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Pre-sale Auction – Vintage Antarctic Issued Green Military Cold Weather N-3B Parkas

Presale-Auction For Military Parkas

Antarctic Surplus is making the first two Antarctic-issued Green Military Cold Weather N-3B Parkas available for sale via eBay auction! Each parka is listed with detailed descriptions and images, with the auction starting at $49.99. The auction begins at 06/23 at 7PM, and will end 06/28 at 10PM.

Parka History & Features:

Airmen wearing newer parka variations saluting the last LC-130 to depart from Antarctica in 2010

Military N3B Parka Features:
These N3B extreme cold weather parkas are genuine military surplus made in the United States. This extreme cold weather parka is fully lined with a water-repellent exterior, and this coat will keep you warm in the world’s colder conditions. It features a drawstring-adjustable lined hood with a fur ruff and a drawstring-adjustable waist. This parka also features two breast double-button pockets and two front single pockets. When worn over other cold-weather gear, it can protect you down to -14 degrees Fahrenheit. Its outer shell is 100% cotton, and the fur is 60% modacrylic and 40% wool. 

Parka History:
Prior to the US Air National Guard taking over logistics for the US Antarctic Program with Operation Deep Freeze in 1999, all polar logistics were handled by the Naval Antarctic Support Unit (NASU). Navy pilots, airmen, and support crews were issued these olive-drab N3B Extreme Cold Weather parkas for their rotations at McMurdo Base and South Pole.

Some of these parkas have “NASU” or other identification numbers stenciled on the back. All of them were found in various storage locations in Antarctica over two decades after the last Navy plane took off from the continent, and they are some of the last parkas of this vintage around!

This website sells parkas, clothing, and gear which have been retired from the United States Antarctic Program. All have seen service in one or more of the three American Antarctic research stations, unless specified otherwise in the product’s description. As such, they will show some degree of wear/tear/use.

We hope our gear will serve you, wherever you are, just as well as it did the scientists, researchers, and support staff who relied on it at the bottom of the world!

Limited stock, available only while supplies last.  All sales are final with a no-return policy. If there are issues with your order which do not meet our guarantee, please contact us.

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