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Greentick
2008-09-11, 19:29
M65 Field Jacket Liner Mod - My objective was a ultra cheap representation of Mont-bell's UL thermawrap/down liner (I have the UL down inner jacket), within my sewing skills (which aren't great). I added a zipper, closed up the armpit openings, added elastic cuffs and an elastic waist drawstring. Total cost $9.77. Size large weighs in at 12oz.


http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=41034

jhick
2008-09-12, 10:19
dam.... cool idea!

dixicritter
2008-09-13, 10:24
We did this only made one into a pullover instead of using the zipper... saved about 2oz. Plus I hate sewing in zippers...LOL.

http://hikinghq.net/gear/clothing4.html (Scroll down to Army Field Jacket Liner.)

Greentick
2008-09-13, 16:44
We did this only made one into a pullover instead of using the zipper... saved about 2oz. Plus I hate sewing in zippers...LOL.

http://hikinghq.net/gear/clothing4.html (Scroll down to Army Field Jacket Liner.)

hmmm, I may have to do something like that with the second one. The field jacket liner rocks like a claymore. Just limited by your imagination.

dixicritter
2008-09-14, 07:40
hmmm, I may have to do something like that with the second one. The field jacket liner rocks like a claymore. Just limited by your imagination.

It is easier than trying to sew in a zipper I'll tell ya. Did I mention I hate sewing zippers? :wink: Seriously... it works pretty well as a pullover too. I modified one for myself too.

RBrownkatz
2008-09-14, 09:19
What a terrific idea!
But I'm a little confused by the photos of the arm pits. Did you use extra material or just sew the holes closed?

Greentick
2008-09-15, 03:16
What a terrific idea!
But I'm a little confused by the photos of the arm pits. Did you use extra material or just sew the holes closed?

Sewed em closed. The sleep part is longer if you just match them up so I sewed in from each end of the hole about 1/3 of the way and then just sewed the excess sleeve side material to itself.

Dixi: The zipper on this was a piece of cake. I got the pre-cut 20" zipper, pinned it on with safety pins and sewed it. I hear you on the zippers tho, I still have a partly completed bivy sack (pictured in my WB gallery) awaiting its zip. The jacket pictured was for one BIL, I am going to see if the other has a preference as to zip or pullover.

MRH
2008-09-16, 00:28
very nice,,, Great ideal

RBrownkatz
2008-10-29, 19:01
Greentick,
We just did a section of the AT this month when the temps went down to the low 30's. I had sewed the arm pits closed on my liner and it kept me toasty.
Thanks.

Bulldawg
2008-10-29, 22:19
Nice, how warm are these things really? I have an army surplus like right down the block from work and was eying some of these along with the pants liners the other day. Seemed pricey though to me for army surplus. it would be like $25 for both, 12.95 each.

RBrownkatz
2008-10-30, 06:13
You can get used jacket liners here http://www.armygear.net/ag/store/search.html?tf=sku&bs=1&em=1&su=1&ml=15&fi=products&st=db&tf=prod_group&sf=category&se=Jacket%20Liners for about $7. Mine is used and works very well. I got it for about $4 on some site that now, naturally, I can't find. You could Google search.
How warm? I can't give you temperature ratings or anything, but can just say that for me it is warmer - and gets me warmer faster - than putting on a wool sweater. Plus it is light, compresses well and dries very fast. I put a wet one on over a nylon shirt and my body heat dried it within about 15 minutes, on a cold, misty, rainy day.

cbsstony
2008-10-30, 09:57
Some times you can find good prices on ebay, also I have one of the night desert parkas with a liner and it seems to be longer in length than a field jacket liner. In case you need a little more coverage, it may help in sewing the armpits closed.

JAK
2008-10-30, 20:07
Total cost $9.77. Size large weighs in at 12oz.Too rich for my blood. LOL

Seriously. Nice job. Lot's of great ideas and nice work there. We have a great army surplus store in town here and I need to go back and think a little more in terms of modifications I might be able to make.

RBrownkatz
2008-10-31, 06:09
You can get the pants for less than $4 here. http://www.rddusa.com/U-S-G-I-M-65-Pants-Liner-Military-Army-Liners-Army-Clothing-Military-Surplus-Military-Gear-Camouflage-Clothing-Army-Navy-Surplus-Vintage-Urban-Wear-Out-Wear-Us-Gi.html