West German Border Guard Sumpftarn Jacket

West German Border Guard Sumpftarn Jacket

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Country of Origin: West German

A fairly uncommon reproduction of the Second World War era German Sumpftarn ("swamp pattern") was utilized by the West German Federal Border Guard ("Bundesgrenzschutz") in the Cold War. The original pattern was utilized by Nazi Germany as being significantly darker, but featured the same soft shapes and distinctive raindrop design. It was fielded towards the end of the war in 1944, and proved to be an effective pattern, that the West Germans were quick to adopt at the onset of the Cold War.

These incredible jacket are the uncommon First Pattern jackets, issued in the late 1950s to the early 1960s. They are available in Grade 1 jackets which seem to have been intentionally torn and scrapped, but professional restored for reuse in the 1970s when the jackets were used along side Third Pattern jackets. 

Some are unfortunately Grade 2, with significant rips, and will require a few hours of hand stitch work to become "combat effective" once again. However, even with Hank's rudimentary housewife skills, two of these jackets were repaired back to fighting shape, and we're confident you can do so as well. If only these jackets could tell their stories!

Sizing Guide (based on garment size measurement):
  • Small: 42 inch chest, 17 inch shoulders
  • Medium: 46 inch chest, 18 inch shoulders
  • Large: 50 inch chest, 19 inch shoulders

All prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD). We ship internationally!

Note: This item is in "Military Surplus Condition." Please refer to our Shipping and Returns Policy for more details. 
5 Stars
This jacket is probably the best purchase in the 19 years I've been alive
Honestly when I bought this I was hesistant because I was buying a grade 2 and I felt as if it were going to come in pieces. However even though grade 2 signifies that it's not in great condition, personally for me I was pretty surprised that the only thing wrong was just alot of cuts however, after a month I managed to stich it up into fighting condition. Super rugged kept me warm on my trip to Arizona and surprizingly was fairly resistant to snow. Got lot's of compliments mostly because nobodys seen a pattern like this before. Overall I recommend it for casual outdoorsmen, or something to add as an extra layer to keep you warm in the winter 10/10 (will probably buy another one)
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Reviewed by:  from california . on 3/21/2019
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