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Alpha Industries Men's N-3B Parka


Price: $158.58 - $180.00 & FREE Returns on some sizes and colors. Details
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Gun Metal
  • Nylon
  • Imported
  • Dry Clean Only
  • Front-zip parka with toggle-button placket featuring snap pockets on side and side-entry pockets on chest
  • Zippered utility/pencil pocket on sleeve
  • Pancake hood with faux-fur lining and removable trim
  • Water repellent outer shell

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Alpha’s ultimate cold-weather N-3B Parka designed for air and deck crewman subject to extreme cold weather.

Looking for a durable cold-weather parka that's fashionable and our warmest yet? The USAF N-3B parka fits the bill. This snorkel parka features reinforced elbow patches, a full-length storm flap and inset knit cuffs for durability and protection against the elements. The N-3B parka's nylon outer shell/polyester interlining ensures that no cold air seeps in. Our hood is lined and trimmed with synthetic fur, complete with adjustable draw cord/take-up strap. This men's jacket is standard fit so we recommend you buy your typical size. Alpha Industries is a 55-year-old heritage military company that originally supplied the United States Armed Forces with durable outerwear. Now you can own an authentic parka made to the same high quality standards demanded by the US military. Each parka is uniquely designed and inspired by an iconic jacket in Alpha Industries history. We invite you to be a part of this history today. Keywords: N-3B, parka, snorkel parka, military jackets, Alpha Industries, men's outerwear, US Air Force

  • ASIN: B002VWK5UU
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 10 x 2 inches; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Origin: China
  • Item model number: MJN31000C1
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #195,475 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
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    More than 50 years ago, Alpha Industries was created for the sole purpose of protecting American service members around the globe. The U.S. Department of Defense named Alpha Industries as a key partner in the production of rugged outerwear for use in even the most extreme climate conditions. An… Read the story & more in Amazon's Alpha Industries Store.

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    Customer Reviews

    Overall, this is a well made and very warm coat.
    David S. Markowitz
    This Alpha parka is much better than the Knox Armory version (also sold by Alpha).
    J. Frazer
    The parka is comfortable, practical, light weight and ideal for cold weather.
    William D. Thompson

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    Color Name: BlackSize Name: 2X Verified Purchase
    I purchased this Alpha Industries N-3B parka from Amazon.com and it was shipped directly from the manufacturer. It is made to the original 1959 military specifications, so you need to order a size up from your usual size. I recommend that you carefully look at the sizing chart found on the Alpha Industries website before your purchase which explains all this and was very helpful. I am extremely impressed with the quality workmanship and materials used. The faux coyote fur edging is attached to the hood with snaps. The only quality problem I could find with my purchase is that a very small amount of paint is scratched from the edge of most of the snaps on the coat and was probably made by the tool used to attach them. The parka is comfortable, practical, light weight and ideal for cold weather. Ten years ago, I had a government-issued parka in the same model while assigned to Alaska for military duty and really missed it when I had to turn it back in. I promised that I would eventually buy one for myself. My parka came carefully packed with tissue wrapped around the large buttons and zippers to protect against damage. I bought a black parka as I find it to be the most versatile color. My coat was made in China.
    UPDATE: I had to reattach all five large buttons used to fasten the wind flap (running along the zipper) because the thread attaching these buttons was too weak and several of the buttons quickly came off when I wore the coat unzipped with the buttons fastened. Alpha Industries includes a set of spare buttons with the coat in a small plastic bag in the front left pocket.
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    39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Ben on January 5, 2011
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    This coat is only lightly insulated with low value polyester. I bought it expecting an extreme cold weather parka but it's just a regular, low-cost parka. I'm happy with all the design aspects which were goverment specified, and Alpha does a decent job of making it. The nylon zipper is troublesome to get together and zip up sometimes which is bad for a piece of techinical gear.

    I'm a men's size 36R and ordered size Small. It fits fine but the hood is a little tight to wear a hat inside. If I were to keep this, I might need a medium so I could wear a lot more insulation underneath it.

    The main complaint is that the parka is not warm. I need a warm parka to walk the dog in the winter and for field astronomy. I walked the dog yesterday with the parka over my plain office clothes. It was at least 25F and while I was walking there was no surplus of warmth. Had I stopped, I would have gotten cold. For astronomy, I wore long underwear, trousers, two shirts, a fleece, ski gloves and -60 rated boots. I had a watch cap but also tried the hood. It was at least 15F and for 30 minutes the parka was fine, but by the second half hour, I was freezing cold.

    Astronomy is a tough test because you're just sitting still. This parka would have been warm if I was snowshoeing or skiing, maybe too warm. But without additional insulation it was inadaquate even for walking the dog in the sun, and the conditions above 0F were hardly extreme.

    I compared this parka to my Carhart cotton duck parka that is also lined with polyester. They're about the same except the N3-B has a much more thorough neck closure and snorkel hood -- otherwise it's not much wamer. The Carhart is cotton duck canvas which is much more abrasion and burn resistant than nylon.
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    18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Shawn A. Wolfe on December 25, 2010
    The coat has great style.. I love the look of it.. The only problem I have are the Big buttons for the zipper flap.. They started falling off like 2 weeks after I got the jacket.. They are not sewn on well AT ALL. I called Alpha and emailed them and was told they were sorry but they offered no remedy to correct the situation. I was very dissapointed.. If the buttons even came off after 1 year and 1 winter I would be ok with it. But them coming off after a few weeks just shows cheapness. Alpha should be ashamed to have an American made product that is that shoddy.. I got it fixed.. But still dissapointing

    If anyone from Alpha cares please I would love for you to make this right.
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rosrig T.W. on November 30, 2012
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    I recently took this out on a full test of my cold weather gear. I had a polypro undershirt, sweatshirt, fleece, and this parka on top. Kept comfortable for 40 minutes at ~0F in low humidity, low wind, and low to no activity.
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    21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Andrey Litvinenko on January 31, 2010
    Color Name: Old GunmetalSize Name: X-Large Verified Purchase
    Actually I wear L size, but for Alfa Industries winter things better to choose the one size bigger
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By B. Polk on January 4, 2012
    First, I've been looking for a military parka for months and this thing is the best. I'm surprised to hear from other reviewers that the coat runs small. It actually runs big, naturally because it is a big parka and if you want to wear a lot of layers under it, you can if you get your normal size you wear. I actually originally ordered a large, but it was huge on me when I got it, way too big. So I sent it back, then went to an Army-Navy store that sells them (it's very hard to find a retailer unless you live in NYC) and tried on a medium and it fits nice. I'm 5-9 and 190 lbs and their sizing chart says I should wear a large, but it was too big for my taste. I talked with a sales rep and they said the coat does actually run a little big, and that the slim fit and the short parka with elastic waist band run standard. Maybe when you get into the Triple-X sizes it runs small, but for a person my size, the regular size you wear should be good. All in all, it is the best coat I've ever owned and it is crazy warm. I was out in 13 degree weather yesterday and was warm. Solid.
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