British DPM Arctic Windproof Smock

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    British DPM Arctic Windproof Smock

    Post by Camo_fiend on Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:22 pm

    I have been scrounging for a DPM Windproof ever since I took an interest in DPM two years ago. My friend's dad has one like what I want, but that type is hard to find...many sellers carry the 95 or newer-issue ones, but not this one. I'm guessing it's the pre-95 issue, hence why it's not as common? It doesn't have the front rank slab or the "Canadian" style buttons. This is the closest I could find: (But even this one has the front rank tab)

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    Re: British DPM Arctic Windproof Smock

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:23 am

    A number of years ago there was a surplus catalog in the US that sold these off cheap. I got one myself. The trousers, on the other hand, are a real problem to find. I did manage to land myself a set a few months ago.

    The best advice I can give is to find a Brit collector still in Britain and ask reallllly nice for him to find you one Smile As I understand it there's still a lot of the 1980s kit lying about if one knows where to look.

    Good luck!

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    Re: British DPM Arctic Windproof Smock

    Post by Camo_fiend on Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:29 am

    Thanks. I may just cave and buy the one I found. The only person I know with one won't give it up (trade or buy)! I scour eBay periodically to see what turns up and visit lots of Brit mil-surp websites often as well, it's just the steep shipping can be very off-putting. However, my searching will pay off eventually!


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    Re: British DPM Arctic Windproof Smock

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:30 pm

    Yeah, my experience is Royal Post is the most expensive for their services of any European country. Add to that a generally poor exchange rate between the GBP and other currencies and it gets even worse. The last two boxes I had shipped from the UK came to me via DHL because it was cheaper.

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    Re: British DPM Arctic Windproof Smock

    Post by Camo_fiend on Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:24 am

    Royal Mail can be expensive, but one can't deny its efficiency. I've yet to be disappointed with their service.


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    Re: British DPM Arctic Windproof Smock

    Post by jeva on Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:56 am

    Here again in Holland they where used by the mariniers[marine corps] and not to expensive.

    around 30 euro for a goor example.
    I own 2 types .

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    Re: British DPM Arctic Windproof Smock

    Post by Alaskan Scout on Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:35 pm

    I have an SAS windproof smock i got in the UK...Wire hood..I also have the earlier issue arctic smock w/ liner and wire hood...

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