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- Shell: 100% Nylon; Liner: 100% Polyester
- Dry Clean Only
- Reversible zip-front bomber featuring snap hand pockets and signature utility pocket with flight ribbon on left sleeve
- Ribbed neck, cuffs, and waistband
- The sizing for this jacket cannot be compared to the Slim Fit MA-1 as the two jackets have different fits (core vs standard) and the variations between sizes differs between the two styles. When determining your size please consider whether you will layer under the jacket and if you prefer a more fitted look.
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Alpha Industries was founded on the belief that the U.S. armed forces deserved protective clothing that was of superior quality and delivered outstanding defense against extreme climate conditions.
From our start in October 1959, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded Alpha contracts to produce jackets for American service members, including iconic styles such as the N-3B parka and the MA-1 flight jacket. Alpha grew rapidly during the 1960s, as the Vietnam War led to a substantial increase in DOD production contracts. Lessons learned from intense battlefield experience also led to new technological advances in fabric and the manufacturing process. Alpha soon began producing infantry jackets, including the iconic M-65 Field Coat made legendary during the Vietnam War.
Today, Alpha Industries is known around the world for its high-quality, military-inspired outerwear. We continue to produce the classic military silhouettes that are core to our heritage, as well as modern innovations in style and function. Our top sellers include the MA-1 flight jacket, the M-65 field coat, the Slim-Fit N-3B parka and the G-1 leather bomber. But no matter the jacket, coat, or bomber, one thing will always hold true, the Alpha three-bar label will always represent the superior quality that we base our very reputation on.
The Alpha MA-1 Flight Jacket, often copied but never duplicated. This is the classic jacket made by Alpha Industries for the military for over 40 years; issued to both the U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots.
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 10 x 2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B002VWK5QY
- Item model number: MJM21000C1
- Date first available at Amazon.com: April 14, 2006
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top Customer Reviews
2XS 14-14 1/2 29-31 26-28 29-31 30-31 31 Regular 5'6" to 6' 120-130
XS 14-14 1/2 32-34 28-30 32-34 31-32 31 1/2 130-145
S 14-14 1/2 35-38 30-32 35-38 32-33 31 1/2 145-160
M 15-15 1/2 38-40 33-35 38-40 33-34 32 160-175
L 16-16 1/2 42-44 36-38 42-44 34-35 32 175-190
XL 17-17 1/2 46-48 40-42 46-48 35-36 32 1/2 190-215
2XL 18-18 1/2 50-52 44-46 50-52 36-37 32 1/2 215-230
3XL 19-19 1/2 54-56 48-50 54-56 37-38 33 230-245
4XL 20-20 1/2 58-60 52-54 58-60 38-39 33 245-260
5XL 20-20 1/2 62-64 56-58 62-64 39-40 33 260-275
MT 15-15 1/2 38-40 33-35 38-40 34-35 34 Tall 6'1" to 6'4" 170-185
LT 16-16 1/2 42-44 36-38 42-44 35-36 34 185-200
XLT 17-17 1/2 46-48 40-42 46-48 36-37 34 1/2 200-225
2XLT 18-18 1/2 50-52 44-46 50-52 37-38 34 1/2 225-240
This jacket is a little bulky and I would definitely go with the slim fit version of you are looking for a more modern and fashionable looking jacket.
Like other reviewers have said, average sized people will need to order one size above their normal jacket/shirt size. I am 5'8" 180 pounds and wear a medium jacket and shirt. I ordered a large and it fit perfect. Keep in mind that this style of jacket is designed to sit high on the waist as the picture shows. It is best suited in the sitting position, hence the name Bomber Flight Jacket- made for pilots sitting in a cockpit.
As mentioned on the Alpha Industries website and from personal experience, this jacket does best in 20-50 degree weather. The first day of wearing it I took it out for a ride on a 60 degree day and found it felt perfect at freeway speeds. Once I stopped to walk around, though, it was a tad bit too warm and I felt myself wanting to take it off. This jacket is more of a fall through spring warming layer depending on where you live.
This is probably the best jacket I have owned. It is made of high quality, durable materials and feels like it was made to withstand military use. Go figure. It is thicker than expected which was pleasing. The outer (darker) side is made of a thickly woven, almost rubbery feeling nylon that causes water to bead off in light rain. The inner (orange) side is a bit lighter in texture. The outer pockets are great for storing keys, a wallet or cellphone, but the inner pockets seem to be angled too far forward for storing anything of value. The arm pocket is perfect for cigarettes (if you're a smoker) or keeping a comb and registration, as I do. Lastly, the zippers are made of HEAVY brass and seem very durable. For the price, this jacket is a great deal.
The inside pockets are not angled upwards enough. I put my cellphone in one and when bending over it slipped past the snap-fastener and fell out. No biggie, though, just don't store anything in them that is too small to slip past the snap-fastener. For those who are considering using the inside pockets for concealed carrying a pistol, I would recommend against it. With the angle of the pockets and their small size it makes concealing anything larger than a Glock 26 quite difficult in my opinion.