The M65 field jacket was originally introduced as a go-anywhere do-anything option for service members facing rain, snow, and freezing temperatures. With its durable, hard-wearing fabric and abundant storage accommodations, the M65 proved an immediate hit, and it wasn’t long before it was picked up by popular culture. These days, it may be a stylish essential for the fashion-forward, but that’s not to say it’s any less the jacket that it was.
On the contrary, with examples like Proof’s Rover Highlander jacket, it’s clear that the spirit of the M65 is alive and well. Made from a blend of Proof’s Rover canvas and moisture-wicking Sorbtek fabric, it may look like an old classic field jacket on the outside, but it’s all modern performance underneath. And because it comes with some ribbed detailing and a bit of in-built stretch, it’s also incredibly comfortable and easy to wear — essential qualities to have in any garment. And when you consider that it comes with features like a wind flap for extra element protection, gusseted pockets for added carry capacity, and a structured build for improved fit, the Rover Highlander is a jacket ready for any adventure. You can buy it today for $198.