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Official USAF 21st Century A-2 Jacket

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The Type A-2 leather flight jacket is one of the most classic and immediately recognizable articles of military clothing ever designed. It is most closely associated with World War II U.S. Army fighter pilots, who often decorated their jackets with squadron patches and elaborate artwork painted on the back.

Cockpit USA (formerly Avirex LTD), the prime and only USAF government contractor for Air Force issue flight jackets, now offers the updated current 21st century version of the classic A-2 Air Force pilot's jacket, made out of the same luxurious Mil. Spec. government goatskin as earlier A-2 versions. The Air Force life support division listened to their pilots' requests to modify the 1987 version of the A-2 to accommodate current needs. This jacket now offers a host of new features which do not detract from its authentic appearance but provide the user with modern day conveniences. These include hand warming pockets, underneath flap pockets, inside pockets for personal equipment and a special pen pocket inside to allow pilots access to these articles.  The A-2 Leather Jacket also features  snap-down collar and  knit cuffs and waistband.

Proudly made in the U.S.A.

Sizes:
 These jackets are roomier so order your regular size.  The sizes are standard men's coat sizes.  Generally speaking, Small is 38-40, Medium is 40-42, Large is 42-44, and XL is 46-48, and XXL is 50-52.  Please note that sizes 48 and higher are slightly more expensive (price shown in cart).

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For an accurate measurement, you'll need a flexible tape measure (inches) and someone to help you place and read the measuring tape.  Measure the biggest circumference around the chest and keep the measuring tape horizontal, wrap around the biggest girth of the chest, keeping the measuring tape up and close to the arm pits.

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Official USAF 21st Century A-2 Jacket

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Official USAF 21st Century A-2 Jacket Overview:

The Type A-2 leather flight jacket is one of the most classic and immediately recognizable articles of military clothing ever designed. It is most closely associated with World War II U.S. Army fighter pilots, who often decorated their jackets with squadron patches and elaborate artwork painted on the back.

Cockpit USA (formerly Avirex LTD), the prime and only USAF government contractor for Air Force issue flight jackets, now offers the updated current 21st century version of the classic A-2 Air Force pilot's jacket, made out of the same luxurious Mil. Spec. government goatskin as earlier A-2 versions. The Air Force life support division listened to their pilots' requests to modify the 1987 version of the A-2 to accommodate current needs. This jacket now offers a host of new features which do not detract from its authentic appearance but provide the user with modern day conveniences. These include hand warming pockets, underneath flap pockets, inside pockets for personal equipment and a special pen pocket inside to allow pilots access to these articles.  The A-2 Leather Jacket also features  snap-down collar and  knit cuffs and waistband.

Proudly made in the U.S.A.

Sizes:
 These jackets are roomier so order your regular size.  The sizes are standard men's coat sizes.  Generally speaking, Small is 38-40, Medium is 40-42, Large is 42-44, and XL is 46-48, and XXL is 50-52.  Please note that sizes 48 and higher are slightly more expensive (price shown in cart).

Size Chart

For an accurate measurement, you'll need a flexible tape measure (inches) and someone to help you place and read the measuring tape.  Measure the biggest circumference around the chest and keep the measuring tape horizontal, wrap around the biggest girth of the chest, keeping the measuring tape up and close to the arm pits.

 

262 CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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Better than Expected

  • By Jeb Andrews from Monroe LA USA on Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Pros: High Quality
  • Review: My son, Mason Andrews, youngest solo pilot to Circumnavigate the Earth was presented this jacket on his return from his World Record Journey. He loves the jacket and rarely takes it off! It is just as described and as fine as the original leather jackets issued to our World War II era Pilots! HIGHLY recommended!!!!!!!

  • By A Customer from Rockford IL USA on Friday, October 19, 2018
  • Pros:
  • Review: Seems to be a very good quality jacket. Time will tell.

I would buy this product again

  • By John from Durham NC USA on Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Pros: Looks great,fits perfectly,feels good
  • Review: This jacket is exactly what I have wanted for years. It is fantastic. It fits perfectly, is very comfortable and looks great.

Satisfaction plus !!😀

  • By A Customer from Virginia Beach VA USA on Monday, April 02, 2018
  • Pros:
  • Review: Perfect fit ! Very satisfied with quality and appearance.Extreamly warm and comfortable. Highly recommend this A-2 to anyone looking for a high quality leather jacket that is also extremely versatile. Well done. Thanks

Perfect bomber jacket

  • By Dakota from Tinley Park IL USA on Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Pros: Tough look and leather
  • Review: Love this coat. Looks and feels great.

  • By on Wednesday, March 07, 2018
  • Pros:
  • Review: I've been wearing leather jackets for more than 40 years, beginning with my dad's Korean War flight jacket. I've had some good ones, but this is the awesomest leather jacket I've ever worn, maybe because it fits the (pilot) mission so well. I ordered what may be a size too large (I think I'm a 42, probably a 43, but I ordered a 44), and it fits well. By "well", I don't mean that it's form fitting, rather a bit loosed, casual: I can get a sweater or fleece underneath with no problem and I have the same ease of movement as I would in a t-shirt, which is to say perfect. And as you know, in a cockpit, that's a big deal. It's not a warm jacket, I don't fly with it during the deep Northeast winter. I expect it'll be nice in temps above freezing.

Finally!

  • By Dennis from Littleton NH USA on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Pros: Genuine, top quality!
  • Review: Should have had one of these issued to me years ago, but that never happened. Had to buy one myself, but hey - this is the real deal! Really happy with it.

Better than Expected

  • By Jeb Andrews from Monroe LA USA on Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Pros: High Quality
  • Cons: None Found
  • Review: My son, Mason Andrews, youngest solo pilot to Circumnavigate the Earth was presented this jacket on his return from his World Record Journey. He loves the jacket and rarely takes it off! It is just as described and as fine as the original leather jackets issued to our World War II era Pilots! HIGHLY recommended!!!!!!!

  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.

  • By A Customer from Rockford IL USA on Friday, October 19, 2018
  • Review: Seems to be a very good quality jacket. Time will tell.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.

I would buy this product again

  • By John from Durham NC USA on Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Pros: Looks great,fits perfectly,feels good
  • Cons: none
  • Review: This jacket is exactly what I have wanted for years. It is fantastic. It fits perfectly, is very comfortable and looks great.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.

Satisfaction plus !!😀

  • By A Customer from Virginia Beach VA USA on Monday, April 02, 2018
  • Review: Perfect fit ! Very satisfied with quality and appearance.Extreamly warm and comfortable. Highly recommend this A-2 to anyone looking for a high quality leather jacket that is also extremely versatile. Well done. Thanks
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.

Perfect bomber jacket

  • By Dakota from Tinley Park IL USA on Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Pros: Tough look and leather
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Love this coat. Looks and feels great.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.

  • By on Wednesday, March 07, 2018
  • Review: I've been wearing leather jackets for more than 40 years, beginning with my dad's Korean War flight jacket. I've had some good ones, but this is the awesomest leather jacket I've ever worn, maybe because it fits the (pilot) mission so well. I ordered what may be a size too large (I think I'm a 42, probably a 43, but I ordered a 44), and it fits well. By "well", I don't mean that it's form fitting, rather a bit loosed, casual: I can get a sweater or fleece underneath with no problem and I have the same ease of movement as I would in a t-shirt, which is to say perfect. And as you know, in a cockpit, that's a big deal. It's not a warm jacket, I don't fly with it during the deep Northeast winter. I expect it'll be nice in temps above freezing.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 4 Other people found this review helpful.

Finally!

  • By Dennis from Littleton NH USA on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Pros: Genuine, top quality!
  • Cons: None that I can see.
  • Review: Should have had one of these issued to me years ago, but that never happened. Had to buy one myself, but hey - this is the real deal! Really happy with it.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.

18 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • Sunday, October 14, 2018

    Q: Are there side pockets for hand warming located under the flap pockets? Does the collar snap down?

    A: Yes, the collar snaps down and it does have side pockets for your hands. 

  • Sunday, March 13, 2016

    Q: I own an A2 sold by Cooper. This jacket fits very snug and I ended up with a jacket 2 sizes larger than my size. When I order from you, do I order my size or do I order a size or 2 larger?

    A: No, These jackets are roomier so order your regular size. If you are not happy with the fit you can return them within 30 days. 

  • Friday, January 29, 2016

    Q: Do these jackets provide adequate warmth during winter...what temperature range...i.e. how low a temp can these be worn?

    A: It's not a super heavy jacket, but most people find that it does a good job of keeping them warm in normal winter weather.  Of course, everyone will have a different definition of warm so your mileage may vary!  Here are some quotes from the customer reviews of this jacket shown on this page that might help you.

    I find it very warm even in the coldest mornings 20 - 30 degrees.
    So far it is very warm in temps to 35 degrees. "
    It blocks wind and is warm.
    Excellent wind breaker but not overly warm.
    It's warm enough to wear as a winter coat in Northern Idaho, and light enough to wear when up to 40-50F.
    I wear in the cold winters here in Northern Minnesota. I am warm even when the wind chill drops below -20.
    It is not a warm jacket, but with a vest, it works well on all but the most frigid days.
    Worn over a sweater it's kept me warm with the temp below freezing.
    Seems light in weight but has proven to be wind resistant and warm

  • Thursday, December 03, 2015

    Q: What kind of insulation does it have?

    A: It's a thick leather shell with a 50% / 50% poly-cotton lining.

  • Monday, March 17, 2014

    Q: Hi. Would you please tell me if the zipper is of solid brass or some other material? Thanks.

    A: The zipper on the Official USAF 21st Century A-2 Jacket is made of brass.

  • Monday, April 02, 2012

    Q: How large are the inside pocket(s)

    A: The pocket size on an adult Official USAF 21st Century A-2 Jacket is 7 1/4'' across and has a pocket depth of 6 3/4''

  • Friday, January 21, 2011

    Q: Hello! How tall is the guy in this video? Because I think my size is 42, too (maybe, I'm 180cm ~5'9")

    A: Mike, the guy in the video, is 6' 1" tall.

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2010

    Q: do you offer velcro ID patches?

    A: No we do not.

  • Monday, September 28, 2009

    Q: Are they rain repellent?

    A: No, they do not have any sort of water-resistant coating.

  • Saturday, June 06, 2009

    Q: What are the length or the sleves on a 40 long , shoulder to end of cuff? How many inside pockets? I am very interested in purchasing a jacket. Thank you ror your time.

    A: The length of the sleeve from the collarbone on a size 40 jacket would be 36.5". The jacket has two inside pockets.

  • Sunday, May 03, 2009

    Q: Can they be ordered in short sizes?

    A: These jackets are not made in a short style.

  • Thursday, March 12, 2009

    Q: Of what material are the 'knit cuffs & waistband' made? Nylon or polyester quickly begins to 'pill'.

    A: The cuffs and waistband are made with a blend of wool and nylon.

  • Sunday, February 01, 2009

    Q: Is the A-2 jacket available in black?

    A: It is only available in brown.

  • Friday, January 09, 2009

    Q: Is this A2 a one-piece back with no seam across the shoulder?

    A: Correct, there is no seam across the back.

  • Sunday, January 04, 2009

    Q: The specs don't mention lining. I'm interested in one without a thinsulate lining - just a cloth lining. Thx, ms

    A: This is not a thinsulate lining, it is a lighter weight acetate lining. 

  • Sunday, December 07, 2008

    Q: Is made in USA,should I size up one

    A: Yes, it is made in the USA.  These jackets are roomier so order your regular size

  • Saturday, January 05, 2008

    Q: Please tell me the overall weight of the A-2 jacket

    A: The weight of the jacket is about 5 pounds, and the shipping weight is about 7 pounds.

  • Monday, December 17, 2007

    Q: Are these A-2 jackets brown? The pictures provided are not clear as to color?

    A: Yes, they are brown.

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