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Dutch Army ' Helly Hansen ' Fleece jacket

£10.00inc. VAT
Product Code: DUTDJDS1122407
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Dutch Army Fleece Jacket

made by a number of manufacturers including Helly Hansen, Syntex etc

These fleece jackets are Green in colour with a thick pile lining

They are very warm and very well made

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4/5
steve - 18/02/2018
Great for the price

It arrived very quickly, was clean, and smelt slightly of old rope. So far so good. Technically it's a pile jacket, not a fleece. It has a smooth knitted outside, with giant pockets, long sleeves, and thumb loops. Worth buying for thumb loops alone if you ask me.

Fitwise, it's a big fitting. I've got a 42" chest, and I got a large, and I probably should have got a medium. There's plenty of room to fit a shirt and thermal top beneath. There's also plenty of freedom of movement - it's never been tight or pulled up, no matter what I've tried to do in it. Another plus is the deep high collar, which looks good done up, is soft on the skin, and, by the way, keeps your neck warm.

Condition-wise - It's obviously used. The pile is compressed and there are several areas where webbing has worn the material really thin. It's probably not as warm as it was when it was first issued. OTOH, I know there is plenty of life left in it.

Which brings me onto performance. This jacket has been plenty warm enough for the British January and February. But, and this is important, this jacket is as windproof as a colander. It needs to be worn with some kind of windproof jacket. This is nothing to do with the secondhand condition of the jacket, it's the nature of the fabric, the slightest breeze goes right through it. Keep that in mind when you wear it.

Overall I'd say this is a perfect jacket if your are spending time working outdoors - on site, in the countryside, the shed, or at camp. The pockets are massive, the cut allows for plenty of activity, it's hardwearing, and when worn with any type of windproof jacket or top it keeps you nice and toasty.

In conclusion, compared to what else you can buy for this price it's;
a) not new,
b) not a pretty colour
But it is;
a) a proper fit for doing proper work
b) warm
c) better quality
I really can't think of an excuse not to have one.

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