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Great parka and a great price
on January 9, 2013
These are a great price and they are the real deal. The other ECWCS parkas you see from companies like Tru-Spec are not mil-Spec and are NOT of the same quality. I know, I own one. This one is real Gore-Tex and has real Gore-Tex seam tape, unlike the rubberized glued-on tape on my Tru-Spec. The hardware on this jacket appears to be of a superior quality as well (snaps, pull strings, velcro). Don't get me wrong, I like my Tru-Spec one, but if you have the chance to buy one of the mil-Spec ones for the same price- why not?
I bought two of these, via Amazon, at the same time- one from MP Army/Navy and one from Wildlands. I would still by from either seller, but I will say that the Wildlands one came much faster. Although both were surplus, the Wildlands one still had all the tags attached and was clearly brand new. The MP Army/Navy one took longer to arrive, did not have the tags still attached, and had a small stain on the sleeve (possibly food?). It was in close-to-new shape, but someone may have used it very lightly.