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rain water: shopping

雨水 yǔshuǐ / 雨水 usui / 우수 usu
正月十二 / twelfth day of the first month

On Monday, I decided I wanted an XS ALS/92 in olive green and so I went on Alpha Industries to have a look. But I thought I'd try to find a more interesting version so I checked on ebay. I found a made in USA version from the 90s in a passable size and colour but I was unsure about the label on the front pocket. Then a few listings down, I saw one from the Vietnam era: unused surplus, the size I was after and the seller is based in the UK. What luck!

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Here it is! My 70s nylon ripstop liner with polyester batting Liner, Cold Weather Coat.

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The civilian version has pockets and buttons but I like the character of the military original especially the wide underarm ventilation openings, the stray threads on the bar tacks and the way the binding is finished.