Classic MA-1 Style Flight Jacket
This Classic MA-1 Style Flight Jacket is a comfortable year-round jacket and has had several modifications through the years, but the basic design remains the same. Although the United States military no longer issues the MA-1, it remains a favorite and has become fashionable worldwide. Customers find that this is a great jacket for cool to cold weather.
- 100% nylon water repellent outer shell and poly fiberfill adds warmth for cold climates
- Brass zippers and leather pull tabs give a classic military look
- Zippered utility pocket and pencil pockets helps keep small gear secure
- Two front slash pockets and two inside slash pockets offer multiple storage options
The outer shell is made of nylon water repellent fabric with thick poly fiberfill insulation. A zippered front closure with double pull tabs and storm flap offers additional protection from the elements. On the arm there is the signature flight jacket pencil/pen holder along with a small zipper pocket for a map or notes. There are hand pockets with a snap closure flaps that also allow you more storage or for hand warming.
About the MA-1
The Military MA-1 Bomber Flight Jacket was designed by the United States Air Force to be a more comfortable and less bulky pilot jacket than the leather flyer jacket they were using. The MA-1 Flight Jacket was first issued about 1949 to the Air Force, Navy pilots and their flight crews. The jacket was made to be reversible with an orange lining so that down pilots could be seen if they were shot down.
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The quality of this jacket is unreal. I wore this same jacket in the USAF and can’t believe I found it at the price I paid. Extremely warm for winter use only.