
Ahh Parasmocks. The hat to a smock is like a moth to a flame! Why do they do it?
 
#14
hoohaha said:
I much prefer the old 94 pattern jacket, it was actually made of a material that didn't fall apart (presumably before the days of farming out all of DCTA's manufacturing to some sh*tty Chinese sweatshop) and it didn't have a useless hood that bounced off the back of the lid in the prone and made it impossible to get a decent sight picture.
I've had that problem.
 
#15
Lizard_Lips said:
I much prefer my Para Smock. You know the one, it says on the label Smock Parachutist, not smock any cnut
and YAWN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
#17
but anyone can buy them down the surplus shop :twisted: never saw the point of them unless you could have got hold of the serious ancient 70s pattern one that did'nt have the lining.
the 80s and 90s ones were no better than the normal issue.
Only wore a borrowed one once as part of a wind up organised by one ex para against another. who was having a real sad on about someobody wearing said smock.
seeing a whole paltoon of hats march past with his sacred smock on :twisted:
 
#18
Smock for me. As practically useless as the hood undoubtably is, I think they simply look better with it; and this is important for all sorts of reasons.

I would never buy gucci kit; thin end of the wedge if you ask me.
 
#19
Field jackets, goretex, parkas and bear suits - they all serve a purpose. The field jacket or the field jacket liner under your BDU top was good for cold, dry days when you're in garrison or doing hip pocket training in area J. Goretex with / without a liner was good for cold, wet days - or when you're mobile. Having gear that allows you to remove / replace layers quickly is a huge advantage when you're an Infantryman. Parkas were good for arctic environments when you're on the move. Bear suits were good for artctic environments when you're stationary.

Due to the recent uniform changes in the U.S. there is a ton of surplus uniforms available near various posts. You can find new field jackets for next to nothing along with new goretex tops and bottoms for less than half their old price.

There are a lot of chairborne military pogues who (outside of barracks inspections) have never endured the elements beyond a trot from their POV to the office. They are the ones saturating the surplus stores with new gear.

I served from 1988-1996 & 2001-2003. My uniforms are from the old era. It was a welcome treat being able to replace my worn outer gear with new product for very little money.

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#20
DarkNinja said:
Ahh Parasmocks. The hat to a smock is like a moth to a flame! Why do they do it?

I wear my "P" smock cos im a fat knacker and i know it grips peoples sh@it :D

But surely impersonation is the most sincere form of flattery

And if they dont want fat grumpy old gets wearing them then why make the sodding things that size as most of the para trained lads are slim.
 

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