Army Navy Gear's Alpha N-3B Parka is made by Alpha the military manufacturer of these coats. The N-3B is excellent for cold weather helping to keep you dry and warm. The longer length helps to keep the warmth in and the wind out!
- The N-3B parka is one of our warmest; suitable for sub-freezing temperatures
- The 100% nylon outer shell, polyester interlining and faux fur-lined/trimmed hood make this Snorkel parka optimal for staying warm & dry
- Our cold weather parka also has a full-length storm flap and inset knit cuffs for additional protection against the elements
- The USAF N-3B parka is tough, with reinforced elbow patches, in addition to an adjustable take-up strap/draw cord in the hood
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. If you like a tight fit we recommend sizing down from your normal size
The first N-3B jackets were produced in the mid 1950s for USAF air crews who were assigned to transport troops in extremely cold climates. The parkas were originally made with a nylon outer shell and lining and a wool interlining. The interlining was changed to polyester batting in the 1970s. The long, sage green jackets became known as the “Snorkel Parka” because the fur-trimmed hood could be zipped right up leaving only a small tunnel for the wearer to look out of. The modern N-3Bs have slant pockets at the chest and flap pockets lower on the coat, and a panel that fastens with loops across the zipper to keep out wind. Today most use synthetic fur around the hood. The N-3B was the first jacket Alpha Industries made for the U.S. government in 1959 and we went on to produce it for the consumer market in the 1980s.