It is high time I posted an update about our project for Heavy Winter Parkas. 

I know that we're late by at least 7 months in this. The original intention was to have this ready by winter of 2015. However, this was mostly due to some teething concerns and possibly not enough research from my end.

To do this right, I had to get my hands on an original set from which I were to copy the patterns. I did get a mismatched set however after more research, I found out that I had a Hungarian parka jacket with some dodgy buttons. Whilst the trousers were Wehrmacht issue, I had to find one on the market, which suited our needs.

After months of searching for one in great condition, I finally managed to procure a proper and mint Luftwaffe Issue jacket. This gave me insight into the pattern and together with several collector friends, we also were able to come out with a range of valid shades of fabric for a great reproductions of both Heer and Luftwaffe sets.

Right now, both jacket and trousers are at the pattern maker and we hope to have these ready to go at the tailors in the coming weeks.

This is definitely our biggest project yet, and also very happy to see very positive interest towards this project. We might actually be referring to some crowd funding in the next 2 months to start taking pre-orders. Early success for this would be crucial to help us procure the right fabric and to make sure that the reproductions are of best value.

Things are really looking great to have these available by next Winter. I will be bringing more updates as soon as I have them.

Luftwaffe Standard Issue Winter Parka

Written by Christian Debono — July 20, 2016


Heini Lüta:

Mein Herr,
I am in for crowd funding. A great resource is probably Roland at At The Front for assistance in authenticity. I’ve been waiting a long time for these!

July 20 2016 at 10:07 PM

Christopher Coxon:

As a German WW2 re-enactor since 1983, and having worked with Ian Durrant and Courtaulds in the UK pioneering the first production runs of oak leaf A, M44 dot and splinter A camo material for use in the very first repro parkas. I can say It is better to take the time to get it right than to rush something through inaccurate, sales will suffer and you do yourself no favours in the long run. All I would beg of you is that you put a permanent indellible marking in some out of the way place on each one denoting its replica status, otherwise the fakers and unscrupulous dealers will be putting these in a tumble dryer with a handful of pea gravel and passing them off as original within a few months of you releasing them. Such a marking is the responsible thing to do :) Good luck, thanks for keeping us in the loop and I am still down for a set in XL Chris C.

July 21 2016 at 07:07 AM

Don :

I Have a unissued Luftwaffe quilted parka, its does not taper smaller in the shoulders, extra clothing and equipment I would think, upper body mass became more important after WW2.

May 10 2017 at 11:05 AM

Peter Knieriem:

Yes. Get it right,and you’ll get my money.

October 07 2017 at 10:10 AM

Trey Smith:

Is this still in the works? Or did this fizzle out? I’m really interested

December 17 2018 at 07:12 AM

Dylan Gash:

Are these still in production? im incredibly interested

January 13 2021 at 10:01 AM

Michael Barcroft:

Hi, I as well as some more members of the club I am a member of are very interested in a full set of Luftwaffe repro winter quilted parker & trousers. As and when you have perfected this run, please inform me and I can get some orders sorted out. Kind Regards, Mike Barcroft.

January 02 2023 at 02:01 PM

Bill K.:

I would also love to know the status of this project – I would purchase one for sure!

January 26 2023 at 08:01 PM

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