Swedish Desert Top

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    bryanbg
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    Swedish Desert Top

    Post by bryanbg on Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:06 am

    At a surplus shop in Columbus, GA I picked up this Swedish desert top.  Interesting feel to the material.  My wife felt that it may be a very good quality light weight cotton.  As it has a slight "plastic" texture feel to it she thought that it may possibly be a treated material which would help moisture wick away.


    Though I don't generally look for foreign military items, this was priced fairly cheap.



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    ripcord56
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    Re: Swedish Desert Top

    Post by ripcord56 on Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:18 am

    Swedish desert anything is very scarce and desirable .

    The " plastic " texture feel may be due to the ripstop construction but also to the insecticide permethrin, which is banned in the EU.

    Uniforms treated with the insecticide can vary in shade of color.  

    These uniforms are usually tightly controlled and turn ins are usually destroyed making your blouse  fairly scarce and reasonably valuable.

    Your particular blouse seems to be an earlier production Sri Lanka made piece. Very nice BTW..


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    Re: Swedish Desert Top

    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:24 am

    Yes nice indeed. I currently have a spare pair of pants if you want to complete the set
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    Re: Swedish Desert Top

    Post by Spy vs Spy on Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:51 am

    Bryan, you top is from 2006. These are very rare to find, even in Sweden.. Congrats mate.

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