Planet Earth Jacket

Invented in the Scottish seas and the Vietnam jungle.

£695 £347

Model is 5ft 11 / 180cm with a 38 inch / 97cm chest, and wears size Medium.

  • Outer material is 100% waxed cotton by British Millerain
  • Water and wind resistant
  • Six external and three internal pockets

Field jackets have a violent past. Born in WWII and Vietnam they were worn by De Niro in Taxi Driver, then Rambo. The Terminator even ripped a guy’s heart out to get one. With storage pockets large enough to replace backpacks, and the ability to see you through freezing winters, heatwaves and rainstorms all at the same time, the original field jackets emerged from the idea that your enemy could be anywhere on Earth – from cold European cities to stormy Pacific islands.

By the 1960s US soldiers were fighting in the dense tropical jungles of Vietnam. The new climate and terrain meant the field jacket had to adapt again. And it was here that the most iconic field jacket was born – the M65. In the face of torrential rain and wind, it stood out as the most versatile and functional jacket ever built. So when we decided to build a jacket that could work anywhere on the planet, this was our starting point.

Technical Details

Outer material is 100% waxed cotton, made in the UK by British Millerain
Cordura lining
Water resistant
Wind resistant
2 fleece-lined zipped side pockets
2 giant front bellows pockets with angled storm flaps
2 zipped upper chest pockets concealed behind storm flaps
Giant internal mesh pocket with cord fastener
2 zipped, layered, internal mesh pockets
2 mesh underarm vents
Fleece-lined high collar with metal snap fastener belt closure
Heavy-duty two-way metal front zipper with storm flap and metal press studs
Fleece-lined cuffs with metal snap fastener adjusters
Articulated sleeves
Do not wash
Re-wax the jacket every 2 to 3 years
All metal zippers by Riri
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The first jackets designed for anywhere on Earth

Whatever way you look at it, field jackets would never have been invented if human beings were more peaceful. But as the technology of warfare evolved in the early 20th century with the invention of radar and ballistic missiles, wars could now be fought anytime and anywhere. So military clothing had to adapt at the same time. With their large storage pockets, and ability to see you through the cold, heat, wind and rain, the original field jackets were born out of the idea that your enemy could be anywhere on Earth.

The origins of the field jacket

With the US preparing for war on two fronts in 1941 – in Europe and the Pacific – soldiers needed uniforms that could handle freezing winters, heatwaves and rainstorms all at the same time. The new M41 field jacket was the versatile and practical answer. Followed up by the M43 and M51, these jackets were built to never feel too light or too heavy, and critically they let you layer up underneath.

Field jackets have a violent past. Born in WWII and Vietnam they were worn by De Niro in Taxi Driver, then Rambo. The Terminator even ripped a guy’s heart out to get one.

Adopted by Hollywood

As the war rumbled on, the M65 made its way back home to the US. Vietnam vets wore them as an everyday jacket, but also as a sign of who they were and what they’d been through. Hollywood followed. Rambo wore one, as did Rocky. De Niro wore a green M65 in Taxi Driver. And having travelled through time, The Terminator ripped a guy apart with his bare hands just to steal one.

Constructed with waxed cotton

To build the Planet Earth Jacket we started with a material that’s been travelling the planet for hundreds of years. Waxed cotton is possibly the first performance fabric ever invented. And it’s still widely used today because no other material can match its unique combination of properties. To build the jacket’s outer shell we worked with the oldest and most famous waxed cotton manufacturer in the world, British Millerain. Made in the UK, the material is water resistant, wind resistant and ages better the more it’s worn.

Weather resistant, comfortable and durable

The outside of the Planet Earth Jacket uses a combination of beeswax and paraffin wax to balance softness and weather resistance. The more you wear it, the more it takes the shape of your body, so no two Planet Earth Jackets will ever be exactly the same. The inside of the jacket is lined with an ultra-tough Cordura. It’s highly durable and abrasion resistant, but smooth to the touch and feels soft next to your skin.

Two hidden chest pockets

While the original field jackets came with four pockets, the Planet Earth Jacket comes with nine. It starts with two concealed pockets on either side of the chest. They’re built with metal zippers and are hidden behind storm flaps. Inside they’re fleece-lined and large enough for your phone, wallet or keys.

Giant storage pockets inside the jacket

If you open up the jacket, you’ll find a giant storage pocket on the inside left which can hold anything from a flask to an iPad. It’s built from an elastic mesh that expands the more you put inside it and is welded to the Cordura lining. The pocket closes with a cord fastener which allows you to adjust the tightness. On the inside right of the jacket you’ll find two smaller versions of this layered mesh pocket welded on.

Engineered for movement

Even though it’s a waxed jacket, we’ve engineered the Planet Earth Jacket to cope with extreme movement. Articulated sleeves follow the natural shape of your arm whatever way you stretch. We’ve built in a long back vent at the hem to keep air flowing around your body and make sure you never feel restricted. And the more you wear it, the more the waxed cotton will mould to the contours of your body.

Size + Fit

The Planet Earth Jacket has a regular fit.

Fits chest 83 - 90 91 - 98 99 - 106 107 - 114 115 - 122 123 - 130
Fits waist 71 - 76 76 - 81 81 - 86 86 - 91 91 - 96 96 - 101
Fits chest 33 - 36 36 - 39 39 - 42 42 - 45 45 - 48 48 - 51
Fits waist 28 - 30 30 - 32 32 - 34 34 - 36 36 - 38 38 - 40