British DPM PVC Waterproof Jacket

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    ehrentitle
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    British DPM PVC Waterproof Jacket

    Post by ehrentitle on Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:15 pm

    I picked up this British DPM PVC Waterproof Jacket (SMOCK, MAN'S WATERPROOF D.P. PVC) in a trade with soldier in the 1st Royal Tank Regiment when I was stationed with the US Army in Germany in the late 1980s. I wore it on several occasions as a rain jacket when I was on active duty.

    Since I do not collect British uniforms could you give me an idea as to value and rarity of this item.

    I have several other pieces of British kit from that trade but they are buried away in the garage. Except for a LINER EXTREME COLD WEATHER TROUSERS that the jacket was wrapped around.







    Thanks much.

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    Re: British DPM PVC Waterproof Jacket

    Post by Gemini on Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:58 pm

    What has been seen,can not be unseen.That dummy is creepy!I do not collect a lot of British gear either.I only have a Temperate smock so far.Can not say I have seen one of these before.

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    Re: British DPM PVC Waterproof Jacket

    Post by ehrentitle on Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:13 am

    Gemini wrote:What has been seen,can not be unseen.That dummy is creepy!I do not collect a lot of British gear either.I only have a Temperate smock so far.Can not say I have seen one of these before.

    Thanks Gemini. Adding the eyes was my effort to make it look more life like. But he turned out to have that wide eyed surprised look or 1,000 meter stare.

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    Re: British DPM PVC Waterproof Jacket

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:55 am

    Worth only a couple of quid Im afraid.

    When wearing these you tended to get wetter on the inside due to sweating so much as they arent breathable at all Sad

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    Re: British DPM PVC Waterproof Jacket

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:01 am

    Gulf91 wrote:Worth only a couple of quid Im afraid.

    When wearing these you tended to get wetter on the inside due to sweating so much as they arent breathable at all Sad

    100% true !

    First hand user of one of these I can tell you they horrid bits of kit. Ideal if you were on guard but not if you were tabbing.

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    Re: British DPM PVC Waterproof Jacket

    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:29 pm

    ehrentitle, basically the guy's have said it all, these jackets are not worth a lot of cash ( but worth a lot more to your memories I guess).

    They are indeed one of the worst designed British water -proof Jackets ever, but do give you that cosy sauna feeling,when wearing one. Smile

    I had a set of these issued, I still have the trousers somewhere, the Jacket literally fell apart over the years.


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    Re: British DPM PVC Waterproof Jacket

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:14 pm

    Believe it or not I still use the trs that were issued with these jackets as,yes you sweat your nads off(not as much as you would wearing the jacket) and find them more hard wearing than the crappy MVP trs and cheaper to replace if they get damaged.

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    Re: British DPM PVC Waterproof Jacket

    Post by ehrentitle on Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:16 pm

    I appreciate all of you comments. Yes it has a good number of memories. I wore it in Germany until I purchased the much superior US Army Gortex Jacket which is designed to breathe but still repel water.

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    Re: British DPM PVC Waterproof Jacket

    Post by sobota on Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:02 pm

    We used to refer to these as 'Crisp Packets'!

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    Re: British DPM PVC Waterproof Jacket

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:46 pm

    sobota wrote:We used to refer to these as 'Crisp Packets'!


    George the crispies versions came out prior to these I believe Wink

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    Re: British DPM PVC Waterproof Jacket

    Post by sobota on Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:46 pm

    oh, my mistake Embarassed

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    Re: British DPM PVC Waterproof Jacket

    Post by Philip on Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:50 pm

    Gemini wrote:That dummy is creepy!
    Haha, yes. Nice jacket though.


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