Clothes of the Seventies, Snorkel Parka

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Description: A winter jacket which comes in a variety of colors made of nylon with an orange lining & a zip & button front it also has the fake fur trim around the hood which when zipped up forms the snorkel this jacket was very populer with school kids and adults a like...some privte schools used it as part of there uniform.
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hippie dippie - February 02, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG! I recently found a pic of me wearing my red one. I LOVED that coat and wore it for years. A few years ago they started getting popular again, wish I would have kept mine. I was the only one in town with a red one!
Radiodork - November 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I received one for Christmas in 1976 from my parents. Green with the orange lining and a JC Penney name tag. I'have taken good care of it and it is in excellent condition. I wear it once or twice a winter when I need to run the snowblower. My wife hates it, but I will never get rid of it!
paul goodwin - November 27, 2009 - Report this comment
i have a parka coat fetish iv got a brown parka with orange lining i shag it every day and iv got a blue parka with orange lining i wear it for bed if any body wants to see them im on yahoo messenger on web cam goodwinpaul68@yahoo.com
Spuggie - January 03, 2010 - Report this comment
For the largest collection of Snorkel Parka pictures on the web visit http://www.spuggie1234.com
nathan - July 17, 2011 - Report this comment
i got blue snorkel parka
nathan - August 29, 2011 - Report this comment
i have a blue snorkel parka always wearing it these jackets r the best
tommie - September 21, 2012 - Report this comment
i had a green snorkel with orange lining....wore it forever..i then got a blue down parka...my snorkel parka hung in the coat closet until my mom cleaned out the closet and didnt think my snorkel parka was wearable for a clothing drive so it got burnt in our burn barrel when my mom burned the trash....i really didnt care then, but now i really wish i had that parka back, but i know that it is gone forever...i am sure though i can get a replacement, but they are expensive.
richard - January 12, 2013 - Report this comment
i got a regatta snorkel parka with orange lining
parka girl. - February 23, 2013 - Report this comment
I have 30 old shool snorkel parkas and wear them all the time.
lorraine perrin - May 09, 2013 - Report this comment
Me and all my friends wore blue snorkle parkas with needle cords and polyvelt shoes we wen to discos with hood fully zipped up madness happy days
nath - July 04, 2013 - Report this comment
snorkel parkas r back in fashion
johnny - October 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I had a walefields one in the mid 80s which saw me through 3 years at my local comprehensive school. By the end it was a bit tarry and the once orange lining showed up the 3 years build up of grime but I still loved it :-). It looked cool with grey staypressed and a grandad shirt
jay - November 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I have a collection of 1980's snorkel parka's. I now own 1 of every colour made, all with orange lining. I used to wear them as a kid in the 80s, and always liked them. Now I have a collection of over 100 rare examples.
nathan - December 12, 2013 - Report this comment
i got two snorkel parkas love wearing them want to meet people who wear them
Kellie Scragge - December 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I JUST *LOVE* THESE JACKETS! I had a red-wine one at school in the 80's and was made to wear it fully zipped up - which I hated! My friend Mandy loved been fully zipped into hers but I could never do with the smell of the fur; especially when it got wet! Now you can't get me out of them! I have a grey top-shop one and an alpha green. I LOVE to wear my parka around the house (when my boyfriend isn't around as he hates them!) and pretend that I'm on a mission in the Arctic or that my snorkel-hood is a space-helmet and I'm an astronaut!!! Great fun!
coat collection - January 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Nathan / Kellie, if you want to talk etc about parka's, then follow us on Twitter @coatcollection
Kellie Scragge - January 18, 2014 - Report this comment
@coat colletion - NO! I wouldn't join that leftie-wing-trash-hole of a web-site even if you paid me. Just Awful!
Alley Cat - March 03, 2014 - Report this comment
I love to be fully zipped and buttoned up in my parka. I have 15 of them and they are the only jackets I wear. I love being in a world of my own with the hood up. They are the best coat in the world.
nathan - March 05, 2014 - Report this comment
want to meet up march 24 at barry island 2014 wearin snorkel parkas
hoodtight - April 15, 2014 - Report this comment
"want to meet up march 24 at barry island 2014 wearin snorkel parkas" Wish I'd seen that earlier - I'd have been there. Did many guys go?
nathan - April 19, 2014 - Report this comment
lets chat 07968925355
nath - April 19, 2014 - Report this comment
hi kellie
rich - April 20, 2014 - Report this comment
any single girls with snorkel parkas want to meet
Kellie Scragge - April 21, 2014 - Report this comment
Yeh, Hi Nath.
nath - April 23, 2014 - Report this comment
how r u give us a ring hows yhe parkas
nathan - April 23, 2014 - Report this comment
hi kellie give me a ring on 07968925355
nath - April 23, 2014 - Report this comment
lets all have a parka get together
Kellie S. - April 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Hey nath, zip your fave snorkel right up tonight and think of me - I'll be doing the same of you!
Kellie S. - April 24, 2014 - Report this comment
OH, and my fave part is where the zip goes around my neck and under my chin - that looks and feels SOOOO good - luv Kel.
nathan - April 25, 2014 - Report this comment
hi kellie i wore it to bed thinking off you ring me today
nathan - April 25, 2014 - Report this comment
hi kellie still thinking of u in my parka love to speak to u on phone lets
Kellie S. - April 25, 2014 - Report this comment
nathan, hope u enjoyed it..been fun..byeee xx
Kellie S. - April 25, 2014 - Report this comment
ooh..post a temp e-mail add. and i'll send you a selfie of me fully zipped in my alpha snork...luv kel.
Kellie S. - April 26, 2014 - Report this comment
..changed me mind...byeee
nathan - April 26, 2014 - Report this comment
kellie whats wrong
Dan - April 26, 2014 - Report this comment
For God's sake.
nath - April 27, 2014 - Report this comment
hi dan you collect parkas
nathan - May 24, 2014 - Report this comment
for sale to mint snorkel parkas one blue and one black both orange lining and elastic inner cuffs 07968925355
nathan - May 29, 2014 - Report this comment
to hood tight snorkel parka meet ring me 07968925355
simon - July 23, 2014 - Report this comment
i had snorkel parkas in the 80's and now have 3 n3b and love wearing them, want an alpha anyone know where to get one, like to meet others who enjoy these coats
Parkalover - July 28, 2014 - Report this comment
I own several n3bs, two of them are alphas. I'm on Facebook if anyone wants to chat about parkas? username Parkalover
Parkaguy - August 20, 2014 - Report this comment
I have just discovered this site and decided to let it be known that I love Snorkel Parkas! I have a number of them and I especially love wearing them back to front. Would like to chat to anyone else who enjoys wearing these icons of the 70's, 80's back to front....anyone here on fetlife.com
parka girl - September 18, 2014 - Report this comment
hi parka fans any one out there ladies or men one me for fun in parkas
nathan - September 28, 2014 - Report this comment
hi parka girl i have parkas ring me on 07977309090
parka girl - October 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Hi Nathan you sound nice bet you look real sexy in a snorkel parka naked.xx/
nathan - October 02, 2014 - Report this comment
hi parka girl yes i do always wear my parka would like to meet up with u
nathan - October 02, 2014 - Report this comment
hi parka girl would u like to meet up
nathan - October 02, 2014 - Report this comment
hi parka girl lets have parka fun contact me xx
nathan - October 02, 2014 - Report this comment
hi parka girl
nathan - October 02, 2014 - Report this comment
ring me 07977309090
parka girl - October 04, 2014 - Report this comment
yes we can meet up.so I can zip you in my parka then put yous on pull up the zip the go down on you till you come all over parka.xx
Dan - October 04, 2014 - Report this comment
nathan-parkagirl.parkagirl-nathan.......I'll say one thing for you NPG, 'you got it pretty bad'. Now that particular pronoun doesn't land light and I wholly sympathise with your feelings. I would ask just one thing though: Don't put ejeculate on your Parkas - They don't like it.
nathan - October 05, 2014 - Report this comment
to parka girl ring me on 07977309090 and arange a meet
nathan - October 05, 2014 - Report this comment
to dan dan u need to wash ur parka they do wash clean
nathan - October 05, 2014 - Report this comment
to parka girl cant wait to meet up would love to wear ur parka
Dan - October 05, 2014 - Report this comment
To Nathan, I think you miss the point old chap. One should not put one's 'cum' on them in the first place.
nathan - October 06, 2014 - Report this comment
to parka girl when are we going to meet up xxxx
Dan - October 06, 2014 - Report this comment
To Nathan - It's all a game old chap...Just a ruddy game.
nathan - October 07, 2014 - Report this comment
dan lol i know
nath - October 07, 2014 - Report this comment
parka girl want to meet u
parka girl - October 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Hi nath. can you drive as I don't and I live in Leicestershire.
parka girl - October 09, 2014 - Report this comment
dan.to good to do that to.I like em muckey but not like that coverd in cum .
nathan - October 09, 2014 - Report this comment
to parkagirl hi i do drive give me a ring or text me and i will text back and chat and arange a meet
Dan - October 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Good luck Nathan!
nath - October 11, 2014 - Report this comment
dan y is that
80s parka - October 12, 2014 - Report this comment
Anyone near Manchester want to meet up, I have loads of 80's snorkel parkas 100+.
nathan - October 12, 2014 - Report this comment
to 80s parka would love to meet ring me on 07977309090
nathan - October 12, 2014 - Report this comment
80s parka i would like to me up ring me on 07977309090
Dan - October 14, 2014 - Report this comment
Nathan...question...Witch[sic] do you prefer if you only had one choice? N2 or N3 hood?
parka - October 20, 2014 - Report this comment
pakas 4 sale green brown blue s, m, l, xl.07582018282.v ones.geinta
David - October 21, 2014 - Report this comment
What is the best make of Snorkel Parka, so long as it,s Korean Made
Dan - November 02, 2014 - Report this comment
@David...Wha'-u-fink? Me? All Snorkel-Parkas are beautiful. No exception.
Spuggie - November 03, 2014 - Report this comment
The best makes of vintage parka (imho) in order of preference were Lord Anthony, Wakefields, Brutus, Keynote, Campri
nathan - November 05, 2014 - Report this comment
to parka how much are the parkas ring me on 07977309090
Parka - November 08, 2014 - Report this comment
hi Nathan if you want the brown parka ring me 07582018282. As you have to black I would swap you for the brown one please ring me thanks.
nathan - November 09, 2014 - Report this comment
ok
Parka - November 10, 2014 - Report this comment
hi Nathan have no creds till wed so could you ring me thank you brown parka.
Dan - November 11, 2014 - Report this comment
HA HA HA! You guys wouldn't know your warp from your weft when looking at your snorkels! You couldn't even match a sleeve! Stop ruining your parkas with cum....1diots! ps.you'll learn.
Dan - November 15, 2014 - Report this comment
..u lot know nuff'in...i wear shell-suits...
David - November 23, 2014 - Report this comment
Best snorkels, early 73 types , Jon Jo , Fosters and Campri
Dan - November 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Shell-Suits Shell-Suits Shell-Suits!!!
80s parka - November 25, 2014 - Report this comment
Dan, I have blue, green and black JonJo parkas besides many more in my collection.
Dan - November 25, 2014 - Report this comment
@80s parka....Hope you take good care of them.
80s parka - December 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Hi Dan, I do take good care of them. I keep all my parkas clean, and always hand wash them in hot tap water. No machine drum taking the paint of my press studs! Where abouts are you Dan?
Dan - December 14, 2014 - Report this comment
to "80s parka"...I know what you mean! I've had no-end of press-studs' paint knocked off in a spin cycle!...hand-wash-drip-dry is still the best.....Thanks for the offer.
Hoodup_UK - December 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Hey I just love Snorkel Parka's too. I have 3 N-3B styles, 3 N-2B's and an Alpha hooded MA-1 as well as a couple of proper old school snorkels. I like the older ones best as they have the best hoods - which are always best worn up !
Dan - December 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Hey, guess what? I love Snorkel-Parkas as well as you do. I like them best warmed up - in the the older version of course. Can computers wear Parkas?
nath - December 19, 2014 - Report this comment
hoodupuk were do u live
Dan - December 21, 2014 - Report this comment
@everyone...be them person or machine...I Wish You All A Very Happy - Nay - Jolly-Snorkel-Parka-Christmas.....And an even better Snorkel-Cuddley New-Year!...Cheers!!!
richard - December 24, 2014 - Report this comment
any one having a parka for christmas
80's parka - December 28, 2014 - Report this comment
I don't think I need anymore! Owning over a hundred of them. I am however busy wearing them everyday, had my JonJo green one on for xmas day. Of out today in a navy blue one, and probably wear my grey one tonight. I just love wearing them, I did as a kid in the 80's and still have the same feelings towards them today.
richard - December 28, 2014 - Report this comment
set fire to my parka it was to small for me
parka girl - December 30, 2014 - Report this comment
Richard you could have sold your parka not burn it.
Dan - December 31, 2014 - Report this comment
@richard.....and when the Ghost comes back to haunt you I hope that its revenge is HOT...for an ETERNITY...HA HA HA HA!!..........You Fool.
nathan - January 01, 2015 - Report this comment
love the old parkas had a helly hansen dublin parka for christmas
richard - January 01, 2015 - Report this comment
spuggie burns and rips his i got a black one with orange lining i love them
nathan - January 01, 2015 - Report this comment
hi parkagirl how r u want to meet u
nathan - January 01, 2015 - Report this comment
dan nb 3 hood lol how r u
Dan - January 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Happy New-Year Nathan & parkagirl & richard....i.o.k!! Love the old orange lined "snorkie-bunnies" too....wish you all well for 2015
nath - January 02, 2015 - Report this comment
happy parkas
richard - January 02, 2015 - Report this comment
any want to meet
David - January 03, 2015 - Report this comment
Anyone live in the West Country
nathan - January 03, 2015 - Report this comment
lets all meet up in snorkel parkas men and women
Dan - January 03, 2015 - Report this comment
Ah well, Nathan...Got to say...'I do LOVE my Snorkel-Parkas'...Nice to know that there is someone with the same affection for them as myself.
nathan - January 05, 2015 - Report this comment
dan give me a ring 07977309090
nath - January 05, 2015 - Report this comment
dan lets meet
nathan - January 05, 2015 - Report this comment
were do u live dan
David - January 05, 2015 - Report this comment
Has anyone heard of the Cavalier Snorkel Coat
nath - January 06, 2015 - Report this comment
ring me dan
nath - January 06, 2015 - Report this comment
dan ring me
80's parka - January 11, 2015 - Report this comment
Dan, I wouldn't bother ringing Nathan, I did and he after 2 minutes he just hung up! End of!
Dan - January 12, 2015 - Report this comment
@80's parka....I know.
nathan - January 13, 2015 - Report this comment
what a plonker my phone went flat thats why it was two mins
Dan - January 16, 2015 - Report this comment
wha-a-plonka---wha-a-plonka---wha-a-plonka-ee-iz...iz-fone-went-flat-an-now-eez-in-da-shat....wha-a-plonka---wha-a-plonka---wha-a-plonka-ee-iz
Dan - January 20, 2015 - Report this comment
anyone want to eat? (Snokels are mandatory - of course).
nath - January 23, 2015 - Report this comment
yes dan
Dan - January 26, 2015 - Report this comment
errrrrr,,,NO Nath. The End.
nath - January 31, 2015 - Report this comment
burn all the parkas
Dan - February 05, 2015 - Report this comment
Space-Suit.
richard - February 14, 2015 - Report this comment
got a helly hansen dubliner parka
Drewfur - February 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I'm parka fetish mad, can't stop wearing them 24/7. Love the soft fur hood feel and the shiny nylon look. Have a collection of 25 various alpha industries parkas. N2b, n3b, ma1 hooded, cwu45p hooded and explorer. Parka girls, big turn on for me!!
richard - February 21, 2015 - Report this comment
drewfur how r u were u live
80's parka - February 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Ok lets find out where we all live and see if we can arrange a parka meet up. Im Manchester.
Drewfur - February 22, 2015 - Report this comment
I'm Cornwall, my nearest city is Plymouth.
richard - February 22, 2015 - Report this comment
i live in south wales
paka - March 04, 2015 - Report this comment
I am in the east midlands good point to meet.lol.for all you sex horny parka lovers .xx
Drewfur - March 06, 2015 - Report this comment
Anyone know where I can buy an Alpha Xxl sage hooded Ma-1?
Drewfur - March 06, 2015 - Report this comment
Got a Knox ma-1 hooded in gunmetal On amazon ordered. I'm XL usually but Gone for 3xl coz I love the huge fur hood.
Tommy - March 06, 2015 - Report this comment
Just watched one of the girls in the flat next door throw a pile of clothes into the bins at the back. She used to wear a lovely brown alpha n2b that I haven't seen in a while and her flatmate used to wear a blue and a green snorkel parka. I'm kinda hoping they haven't thrown them away but if they have, maybe I can rescue them with some luck. Feeling excited now :)
Steve - March 09, 2015 - Report this comment
I have always loved snorkel parkas and have a strong fetish for them, I have 20 in total. I love riding my bike in my old blue parka and love the feeling of being fully zipped and buttoned up in my parka. I wear a baseball cap with the the fur part of the hood round my neck and it feel lovely. In the cold weather I go into full snorkel mode with the hood pulled over my baseball cap. I feel in a world of my own and it is a real turn on for me.. I have adjusted the waist draw strings so that my parka hugs my waist. I never wear any other coat and I never will. I often wear one of my parkas in bed.
Steve - March 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Hope you manage to rescue them Tommy. I would be feeling excited over the prospect of rescuing old parkas from the bin too too
Steve - March 09, 2015 - Report this comment
I keep my nice new black N3B for best it has a lovely thick furry hood. I had to re-sew the buttons on with some strong thread though, apart from that no problems. It is amazing to wear and I feel great in it and I love it. I have also bought one in green too. I wear a tee shirt under my parka so I can wear my parka for as long as possible, even indoors. I love to sit in the chair with my hood up and fall asleep.
parka - March 10, 2015 - Report this comment
Hi Steve did you have a chopper bike when you had you parka on.Hi have over 30 pakas and where them all the time to.
Steve - March 10, 2015 - Report this comment
Hi Parka. I didn't have a chopper unfortunately. I rode an upright roadster bike with three speed gears and I still do. Lovely comfortable bike which I ride wearing my parka. My old blue parka is my favorite and I have some rubber trousers for when it rains.
parka - March 12, 2015 - Report this comment
Hi steve.yes I ride my bike in me parka old green one and waterproof trousers.
Drewfur - March 12, 2015 - Report this comment
I'm all excited cos my ma1 hooded Is due first week of April. Probably Get a heat wave but that won't stop Me wearing it 24/7.
Steve - March 12, 2015 - Report this comment
The heat doesn't stop me wearing my parka either. I love the cold weather though when I can put the hood up in full snorkel. I love the smell of the inside of the hood. I love been fully zipped up and all my buttons done up on my parka. Drefur I understand the excitement of buying a new parka
Drewfur - March 13, 2015 - Report this comment
Yes I love the smell of the fur hood. When it's really cold I wear my furry Trapper hat inside my hood. So snug and comfy, My head Totally furred up like an Eskimo.
Drewfur - March 13, 2015 - Report this comment
If the weather is warm I put my hood up and then Flip it back quickly so the hoods inner mouton Fur is exposed (inside out) and resting Around my head and shoulders. The bigger the hood the better it is. Not everyone's way of wearing the parka it seems but it does it for me.
Steve - March 13, 2015 - Report this comment
I wear my parka hood like that too most times when I'm out ie flipped back with the hood inside out and I love the feeling of the fur inside the hood around my neck and the side of my face. I either wear a baseball cap or out on my bike a cycle helmet. I zip and button my parka to my neck. My hood is big enough to pull over my baseball cap when it is really cold, but not my cycle helmet.
andrew - March 14, 2015 - Report this comment
were y live to
ricky - March 16, 2015 - Report this comment
hi to all parka people i am mad about snorkel parkas and they seem to be back in fashion
Steve - March 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Hi Ricky, i am mad about parkas too. I Have always bought them when they are in fashion and I can get hold of them, that is why I have ended up with so many. Snorkel parkas give me a comfortable cosy, fuzzy warm feeling which only parka people can understand.
Drewfur - March 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Loads of people here in Cornwall wearing parkas. Mainly the green fishtail (m65) style with a rabbit or lamby fleece lining and a good generous size ruff fur trimmed hood. Sadly not many n3b's, n2b's or old school style snorkels about though.
Steve - March 17, 2015 - Report this comment
All my Parkas are the n3b type in black and green. I have a couple of 'old school' parkas in blue and green. Here in the West Midlands you still see some old boys in their old parkas, I'm one of them. I love all the buttons, zips and press-studs on them.
80's parka - March 18, 2015 - Report this comment
I own every colour made in the orange lined parkas including 2 rare blue lined Millets ones. I must have over 100 parkas in my collection. I'm always wearing a parka. The colours I have are - black, navy, green, brown, pale blue, royal blue, maroon, grey, bright orange and a royal blue with a yellow lining!
Drewfur - March 18, 2015 - Report this comment
I have alphas n3b vf59 in a black and a sage. These are orange lined versions. Through out my school career in the late 70's to mid 80's I had 3 navy snorkels. Now long gone, wished I'd kept them now.
David - March 18, 2015 - Report this comment
Which are your fav brands, 80's parka
Steve - March 19, 2015 - Report this comment
I wore a black Campri parka constantly in the late 70s early 80s. I loved it and I wish I still had it.
David - March 19, 2015 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember where you would have first brought Campari and Jon Jo Snorkel Coats . Would it have been Army and Navy Stores
Steve - March 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I bought my Campari parka or is it Campri from the local Army and Navy store, later to become Outdoor and adventure. I'm not sure about the Jon Jo parkas
80's parka - March 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I have 4x JonJo parkas - black, green, maroon and navy, I do like them, but I have about 10 Lord Anthony ones. I have a Black Label navy parka that's nice and a couple of Crossbow's. Also some of the unbranded ones are nice too. Its kind of unusual that although they look the same, each parka as its own uniqueness, slightly different padding, varying nylons, some have nylon lined pockets other don't, some have 2 press studs at the bottom side by side, some are staggered. Also draw cords on the hoods, some have them, some don't.
80's parka - March 20, 2015 - Report this comment
If you want to see a few of my parka's, they are on Flickr; www-flickr-com/photos/coatsaver/sets/72157609396845237/ Replace - with . Plenty of orange lined parka pics there.
David - March 20, 2015 - Report this comment
I do like your Jon Jo navy Parka , do you remember how you came about it
Steve - March 20, 2015 - Report this comment
You are right I have a three unbranded ones I bought in early 2000s in black, green and navy blue from the a/n store and they are great. I had a black Campari with draw strings round the hood which was detachable by unzipping and two lower front box pockets with button down flaps. It was very well made, had a unique feel and I loved it.
Steve - March 20, 2015 - Report this comment
Impressed by the pics by the way
80's parka - March 20, 2015 - Report this comment
All my parka's are off Ebay over the last 12 years or so except for 1 I bought at V fest in 2001. I did have 6 growing up in the 80's through primary school. Loved wearing them since then, had to wear crappy ski jackets at secondary school when all I wanted was a parka.
And - March 22, 2015 - Report this comment
Shell-Suit.
DNA - March 25, 2015 - Report this comment
I love Snorkel-Parkas.
chris - March 25, 2015 - Report this comment
I have about 60 parkas and not the snorkel ones but the green canvas parkas with red lining and rabbit fur trim , made by campari etc
Drewfur - March 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Received my Ma-1 hooded today. So loving It, wearing it now for as long as possible. Lighter weight to these jackets, ideal for spring time weather.
Hoodup_UK - April 07, 2015 - Report this comment
Hey guys, great to read this thread about old school snorkel parkas. Some great brand names mentioned there like Campari, Crossbow and of course Lord Anthony. I had a Skyway which was mega, but which brand had the best hood, and why in your opinion ?
Steve - April 10, 2015 - Report this comment
I like the hood on my black Campari, it has draw strings so the hood fits snugly and the fur lining feels nice against my head and face. The hood on my Alpha Industries N-3B has nice chunky fur around the outside edge and I wear my parka with the hood inside out. The fur feels great against my neck and the side of my face. I wear a baseball cap with my parka.
putch - April 19, 2015 - Report this comment
I'm a Snorkel-Putcher. I'm wearing an Alpha N2B Snorkel AND a Shell-Suit while I write this. *Putcher*
David - April 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Hey 80s Parka , I was thinking that you should be on that Collectaholics programe on BBC 2 recently . I'd love to see your collection of Parkas . I think your navy Jon Jo looks particularly nice .
wayne - April 22, 2015 - Report this comment
love parkas
80s parka - April 25, 2015 - Report this comment
Haha Dave, I thought the same when I saw that program too! Wish I had the space to have them all hung on rails so I could see them all at once! If I don't have the biggest collection, it must be the most varied as I have all the colours made, includimg 2x pale blue lined Millets ones and one that has a yellow lining with royal blue outer! I need to get them in a venue and get everyone to come up 1 day to view them all.
80s parka - April 25, 2015 - Report this comment
Besides parkas, I have a large collection of Umbro coats from 1990 - 1995. Covering the football teams and all colours made, again these are on my Flickr page under the Umbro Coats set.
dave - April 26, 2015 - Report this comment
i have seen them u got the umbro windcheater with velcro colur ring me 07977309090
David - April 26, 2015 - Report this comment
There arrears to be a David and a Dave here
80s parka - April 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Hi Dave - can you clarify your post please, as 'velcro colour' doesn't make any sense to me lol :-) Are you talking about a coat that I have, or jave you got something I might be interested in? Cheers
80s parka - April 26, 2015 - Report this comment
I thought I recognised that number. You ain't Dave, you are Nathan from South Wales that hangs up when anyone calls you! You posted the same number against the name Nathan earlier in the feed ^^^.
David - April 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Tell me 80s Parka , if you will . What sort of reaction do you get from the people of Manchester , as you walk about , wearing your nylon Snorkel costs .in this day and age .
putch - April 27, 2015 - Report this comment
@David...The 'reaction' would be one of 'pleasure that can't be defined'. Rather like the evolution of Fugue from Morley to Bach via. Palestrina. Snorkel-Parka's are beautiful.
80s parka - April 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Reaction? None whatsoever, parkas are back in fashion everywhere, well they seem to be where I go. They even make copies of the 80s ones and they sell! So wearing an original gets no reaction as they are fashionable again. And believe it or not they are 'cool' to wear a retro original, they are much sought after. Equally for me, I just like wearing them, as I did as a kid in the 80s, I think they are great coats!
court - April 30, 2015 - Report this comment
I have 11 snorkel parkas an love dressing my girlfriend up in them , I even dress her in them during the summer time as a fun punishment an it really turns her on
richard - April 30, 2015 - Report this comment
yes ur right old school parka any day
putch - May 02, 2015 - Report this comment
@court...yeh! tiz gr8 ineet? I like putting mine in an 8118 + snorkel... she fits about like a fish on a hook...
richard - May 03, 2015 - Report this comment
sat in my parka
putch - May 07, 2015 - Report this comment
Putch.
richard - May 08, 2015 - Report this comment
my snorkel parka is the best coat i got want to meet more people in parkas
putch - May 10, 2015 - Report this comment
Last!
nathan - May 12, 2015 - Report this comment
seen plenty of people in 80s parkas lately
putch - May 14, 2015 - Report this comment
Last!
Drewfur - May 14, 2015 - Report this comment
My alpha 45p hooded fur trim Was getting a bit worn and matted so it was time to sort it. After a long time searching on the web I finally found a faux fur supplier. I have now sewn a 3" pile animal faux fur on my 45p removable trim. It's brilliant, it's made it look brand new and what's more I can swap it over to my other alpha parkas. Life's a dream huh!!
putch - May 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Last!
holly - May 17, 2015 - Report this comment
for sale black parka orange lining mint condition 50.00
David - May 17, 2015 - Report this comment
What make of Parka is it Holly
putch - May 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Last!
holly - May 18, 2015 - Report this comment
no make old classic
holly - May 18, 2015 - Report this comment
no make old classic
Parkaguy - May 19, 2015 - Report this comment
There certainly seems to be a great following of this awesome iconic coat! I am currently sitting with my Lord Anthony on back to front, just feels so comfortable to wear this way! Do any other fans of the Snorkel Parka wear theirs back to front?
nownow... - May 20, 2015 - Report this comment
@Parkaguy..I used to do when I was 10! That's how I found out that I was "One-of-the-Club" !!! Lucky us.....
Parkaguy - May 20, 2015 - Report this comment
Yeah many kids when I was at school also wore theirs back to front!
nownow... - May 20, 2015 - Report this comment
@Parkaguy...ahh yes!..but YOU have not yet come to the full fruition of 'Snorkel-Parka' appreciation. You wear your SP backwards to offset your need for a Posey 8118 encapsulation. When (or if) you can overcome that absolute need, then you can wear your parka either way.-----You will not succeed......your 'Snorkel-Parka' is your 8118.....you can't escape......
putch - May 23, 2015 - Report this comment
Last!
80s parka - May 27, 2015 - Report this comment
I was out last night with 2 on! An XL with a XXL on over the top, both zipped up - great feeling. Just uploaded 13 pics to Flickr - find me on there 'clothesmountain' I'm sure you will like them. Meanwhile I'm lay naked under 3 parkas. Yum!
Peter_the_Gr8 - May 27, 2015 - Report this comment
I would walk out wearing my green snorkel, with the beautiful orange liner, into 20 degree Boston suburban winter air. Once out of sight, I would take it off and hide it in the bushes until I came home. Underneath I had a t shirt and a denim jacket. I was likely wearing sneakers even if it was snowing too. Somehow peer pressure did not give me frostbite.
Shell-Suit-Sez... - May 27, 2015 - Report this comment
..U-R-ALL-'UKIN-NUTS.
David - May 27, 2015 - Report this comment
You must have been baking hot underneath all that Nylon 80s parka
putch - May 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Last!
Shell-Suit-Sez... - May 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Shell-Suit-Sue = Shell-Sue!
parka - June 03, 2015 - Report this comment
HI parka guy long time no here not seen you on fb,bet you cant rember me.Lol, be nice to chat, as have 34 snorkel parkas.
putch - June 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Last!
Hoodup - June 20, 2015 - Report this comment
Just loving wearing my old school snorkel with the hood zipper right up !
parka - June 27, 2015 - Report this comment
I have a for sale 30 snorkel parkers all orange lined green blue brown .call me on o7582018282 one lot price £750 ono.
Anon - June 27, 2015 - Report this comment
It's a real turn on seeing women in parkas in the summer, either they must share our love for them or be sweating in them... or both. Always look forward to winter, recently parka coats have flooded winter fashion! My girlfriend doesn't share my kink but she loves wearing them during sex, I'm one hell of a lucky guy.
yeahyeah... - June 28, 2015 - Report this comment
@Anon...That doesn't make any sense...you Fūçkĩng Ĩdĩōť.
Anon - June 29, 2015 - Report this comment
Clearly you do not understand English. Go back to school kiddo.
yeahyeah... - June 29, 2015 - Report this comment
@Anon...So your 'girlfriend' doesn't share your perversion of parkas but 'loves wearing them during sex'????..And I don't understand English???...You're a fúćkĩng šhǐt head. Go Fúćk yourself - like you usually do. Śtupìd Çůnt.
A-nonny-nonny.. - June 29, 2015 - Report this comment
My 'Girlfriend' (wink-wink) right...sucks my kock while She wears a snorkel-parka even though She hates them and She doesn't even exist!..Yeh!..That's right! Go figure pronouns...
Anon - July 01, 2015 - Report this comment
She loves wearing them during sex cause she loves seeing me turned on and because we have an awesome relationship - and whilst she does not share my fetish she does like the feel of them. Let me guess, you're angry cause you are jealous, why else would you be angry? Grow up man.
yeahyeah... - July 01, 2015 - Report this comment
OK, Anon...now be a good boy and....put your snorkel-jacket on. Fully-zipped up; of course. HA HA!
Strait-Jacket... - July 10, 2015 - Report this comment
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yeahyeah... - July 11, 2015 - Report this comment
WOW! The Snorkelers have nothing to say...Hmmmm....Cum-on my Snorkel---ers! You know you want too...
Hylophylax naevius - July 29, 2015 - Report this comment
As I have a zipper-under-buttons fetish, snorkel parkas always attract my attention. However I prefer those with a button placket that hides the zipper completely when fully zipped and buttoned-up, which is not the case in the classical snorkel parka. I own several 70s parkas that I often wear in winter, usually with a buttoned-up shirt on top of a turtleneck underneath (my other fetish) underneath. – It can make me mad to se someone buttoning his parka over the open zipper, but sometimes I tease myself my closing only the buttons first, but then I must open the buttons again, zip up and then button up again until the zip pull is hidden underneath the uppermost button.
Snorkel Vestītum - August 05, 2015 - Report this comment
I didn't know that ant-eating thrushes could wear snorkel-parkas....yes, it is a curse....but a rather pleasurable one....loving snorkel-parkas not eating ants!
wayne - August 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Love my parkas
parka - August 13, 2015 - Report this comment
5vintagesnorkel parkers 4 sale cavalier/foster menswear/brutus/Campari/green/brown/blue.all sizes.£140 07582018282 PLEASE DO CALL AFTER 9PM THANK YOU.
Spuggie - September 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Nice to see plenty guys here into parkas. I guess I'm lucky as I met my partner through my parka fetish website www-spuggie1234-com and we can share our fetish together with our collection of 500+
Justme... - September 11, 2015 - Report this comment
Hi there, Spuggie! Yours was the first site I visited for Snorkies way back in 2007! Nice to see you've kept it going...all the best!
80s Parka - October 13, 2015 - Report this comment
Managed to pick up 4x unworn parkas at the weekend, apparently bought and stored in a box! They are amazing - its great to put on a snorkel parka that's still brand new - nice padding and lovely nylon outers. All 4 are XL / L and have pride of place in my collection.
Simon - November 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Never knew so many people love parkas, i got three and my fav is alpha explorer. They are the only coat I wear. like to chat to anyone about parkas
80sParka - November 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Hi Simon - follow me on Twitter @80sParka and we can chat there. I have a huge collection of 80s orange lined parka's
Simon - November 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Just been reading all the postings. I wear a baseball cap with the hood up over it and normally just a t-shirt and jeans so I don't get too hot. My Alpha is by far my best coat. Love to chat to anyone about parkas
Simon - November 03, 2015 - Report this comment
Anybody want to chat about Parkas?
Parkalover - November 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Hi all, add me on Facebook or Fetlife, Parkalover I own a few alphas, and wear them every day :)
Duffle - November 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Hi to all I collect snorkel jackets as well I have well over 40 parkas in my collection from alphas. lord Antony. rt industries. Spiewalk. Scott brothers. Plus more been in to snorkel jackets since I was a kid.
80sParka - December 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Hi Duffle - are you in the UK? If so it would be good to have a chat and maybe a meet up. If you want follow me on Twitter @80sParka I have over 100 parkas in all colours too.
Duffle - December 12, 2015 - Report this comment
Hi 80s parka..yeah I was kind of hoping to meet a girl who's in to the same thing as me....but it would be great to chat to..I only get to come on this site once a week as I have no internet at mine so I have to borrow my daughters internet when I go over to see her so don't be surprised if it takes a while to answer back to you
Hoodup - December 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Hi Duffle. Exactly the same here, been into snorkel parkas since I was in my teens and just love girls in parkas.
Furlinedparka - January 01, 2016 - Report this comment
Anybody interested to talk about parkas? Like wearing faux fur / Sherpa / Borg lined parka. Especially parkas with huge hoods. Sometimes, I wear my parkas with the hood inside out.
nathan - January 18, 2016 - Report this comment
Hi all parka friends any one have any snorkel parkas for sale
nathan - February 04, 2016 - Report this comment
Want to be tied up in someones parka 07510358306
sean - February 04, 2016 - Report this comment
Hia . I just couldn't bare to be without a snorkel parka .I have 4 snorkels here and still buying them on ebay .
N2B Parka - February 07, 2016 - Report this comment
Hi Nathan-I love parkas with big fur lined hoods trimmed with big fur ruffs! Love to wear the hood inside out so I can see all of that soft fur!
nathan - February 08, 2016 - Report this comment
Who will tie me up then call 07510358306
Furlinedparka - February 09, 2016 - Report this comment
Hi N2B Parka, I also like wearing my fur lined parkas with the hood inside out.
nathan - February 10, 2016 - Report this comment
I love snorkel parkas and wish to be tied up wearing one
michael - February 28, 2016 - Report this comment
I can be leave how many people still love wearing the old parka coats like me. I have a navy one. love to chat or meet with other in leicester
Gazwold - March 05, 2016 - Report this comment
I can't believe how many people are on here talking about parkas, I have a large collection of Alpha N3b Parkas, which I wear one of everyday in the winter, and for as long as I can in the spring. I love wearing my parka.
Parkalover - March 07, 2016 - Report this comment
Hi all, anyone want to chat about parkas,maybe even meet up? look me up on facebook or fetlife, user name Parkalover Im based in Ireland :)
nathan - March 09, 2016 - Report this comment
Hi parka friends who want to tie me up in a parka
michael - March 10, 2016 - Report this comment
yes that would be good to meet up wearing our parkas LEICESTER
nathan - April 10, 2016 - Report this comment
recieved a snorkel parka today black orange lining make fieldfox 1980s
parka - April 17, 2016 - Report this comment
hi Gazowold like to me up 074474060809.as hi have loads of vintage parkas .And or close to you call me.
Gaswold - April 17, 2016 - Report this comment
love to meet up 01530 587927 ashby.
Simon - April 20, 2016 - Report this comment
Hi Gaswold I have loads of N3b parkas too love wearing them
80sParka - April 21, 2016 - Report this comment
The Fieldfox parkas are not 80s originals, they are nice thou I have a black one in XL, but still wear my JonJo Black one instead! Follow me on Twitter @80sParka
80sParka - April 21, 2016 - Report this comment
Gazwold - I am in Manchester, do you drive? I do, we could meet up halfway in our parkas! :-) that would be really nice to do.
Parka girl - April 24, 2016 - Report this comment
07474460809 lets have some fun swap by or play.
Gazwold - April 28, 2016 - Report this comment
Hi Parka girl, do you have a collection of snorkel parkas, what's you favourite make ? I love seeing women wearing snorkel parkas. I'm an Alpha parka wearing single guy.
parka girl - May 10, 2016 - Report this comment
HI gazwould.My favourite is jonjo in black old sckool .Ihave a njce collection to look at if you live near leicerster.
JohnnyParka - May 11, 2016 - Report this comment
I just found this site! I have almost 100 snorkel parkas.Some of you may be familiar with my site parka-fetish.com. Its for gay men into snorkel parkas. I am in the US and have no snorkel parka friends here. I would love chatting about parkas
nathan - May 12, 2016 - Report this comment
hi parka girl im two hours from u give me a ring i meet up i love snorkel parkas 07510358306
Gazwold - May 19, 2016 - Report this comment
Hi Parka girl, I'm about 2 hours from you as well, I live near London.
Hoodtight - May 31, 2016 - Report this comment
Do any guys enjoy down jackets or Canada Goose parkas as well? Hoods up of course!!
Parka girl - June 07, 2016 - Report this comment
Hi Gazwold come and see me then some time.xx
Gazwold - June 27, 2016 - Report this comment
I'd like to come and see you and your collection of snorkel parka's.
JohnnyParka - August 06, 2016 - Report this comment
Are there any gay guys who would like to have private chats about snorkel parkas and fantasies?
80s Parka - August 07, 2016 - Report this comment
Hi JohnnyParka - yes! I am and a huge collection - contact me via Twitter (send a DM) @80sParka take it from there.
JohnnyParka - August 07, 2016 - Report this comment
Hi 80's. I am having Twitter troubles. We may need to chat through email or skype. you can contact me through my parka-fetish website and we can figure it out from there
girly - August 25, 2016 - Report this comment
I had a red one of these back in the seventies when I was about eight years old. I wore my new one to school, and a classmate stole mines, trading it for her old raggedy red one. Mom came to school and got it back. It was so warm.
richard - August 30, 2016 - Report this comment
for sale two snorkel parkas in navy blue orange lining and adidas and regatta makes 60.00 both
JohnnyParka - September 05, 2016 - Report this comment
Richard, what sizes are the snorkel parkas? What color fur?
Mitchie - September 30, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember the Williams brothers with their parka snorkels. There were four brothers and the oldest one always wore the second hand parka first.. it was dirty when he aquired it. By the time it was handed down it was filthy smelly and the orange lining black with dirt
richard - September 30, 2016 - Report this comment
They are a size large love the snorkel parka and see more people with them
parka girl - October 07, 2016 - Report this comment
who would like to tie me up in there parka then make out with me.if so call me.xx
paul goodwin - October 07, 2016 - Report this comment
hay gaz world will you shag me in my snorkal parka coats im in prestwich manchester i do drive so we can meet 07826612815
Nathan - November 05, 2016 - Report this comment
Hi my snorkel parka friends anyone want to meet up
parka girl - November 11, 2016 - Report this comment
Hi Nathan i would like to me up call me.
Abc... - November 20, 2016 - Report this comment
Who dreams of Snorkel Parkas ?
JohnnyParka - November 22, 2016 - Report this comment
I do ABC. All the time. Day or night. Spring,Summer,Winter and Fall. I have a huge collection of them so I can always have a different one to play in.
Abc... - November 22, 2016 - Report this comment
Interesting fact - NASA's Apollo Space-Suit's could of had a parka-type jacket on the outside of their pressure suits for EVA. ILC Dover's AX3H and A-4H prototype suits...Fun fact.
Gazwold - November 27, 2016 - Report this comment
I dream of women in snorkel parka's, I love seeing women wearing snorkel parka's. I've got an Alpha N3b parka, which I've started wearing all the time now that winter is on it's way.
Caleb - December 02, 2016 - Report this comment
Any Canadian parka fans out there, where our old school parka had fur lining throughout the whole parka. would love to chat and share stories, tauruscaleb@yahoo.com
Hoodup_uk - December 03, 2016 - Report this comment
Great it's winter again, really enjoying wearing my snorkel parkas with their hoods zipped right up. Feels amazing. Anyone else ?
Gazwold - December 04, 2016 - Report this comment
Hi Hoodup, I'm glad winter is here, I've been wearing my Alpha N3b with the hood up, and with the zip pulled up as well, lovely and warm.
chris - December 09, 2016 - Report this comment
always get tied up in my parka mmmmm
Gemma P - January 20, 2017 - Report this comment
I got a Spiewak N3b parka with such a cool fur hood that zips right up. Makes me feel fuzzy and warm inside.
Gazwold - January 28, 2017 - Report this comment
Hi Gemma, Have you got any pictures of you zipped up in your parka ?
Spuggie - February 09, 2017 - Report this comment
Mitchie, love the comment you left on 30 September '16. That sounds like the perfect parka for me! Wish I'd been the youngest Williams brother :-P The grubbier the better so after 4 brothers it would be awesome!
Parka Guy - February 16, 2017 - Report this comment
Hiya, anyone wanna chat, exchange pics etc, mid 30's: Parkafurlover@live.co.uk
Lord Anthony - February 27, 2017 - Report this comment
The comment about the Williams brothers' snorkel is orgasmic. I know from my schooldays that a snorkel parka only started to get ripe after 2 years of solid wear. The outer shell became smooth and as shiny as glass as the nylon pores became clogged up with sweat and dirt, especially on the shoulders, cuffs, elbows and around the slash pockets. But best of all were the padded diamonds of the orange lining that got so sodden with grime and caked in oily filth they looked like polished black leather.
Spuggie - February 28, 2017 - Report this comment
@LordAnthony Love your description of your school parka, it sounds just like mine ;-) If you've got facebook then checkout some pics of my current filthy ones my username spuggie1234
Mitchie - March 06, 2017 - Report this comment
I was fortunate to experience the wonderful aroma of the williams brothers parkas on a daily basis in our registration class as they were mixed ability. The youngest brother was in my year. He was in the bottom set. Being from a dysfunctional family as I don't think there there was much if any parental encouragement. This did not stop him from being confident and great fun. His green parka was the filthiest rag you could ever imagine it was limp with dirt and bacteria. The orange diamond quilted lining was very much like polished black leather yet he would wear it open and hanging off his shoulders with the filth clear for all to see. I think this must have been many years in the making
Spuggie - March 10, 2017 - Report this comment
It's a shame I didn't get to experience that youngest Williams brother's parka as it sounds awesome. Some of the lads at my school had similar ones though that I did get to "use" ;-) I have a few filthy ones now with the "polished black leather" look on the lining but they never manage to achieve the amazing smell that so many had back at school.
Lord Anthony - March 12, 2017 - Report this comment
On the subject of filthy snorkels, one thing has to be said; they were perfect for school violence. When a fight broke out we'd all leg it over there, link arms and jump up and down doing a wordless chant (ner ner ner!). The feeling of being in that tightly packed mob of moronic kids was awesome. It was so tight in there that every upward movement became a wankfest as your body rubbed up and down against a smooth, grubby snorkel parka.
Spuggie - March 15, 2017 - Report this comment
@LordAnthony, yes any scrum situation at school was good like getting on the bus, etc; always plenty well scented parkas to enjoy ;-) Message me on my spuggie1234 profile on Facebook, we should talk.
Sara - March 20, 2017 - Report this comment
Back in the 80's at school we used to tie the parka hood strap of the kid sat in front on the bus to the seat handle so they couldn't get off and missed their stop lol. Good times.
Lord Anthony - March 22, 2017 - Report this comment
@Sara, did you love to wear a snorkel parka too? Which colour? They looked the horniest when they were fully zipped up (that chunky YKK zip!) till the hood of the snorkel gathered in tight, greasy folds under the kid's chin. It his the hated school uniform, we all looked the same in them and it became OUR uniform. Was the orange padded lining of your parka black and shiny too?
Lord Anthony - March 22, 2017 - Report this comment
@Sara *"hid" the hated school uniform...
Sara - March 25, 2017 - Report this comment
We all had these snorkels but ours where clean as our mum would wash them regularly. That made the shiny nylon matt after a while and the hood fur became less fluffy.
David - April 01, 2017 - Report this comment
Do you remember which brand of Parka you had , Sara
Lord Anthony - April 06, 2017 - Report this comment
I want a mass orgy in snorkel parkas - men and women of all ages, all with their parkas fully zipped up so the snorkel hood gathers tightly around the neck. There's a gap above the press studs at the bottom, below the zip, allowing easy access once it kicks off: horny fetishists in shiny, filthy, greasy parkas, rubbing them up and down, and sliding themselves over one another. A smooth mass of snorkels welded together.
Nathan - April 14, 2017 - Report this comment
Love snorkel parkas had several as amid a still wear them today want to be tied up wearing one old school ones
Sara Marie - April 26, 2017 - Report this comment
Hi everyone, I have a deadstock green Campari parka for sale, rabbit fur trim hood, red diamond quilt lining, original tag attached. Open to offers! I can't find another one like it online, I'd love to know more about it too! You can email me at Saramarieoconnell@gmail.com for photos...thanks!
David - May 20, 2017 - Report this comment
Had a lord Antony snorkel parka as a kid. Great bit of kit for the old paper round until the zipper got stuck full snorkel mode which was fine for a bit , until the rain stopped and sun came out. Sweating like a rapist all the way home in my nylon cocoon lol.
Nath - May 20, 2017 - Report this comment
Love the snorkel parka and bondage
Lord Anthony - June 05, 2017 - Report this comment
Is Kellie S still around?
Nathan - June 23, 2017 - Report this comment
Just to say I'm selling snorkel parkas and other waterproof jacket contact me on 07922462737 for more details
Steve - July 28, 2017 - Report this comment
I have worn snorkel parkas for years. I always feel great in them and they are the best coats in the world. I love being zipped and buttoned up and the feel of the furry hood against my head is out of this world. I love the way you can adjust the draw strings so that the parka 'hugs' your waist. I have about ten parkas in various colours, not many by some peoples standards, but I love them all the same
80s Parka - July 29, 2017 - Report this comment
Hi Steve - I have quite lot of parka's - and I have every colour made! If you want to make contact you can via Twitter - @ (at) 80sParka
Tom - September 03, 2017 - Report this comment
It's a sad day for me. I visited my grandparents for the weekend and I wore my faithfull old snorkel parka. My gran commented on how shabby it looked, that I had worn it regularly for a decade and that it was about time to bin it. She laughed and told me that herself and grandad wore the same parkas in the 70's and 80's and that they had a few of them. I perked up when she said she may still have a unused one upstairs and that she'd have a look. She came back down with a parka that was in worse condition than mine. It was made out of the thicker weave nylon whereas mine was the shiny satin type. She laughed and told me she thought there was one that was hardly worn but unfortunately grandad confirmed that he had thrown it away some time a go. I looked at my coat that night, all of the nylon had gone so shiny it looked covered in oil. The stitching was a light colour and you could see it missing in many places. In reality, this parka had done really well. An old girlfriend and her mum wore snorkels all the time. I have a picture of her mum wearing my parka back in 1983, it looked alot better then. She bought another parka in 1986 and this one was used for gardening and walking the dog until she threw it away in 1991. I remember I was looking after their house when they went away for a couple of weeks. I night I had to put the bins out, I looked inside the bin and noticed loads of clothes had been chucked out. I found and rescued the parka along with some other clothes. I guess it was pretty worn then, never mind another 26 years of use! I knew my gran had thrown that parka in the bin so I went to rescue it when I left. She had also thrown out a long blue nylon raincoat so I took that too. I got home and got a good look at her parka. It's not really wearable. The truth is I'm now too embarrassed to wear mine, it really does look a state. Can anyone recommend a good replacement and where to get one? I've seen those Alpha ones but they are expensive. About 12/13 years ago, I bought two of the reproduction ones made by a company called Pop, a blue one and a brown one. The nylon was very thin and felt crappy and so was the padding. The blue one was way worse than the brown one. I wore the blue one quite alot but didn't like it at all. Once it got dirty, I put it in the bin.I still have the brown one and have worn it a few times but don't like it.
80s Parka - September 06, 2017 - Report this comment
Noooo - don't bin them! Really handy to have, even for spares - buttons, zips etc. Even the Pop ones are nice. I'll have any old ones you don't want. Have a look on ebay for 80s snorkel parka's - you'll find one soon I'm sure.
Spuggie1234 - September 17, 2017 - Report this comment
Hi Tom, your current vintage parka sounds perfect all shiny and faded just as I like them :-) If you want rid then message me through Facebook and I will give it a good home. If you search on eBay for snorkel parka you can find plenty vintage ones on there and makes like Lord Anthony, Campri, Brutus and Keynote are all great vintage makes. Alpha are good but like you say very expensive and many of the modern equivalents are poor quality but you can fine decent Fieldfox brand ones for about £25 which are pretty like vintage ones or RT Industries or Miltec ones for about £65 which are very similar to Alpha quality. It's also worth considering that even if you buy an Alpha one for £120, if you keep it for 26 years like your current one (and an Alpha WILL last that long!) that's only £4.60 a year for all that pleasure :-)
Steve - September 27, 2017 - Report this comment
Hi Spuggie, I couldn't agree more. I have worn Alpha's for some years. A black N3B which is 20 years old and a rep blue Vf59 with an orange lining which I have bought more recently. Both of them have given me a great deal of pleasure. You are spot on about the modern equivalents of old timers. I have a couple of those and as you say, the quality is not good
Parka snorkel fan - October 08, 2017 - Report this comment
I love this time of year. Time to get my original second hand snorkels parka out of summer hibernation. I've got a small collection of these fantastic coats. From a couple of lord anthony ones with the straight lined quilting to a couple of campri ones where the blue nylon exterior is made for shining like glass with the diamond quilted orange lining that we all love. I've also got a Wakefields one with the silver backed blue nylon...this beauty always ensures that sweat is sealed in giving this parka a very interesting scent over the years. The generous padding also ensured the orange lining has gone nice and black and shiny with the nourishment from my dirty pants and jumpers over the last 4 years. Here is to winter and wearing my filthy parka and getting it even more filthy
Steve - October 09, 2017 - Report this comment
I ride my bike wearing mine with a 'tee' shirt underneath. I love the feel and smell of the fur inside and around the hood. Nice to fee my parka hugging my waist with its drawstring pulled tight.
Lord Anthony - November 01, 2017 - Report this comment
Snorkel Parkas should be so sodden with filth and rubbed in grime that they shine like glass. It's exciting to see the gleam on the shoulders of a tight, filthy parka or the grubby, greasy film around the slash pockets. The orange lining should be absolutely black and shiny
Lord Anthony - November 01, 2017 - Report this comment
I agree with Parka snorkel fan. The best way to get a snorkel parka in the right condition is to wear it with an unwashed sweaty jumper and filthy jeans. Even in warm weather - zip it up!
Spuggie1234 - November 05, 2017 - Report this comment
It's great to hear other lads will be wearing their grubby parkas out this winter; so will I. It's a shame we can't post pics here but you'll find plenty of my grubby ones pictured on by Facebook profile named spuggie1234

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