Perhaps the most popular camo here at Epic Militaria is Flecktarn, which is a feeling shared by many of our customers. We’ve decided to put together a Blog about the camouflage pattern, including some of our favourite Flecktarn products we have here at Epic.
Flecktarn Camo, or Spot Camouflage when translated into English, was first created in the 70s, when it was selected for general use by the German Army from a selection of candidates at the 1976 Army Uniform Trials. By the end of the 80s it had been introduced to the Army, with the familiar combination of a green background covered with black, red-brown, dark olive and mid-olive green dots. In the 90s it also gave birth to a desert variation of the pattern, with a sparser design upon a tan background to suit the conditions facing troops in desert climates.
Mikey, one of the guys here at Epic, is one of Flecktarn’s most avid fans. His collection includes the Parka, Field Trousers, Field Shirts, Webbing Rig and plenty of pouches, Tactical Assault Vest, Gloves, Zeltbahns, Helmet Cover, Net Scarf, and still counting! When I asked him what he loved so much about the camo, he said “there’s loads of it about and you know the quality is going to be good with the German Army stuff. You know its all going to fit together as well if you get all German gear.” Even while typing out his quote, he carried on by saying “oh yeah, I’ve also got the T-shirt…oh, and the 25L Day Pack as well!”
With Flecktarn Camo one of the most plentiful patterns on the surplus market, and with more and more great new products also incorporating the design, we currently have well over 50 Flecktarn products on our Website – and counting! We’ve put a few of our favourites into this Blog, with a mix of new and surplus products to have a look through.
A solid start to any Flecktarn set, or just as a useful one-off bit of kit, are the Surplus General Service Gloves. They have tough leather palms and leather reinforcing across the knuckles, making them ideal for outdoor work, and are available for £6.95. We also have some Surplus German Army Mittens, which like the Gloves are available in a range of sizes (the sizes we have in stock will vary, as is the way with surplus!). The outer layer is made from a strong cotton material and has leatherette patching to the palms, thumb and finger tip so there is no need to worry about the durability of these. Each mitten has a tightening strap across the wrist area for added security. They are lined with a soft fleece material for extra warmth and comfort, and cost £4.95.
One of the Flecktarn surplus items we have in a great range of sizes is the Field Shirt, which is again priced from just £4.95. These shirts are in grade 1 used condition, they have been issued and show signs of use, they are well made, German army quality! They have a zipper and storm flap, two breast pockets, arm pocket, shoulders boards and Velcro cuffs. The material is a strong but comfortable cotton/polyester mix.
If its surplus you’re after, then we recommend keeping an eye on our special Flecktarn Camo Section on our Website, which is the place to go for all things Flecktarn.
There’s also loads of modern and brand new items to look through in Flecktarn Camo, be it our Baseball Boots, Net Scarves, Belts or one of our other items. One of the more popular items however is the Flecktarn T-shirt for £7.95. They’re made from 100% cotton for a comfortable wear (I’ve got a Splinter Night one myself you’ll often see me in at shows), and are available in sizes Small to 4XL.
One of our newer additions is the Flecktarn Field Jacket, which can be worn year round as they have a separate lining, which can also be worn on it’s own as a padded jacket. The outer Flecktarn jacket is made of a tough 80% cotton, 20% polyester mix. They feature a concealed front zipper, with press stud fasteners on the storm flap and a drawstring waist and hem. They also have underarm zippers for ventilation and a multitude of large pockets. The jackets have a roomy hood, Velcro cuffs and epaulettes, and German flag patches on either arm, priced at £29.95.
I could spend ages listing all of our Flecktarn Camo items, but I hope you’ve found a couple of items in this Blog which have got you interested! If there’s an item you can’t find on our Website then please feel free to drop us an email and we will see what we can find. Either way, with it being one of our favourite camo patterns we will always be looking at bringing in any new or surplus items we find!