Heavy grade British Millerain washable waxed 100% cotton outer
Freudenberg recycled polyester insulation - longer lasting, higher performance, can be machine washed & isn't cruel, compared to goose or feather down
100% brushed cotton fast-drying check flannel lining
Oversize Italian stainless steel fireman clasps
Oversized RiRi waterproof zip at front and inner chest pocket
Hardened stainless steel B:Lock gunmetal snaps by Cobrax - used by special forces units worldwide, due to their strength & reliability
Rare Japanese rubber zip pulls for use with gloved hands
Peaked, high peripheral vision, insulated & flannel lined hood, fitted exactly using multiple adjusters (2 front, 1 rear) with steel cord adjusters & eyelets
8 pockets in total:
2 huge front bellows (for expandable capacity) cargo pockets with moleskin lined hand pockets behind
Left upper arm buttoned pocket
RiRi zipped internal chest pocket to fit large smart phone
Internal buttoned security pocket aand addition open chest pocket for quick access
100% cotton fine moleskin on hand pockets, front weather placket and neck
Cord adjustment x 5, at waist, hood front and hood rear, for ultimate fit
Stainless steel 'burst' snaps at the hips for ventilation & sitting in such a long protective coat. If you sit suddenly, these will pop open
Oversize slot-buttoned cuff adjustment
Lighter grade British Millerain inner storm guard waxed fabric inner, below waist, to aid sitting on cold surfaces
Twin needle stitching throughout for extra toughness
Tonal black FRAHM brand label on right upper arm
2022 Edition proof of authenticity artwork - internal embroidered label
Lifetime fault guarantee
Machine washable, cool, no conditioner, non-bio or sensitive soap
Does not need reproofing
Made in the European Union
When I booked a cruise to the Arctic Circle to search for the Northern Lights in Norway I was not too worried about not finding the Aurora. I was more terrified about the cold. It was planned for late January - was it bravery or foolhardiness?! Doing some research I found the Frahm range, and was attracted by the Thermal Military Parka. Initially shocked by the price, but decided to get it as an investment. I was also keen to see if it was worth all the hype. Waited a long time for it to arrived but my anticipation was rewarded. Beautifully designed and crafted. Fitted like a dream. A little heavier than I expected but appreciated the high quality materials used. Nice touches like large pockets for gloves, phone, wallet, binoculars were really useful while trundling along the icy roads. I found the zip a bit fiddly to start but got used to it eventually. The verdict? The parka did what it promised. I survived the Arctic winter comfortably. The hood kept my head and neck warm. I didn’t need an additional scarf. I have no hesitation in recommending it. ps. And I did managed to see the Northern Lights.
This jacket is superb one of my favourite Frahm jackets particularly good in the coldest of days.
Finally picked up a military parka having been eying them for a while and certainly have not been disappointed! The materials and design are fantastic and the jacket has been just the ticket for the recent cold spell. The poppers on the sides at the bottom are great for hoping on the bike too.
Also, I’m a real fan of Frahm’s support for mental health and delighted that 10% of the price goes to supporting such a valuable cause. All in all, superb!