However it lack proper pockets enough to fit what a pilot wants handy. The zippered pocket is not deep enough and the inside pockets are not deep enough to keep something, such as a cell phone or electronic flight computer, from falling out. Review: My husband & I were both in the Air Force in the mid to late 70s & as law enforcement personnel stationed in the Midwest, we were issued MA1s. I had my unit patches sewed onto it and it looks great! Friday, January 18, 2013 I would by this product again.
I just wear as a regular jacket but not for flying. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 break it in by peter from Maggie Valley NC USA Pros: a classic Cons: a bit stiff Review: Like it very much, It just needs breaking in. Tuesday, March 10, 2015 I would buy this product again by Cathy from Hagerstown MD USA Pros: Nice and warm Cons: first one the bottom elastic waist lost its shape. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 it's great by Sharon from Easley SC USA Review: Bought this for my husband for Christmas. Unfortunately, whenever our squadron's outerwear was updated, I was forced to relinquish mine. I like everything about the coat except for the zipper. by Bill from Rustburg VA USA Review: This is identical to what we were issued in the Air Force.
The only negative is that the interlining should be more dense. by dave l from Pick City ND USA Pros: Very warm and fits nice. Problem with assembly: Stitching is not consistent - bunching of material in front around zipper and on sleeves,sloppy stitching around cuffs. Monday, January 14, 2013 Number 1 Jacket by Ray from Gaffney SC USA Pros: well made and fits perectly. I plan on sewing on my old leather name tag and am ready to go. He got the jacket and I got the pleasure of making an old friend happy.
I believe the original MA1s interlining was made with wool or a wool-blend. Thursday, February 13, 2014 by Edward from Roanoke VA USA Pros: Excellent. Much better looking than Sporty's Cons: Does not have a patch place for a name tag. Review: Is just like the one I had in the USAF in 1970-1974. Monday, March 25, 2013 The Best by Cecil from Reidsville GA USA Review: The MA-1 Nylon Flight Jacket is just like the one I had when I was assigned to the 19th Bomb Wing of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) back in 1972. He says the color is the same and the quality is comparable to his original. Thursday, May 24, 2012 This is just like the one I wore in the USAF by John from Marietta OH USA Pros: Nice that it is not long like some jackets.
I also read in a handgun magazine that the jacket is nice to use for a concealed carry pistol in one of the inside pockets. I see the reversible feature to international orange completes the authenticity of the jacket. It's warm, easy to wear in the cockpit, easy to keep clean, durable, and has pockets and pen/pencil holders in convenient places. Tuesday, February 07, 2012 by Clark from Archer FL USA Pros: fit is just right for me Cons: it deserves a higher quality zipper Review: It's the closest to the one that I had when I was an Army Aviator in Vietnam 1967 Was this Review Helpful to you? Cons: Zipper sticks Review: I've worn this jacket a lot, but the zipper still seems to stick a lot. Thursday, November 04, 2010 great gift for Christmas. Review: I had a jacket like this one when I was in the military and stationed at NAS Pensacola, Florida.
The XL jacket will also cover and conceal my pistol (which is a requirement in TX). Tuesday, February 04, 2014 Great Item - good quality by Jeffrey from East Walpole MA USA Pros: Well made, great quality for price. Review: The only thing the "Pilot's Jacket" is lacking is a F-117 to strap on your back! Tuesday, January 07, 2014 I would recommend this to a veteran buddy by Don from Saint Joseph MI USA Pros: SUPER WARMCons: Zipper is a little tough sometime. by ezracer from Nottingham MD USA Pros: well made and warm Cons: none Review: The quality of this jacket is excellent. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 heavier than I remember by David from Yalaha FL USA Pros: very well made. Monday, January 30, 2012 by A Customer from Ontario CA USA Pros: great look Cons: metal zippers do stick but it looks more authentic Review: A pleasant surprise!! The man who helped me order it helped to pick the correct size. I had seen some knock-offs with a cheaper zipper, and was very happy to see that the zipper for the jacket was old school. by James from Galesburg IL USA Pros: good workmanship Cons: none Review: The jacket met my expectation. Every time I wear it I remember those adventure filled days.
Thanks for the quick service and outstanding quality. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Very Satisfied by Michael from Priest River ID USA Pros: Everything! Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by Norman from Temperance MI USA Pros: color and warth Cons: pockets need to be deeper Review: Love the jacket but the pockets could have been deeper Was this Review Helpful to you? Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Original Quality MA-1 Fight Jacket by Mike USAF from Round Rock TX USA Pros: Materials, Heavy Duty zipper, snaps and stitching are excellent.
I think the large would have been to snug around the middle. I added a leather name tag and a MATS patch and wear it all the time. Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Best Ive had by Robert from Sarasota FL USA Review: I have had this jacket from 3 different sources, but this jacket is by far the best, felt just like my AF issue back in the 60's Was this Review Helpful to you? The convenience of sleeve pockets and upgraded elastic sleeve ends better than the original without reducing the effect of my first MA-1 years ago. Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Classic Military Flight Jacket by Don from Panama City, Fl, USA Pros: Basic military flight jacket at affordable price Cons: Not made in the USReview: Basically identical in appearance and function to the classic flight jacket from the 60s. Cons: I don't know,,, I can't think of one off hand!
The pockets seem a bit too high and the collar needs to loosen up. The second one the bottom of the zipper pulled apart so he must be careful when he zips it up. Review: Mys husband likes the jacket, so much this is the third one he owns. Monday, February 16, 2015 Best jacket that I've ever owned! My request to be allowed to keep it, fell on deaf ears. Cons: none Review: It was just like the one that I wore in ((VET_ NAM ) but no blood stains on it. The jacket brings back a lot of memories and I have been able to locate most of the patches I wore at that time which will be sewn on. Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by Todd from Whittier, CA Review: As memory serves Alpha'a MA-1 jacket is just like what I wore those many years ago in the USAF. only issue I had was the long shipping time of one week.
by Douglas from Ewa Beach HI USA Pros: A great jacket for a very affordable price. Review: I have owned other jackets that have been way too heavy and bulky-but didn't keep me much warmer than my A1. by Jimmie from Cedar Park TX USA Pros: Warm, nude pockets. My spouse, however, was lucky enough to keep his & he wore it until it was rather dilapidated. The jacket is bulky but light weight so you feel surrounded by a lot of comfort. We had a party to attend and based on the quick shipping comments I figured for enough lead time but it took longer then expected. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Not up to expectations by Mark from Ruffs Dale PA USA Pros: Materials OK. Wednesday, November 28, 2012 A good value and outstanding product. from Little Rock, AR Cons: None Review: I received my order today. I was a pilot in the Air Force for over 20 years and spent a lot of time wearing this jacket. Sunday, October 21, 2012 by Sebert from Wichita Falls, TX Review: I purchased this jacket for a friend who is 80 years old and just told me a few days back that one thing he always wanted was a flight jacket like he had in the Air Force .
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Monday, December 11, 2017 Excellent Quality by Billy from Richmond VA USA Pros: It makes the Grade A Cons: None Review: Just like the last one I ordered..the BEST.