FRONT POCKET FASTENER : Crown Aluminum Spring Automatic Lock
BUTTON : Mil Spec Urea
LABEL : Buzz Rickson Mfg. Co., Inc.
Recognized as the ultimate field jacket, the M-65 is an improved and updated model of the previous M-43 and M-51. In the early 1960s, the U.S. Army decided to update its field wear and develop the new M-65 field jacket model. Cotton satin was used for the back material. While its fundamental design follows conventional models, there are differences in the details. The collar is circular and contains a hood inside. The cuff was changed from a button type to adjustable Velcro tape, and a flap was added to protect the hands. The drawstring at the waist improves the fit to the body and enhances heat insulation. The M-65 with such improved functionality continued to be employed, and a model with woodland pattern camouflage was adopted in 1980.