M1909 worth the cost?

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Hello all,

I am looking to buy a M1909 Swedish parka, because they look warm and comfortable. But, I was hoping to pick the brains of more experienced bushcrafters for your opinion.

Is it worth it? Is there something available in the UK a better price? Is it overkill for the UK climate? Etc etc.

Thanks muchly,

Simon


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Onelifeoverland

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Mar 3, 2020
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Caerphilly, South Wales, UK
Your certainly not going to be cold even in the coldest uk winter this for sure. I've never owned one but I have held one and the one thing I can say is that they weigh a ton!

A Buffalo Smock goes for about the same price I think. It won't be as warm on its own but with a good layering system it cold be and it's certainly more practical. But i guess you'd lose the vintage look with something more modern if that is partly what you are aiming for.

Hope thats useful.

OLO
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