Mountain Wind Jacket (Windjacke des Gebirgsjägers)
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The Lost Battalions wind jacket is the World War II version of the traditional mountain jacket of the German Jäger and Gebirgsjäger troops. This was the jacket that the Ed Harris character should have been wearing in the film "Enemy at the Gates", instead of that Swedish M1909 field coat.
Usually thought of as an Army item, the wind jacket was included in the issue list for the first SS mountain troops in 1940 and shows up in photos of all SS mountain divisions, but especially Division Nord.
The wind jacket is essentially an overcomplicated windbreaker and is made of wind and water resistant heavyweight gray poplin, and is self-lined. It has a ten-button, double-breasted front with correct old-style black and gray plastic "bone" buttons. There are two reverse flapped handwarmer pockets at the waist and two pleated and flapped cargo pockets on the lower skirts. The back is belted and has the characteristic central pleat down the center. Every detail and stitch found in the originals is exactingly reproduced in the Lost Battalions wind jacket. It belongs in the collection of every Gebirgsjäger and Jäger enthusiast.