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Everything you would expect

  • By Thomas from Chicago IL USA on Monday, July 22, 2013
  • Pros: Looks great; quality leather and craftsmanship; made in the USA.
  • Cons: Pockets are a bit small, but still larget enough for wallets, phones, keys.
  • Review: This is a well-made jacket. The leather is heavy, and with time will age. If you want a weathered look immediately, this isn't the jacket, but if you want an authetic pilot jacket, this is the one to get. It's comfortable and looks great. I've only worn a couple of times and received immediate compliments and am looking forward to the weather turning colder. The sizing is accurate - order your suit jacket size; if you intend to wear bulky clothes underneath, you may need to order a size up, but regular shirts or very light sweaters should work fine with normal sizing.
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This is the REAL USAF A-2

  • By red hawk (sqdn call sign) from Seattle on Friday, December 25, 2015
  • Pros: 100% perfect for what it's designed for !!!!!!
  • Cons: none,, but if you want roomy comfort either buy a larger size or a non official A-2.
  • Review: I read reviews stating it needs larger pockets or roomier armpits, or it's too heavy. HELLO ! People, this is the real A-2 issued jacket for the USAF in the 21st century!!! If you expect big pockets and armpit room for an out of shape desk jockey, then go buy a fashion jacket that resembles an A-2 !! This is the real deal!! None are better as far as being worn by a jet jockey ! I flew F-16's for 21 yrs. The jacket that was first re-introduced was closer to the WW2 A-2. But, the current A-2 is designed for that purpose! It's trim, jet cockpits are not roomy ! lol Having baggy pockets would be a hazard for a number of reasons. As I said, if you want a real military A-2 buy this one !! If you want a fashion type, buy a non-mil A-2 designed for desk jockey's. Nothing wrong with those !! But some of the reviews I read were upsetting to me because this very A-2 survived a Mach 1 ejection , if it were "roomier" I would've snagged something on the way out and been buried.
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My Favorite Jacket

  • By Mark from Woodstock GA USA on Tuesday, February 09, 2016
  • Pros: Excellent construction, style and comfort.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: First off, let me say that wearing an A2 jacket makes a very bold statement. Especially when you consider all the pilots who gave thier lives to defend us wearing thier own. I keep that in mind every time I wear mine. Now, this A2 is definately very well made. The leather is soft and very comfortable. The lining is a heavy cotton like material that breathes very well. The overall construction is excellent with very nice stitching and attention to detail. The zipper is solid brass and appears to be of medium to heavy construction. I've worn it in cold weather down to 25F with long sleave shirts underneath and it provides good warmth. I fly a 172 and the jacket isn't too bulky so it wont be a problem in other GA aircraft with limited space. It works very well on the ground and in the air.
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Where's this jacket been all my life?

  • By Lamont from Chicago IL USA on Monday, April 10, 2017
  • Pros: See all of the above.
  • Cons: Although a beautiful and durable jacket, it probably won't last forever.
  • Review: Great jacket, great price, great buying experience. I've always been a bit apprehensive, about purchasing clothing over the internet for obvious reasons. Having once been an ad agency art director, I know how photography can make things look better than they actually are. However in this case the jacket in person out does the photograph. The high end goat skin leather, the quality of construction and of course the authentic styling make this the perfect leather jacket in my opinion. My wife won't believe I actually used the word perfect because I can be very picky (as most old art directors probably are). Now some reviewers have criticized the depth of the hand warmer pockets and the zipper. I wear a size L-XL glove and I can slide my hand in the pocket past my wrist on my size 48 jacket. As for the zipper, at first glance it may look a little small but it works just fine. All in all, I placed my order towards the end of one week and the jacket I spent years looking for arrived at the beginning of the next week. Again... perfect.
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Great jacket - Better Service

  • By DAVID from Pullman WA USA on Monday, April 11, 2016
  • Pros: Good quality
  • Cons: Would have been happier with the old style rayon lining as opposed to cloth
  • Review: When the jacket arrived I was laid up w/knee surgery. It looked good, but I wasn't able to really move around with it and just hung it up. A month later I was finally able to try it on and it was a bit snug. I requested a return authorization, sent it back and a short time later a larger one arrived. No questions asked. It fits perfectly and terrific quality.
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Simply Outstanding product and service

  • By Wade from Monterey, CA on Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Pros: Great fit, great quality. Really outstanding service..Thank you Nicole!
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  • Review: I have had many flight jackets over the years as I am a retired Army Aviator. This jacket is the highest quality jacket I have owned. As I am getting a little long in the tooth I and wanted a “looser fit” I ordered it 2 inches larger than my measured chest. I am just at 6 feet and like a jacket that is a little below the waist so I ordered a “tall” size. The jacket fits just as I was hoping. The quality of the leather is very high and the dye is completely even over the jacket. The weight of the leather is a bit heavier than I thought sheep skin would be but as far as I know I have not had one before. It is quite a bit lighter than cow leather though. The lining is light weight which is what I was hoping for and actually well suited for the cockpit. I agree that you can order your “normal” size and it will be fine…If like me you are carrying a bit more around the waist 2 inches would work out great as well.
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Very Fine Jacket

  • By A Customer from Palos Hills IL USA on Thursday, February 07, 2013
  • Pros: Great quality, fit and appearance
  • Cons: The exterior pockets could be bigger and the hanging loop bigger
  • Review: The A-2 jacket was designed for and worn originally by pilots during WWII as protection against the cold temperatures experienced at high altitudes. It is probably the best jacket ever designed.

    I have worn many versions of the A-2 jacket over the years and have never found any others to beat the A-2 type of jacket.

    I have owned an A-2 leather jacket for many yrs and this Cockpit jacket is far better than the older one.

    Prior to getting this one from My Pilot Store, I received an A-2 leather jacket from another source and had to return it as it had a number of faults.

    The civilian leather version made by Cockpit has two flap pockets, two interior pockets, and two pockets for pens/pencils which make for great convenience. Most leather A-2 jackets I know of, don't include the second interior pocket or the pockets for pens.

    The back is made from one piece of leather rather than 3 pieces like most leather A-2 I've seen and the lining uses what appears to be a very durable material again unlike other jackets.

    The materials and workmanship are of high quality which means the jacket will last for decades while retaining its fit and good appearance.

    I would have liked the exterior flap pockets to be somewhat larger and the side pockets deeper. The collar hanging loop should be made bigger.
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The Perfect Jacket

  • By Karen from Buffalo TX USA on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  • Pros: made in the USA
  • Cons:
  • Review: Perfect for East Texas cool weather...I bought this for my husband's birthday. He wanted a bomber and this one is made in the USA. It smells like good leather, feels like quality and he says it was comfortable the moment he put it on.
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It's Exquisite!

  • By Buzz from Sydney Australia on Saturday, June 01, 2013
  • Pros: Execlent Quality of workmanship, for the price that I paid for. Valve for money.
  • Cons: I wish the inside hand warmer pockets were a tad deeper, but that's just nick picking.
  • Review: The Official Cockpit USAF is the best "modern" A2 Jacket around. I've shopped around to get an authentic A2 jacket and I'm very happy with the high quality of workmanship, the size, the fit, everything about it, even how the side entry hand warmer pockets are hidden, which doesn't detract from the authentic look of the A2 jacket. Cockpit has got this so right. The smell and the look of the leather just Hypnotizes everyone around and I know it!
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Best Made Leather Jacket

  • By Joshua from Chandler, AZ on Tuesday, June 11, 2013
  • Pros: Quality Leather
  • Cons: High Price (Although high price=quality!)
  • Review: This jacket is amazing and is precisely designed. Instead of being made out of multiple pieces of leather in the back as many jackets are; the jacket is made out of one solid piece. The alone speaks quality. Love to wear it in the wintertime, but don't get much of a chance to in sunny Arizona.
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Great Jacket

  • By Mike from Bradenton FL USA on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
  • Pros: Quality goatskin leather; Excellent fit
  • Cons: The liner is too thin making these "21st Century" models more for everyday wear than what they were originally intended; to provide warmth to aircrews during low level flight.
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    I felt it was time to buy another A-2 jacket since my old one is 27 years old. The A-2 I received was as advertised. The goatskin leather appears to be of good quality and the rich leather smell had my bedroom smelling like a leather shop for a week or two; I loved it! I had occasion to wear it a few times before our Florida weather began to turn warm again and the comments I got from fellow workers was overwhelming. The squeak of the leather, the nice dark brown color and the leather smell permeated the work area with no complaints.

    Aside from the way it wears looks and smells, it would appear that even with wearing apparel, the economic crunch is felt and seen. This jacket is lighter in weight that my other and the lining is much thinner, making me think that this A-2 was made more for fashion than practical use. When compared to my old A-2, the goatskin is lighter in weight and the lining is considerably thinner. My older one has a "cross sewn", slightly padded nylon lining than seems to offer more warmth on cold damp days. This new one required a sweater or sweatshirt to be worn underneath where my old one would have me sweating in forty degree weather if I wore anything other than just a long sleeve shirt.

    Aside from that, the jacket fit perfectly and there were no rips or tears and mypilotstore.com did a great job packaging for shipping. I would certainly recommend buying from mypilotstore.com to all of my friends.

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Nice, You won't be disappointed.

  • By Jenks from Boston, MA on Friday, March 18, 2016
  • Review: This jacket is very nice. Yes you can find something cheaper but it will be made outside the U.S. and the quality will suffer. This is a fair price for this jacket; compare retail price. I ordered a 42 and the size was perfect for me. I am 6' 0" and about 180 lbs. The waist band and cuffs are of high quality and seem to me will last a good while. The leather is goatskin and manufactured by CockpitUSA, U.S.A. made, and superior quality. I had a Navy G-1 years ago when I was in the military and it was not as nice as this. Very pleased!
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In my humble opinion, it's the gold standard!

  • By Richard from Hampton NH USA on Thursday, January 12, 2017
  • Pros: Simply the best.
  • Cons:
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    You have to have had a terrible experience with a poorly designed product in order to deeply appreciate just how much thoughtfulness, and consideration went into the manufacturing process of this jacket. The knitted cuffs, and the knitted waist that add untold layers of protection on cold, and windy days is superb.

    The single cut design of the back of the jacket (one piece) is not (in my opinion) available with any other jacket out there. One less large seam to stress over while riding your favorite machine on the highway on a brisk day.

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Excellent Jacket

  • By Brad from Coeur D Alene ID USA on Wednesday, April 03, 2013
  • Pros: Nice leather, exact fit, excellent craftmenship. It is made for the military
  • Cons: none
  • Review: I shopped around a lot on the internet to find one of these. After going thru review after review, I found this one, it fits exactly as described by their sizing measure.  It's warm enough to wear as a winter coat in Northern Idaho, and light enough to wear when up to 40-50F. Leather is top quality, no issues with zipper or fit. My beer gut must not be as big as some because I have no issues with the waist, and I'm not skinny.
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Excellent jacket

  • By A Customer from Des Moines IA USA on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
  • Review: I bought this for my husband who is a former pilot and misses his flight jacket. He loved this!
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Great Jacket!

  • By Wayne from Vernal UT USA on Monday, April 21, 2014
  • Pros: I have found nothing negative about it
  • Cons: There are none
  • Review: This jacket is a great leather coat. It fits snuggly but yet is not restrictive. It looks great with apparel worn. It blocks wind and is warm.
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Quality All the Way!

  • By Randy from Culver City CA USA on Tuesday, November 25, 2014
  • Pros: Everything.
  • Cons: Nothing
  • Review: High quality leather, with excellent construction and fit. Heavy enough for southern California fall and winter, yet light enough for mildly cool days. A winner!
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Not so...

  • By Zeno Nolet from Colorado Springs CO USA on Thursday, January 08, 2015
  • Pros: Quality
  • Cons: Tight under arm pits
  • Review: I have read the reviews. Take note of the need to get one size bigger. The comments on the zipper may no longer be an issue, as it works great. My all time favorite jacket built with quality. As good as it gets!
    This is one of those jackets you will not want to be without.
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excellent jacket

  • By A Customer from Wichita KS USA on Tuesday, December 06, 2016
  • Pros: Quality and looks
  • Cons: Size runs a little large
  • Review: Good looking jacket, very good quality. Sizing runs a little large I am usually between 42 and a 44 and the 44 is a bit large, but works well with layering. It is also a bit longer than other A2 Jackets so do not size up. Shipping was excellent, ordered on Thursday afternoon, received product Saturday morning.
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OUTSTANDING JACKET !

  • By A Customer from Hillsboro MO USA on Tuesday, September 01, 2015
  • Pros: Looks Great, Feels Great. Will look even better as it is broken in.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Should be a 10 out of 10. A real leather flight jacket not the type found at Pennys or May Co.
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HIGH QUALTY, PERFECT FIT

  • By Jacqueline A from Earlysville VA USA on Monday, February 13, 2017
  • Pros: Looks and fits great!
  • Cons: NONE
  • Review: This fabulous jacket exceeded my expectations. I have hunted for a great flight jacket for my husband for several years, but there was always something lacking. This jacket was exceptional in every way, from the flawless construction, to the beautiful skins used, to the heavy duty zipper, to the perfect fit--neither too big nor too small. I love the way it looks on my husband, and how great my husband looks in it. Best of all, he thinks it is a perfect jacket, and he is very happy with it. AND, it is made in the U.S.A. unlike most other available flight jackets.
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Authentic USAF Flight Jacket

  • By A Customer from Indianapolis IN USA on Tuesday, April 23, 2013
  • Pros: Very Authentic USAF Flight Jacket
  • Cons: none
  • Review: This is a high quality leather air force jacket. The craftsman ship is excellent.This jacket has exceeded my expectations.
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Great Jacket

  • By Ron from Fruita, Colorado on Thursday, February 17, 2011
  • Pros: Great brown color, substantial weight and has that wonderful leather smell!
  • Cons: Absolutely none.
  • Review: This is the best A-2 I have owned and could not be happier with it. I was a little concerned about what size to order. I'm 5'10", weigh 155 and wear a 40R suit coat. My jacket is a 40R and fits fine with adequate room for a sweater if desired. Hope this might help someone to decide.
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Excellent

  • By Tulsaweather from Tulsa OK USA on Tuesday, January 18, 2011
  • Pros: sturdy, robust, fits like a tailored jacket.
  • Cons:
  • Review: Very well built jacket. As others have said, they are sized in a roomy manner. I wear a 42R suit jacket, but the size 40 A-2 jacket fits perfectly.
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~PERFECT~ says it all

  • By LOU from Saint Charles MO USA on Tuesday, March 05, 2013
  • Pros: FANTASTIC JACKET
  • Cons:
  • Review: This Bomber Jacket was a gift for my husband...the look on his face, the pride he showed, was worth a thousand words and every penny of cost. He's a menber of the CAF Missouri Wing, proudly wears the jacket to all events. He's hopes to get the B-25 "Show Me"girl painted on the back someday. Have purchased several bomber jackets over the years, this jacket is by far the closest to the original and with your little improvements makes it ever better. Thank you for paying close attention to the details, the tips for sizing, the quality, it really makes a differece to those Air Force guys out there, which makes it worth every penny. Thanks again, LOU
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Pure example of quality

  • By Michael from Pasadena MD USA on Tuesday, February 26, 2013
  • Pros: Superior quality,workmanship, and USA made
  • Cons: I wish the hand warming pocket sections were a tad deeper, and I wish the brown color could be a shade or two lighter
  • Review: This what I have been looking for. A superior quality leather bomber style jacket made in the USA. The qulaity is the first thing your senses identify when you don the jacket for the first time. Does this jacket cost more then others of this style? Sure does, but better materials and workmanship always do. This jacket will be around long after I am gone. This is the benchmark for all leather apparel.
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Perfect!

  • By John from Simi Valley CA USA on Wednesday, January 30, 2013
  • Pros: The quality is evident in every aspect.
  • Cons: none
  • Review: Outstanding!. I have other A-2's. One from the Cockpit. This is undoubtedly the finest. One of the best features was to actually hide the hand warmer pockets behind the flap pockets without a separate slot pocket. The fit is exceptional. A 44 would have done but I prefer my jackets with a roomier fit so I still sized up. Very comfortable. I have rarely been this pleased with a purchase.
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I would buy this same jacket again

  • By Jim from New Bern NC USA on Friday, January 03, 2014
  • Pros: The quality and dye of the leather is superb
  • Cons: In shipping, the collar has a crease on one side and it is hard to get out
  • Review: I looked at many Mil. Spec. USAF 21St Century A-2 bomber jackets over the course of a month in order to make sure that I was buying the right jacket for myself. Not only did I want a jacket that I could be proud of, but also one that would fit a middle aged man! I am a retired Army Lieutenant colonel and I want to look professional. I ordered the jacket in my size and when it came, it looked fantastic and the fit was perfect. There were more expensive and less expensive coats online. You can't buy a better jacket for the money. You won't go wrong buying your jacket from Mypilotstore.com
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The jacket is great!

  • By Eric from North Little Rock AR USA on Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • Review: The jacket is great my son Erik wears it every day flying the C130
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I LOVE it.

  • By Les from Johnston City IL USA on Monday, January 09, 2017
  • Pros: The skin is great, the fit is great, the overall feel is great, looks great and won't go out of style
  • Cons: It's not cheap, but it's well worth the cost
  • Review: It was better than I thought it would be. Love the weight of the goatskin. I had a goatskin jacket years ago that was made of a much lighter skin. I rubbed some paraffin on the zipper and it slides like a dream. It seems to me that the ribbed cuffs are a bit long, but a minor thing. Customer service was quite helpful when I called for help in sizing. I have about a 45 inch chest, and he recommended a 46. Got it, put it on, it fits like it was made for me. I wanted one of these A-2 jackets for a number of years. I'm glad I got it from My Pilot Store. Cockpit still has a contract with the government for the manufacture of these jackets, and I'm glad I was able to get the genuine article. It's warm enough to wear in winter, if you have a shirt and sweater under it. It's certainly warmer that a fabric windbreaker. It does what it's supposed to. After all, a pilot didn't go up on a cool day wearing only a tee shirt under his jacket! Love it
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  • By Yetiguy! from Placitas NM USA on Thursday, July 07, 2016
  • Pros: Beautiful leather, well made
  • Cons: Snaps are a new thing. Original jackets had buttons.
  • Review: This was a gift for my wife. She loves it! Well made, very authentic, very durable.
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Great jacket!

  • By Daniel from Spanaway WA USA on Thursday, April 29, 2021
  • Pros: Fit and features
  • Cons: A little long in the sleeves for me
  • Review: I love this jacket! Really put together well and certainly in the spirit of the original A-2. Don’t listen too much to the reviews saying it’s too small. If you have a normal build (that is, height/weight/BMI proportionate), get your regular size. They measure by chest, not stomach.
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Exceptionally Well Made in USA

  • By Chris from Mill Valley CA USA on Sunday, October 11, 2015
  • Pros: Craftsmanship and construction
  • Cons: Wish liner was silk instead of cotten/polyester...but it is a whole lot more breathable that way!
  • Review: Gave as gift to my father who retired from USAF some time ago. When I was a kid wore his A2 and it was quickly stolen in college.

    This replacement is a moe modern update, but he loves it just the same.
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Great jacket!

  • By Ron from Centennial CO USA on Monday, January 25, 2016
  • Review: I originally ordered my normal jacket size (44), but the A-2 was just a bit too large. Exchanged it for a 42, and the fit is now wonderful. Supple leather, nice quality, great fit. Am very happy with the purchase.
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excellent craftsmanship.

  • By Jim from Indian Springs AL USA on Monday, July 11, 2016
  • Pros: Very well made jacket and fits perfectly
  • Cons: none
  • Review: Purchased jacket in summer so have not worn yet. After careful examination cannot find anything that appears to be less than excellent. Not looking forward to winter but when it comes will love to wear this jacket.
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Better than I ever expected

  • By Larry, the world's greatest bomber pilot from Albuquerque on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
  • Pros: The A-2 is perfect.
  • Cons: Didn't order it 10 years ago.
  • Review: First the product. Cockpit USA is the real deal. They've changed their name since I was issued the 1987 version of the A-2 but the quality has gotten better and better. The jacket is perfect and the modifications make it extremely practical.
    Second, MyPilotStore service and delivery is outstanding. They promised five working days and my jacket arrived in 2.
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Exceeds Expectations

  • By JR from Vegas on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
  • Pros: Well made, good looking and nice feel to the hide, classic look and cut
  • Cons: Only thing I would add would be a couple of snaps on the flap
  • Review: Perfect weight jacket for temps down to upper 30's and to mid 60's. It's very well made with good stitching, consistent color and hides. Zipper is fine with this weight jacket. Interior is nicely finished. The pockets are well positioned and sized. I've had a number of comments on how nice a jacket it is. It's a classic, non-trendy look that 10 years.from now will still play well. The jacket is priced right and allows you to afford to buy one for a family member. I was in between sizes so they recommended I round up, good call since it allows me to wear a heavy shirt and still be comfortable.
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Beautiful jacket!

  • By David Flight Design CTSW from Townsend MT USA on Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Pros: Great quality throughout.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: I love the attention to detail of this jacket. The interior of the jacket is beautifully lined. The leather is soft and smells wonderful. I’m 6’4” and the 54 Tall fits perfect.
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Exactly as advertised

  • By Greig from Melbourne Australia on Monday, February 24, 2014
  • Pros: Authentic color, Perfect fit, Well finished.
  • Cons: Would have liked a 100% cotton lining.
  • Review: Often when buying a product online there are issues with color, sizing and not quite knowing that the product will suit your requirements. Given the considerable investment in the purchase of a Leather A2 Jacket, you would hope that everything was right. It was.
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Would recommend.

  • By Adrian from Weymouth Dorset United Kingdom on Sunday, March 09, 2014
  • Review: Fantastic jacket really well made.
    This is the second purchase from this company, first was the G1. Excellent service both times.
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I love my A-2 Jacket I would buy it again and again

  • By Steve from Lone Tree CO USA on Thursday, January 22, 2015
  • Pros: Quality linning and leather
  • Cons: No zipper on inside breast pocket and needs more room in shoulders.
  • Review: I love my jacket. Just a couple of things I would like to see changed. The inside breast pocket it would be nice to have a zipper on it. It would be nice if the jacket was cut just a bit bigger thru the shoulders. Over all though I love my jacket and would not hesitate to buy it again and again. I highly recommend it for the guy that wants a true USAF jacket. Top drawer all the way.
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Perfect

  • By William an old Cobra driver from West Monroe LA USA on Wednesday, January 07, 2015
  • Pros: Originality
  • Cons: none
  • Review: I am very happy with this jacket.
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Great jacket

  • By Matthew from Monument CO USA on Monday, October 20, 2014
  • Pros: Addition of Inside pockets improves jacket
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Inside pockets just what this traditional design needed to bring it up to the 21st century. Still has the great feel and comfort of top grain goatskin. Solid construction/tailoring makes is what puts this jacket well above other imitators.
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  • 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.
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  • By Alan from Bradford NH USA on Tuesday, November 10, 2015
  • Review: When I retired from the AF, my issue winter flight jacket was the MA1 Jacket. I've wanted the A2 since it was reintroduced. Finally got one. This is just plain great.
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I love it!

  • By Michael from Fairless Hills PA USA on Thursday, May 06, 2021
  • Pros:
  • Cons: None
  • Review: It's a perfect fit as ordered, it's comfortable and it's stylish!
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Perfect!!!!

  • By Jim from Yuma AZ USA on Tuesday, January 17, 2017
  • Pros: It's REAL!!! Not a cheap immitation.
  • Cons: It took me almost 65 years to find it.
  • Review: I had Bomber Jacket in 1952 and somebody stole it. I've been searching for another one since. The jacket I bought from mypilot is absolutely perfect. I've received many compliments on it. My favorite compliment was from an ex-Army Air Corps (Signal Corps) pilot (P-51) that almost cried when he saw it. This jacket is extremely well made and made to last. It will never be out of style. I don't fly in a non-pressurized plane at 30,000 feet, but, unlike other leather jackets, it sure keeps the cold out!
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Absolutely Gorgeous A-2 Jacket

  • By Pat from El Mirage AZ on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
  • Pros: Exceptional value for the money.
  • Cons: none
  • Review: I spent a couple weeks researching different brands of jackets. The price wasn't so much a factor as quality.This A-2 is of the highest quality. I live in Arizona so I took a drive over to mypilotstore.com and glad I did the folks there are super nice no pressure at all while I chose between the 21st century A-2 goatskin jacket or the 100 mission lamb skin jacket both are gorgeous so it was a tough decision but in the end I chose the 21st century A-2 because I like the improvements / features. I'm actually looking forward to winter now so I can sport my new A-2.
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Everything I expected and more!

  • By Dan from Dayton OH USA on Tuesday, February 16, 2016
  • Pros: Rugged yet soft , timeless and modern style. H
  • Cons:
  • Review: I originally had ordered an Averex A-2 35 years ago and I was a lot thinner, single and used my jacket for many occassions. It still is in good shape and has not gone out of style. I saved it for my daughter. I have ordered my new one and again look forward to finding an excuse to wear this all year round jacket for many more years. When I opened the box I knew I found my old friend with updated style and that smell of genuine leather is second to none. The quality, conveniences and style are first rate and worth every penny!
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Greatest Jacket I ever owned

  • By Jim "The Drummer" Meek from Yuma, AZ on Thursday, December 07, 2017
  • Pros: This jacket lasts for years and keeps you warm. It's the real thing.
  • Cons: It's a little heavy, but I don't care.
  • Review: I bought a jacket like this in 1952 for $24.95 when I started high school. I was the coolest kid in school with it. I never wore it out. It was stolen from me a year & a half later. I searched for 64 years for a replacement and tried many leather jackets but nothing could replace it. All the other jackets wore out usually in 1 year. I've had this jacket for 1 year and it's still in beautiful shape. I'm buying a 2nd one just because I love it so much!
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Just being honest!

  • By Phil VandenBerg from Originally from Pipestone MN, curently Williamsburg VA on Sunday, January 01, 2017
  • Review:

    I am pleased to have served and had this same jacket issued to me as an Aeromedical Evacuation Technician while serving in the Air Force at Rheine Main Air Base Germany (1984-1989). I continued to wear it past my retirement in December 2001. Unfortunately it was stolen from a local bar in Seattle Washington in 2005.

    In review of all of the reviews that you have posted I am delighted to see that for those reviews that had complaints about the jacket, their concerns were the same as all of the active duty that had the jacket issued to them. Ironically no one complained because they all knew that the manufacturer followed specific Air Force specifications. It was not designed for comfort or for fashion. It was made specifically for technical requirements.

    What I did find was that as you wore it, those little issues most likely fade away. Just like a good pair of jeans that are stiff when new, just get better with wear!

    The reviews indicate to me that the manufacturer has chosen to stick with the original design.

    ...Outstanding, keep up the good work.

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Official USAF 21st Century A-2 Jacket

  • By Ed from Gillette WY USA on Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • Pros: Good looking.
  • Cons: N/A
  • Review: Bought for a replacement for a lost jacket in all the moves in the past years. Always loved it in the Air Force and will continue to now. It looks great and wears great.
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Meets expectations

  • By Douglas from De Pere WI USA on Friday, January 27, 2017
  • Pros: Good quality and fit
  • Cons: Strong smell of goat leather
  • Review: Overall quality of the jacket excellent. I followed the on line fitting instructions and ordered the recommended size which is a good fit. The jacket is warm enough for most upper Midwest winter days, however, when the temperatures dip below zero I wear a fleece under the coat. The jacket is comfortable even in the narrow cabin of my Mooney.
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The Real Thing, see my review

  • By James from Mansfield, TX USA on Friday, January 10, 2014
  • Pros: Authentic U.S. Air Force Gear.
  • Cons: Absolutely NONE.
  • Review: THE REAL DEAL.... My son in law is an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot and my jacket is IDENTICAL to his Air Force issued model. I also own a U.S.Navy G-1, and the A-2 that I bought from you is the equivalent to it. As a matter of fact, my A-2 has additional pockets that I like better. The wind flap that covers the zipper is full length and it has more inside pockets. I couldn't be more satisfied. My G-1 Navy does have the fur collar and no shoulder epaulettes. This A-2 is a high quality jacket, well worth the price.
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  • By Gretchen from SHAPIRO on Tuesday, February 05, 2013
  • Review: My husband was pleased in every way. The Leather smell is a bonus!
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"Timeless Style"

  • By Bobby from Thunderbolt GA USA on Tuesday, February 05, 2013
  • Review: I have 2 of these, need to sell one (size 44). The 46 I have is a perfect fit. I wear an XL shirt, so 46 fits better.
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Great Product! I would buy this product again.

  • By Bill from Grand Rapids MN USA on Tuesday, March 06, 2012
  • Pros: Add back the Breast Pockets from the origianl BJ for Cell phone.
  • Cons: Side (rear entry pockets) could be slightly larger.
  • Review: I bought this Jacket to wear in the cold winters here in Northern Minnesota. I also bought a down vest to wear under it for extremely cold days. So far, I have only used the jacket, a cashmere scarf, and good quality gloves on the coldest days (adding the down vest over a chamois shirt is too warm even for -20 degrees. Wind does not even matter; I am warm even when the wind chill drops below -20. I am totally satisfied with this product and would suggest it to anyone in a "cold" climate.
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Updated features appreciated on A-2

  • By Dave "PROPWASH" Deeks from Bend,OR on Saturday, March 17, 2007
  • Pros: authentic vintage look, leather/construction quality,value
  • Cons: sizing guidelines (needed one size over sportcoat size)
  • Review: I've owned several different flight jackets during my USAF pilot years and post active duty. This is my second Avirex A-2 acquired due to my "expanded" needs. Leather and construction quality are first rate and the interior pockets and side entry feature really improve the jackets overall utility.
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  • By Dennis from Black River Falls WI USA on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
  • Pros: Excellentnt workmanship
  • Cons: none
  • Review: Jacket has met my expectations in all ways,I wear in daily and enjoy its fit and quality. Have had many comments.
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  • By MICHAEL from Portland OR USA on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
  • Review: Very nice jacket. Lots of compliments.
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  • By Paul from Appleton WI USA on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
  • Pros: Love the leather and everything about it
  • Cons: None
  • Review: I love the jacket. It was exactly what I was looking for. I love the fit and feel of the jacket.
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Great jacket!!

  • By Dennis from Boise ID USA on Tuesday, May 14, 2013
  • Pros: Nice weight; great fit; quality workmanship.
  • Cons: none
  • Review: I am very happy with the jacket. It is exactly what I wanted. The sizing was right on. Service was good.
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Still the best model in this category

  • By Patrick from Norwalk CT USA on Tuesday, April 16, 2013
  • Pros: Overall excellent quality - Better than navy G2 version
  • Cons: Cuffs wear out quickly.
  • Review: This is my 3rd A-2 jacket - Quality and grade of leather remains excellent. Fit is perfect for me. Zipper is a bit light but has proven to be strong enough for years of wear. Excellent wind breaker but not overly warm. Works beautifully in colder weather with a high zip sweater. I wish My Pilot Store offered a high zip collar thin leather sleeveless vest to match similar to Tommy Bahamas'.
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I would buy this product again

  • By Benjamin Abarca from San Francisco CA USA on Monday, May 07, 2012
  • Pros: Style, superbly made, I wore it fall through Europe with a pair of Khaki Pants. Dressed it up with a shirt & tie & was well received in the best restaurants.
  • Cons: Would like to see this style in a lighter shade of brown.
  • Review: Well made, sharp as only an old relic can be. I would buy a lighter shade of brown jacket if it were available as well.
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  • By LUIS from Suffolk VA USA on Tuesday, April 16, 2013
  • Review: FIt like a glove,everyone at my job loves it and they are all retired military. The jacket is every thing, mypilotstore said it would be, if it came with a discount I would buy another one for my son who is in the Army.
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The best jackets ever...period

  • By Tweak from Colorado Springs CO USA on Tuesday, May 20, 2008
  • Pros: Great in all weather and absolutely superb leather
  • Cons: None
  • Review: As a Navigator, I was issued a few of these jackets over the years (with velcro). The quality and fit of these is far superior to the issued models. The A-2 is great in almost any weather, and in any situation from formal to casual. Recommend getting "exact" chest size rather than 1-upping the size as mentioned in previous review. The jacket is like a second skin so you want it a tad on the snug side, then break it in! r/Tim
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Husband loved it.

  • By A Customer from Johnson City TN USA on Thursday, March 08, 2012
  • Pros: nice leather, good construction
  • Cons: sizing a bit tricky
  • Review: Bought this as a gift for my husband--a fan of WWII aircraft. He is really pleased. The jacket looks great and seems to be well made. I followed this up with an aviator scarf, which he also liked very much.
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Just as Advertised

  • By A Customer from Colorado Springs CO USA on Monday, March 25, 2013
  • Review: A wonderful jacket that I will wear for many years. I read all of the reviews prior to purchase and concur with the many positive comments. It is very well made with an excellent leather smell. Some who reviewed said the pockets were not adequate, however, the snap vertical pockets easily fit wallet , keys and cell phone. It is a nice thick leather but not too heavy. In fact,I can wear it inside without getting overly hot. Overall a very good purchase and well worth the money.
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Nearly perfect!

  • By Eric from Little Neck NY USA on Wednesday, January 30, 2013
  • Review:

    I ordered my usual suit size - 42. The same as my OLD Avirex flight jacket.

    After a short while, I realized it was too big - came down to far below the waist, bloused out in the back too much.

    So, I ordered a 40, and gave the 42 to my brother, who is happy.

    The side pockets on the new model are behind the flap pockets, so they are not as deep as the on-seam pockets of the previous design. Gloves will not stay in the new new side pockets, I stash them in one the inside breast pockets.

    I still love it!

    Where's my aeroplane?

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Exceptional product !

  • By Terrance from Dubois WY USA on Friday, March 01, 2013
  • Pros: Perfect fit and outstanding craftsmanship.
  • Cons: None what-so-ever.
  • Review: This jacket far exceeded all my expectations. Perfect fit, outstanding craftsmanship, beautiful & supple leather. Wow! What a smell. It has my coat closet smelling wonderful.
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great jacket wish I could wear it more often (south Louisiana)

  • By Marty from Opelousas LA USA on Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • Pros: extra pockets
  • Cons: none
  • Review: This is my second A2, the other one was too short did not cover my back. My back side would get cold when I was flying in the winter.
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Sharp looking!

  • By W. Joseph from Shelby MT USA on Monday, September 30, 2013
  • Pros: Quality of build - material and fit. Appearance. Number of pockets.
  • Cons: Zipper.
  • Review: I'm very pleased with the product. The quality of materials and build is superb, and the fit is great - not too much room, not too little. Sometimes I wear a vest, sometimes a sweater under the jacket with plenty of room. I would like to see a heavier zipper, similar to the one on the Navy jacket. I like the number of and convenience of the pockets. I would recommend this product to someone else.
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Pure Classic Perfection

  • By Joe from Warrenton VA USA on Tuesday, January 17, 2012
  • Pros: Made in the U.S.A. quality construction, material, and fit.
  • Cons: Does not come with an endorsement to fly the B-17.
  • Review: I received this as a gift, and it was a totally unexpected one at that. Having had the pleasure of wearing this jacket for several weeks now, I can only say that I can't imagine owning (or wearing) any other jacket!

    This is the real deal. Made in the USA, and it shows! You won't get quality like this elsewhere. This jacket has it's roots in American aviation history and it literally oozes class.

    You will not be disappointed with this jacket!
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I would buy this product again

  • By Don from WHITTIER CA USA on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  • Review: I love this jacket. It fits perfectly and is of the very finest quality leather. Very satisfied
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  • By Bruce from Anderson, IN on Friday, October 12, 2012
  • Review: The jacket is top notch! The quality of construction is what seperates Cockpit from all the other wanna-be's. Everyone complements me when I wear it. The customer service at MyPilotStore is all you could ask for. I would recommend both to anyone.
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well crafted product

  • By Ken from Auburn, WA on Saturday, December 22, 2012
  • Pros: outstanding craftmanship. Unblemished leather. This is the real deal.
  • Cons: none
  • Review: I am very pleased with every aspect of the jacket. I ordered over the phone. The customer service represtentive was polite, professional and pleasant. Product shipped when promised. The jacket arrived within 4 days of ordering in excellent condition. In short this is exactly what I was looking for. Excellent unblemished leather which should destress well. Top shelf cratsmanship. The zipper is a bit stiff because its sturdy. I have read reviews that its a bit heavy. Actually its lighter than my bike jacket. The lining can be abrasive to those not used to rough fiber on the arms so I would recommend a long sleeve shirt or wear for short periods until used to it. Warm jacket. Order to size - it's roomy. Leather is a shade or two darker than online pics. I hope to wear this jacket for decades.
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I tried it on in the driveway!

  • By Steve retired FireFighter from Aloha, OR on Saturday, October 13, 2012
  • Pros: Where do you start, Leather is great, liner is great, pockets are great.
  • Cons: The zipper needs a little wax for lube.
  • Review: The UPS guy just drove up and I was outside anyway so I just opened the box and tried it on before he even left my street.
    It replaces my old A2 copy, which I had for years. My wife bought me the old one and there was a no return policy (different vendor). I had to have a couple things modified to make the old one close to right. It had a difficult to repair seam fail and I decided to see about a new one.
    This is the real deal, I love it, the liner quality is so much better than the old coat of mine. There is no seam running down the middle of the back and across the back like the old one. Comfort is great and the smell I could only wish would last forever.

    Thanks, you did good.

    Steve (Aloha, OR)
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Extremely pleased!

  • By Phillip from Williamsburg VA USA on Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • Pros: Excellent fit
  • Cons: leather has strong sheep smell
  • Review: I received my government issue jacket in the 1980's. Unfortunately It was stolen from a restaurant in Seattle Washington in 2005. Once I found this retailor and received the Jacket I was very glad to have something I had earned, lost and now replaced. Honestly, I don't remember the leather being lamb. But the style and fit is just the same as I remember. I am very pleased!
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  • By on Saturday, February 25, 2017
  • Review: I wish I could give it more then 5 stars excellent workmanship and high quality. Not the cheapest I looked at but definitely the best and I had looked at 8 -10 jackets. Would highly recommend. And a pleasure dealing with mypilot store very good experience.
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  • By NEIL from Lakewood WA USA on Tuesday, February 07, 2017
  • Pros: looks great
  • Cons: hard to put on until broken in
  • Review: All it was advertised to be.  Broken in now and very comfortable.
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The BEST A2 on the market!

  • By Allen from Katy TX USA on Thursday, January 26, 2017
  • Pros: Fit and finish is superb.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Beautiful craftsmanship, excellent quality. You can pay more but won't find a better jacket! I gave it 5 stars only because they don't list 6.
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No surprises, jacket was as advertised, love it!

  • By Bill from Tulsa OK USA on Wednesday, March 16, 2016
  • Pros: Great color, awesome quality.
  • Cons: None, would buy again.
  • Review: Great quality, size as promised, fit is great.
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An incredible jacket

  • By John from Oro Valley AZ USA on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
  • Pros: Leather Quality and Professional Craftsmanship
  • Cons: None
  • Review: By far, the highest quality jacket I have had in many, many years.
    Great leather and perfect craftsmanship combined to create a jacket I am very proud to wear. I have seen other brands, but none compare to this A-2 at The Pilot Store.
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Great jacket

  • By John from Atlanta GA USA on Monday, December 11, 2017
  • Review: Very warm. Leather is pretty stiff, but I'm sure it will wear in. Hoping to get 10+ years out of it.
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Met Expectations.

  • By John from Crown Point IN USA on Thursday, January 26, 2017
  • Review: Was a Christmas present for my grandson who is 6' 5" He was extremely happy with the fit length in the arm and waist area.
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A beautiful A-2 jacket

  • By Michael M. from Herndon VA USA on Friday, March 17, 2017
  • Pros: handsome, comfortable, very well made
  • Cons:
  • Review: It is not only a very handsome jacket, but is very comfortable as well. I'm very glad that I bought it.
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  • By on Wednesday, June 28, 2017
  • Review: I had a USN G-1 in the early seventies. I loved it more then tongue can tell. But a thief cut my tongue out. Now live in Arizona and don't need the fur collar, I thought the USAF A-2 would be perfect. If my neck gets cold, I throw on my scarf of The Great Wave Off Kanagawa. My jacket fit perfectly and feels amazing. I was surprised when my mail lady delivered it today. I'm thinking, I ordered it only yesterday. Then I noticed you have a warehouse in the Sottsdale Airpark. Yor site and service are a fresh prop wind in this crazy world. Thanks again. Byron Woolley
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Great jacket

  • By Benzion from Netanya Israel on Monday, July 06, 2020
  • Pros: Just great jacket
  • Cons:
  • Review: Great jacket. Exactly what I wanted.

    According to my measurements my size is between 44 and 46. I took 46 and it's exactly on me. If it was 44 it would be too tight.  So if you are not sure, take 1 size more.
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The quality of the materials and the construction is very good

  • By Ronald from Jefferson City MO USA on Friday, September 20, 2019
  • Pros: Overall
  • Cons: none that I see.
  • Review: It met my expectations. I loved the finish on the leather, as well as what I stated above. I don't see it lacking in anything. It excelled in the overall quality of the product.
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Product is as advertised; appears to be of good quality and well-made; am waiting for cooler weather so that I can start wearing it.

  • By Wm R. Peck from Milford OH USA on Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Pros: looks good, wears well
  • Cons:
  • Review: As noted above, product is as advertised.
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  • By Samuel from Pensacola FL USA on Saturday, November 28, 2015
  • Review: The jacket is better than I expected. The quality of the leather is the best I have ever seen. The quality is the total jacket. Thanks.
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Nice piece of kit

  • By Roy from Sugar Land TX USA on Monday, January 25, 2016
  • Pros: perfect for what I wanted..fit true to size
  • Cons: n/a
  • Review: Quality product!!!
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Expensive but worth it.

  • By Dan from Salt Lake City, UT, USA on Thursday, January 21, 2016
  • Pros: Warm, Stylish, Durable.
  • Cons: Scuffs appear easily but wipe off no problem.
  • Review: This is a great jacket. The build quality is exceptional so I have no doubt that this jacket should last a lifetime. It's warm enough to get me through dry Utah winters without the need for a full winter coat but if you live somewhere colder you may need a bit more. If it's good enough for the US military then it's good enough for me.
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Quality product

  • By John from Bossier City LA USA on Tuesday, February 09, 2016
  • Pros: Fit and quality
  • Cons: None
  • Review: The quality of this jacket is exceptional and I would recommend it to anyone interested in a quality leather jacket.
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fantastic jacket in the world

  • By FENGLEI from Fort Worth, TX on Tuesday, November 18, 2014
  • Pros: leather feels good
  • Cons: a little roomy. leather alittle stiff
  • Review: Dont hesitate to choose it.  After reading the reviews I decide to buy it.  It does not disappoint me indeed.  Fashion design with US army style, what else you can expect. made proudly in USA, good craftmanship.
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Fantastic jacket, the best one I bought

  • By FENGLEI from Fort Worth TX USA on Friday, January 09, 2015
  • Pros: Smell good
  • Cons: not too soft
  • Review: I love it
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Heavy

  • By Barbara from Indianapolis IN USA on Thursday, February 12, 2015
  • Pros: Very warm
  • Cons: Very heavy
  • Review: It is very nice, but extremely heavy!!
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A quality product made in the USA

  • By A Customer from Altoona PA USA on Thursday, March 05, 2015
  • Pros: looks sharp
  • Cons: relied on the product description when judging size - guessed wrong
  • Review: My husband was very pleased with his gift. The leather is quality. He is a big guy so didn't find it as roomy as the product description indicated so I exchanged for the next size larger. The exchange was easy and efficient.

    After a few wearing's the knit waist-band has pills on it from his sweater. I need to purchase a sweater shaver to remove them.
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Simply fantastic

  • By Jeff from Carlsbad CA USA on Wednesday, February 05, 2014
  • Pros: High quality, comfortable fit.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: The jacket is exactly what I was looking for. Very high quality, comfortable fit and looks great.
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I would buy this jacket again.

  • By Tawnya from Troy MI USA on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
  • Review:  It is well made and comfortable.   My husband loves it. Says it's best jacket he has ever owned! 
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As expected

  • By Xavier from Montreal QC Canada on Sunday, March 02, 2014
  • Review: Met expectations. The best ratio quality/price. Perfect for everyday and night. As well flying or run a motorbike. Fit as a second skin.
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  • By A Customer from Delanco NJ USA on Thursday, March 06, 2014
  • Review: My husband loved the jacket, it fit very well and he looks very handsome.
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THE ONLY A2 JACKET TO GET

  • By Ed W from Brooklyn NY USA on Monday, January 26, 2015
  • Review: Great jacket,good quality, nice fit,good price as compared to other retailers.
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  • By Stanley from Maryville TN USA on Wednesday, November 05, 2014
  • Pros: Very Nice
  • Cons:
  • Review: I bought this Jacket as a Gift. It is a very nice Jacket the leather is beautiful, and the workmanship is very nice.
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Excellent purchase

  • By A Customer from Tacoma WA USA on Monday, October 20, 2014
  • Review: It is well constructed. It is soft leather. Very happy with the jacket
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Excellent fit and finish.

  • By Erol from Hackensack NJ USA on Wednesday, June 21, 2017
  • Review: Being 6'-5" inches tall it is very accommodating.The leather is very high quality, as well.I have recommended your company to three close friends.
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I would buy this product again

  • By Donald from Orange Park FL USA on Wednesday, January 13, 2016
  • Pros: It is a very well made Air Force A-2 Jacket
  • Cons: None
  • Review: I am very happy with the Air Force A-2 Jacket and would recommend to anyone. It has all the quality you would expect in a high end jacket. I read where someone said it was not very warm. He must live in the Artic as I find it very warm even in the coldest mornings 20 - 30 degrees.
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Fits like a glove

  • By Attn: Burke from Anchorage Alaska on Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  • Pros: Fit/material
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Very high quality and great fit. Like it very much.
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Excellent choice

  • By Roger from Crawfordville FL USA on Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Pros: Overall excellent workmanship describes this product.
  • Cons: None detected
  • Review: As always, Cockpit products are excellent. This is a very well made jacket, and rivals the workmanship of my older A-2 jackets. Excellent sticking, finish and overall craftsmanship. You can find cheaper jackets, but that is what you get... cheap imitations of the best. I recommend this product to anyone wanting or needed a good durable, well made leather jacket.
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Real - Substantial - Rugged Leather

  • By marty from Maurertown VA USA on Thursday, February 18, 2021
  • Pros: Heavy sturdy good looking leather
  • Cons: Wife says it is too heavy when she hangs it up.
  • Review: Looks sharp with a dress shirt and a tie but if you happen to brush against a berry bush the thorns won't have a chance of tearing a hole in the sleeve. This is a jacket you will put on and be satisfied knowing you have a coat for the next 25 years. My son put my jacket on and asked about the price and after hearing $500 he said that just shows you get what you pay for.

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A jacket You’ll be proud to own.

  • By Clarence from Saint Louis MO USA on Tuesday, May 31, 2022
  • Pros: Great quality
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Ordered early and shipped same day. Ordered same size as my sport coat and fit was perfect. Allows for hoodies or heavy sweater or just a t shirt. The quality is great. Consider the price as an investment.
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The look...the feel...the quality!

  • By A Customer from Lawton OK USA on Sunday, January 24, 2021
  • Pros: The look...feel...quality!
  • Cons: None
  • Review: I wore one in Viet Nam that was issued to me. It had the same look and it did what it was intended to do....keep me warm and be durable enough to last my entire tour of duty. I waited until I could find a substitute for that great jacket and I found it here at My Pilot Store. This jacket is exactly what I've been looking for!
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Better than I expected

  • By Mark from Roaring Gap, NC on Thursday, February 18, 2021
  • Pros: Perfect fit, very well constructed
  • Cons: None
  • Review: As advised in the description on the website, I ordered this jacket true to size. It fits perfectly. It is very well made and I expect it to last as long as I do. When my son gets it, he'll probably need to gain a few pounds between now and then.
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Nice Jacket

  • By Terry from Morgan Hill CA USA on Thursday, July 06, 2017
  • Pros: Fits well, comfortable
  • Cons: well, iot's new, stiff, and smells a bit of new leather - don't know if those are eallyu "cons".
  • Review: I somehow lost my 30 year-old Cooper A-2 and purchased this as a replacement. Overall, I'm very happy - it's a little heavier than my original A-2, and a little stiffer, but the addition of the side pockets is a real plus.
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Gorgeous jacket

  • By Richard on Friday, March 10, 2017
  • Pros: see above
  • Cons: none!!
  • Review: This A2 is absolutely beautiful , it even smells great! The fit is right on as far as sizing goes. Price wise it's the best I've seen,great value! All in all a great buy.
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One year later

  • By Piper Cub from Charlotte, NC on Monday, December 04, 2017
  • Pros: Zipper, Leather durability, look
  • Cons: Sometimes i wish i got black so i could wear it with my uniform
  • Review: It's because of this jacket that I don't mind when it's cold outside. I wore it when Flight instructing every chilly day. Now I wear it sometimes as an airline pilot on colder days. Always wear it on my days off whenever I can find an excuse to throw it on!! Highly reccomend.
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I would buy this product again

  • By Garry from Brazil IN USA on Tuesday, December 19, 2017
  • Pros: Fit, craftsmanship, quality product.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: This jacket exceeded my expectations. The quality of the garment is fantastic and the fit is great.
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Bought the A-2 for my brother-in-law.

  • By Bill from Postville IA USA on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
  • Pros: Dealing with mypilotstore was an enjoyable expierience and would recomend it to my friends.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: The craftsmanship and quality of materials is superb.
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Official USAF 21st Century A-2 Jacket

  • By Arthur from La Mirada CA USA on Tuesday, January 03, 2017
  • Pros: Its a real flight jacket!
  • Cons: None
  • Review: I have now been wearing my Jacket for at lease a month and I love it.  It's warm and comfortable. I have fond no defects in the workmanship and/or in the Coat skin leather that's its made of.  The lining is just as good and I really like the full leather hand pockets.
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Looked a long time for this jacket

  • By dennis from Fredericksburg VA USA on Thursday, December 29, 2016
  • Pros: Authentic and well made.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Very nice jacket. Works well at 30 degrees or warmer. Loved the fit and smell. The lining is not smooth (slick) so it is difficult to put over anything bulky like a sweatshirt or sweater.
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Love ir

  • By Eric from Santa Fe NM USA on Wednesday, January 25, 2017
  • Pros: Quality, Fit, Genuineness
  • Cons: None
  • Review: I've always wanted one. This is the real thing. You can't do better
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Great Christmas gift

  • By Ann from Mankato MN USA on Monday, January 28, 2013
  • Pros: Fit and style are excellent.
  • Cons: None that I can think of right now.
  • Review: I bought this jacket as a Christmas present for my husband. We had been looking for a leather jacket for years that would fit him since he is slender, but also tall, with long arms. Most other stores only sold tall sizes in large and extra large, and these were always too big around for him. He is very happy with the jacket. The sleeves are long enough, and the fit is comfortable. With Minnesota winters, he hasn't been able to wear it as much as he would like yet, but it will be perfect for later in the early spring, and again in the fall. Very satisfied with the product.
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Great Jacket!

  • By Jim from Lisle IL USA on Monday, January 28, 2013
  • Pros: Side pocket hand warmer.
  • Cons: Expensive, but worth it.
  • Review: Great quality leather - much warmer than my previous A-2 and with more features.
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One of the finest leather products you can buy.

  • By Fred Wallace from Cranston, RI on Saturday, October 13, 2012
  • Pros: Top quality leather product. You will not be disappionted.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Received my jacket today. Came with a hanger with room to breath. Class act. It wasn't just shoved in the box. Very impressed, but the most impressive part is the quality of the jacket. One of the finest leather jackets I own. Keep it up guys!
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Excellent Product

  • By A Customer from Del Rio TX USA on Monday, December 10, 2012
  • Review: I bought this jacket as a gift for my husband and he absolutely loves it! He wears it everywhere! I was very pleased with the quality and price. Figuring out the right size was the hardest part in the purchase but it fits him great and was definitely worth it!
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  • By Rowdy Ov-1 and B 767 from Austin TX USA on Friday, December 07, 2012
  • Pros: beautiful leather, quality through out, and made in the USA
  • Cons:
  • Review: I love this jacket. At my age(73) it will probably be the last leather jacket I ever buy.
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I love this coat

  • By A Customer from greenwood village CO USA on Tuesday, February 14, 2012
  • Review: This coat is great. I wanted the authentic jacket sold to the military and this is it!  five stars!!
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"Exactly what I was looking for"

  • By Mark from Asheville NC USA on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
  • Pros: Comfortable fit
  • Cons: Not applicable
  • Review: Looks and feels great, and performs very well in the wind.
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i recommend this jacket

  • By Nicholas from Willowick OH USA on Friday, December 27, 2013
  • Pros: top quality materials and craftsmanship
  • Cons: none
  • Review: Fit is true to size, leather is substantial but also supple, craftsmanship is top notch.
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Top Shelf

  • By A Customer on Monday, July 23, 2007
  • Review: Just as I was issued a few years ago. Only better! This jacket has better quality leather and knit cuffs and back strap. Finally a jacket I can wear anywhere and not have that stupid Velcro on the front.
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Wonderful,quality product.

  • By Mimi from Muskogee OK USA on Wednesday, June 03, 2015
  • Pros: Quality leather, fits true to size
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Definitely met expectations. Quality leather, fits well, true to size.
    My husband loved the jacket. He has wanted a jacket like this for many years and was thrilled when he opened the package for his birthday..
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Love the jacket

  • By Paul from Stockton CA USA on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
  • Pros: great fit
  • Cons:
  • Review: I had been looking for an A-2 for a long time and am really happy that I finally found it.
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Best jacket I have ever purchased.

  • By A Customer from San Francisco CA USA on Friday, July 18, 2008
  • Pros: Generous fit. Good value, Lots of cargo room.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Simply a great jacket. Very comfortable and can be worn for many different occasions.
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Good quality!

  • By Dean from Grand Forks, ND USA on Friday, May 07, 2010
  • Pros: High quality materials and construction. Looks good!
  • Cons: None!
  • Review: The jacket looks great and the price was right. It fits well with enough room to wear a sweater if needed. I'm looking forward to wearing this fine jacket for many years!
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Still a solid classic

  • By patrick from Norwalk CT USA on Monday, May 23, 2011
  • Pros: excellent fit for me
  • Cons: zipper seems delicate- could use a mesh BBerry size zipped inner pocket
  • Review:

    This is my second A2 in 22 years when I've gone from a 44T to 48Tall (which is slightly oversized for me) but I use it a lot when travelling and have room to layer with sweaters as i fly between climates from 0 F to rainy 70F.

    My only concern was that the zipper seemed a bit light/thin for such a heavy duty jacket but it looks like it will survive . Of course the new jacket was a bit stiff but after beating it on the floor a few times and sleeping in it on long flights to Asia/Europe it is becoming a second skin like my first one. I have a bunch of various North Face jackets which are fine but too delicate for many conditions I'm in. This A2 is indestructible however and a keeper.

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It was the perfect gift!

  • By Rosemary from Carrollton TX USA on Wednesday, January 07, 2009
  • Pros: great value
  • Cons: none
  • Review: I purchased this jacket for my husband.His original is a little snug due to he has put on a "few" pounds since retirement.  The added pockets and extentions under the arms of the jacket are what he noticed imediately.  He stated,"we used to have these added to the jacket."   The fit is perfect.  If "The Colonel" is impressed with the quality and price of this jacket...everyone should be!  Fast/great service was included in the purchase.
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  • By Nissan Bar from Tel-Aviv, Israel on Friday, November 04, 2011
  • Review: The Official USAF 21st Century A-2 Jacket - 38 is a fantastic, high quality materials made by USAF. I am happy to have this jacket. The size 38 is a little bit big to my fit. I recomend to everyone who looks for pilots jacket-this is the website to order this item. I got my jacket in Israel two weeks after I ordered the item. The Service of Staff is very considerable. Nissan Bar from Israel.
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Exactly as described

  • By James from Kingsport, TN on Wednesday, January 04, 2012
  • Pros: Quality of the leather, stitching, fit and finish
  • Cons: none
  • Review: My jacket arrived promptly and was exactly as described. The fit was perfect. Just what I was expecting. This jacket was a replacement for one I have had for almost 30 years and this one seems to be of even better quality. The only issue I have had is with the lining. While it is superb, it is sometimes difficult to get my arms into the jacket due to the roughness of the material. I wish it could have had a smoother, slicker lining in the sleeves. However, that is a personal preference and I would recommend this jacket to anyone.
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Great update of the old A-2!

  • By Timothy from Irving TX USA on Wednesday, January 04, 2012
  • Pros: Updates and quality.
  • Cons: Need a heavier duty zipper.
  • Review: Love the updates they have made to the A-2 jacket...especially the hidden handwarmers and full sizing. Great quality and function. Very well made in all aspects. Perfect for the Texas weather.
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My Go To Jacket!

  • By SJB from great neck NY USA on Wednesday, December 14, 2011
  • Pros: Thick gauge leather
  • Cons: Rough Lining
  • Review: Great jacket!  This goat skin jacket is amazon, has a smooth finish that shines.   Needs breaking in for sure, order current size.  Do not upsize.  Plenty of room for a sweater.  Lining could be of a smoother material.  Snap at bottom and top of wind flap would be good.  Best for moderate temps. Will only get better with time.
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Great Jacket

  • By Jim from Bethel Park PA USA on Saturday, January 07, 2012
  • Pros: Quality, fit.
  • Cons:
  • Review: Received this jacket for Christmas. Quality is top notch and looks great.
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This jacket is superb!

  • By A Customer from Yorktown VA USA on Monday, November 14, 2011
  • Review: Better than the one I was issued 7 years ago. Side-by-side comparison: identical structure, but better brown color, thicker & softer leather, better cuff & waist trim, more natural looking tan liner, better pull tab on zipper. Best price also:-)
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great coat

  • By Steven from Lewisville TX USA on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
  • Pros: solidly built, good quality materials
  • Cons:
  • Review: Great coat, solid construction and good fit.
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my husband loved it!

  • By Bettie from Lancaster OH USA on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
  • Pros: We liked everything
  • Cons: none
  • Review: I looked at so many of these in the stores, but decided to buy this jacket for my husband. And i am so glad i did! Much better quality and the fit was perfect!. I knew my husband would be hard to please because he was in the military and knew how the original jackets were made. I was also very pleased with the quality of leather the jacket was made of.
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Great jacket

  • By Carol in Texas from Granbury TX USA on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
  • Pros: Quality material and workmanship
  • Cons:
  • Review: My husband is a retired Air Force pilot, with tours in Vietnam. He is very pleased that finally there is a quality, authentic jacket for the era in which he served.
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  • By A Customer from Mountlake Terrace WA USA on Monday, December 30, 2013
  • Review: Quality and well made!
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I would buy another one if it came in black.

  • By John from Bronx NY USA on Wednesday, February 29, 2012
  • Review: No upgades needed!
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Love this leather jacket

  • By Donal from Lanett AL USA on Monday, February 20, 2012
  • Pros: Wonderful service and great product
  • Cons: Does it come any lighter weight? Little heavy!
  • Review: Jacket is wonderful and would like to know if it comes in a lighter weight??  My father is very very happy with his jacket!!!
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Great Quality and Fit

  • By Paul from Kingwood TX USA on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
  • Pros: Great quality leather. Love the interior pockets.
  • Cons: Two pieces of leather on the rear of the sleeves
  • Review: Great quality and exactly what I expected. Not sure how they can beat the manufacturer's price but that why I chose them.
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My favorite jacket

  • By Ham from Alpine UT USA on Wednesday, January 04, 2012
  • Pros: Very well made
  • Cons: none
  • Review: I really like this jacket, it has become my favorite and I am wearing it all the time. Classy but simple, it looks good on the flightline, at work or out to dinner.
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Did not think they could improve

  • By John from Prescott AZ USA on Wednesday, November 28, 2012
  • Pros: Excellent quality and fit.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Lost my old Cooper A2 jacket that I had since 1981. Looked for a replacement. I was leery about the same quality, but this one is as good or better. Inside pockets and pen sleeve is an excellent touch as are hand warmer pockets. Highly recommend.
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Quality product

  • By Bobby from Pacific Palisades CA USA on Tuesday, May 22, 2012
  • Pros: Right size, lots of pockets
  • Cons: none
  • Review: Just what I wanted. Much better than the one I wore out, which was purchased 10 years age, through the NRA. Love it.
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best a-2 jacket ever,i will buy it again to own 2

  • By nenad cubric from traunreut,germany on Friday, July 13, 2012
  • Pros: perfect fit and comfort
  • Cons: none
  • Review: Fit is perfect, finish is superb, leather quality is just great, beautiful A-2.  Thanks to ryan/mike from mypilotstore.
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Very pleased

  • By Ed from Orient, NY on Saturday, December 08, 2012
  • Pros: Perfect in every way
  • Cons: Don't change a thing
  • Review: Better than my old Cooper. Wonderfully made, beautiful hides. Also appreciate the pen/pencel pocket on inside. It fit perfectly and top notch quality. It arrived on time.
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They're not cheap, but I doubt that you'll find a better one.

  • By James from Jonesport ME USA on Tuesday, November 06, 2012
  • Pros: Made in the U.S.A.
  • Cons: Might be somewhat heavy for casual wear.
  • Review: I bought this jacket for riding my motorcycle. It's roomy but I can layer up comfortably. Everything about it, from materials to construction is very high quality. The waist and cuffs have held up well. The collar snaps down and zipper and wind fly are perfect. The liner is rugged and there are pleanty of pockets.
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Smells great.

  • By Harold from Deer Park TX USA on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  • Pros: New side pockets are fantastic.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Best purchase I ever made. Much better fit than my 30 year old A-2. Great value.
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Nice!

  • By Barry from Lawton OK USA on Sunday, January 20, 2013
  • Review: Wears nice and has a very clean look. Great to travel with.
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Quality Jacket

  • By Fred from Cranston RI USA on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  • Pros: Quality
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Excellent Jacket. Well made and very comfortable. Would definite;y recommend this jacket to family and friends.
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  • By A Customer from Santa Margarita CA USA on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
  • Pros: it seem my a2 was more suppell
  • Cons: NO CONS
  • Review: Front warming pockets to small for my hands.  Beside that its a great jacket. I was air force and love my a2.
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  • By David from Coloma MI USA on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  • Pros: Good value and looks great.
  • Cons: None other than what I mentioned above.
  • Review: Jacket was an excellent purchase. It fits well and looks great. Pockets are a little difficult to access. Could be that this will resolve itself when the leather softens up with wear.
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I WOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN

  • By SHARON from Union Springs AL USA on Thursday, January 26, 2017
  • Pros: GREAT LEATHER
  • Cons:
  • Review: IT WAS PREFECT
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the jacket is great. Just what I wanted.

  • By Jim from Kernersville NC USA on Wednesday, January 04, 2017
  • Review: The fit is good. The quality of leather and finish is really good. Love the style. Your service when I ordered the wrong size was great.
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I love this jacket

  • By Larry from Fort Wayne IN USA on Thursday, January 26, 2017
  • Pros: Perfect fit
  • Cons: Wished there was more insulation on cold days.
  • Review: Everything I was expecting.
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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.
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Love my jacket

  • By Richard from Melrose NY USA on Friday, February 26, 2016
  • Pros: Made in the USA
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Well made,warm, stylish. Perfect fit
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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!!!!!!!

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With the jacket on I was ready to fly an A20

  • By hal from Worthington IN USA on Wednesday, February 17, 2021
  • Pros: This is the best A2 I have owned
  • Cons: none
  • Review: My previous A-2 was destroyed in a house fire....
    I had to have another.  This is the best A2 I have owned!
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I like this product it was all I had hoped it would be

  • By Robert from Natick MA USA on Wednesday, November 29, 2017
  • Review: This product was bought to replace another A-2 Jacobean worn for over25 years. This pilot jacket is better. It is true to size, and I like the inside pockets. Quality is better too.
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A high quality A-2

  • By Troy from El Mirage AZ USA on Monday, December 04, 2017
  • Pros: Well made with premium goat skin leather.
  • Cons: It's my first fall / winter so it's too early to tell yet.
  • Review: I love this jacket!!! I've always wanted an official issue A-2 with the updated features inside and the great overall appearance this A-2 fits my needs perfectly.
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This is the real deal

  • By randyradio from Georgia on Monday, February 05, 2018
  • Pros: It's the correct to spec jacket all through.
  • Cons: None.
  • Review: I am retired from the Air Force and served 24 years and retired from it for 24 years and I always wanted the flight jacket. Well I went to another big company and ordered one for about $300 and it was not the real jacket. I sent it back with a hot letter about the misleading ad that it's the right one and then googled for the real A2 jacket and found your site. So glad I did. I knew instantly you had done us right. Salute!!!
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  • By Larry from Tijeras NM USA on Wednesday, November 08, 2017
  • Pros: Comfortable. Warm. Sierra Hotel good looks. Excellent quality.
  • Cons: Pricey. You get what you pay for.
  • Review: Absolutely awesome. Better than the one the Air Force issued me.
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  • By Donnie Kennedy Jr from Salado TX USA on Thursday, January 21, 2016
  • Pros: Just great jacket
  • Cons: nothing
  • Review: I like it because it has been what I was looking for plus it was made in America not China or some other place in the world .
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I would buy this product again or recommend to a friend

  • By Irvin Ray on Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • Pros: quality material and workmanship
  • Cons: a little on the heavy side
  • Review: Exceeded expectations.
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Great Buy

  • By John from Burlington CT USA on Tuesday, May 30, 2017
  • Pros: Looks authentic, is heavier then other jackets I have.
  • Cons: None at this point
  • Review: As an Air Force vet. I love the Jacket and look forward to wearing it more when the weather cools down. The fit is very good along with the color and feel.
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beter than I had hoped ,great jacket .

  • By william from East Bridgewater MA USA on Saturday, October 19, 2013
  • Pros: as advertized
  • Cons: none
  • Review: I've been looking for this jacket for years . It's great.
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Classic design

  • By michael from East Sussex, UK on Tuesday, September 02, 2014
  • Pros: Overall Quality of manufacture/materials - superb
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Fantastic jacket, quality materials and manufacturing.
    Great fit and very comfortable....I expect it to last for years.
    Would definitely purchase one again.
    Good value and service from Mypilotstore.com
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  • By Sharon from Clearlake CA USA on Tuesday, August 26, 2014
  • Pros: Design and comfort
  • Cons: None at this time
  • Review: Love my new jacket. With my husbands passing , I feel closer to him. He was in USAF, fire fighter 20 years, ER nurse 20 years. I love the design, and feel of the jacket.
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Classic Style, Comfortable Ft

  • By Chris R. from Liberty, MO on Monday, September 08, 2014
  • Pros: Quality Materials/Make, Great Fit, Great Look
  • Cons: Small Side-Entry Pockets (likely due to AF specs)
  • Review: Just received my A2, I served 9 1/2 years in USAF as a non-pilot and was always jealous of them when they'd come in wearing these jackets. Glad to finally have my own! On with the review:

    I'm 6'2" and while I can usually find clothing that fits well off-the-rack it's nearly impossible to find jackets in stores that fit well. I've had an A2 style jacket that I've worn for years and like most jackets I've worn it's slightly short in the sleeves and waist and unless I stand perfectly still I get a draft on my wrists and lower back. I ordered a 46 Long (tall) from this site and the jacket fits perfectly! It fully covers my arms and waist in my full range of motion without excessive bunching, it's almost as if the jacket was made for my hiegth. My chest is 45" so the 46 sits on my shoulders perfectly, unlike standard size jackets (S, M, L, XL, etc) that have excessive material bunching at the shoulders (and I have large shoulders).

    It's fairly stiff a the moment but it should break in nicely. My only complaint is that the side entry pockets are too small for my hands to be comfortable, but since AF regulations typically bar you from putting your hands in pockets this issue is likely a result of AF specs placed on the manufacturer.

    This is a great quality jacket that I'm looking forward to wearing for years, and years, and years to come.
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Quality product

  • By Bus Driver from Reston VA USA on Monday, February 05, 2018
  • Pros: Well hand crafted leather jacket.
  • Cons: The style loose. I should have ordered one size smaller than my measured chest size.
  • Review:
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Beautiful jacket, perfect fit, would buy again.

  • By Stanley from Gates NC USA on Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Pros: Perfect fit.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Fully met my expectations.
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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
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USAF 21st Century A2 Jacket in Brown Goatskin....Nice Jacket!!! Size 54 Tall

  • By Mike Conover from Lake In The Hills, IL on Friday, February 25, 2022
  • Pros: Leather, Stitching
  • Cons: Sizing? I would say this sizing runs small......glad I sized up.... Zipper needs breaking in...no big deal...
  • Review: This is a great jacket! I rate the leather and stitching quality very high. I also like the plain cloth liner...the other A2's in Lambskin have a gaudy fake silk lining that is over the top, although they are insulated, where this jacket is not..

    I'm 6'6" / almost 300 lbs with a size 50 /52 waist and about a 51" chest. I thought a 54 Tall was going to be too big.....nope....It fits perfect with normal , non bulky clothing and is plenty long enough. If I wanted to wear a sweatshirt under it, would be a tight fit.

    The YKK zipper is good quality, but needs careful breaking in. A little rough getting started and pulling apart...I bought some Star Brite zipper lube and did the zipper.....better now....

    Overall I'm very satisfied....
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Best jacket ever !

  • By A Customer from Pagosa Springs CO USA on Wednesday, April 27, 2022
  • Pros: Perfect weight and fit.
  • Cons: zipper
  • Review: As a former Air Force pilot, I purchased this jacket as a replacement for my worn out flight jacket. It is actually better than the other, military issued jacket I had in the 1960’s ! I wore it with a hoodie under for the entire winter of 2022 in Colorado - No problem !
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TERRIFIC JACKET---FITS PERFECT

  • By A Customer from Chicago IL USA on Monday, April 02, 2012
  • Pros: Great quality
  • Cons:
  • Review: I've had a few A-2 jackets. This is by far the best.
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Everything I expected.

  • By Henry from Douglasville GA USA on Tuesday, November 15, 2011
  • Pros: Looks good. Excellent quality. Warm and comfortable to wear.
  • Cons: Nothing comes to mind.
  • Review: Perfect. I had the Navy version back when I was in the Navy, but I never cared for the fur collar. Always gave me a stiff neck. The Air Force version is comfortable. Also, I really like the side pockets feature.
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Great Jacket

  • By A Customer from Bel Air MD USA on Friday, February 17, 2012
  • Pros: Quality craftsmanship.
  • Cons: $$$
  • Review: This is a very high-quality jacket. You really get what you pay for.
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High Quality Purchase

  • By Doctor H from naperville IL USA on Wednesday, February 11, 2009
  • Pros: High quality materials
  • Cons:
  • Review: This was a smart purchase of a quality product. The leather is the highest quality and the zipper is a high quality brass-looking material. Size is accurate.
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The jacket is very comfortable and fits very well. It is not to heavy and can be worn in warmer weather as wl all cool.

  • By Ken from Aurora CO USA on Monday, June 20, 2011
  • Review: It met with all my expectations and then some. It doesn't need any changes.
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  • By Grace from WI USA on Tuesday, August 09, 2011
  • Review: I would buy this product again.
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Great Jacket

  • By Alan from Lyons NY USA on Monday, September 12, 2011
  • Review: Fit and finish are just what I expected. I will tell my friends.
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Exceptional Jacket - Above Reproach

  • By John D. Moore Jr. from Albuquerque, NM on Tuesday, September 20, 2011
  • Pros: High quality craftsmanship; superb leather; pen pockets; hand warmer pockets
  • Cons:
  • Review: My A-2 jacket far and away exceeded my expectations. I've had an A-2 issued to many years ago while serving in the USAF and it seems inferior to my new A-2 jacket. The fit was perfect, and the quality and craftsmanship that went into making this jacket is exceptional. Kudos to Cockpit USA on their unbelievable jacket. It will see many, many years of solid use ahead and I believe it will definitely hold up as well, if not even better, than my issued A-2.
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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.
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  • By Brian from Cosby MO USA on Monday, November 21, 2011
  • Pros: Much improved over the 90's version. Looks great!
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Great quality and fit! I love to wear this jacket and everyone comments on how cool it is. I owned the original 90's version and this a great improvement.
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Outstanding jacket

  • By Charlie from Port Crane NY USA on Tuesday, November 22, 2011
  • Pros: Good leather, good design & style, good craftsmanship.
  • Cons: Perhaps a collar snap for the wind flap.
  • Review: Have no complaints at all. Worth the price in every way. By happy chance it fit as if taylored and that certainly pleases me. Your results may vary. Craftsmanship is top rate and the materials seem very good. I've been living in it since it arrived. Works for both formal and casual wear.
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Saw one and had to have one!

  • By Wayne from Henrico VA USA on Monday, May 09, 2011
  • Pros: Fit, material, style...all dead on.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: It met all my expectations...fit well, made extremely well with fantastic fabrics, and has the original flight jacket styling.
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Wonderful replica.

  • By A Customer from COUNCIL BLUFFS IA USA on Monday, January 26, 2009
  • Review: My husband (WWII Pilot) was thrilled! He has worn out one other jacket. This one is of much better quality and more a accurate replica of his original one. Thanks
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Authentic - My Husband Loves It!

  • By LAURA from BATH OH USA on Thursday, January 22, 2009
  • Review: Exceeded expectations and intended reaction.
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Awesome Jacket

  • By Arthur from Valparaiso IN USA on Tuesday, October 07, 2008
  • Review: Beautiful Quality and Styling.
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Just what I expected

  • By A Customer on Thursday, May 26, 2011
  • Pros: Good quality and good fit.
  • Cons: Wish I could order one in black.
  • Review: This is a quality jacket. I was apprehensive about what size to order and was pleasantly surprised that I was able to order my actual chest size and receive a jacket that fit. The price was very competetive for a product made in the U.S. That's a win/win .
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Great Flight Jacket

  • By Jack from north bellmore new york USA on Sunday, May 15, 2011
  • Pros: Excellent leather and quality construction, looks great.
  • Cons: None
  • Review:

    Leather quality is great. Like the old days, not like the cheap leather you find today. Jacket is well made for years of use. Follow mypilotstore directions for size if you want correct fit

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A beautiful jacket.

  • By marilyn from tequesta FL USA on Friday, January 09, 2009
  • Review: It arrived with in the time that was given for which I was happy. I was happier when I opened the box and a beautifully made, good quality jacket was inside. This was the most moderately priced of the jackets I serched yet I believe it was equal to higher end ones. I would absoluetly recommend it to anyone.
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Nicely Updated,

  • By Lon from Madison GA USA on Wednesday, December 17, 2008
  • Pros: Extra inner pockets
  • Cons: Not distressed enough,looks to new.
  • Review: I found this version A2 to be very well made,it has good weight without being overly heavy.I would have liked it to look a bit more broken in but over all a very nice jacket.
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  • By Mark Gibson from Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday, May 29, 2007
  • Review: This is simply a beautifully crafted garment. I've owned several bomber jackets, but they don't even rate closet space near this garment. The fit finish and material are faultless. Lots of people screw up this American classic - but not Cockpit USA. Only one problem - my dad now wants me to get him one! Mark Gibson - Melbourne Australia
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Excellent jacket - love it!

  • By WS - Chip from Birmingham AL USA on Wednesday, February 23, 2011
  • Pros: Comfortable; good fit; heavy weight; ample pockets
  • Cons:
  • Review: This jacket is everything I had hoped it would be. It looks great, feels great, wears great... I've gotten many nice compliments about it. I ordered my regular size and it fits very well, even over a heavy sweater or fleece vest. It is of a heavier weight leather than I expected, which is a plus. Workmanship seems excellent. Ample pockets provide places for wallet, keys, pens, etc. It is not a warm jacket, but with a vest, it works well on all but the most frigid days. Delivery was prompt. Excellent value.
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My husband loves his new jacket

  • By Lynn from San Diego CA USA on Thursday, January 28, 2010
  • Pros: Durable, attractive in style and color
  • Cons: Initially a little less flexible than I anticipated
  • Review: The new jacket is wonderful, well constructed and seems very durable. My husband loves it although he is still pretty attached to his 21 year old bomber jacket because it is soft and flexible after much wear. I hope this one mellows a little and becomes more like wearing a glove. He saves this new one for 'dressy occasions.'
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Awesome jacket

  • By A Customer from Kendall Park NJ USA on Monday, January 18, 2010
  • Pros: good leather quality, roomy, good utility space. warm.
  • Cons: none
  • Review: It met all of my expectations. by the way you should really order your exact size because these things really are roomy.  The interior pockets and pen holder have proven very usefull for me as well. It's a great jacket all around.
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I would buy this product gain.

  • By Tim from Cordova TN USA on Friday, November 27, 2009
  • Review: Very good jacket. I am happy with it.
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Very nice, plus made in the USA

  • By Ken from Woodbury , MN USA on Monday, December 21, 2009
  • Pros: Ordered size 48. It fits very nicely.
  • Cons: Can't think of any.
  • Review: The quality of the leather and the workmanship are top shelf. I love it. I would buy it again, but at my age (60's ) I probably won't need another one !!
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  • By John from Greensboro NC USA on Tuesday, January 05, 2010
  • Pros: Great fit. I'm glad I ordered one size larger than I first planned.
  • Cons: Shipment took 2 weeks.Rep told me delay was due to release paperwork at warehouse.
  • Review: Rich color. Good detail in workmanship. Overall quality feel.
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A product ready to see me through two more decades of history

  • By Dave from Rocklin CA USA on Tuesday, January 26, 2010
  • Pros: Finish, fit, glove, quality, appearance
  • Cons: Seems light in weight but has proven to be wind resistant and warm
  • Review: This soft yet rugged jacket is perfect for my afternoons in the woods or an evening on the town. The finish is supple yet the construction appears bullet-proof. This baby replaces a twenty-year old aviator jacket made of cow's hide. Will keep the old one because it has history, but looking forward to creating new history with this one. Thanks for a job well done.
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I would buy this product again

  • By Courtney from Charlotte NC USA on Tuesday, March 02, 2010
  • Pros: well made from GOOD skins, good fit
  • Cons: inconveniently placed handwarmers (no biggie)
  • Review: I love my new A-2; the leather is heavy but not weighty, and I wanted a generous, oversize fit so 54 was good for that. Closer to the body I would get a 50. My only complaint (tiny) is that the handwarmer pocket seem inconveniently placed, behind the flap pockets. No biggie. This is first rate premium jacket!
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i would by this product again

  • By William from Atchison KS USA on Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  • Review: Excellent
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A pleasure to wear nice jacket, not fake

  • By Andrei from Moscow Russian Federation on Tuesday, October 26, 2010
  • Pros: Excellent leather
  • Cons: Wish for slightly heavy zipper
  • Review: Most excellent jacket I ever wore. Thick and heavy but very soft leather, as I like. And natural color. Two pockets are useful. But I a little doubt about durability of poly/cotton liner, I got accustomed for nylon/cotton or nylon. But I confide in professionals of Cockpit and believe liner will run all life of jacket. And may be slightly heavy zipper would be on the jacket. Thank you for your time.
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Excellent purchase

  • By A Customer from Sparta NJ USA on Tuesday, November 02, 2010
  • Pros: Great fit and looks!
  • Cons: None
  • Review: This is the real deal.  Excellent purchase, great looks and is true to size. I would recommend this jacket to anyone interested in an authentic A2 jacket.
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Great jacket!

  • By Mark from Decatur GA USA on Sunday, December 26, 2010
  • Pros: classic A2 look, versatile for all types of weather or activity
  • Cons:
  • Review: This jacket has enough room that you can easily wear it over a sweater or liner, but when you wear it by itself it looks good, not baggy. It's a great jacket for wind or rain. Worn over a sweater it's kept me warm with the temp below freezing. I've worn it out to dinner and when working in the yard. This is just a great all around jacket.
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Makes me feel young again!

  • By Larry D. from Perkasie PA USA on Monday, January 10, 2011
  • Pros: High quality, good fit, durable.
  • Cons: storm flap bends out near the top.
  • Review: All that I wanted and more. Very comfortable and perfect fit. Love the feel and ease of movement in it. The only addition I would like is a snap to hold the storm flap closed on the bottom and the same near the top.
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  • By Bruno GALLOIS from CASTRIES . France on Wednesday, March 24, 2010
  • Review: It's exactly that I wanted, good size, fit well good quality. Thank you.
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It was a gift for our Son He loves it

  • By Margaret bought for son as a gift from It was a gift for our son lives in Columbia County New York on Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Pros: Great look and quality
  • Cons:
  • Review: Yes he told me today how nice it is. He s a new pilot. He'll wear it in the Spring

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A-2 21st century jacket

  • By Fuzzy from Summit NJ USA on Monday, February 23, 2009
  • Pros: Good Price
  • Cons:
  • Review: Excellent quality - I presume it is mil spec with the USAF label (even though it reads "Property Air Force U.S. Army").You honored the "best price" guarantee and I got the shipment in about a week. Many thanks for the service.
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  • By Alisanne from Richmond VA USA on Monday, April 27, 2009
  • Review: The jacket is beautiful.The leather is soft and top quality. Thank you for your fabulous service.
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Love the Jacket

  • By Michael from Lake in the Hills IL USA on Thursday, May 19, 2022
  • Pros: Appearance and Quality of leather and stitching
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Met all expectations for appearance and quality

    I was a little surprised with the sizing…I ordered a 54 long, expecting it to be pretty big. Fit was spot on in the shoulders and maybe a little snug in the waist, but I do have a bit of a belly and these should fit snug…….I’m happy, but I think I was lucky….
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  • By A Customer from Jonesborough TN USA on Wednesday, January 20, 2021
  • Review:
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  • By Mic from Springfield OR USA on Thursday, April 29, 2021
  • Review: The jacket is very good quality!!!  It’s a bit heavier than the one I had back in the early 70’s.  But still a good looking jacket!!
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Great jacket!

  • By Daniel from Spanaway WA USA on Thursday, April 29, 2021
  • Pros: Fit and features
  • Cons: A little long in the sleeves for me
  • Review: I love this jacket! Really put together well and certainly in the spirit of the original A-2. Don’t listen too much to the reviews saying it’s too small. If you have a normal build (that is, height/weight/BMI proportionate), get your regular size. They measure by chest, not stomach.
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Amazing jacket!

  • By Janet from West Chester PA USA on Wednesday, January 02, 2019
  • Review: The jacket was a gift for my husband. My husband says, "Its the best one I have ever seen! It is very high quality."
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BIRTHDAY PRESENT FOR MY SON. HE LOVES IT!

  • By Michael from Oakland CA USA on Wednesday, May 25, 2022
  • Review: My son loves this jacket! He wears it all the time! It's well made!
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FINALLY! My beautiful brand new A2!

  • By Marty from New Jersey on Wednesday, January 09, 2019
  • Pros: Look, feel, fit, great leather smell, I love everything about it.
  • Cons: Color is a little dark, but I still like it very much.
  • Review: Expectations are well beyond satisfied.My 21st century A2 jacket just arrived at my doorstep. Delivery was on time. High quality, feels, fits & looks great! I've wanted one for years. I researched many manufacturers, L.L. Bean even made a nice one, but I'm glad I found this jacket. The color is a little dark, but still beautiful & will "weather" nicely. Once in a lifetime purchase, I'll pass it on to my son. I Love it!
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  • By Emigrant, Montana on Monday, April 05, 2021
  • Pros: Zipper could be a little heavier duty. Need to order one size larger.
  • Cons:
  • Review: Pros - extremely well made with top quality material. Beautiful jacket
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love the jacket

  • By james e sadler from Hillsboro OR USA on Tuesday, February 23, 2021
  • Pros: love the jacket
  • Cons:
  • Review: it was everything i thought it would be
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Sorry I did not buy this official A-2 jacket sooner

  • By A Customer on Wednesday, October 13, 2021
  • Pros: Conforms to my expectations
  • Cons: I haven't found any
  • Review: The jacket is beautiful. It appears as advertised. It is well made with the materials being first rate. It feels good, fits good and looks good. The attention to details is impressive. The jacket arrived today and I've only been wearing it for a short time and the leather is already starting to soften and conform to my body.
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High Quality Bomber Jacket with a Great Fit

  • By A Customer from Pagosa Springs CO USA on Wednesday, April 06, 2022
  • Pros: Absolutely a perfect fit!
  • Cons: Not a negative thing to say!
  • Review: Having dealt with poor sizing issues over the years, I was pleasantly surprised by the great fit of this jacket. I expected a great quality, well made jacket but the perfect fit - my suit size is a 40 short - was quite surprising. I am glad My Pilot Store uses a numbered size range as opposed to small, medium, large sizing.
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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.
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  • By A Customer from Rockford IL USA on Friday, October 19, 2018
  • Review: Seems to be a very good quality jacket. Time will tell.
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I Love this Jacket

  • By Daniel from Pocatello ID USA on Monday, February 05, 2018
  • Pros: Sturdy & Makes you proud to be American wearing an American made jacket!
  • Cons: None
  • Review: The USAF 21st Century A-2 leather jacket is exactly as advertised & exactly the jacket I have always wanted, I love it. I liked it so well I bought my son-in-law & grandson a 21st century A-2 in their sizes. They love their jackets as well. I like the well styled and strong stitching of the beautiful leather that just says MADE IN THE USA. It's everything I expected & I know we will be wearing our jackets with pride for many years. I highly recommend these jackets to anybody looking for a good quality flight jacket.
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Great jacket

  • By Douglas from Lampasas TX USA on Friday, January 15, 2016
  • Pros: Durable, good temp range
  • Cons: Watch the sizing. Go with the manufactures sizing
  • Review: Sizing was a little confusing. My Pilot say to size one way, the company that makes the jacket says another so I wound up a size too big. Had to send it back cause some stitching came a little loose and got a size smaller. The second jacket fits better and no issues. Great jacket. This jacket does well in temps from high 30's to high 50's. Get lower than high 30's, need multiple layers under it, but its not bad. For a single layer leather keeps a good temp range.
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Great. But, jacket is tight. Get 1 size bigger

  • By Thomas from Kenosha WI USA on Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Pros: Haven't worn it that much due to cold weather, in Wisconsin.
  • Cons: Don't listen to directions, where I read it's a roomy jacket.
  • Review: Fits tight. I ordered a 44, since instructions were to measure chest and get that size. Too tight. Couldn't put anything in my pockets. Ordered 46, too small. Had to then get a 48.
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It's a USAF issue Jacket, of course it's Authentic!!

  • By CALLSIGN: FRENCHMAN from Woodstock, GA on Monday, January 30, 2012
  • Pros: AUTHENTIC, IMPROVEMENTS ARE GREAT
  • Cons: It's a military issue jacket
  • Review: It really goads me on some of the reviews I have read on this jacket from people who either have never been in the Air Force or just plain ignorant. The reviews that it isn't authentic enough---hello, it's a USAF issue A2. The pockets are too small---hello, it's a military issue flight jacktet. The lining is rough... hello that is the original military issue spec. If you want larger pockets or a silky lining, buy a knock-off A2 from China.
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Aviators you will love this jacket

  • By A Customer from Olympia WA USA on Tuesday, January 07, 2020
  • Pros: Very Realistic to the orginal A-2
  • Cons: feels just a little heavy.
  • Review: I bought a Cockpit A-2 when I was 24 years old,now at 53 I got my second one! Very realistic to original issue A-2 with needed and helpful 21st century modifications. The look is stunning. The fit is great. People forget that these jackets are designed to be worn in the cockpit. Love the side warmer pockets and inside pockets. Great for cold weather or mild weather. It is a little heavy, but a great flight jacket overall.
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Needs a better zipper

  • By LEO HICKEY from Waltham MA USA on Wednesday, November 16, 2016
  • Pros: Good quality jacket. Good fit. Warm enough for New England winters. Love the inside pockets.
  • Cons: Stickey, lightweight zipper, difficult to start.
  • Review: My only complaint is the lightweight zipper. A jacket like this needs a larger, heavy duty zipper. If the zipper fails, the jacket is useless.
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Zipper Problems

  • By William C from Bluffton SC USA on Wednesday, January 07, 2015
  • Review: It is a great jacket. I just feel the zipper quality is lacking. The zipper is hard to line up and it is just not heavy duty like other jackets I have worn.
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Beautiful jacket but the "male" snaps were missing under both the pockert flaps.

  • By Mike from San Diego CA USA on Friday, October 24, 2014
  • Pros: I loved the quality and color of the leather as well the overall construction.
  • Cons: I was surprised when I saw 2 white marks on the pockets (under the flaps) where the male portion of the snaps were missing.
  • Review: Overall the jacket that I received seems to be excellent quality and I am glad that I ordered it. The fit is right, but the sleeves were too long and baggy for me, so I had my tailor fix that as well as make the waist and wrist bands 1" narrower for a better look. The tailoring cost was $200 since the zipper had to be shortened to accommodate the narrowing of the waist band. For a jacket that I expect to get a lot of use from and should last the rest of my life, investing in a proper look and fit is worth it.
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Poor quality zipper

  • By A Customer from Whitefish Bay WI USA on Friday, March 07, 2014
  • Review: A heavy duty zipper would go a long way to making this a very durable jacket.
    Overall it is a very nice jacket.
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I would buy this product again

  • By Bill from Fulton NY USA on Wednesday, February 18, 2015
  • Pros: Quality materials and construction.
  • Cons: Zipper could be a heavier quality
  • Review: A quality product. Well made with excellent materials.
    I would have liked to see a heavier duty zipper for this jacket.
    I liked the elastic wrist and waist band.
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Great Jacket

  • By MICHAEL from Oxnard CA USA on Monday, April 17, 2017
  • Review: The quality of your jackets I purchased is very good and detailed. My only constructive comments on the fit of both jackets. They both are the SMALL or 38 size.

    The leather A-2 could be a bit wider at the shoulders/back....not much.. say, about 1/2" on each side. This would give more turning ease & comfort to the wearer. Otherwise, I'm satisfied with the snug fit, because I anticipate that it may stretch a bit to remedy the snug fit.

    Hope this information helps. Incidentally, your customer services staff, Julia, was/is most helpful and "speaks highly" of your firm.
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I would buy this product again

  • By A Customer from Peoria AZ USA on Friday, January 27, 2017
  • Pros: Conforms to USAF Regs
  • Cons: Liner is not very soft
  • Review: Got tired of waiting for my unit to find money to buy a jacket so I bought my own and had the Velcro sewn on for my name-tag and Majcom patch. It's exactly as the issue jacket just without the DSCP label.
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Fits Small

  • By Tom on Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Review: It's a nice jacket, but they run SMALL. Order 1 size above normal. I had to go from size 44 (which I measured) to 48! Tight.
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Love it, but, some "issues" could be a fixed.

  • By Gary from Colorado Springs CO USA on Monday, December 09, 2013
  • Pros: Quality leather and construction
  • Cons: Too small a zipper and waterproofing or protection needed.
  • Review: Basically the jacket met my expectations. Worth owning. I would like the zipper to be a heavier...more sturdy zipper.
    Also, the leather should be waterproofed or protected without the customer having to do it. Not sorry I bought it. Nothing is perfect is this world. This jacket is close!
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Good quality but not perfect

  • By Steve from Colorado, USA on Saturday, December 14, 2013
  • Pros: Quality leather and stiching
  • Cons: Less rugged zipper
  • Review: This is an improved version of the classic A-2 pilot jacket. This is a comfortable, good-looking, all-around jacket that is well suited for spring and fall, but not for cold winter temperatures. The zipper is not as rugged as I expected, but it is not bad. The front pockets are small, but this is a result of following the original design, which had the same problem. The inside pockets are better and quite useful. The price is relatively high, but the quality correlates with the price.
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  • By John from Springdale AR USA on Tuesday, January 24, 2012
  • Review: I had a previous one I bought about 25 yrs. ago so natually I compared the "old" to the "new". A little disapointed in the color but it's o.k. The fit was "just right". The new zipper seams to be less quality but I'll wait to see. The leather doesn't seem as soft but maybe it is just new and will soften over time. However, all in all, I love it. I can highly recommend it.
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Good product

  • By James from Osceola IA USA on Monday, April 20, 2015
  • Review: Very nice product. Thought the zipper was a little light... otherwise very high quality!
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Very good fit

  • By Jeffery from Garfield AR USA on Saturday, February 14, 2015
  • Pros: fit and leather
  • Cons: knit is not quality
  • Review: Great fit,good color,great leather.wrist and waist seem to be from a different company. Not the same quality. Already losing shape.  Zipper fair.
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Quality at a price

  • By anthony from Jupiter FL USA on Thursday, November 20, 2014
  • Pros: Nice Tradition Style, above average quality leather
  • Cons: heavy for an unlined jacket
  • Review: The jacket is about 98% perfectly flawless leather. It is heavy for an unlined jacket. So far it is very warm in temps to 35 degrees.
    One can purchase 2 similar jackets for the same cost of this single jacket; if one is of average size. My coat size is a 56L. That is why I had limited availability to purchase.
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Very Happy

  • By michael from Bridgeville DE USA on Wednesday, February 01, 2017
  • Review: Very happy with the A2 Jacket Have been airing the jacket out because of the VERY STRONG ODOR of the leather.
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nice leather jacket

  • By Louis from Philadelphia PA USA on Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • Pros: See the review
  • Cons: See the review.
  • Review: Nice jacket for the price. I ordered a size 52. I thought that it might be a bit large but it fit just right I would recommend ordering one size LARGER than what you would usually order. I would have liked the jacket even more if the side pockets were a bit deeper and wider,but it is still a nice jacket. Nice quality leather.
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  • By jerry from richmond VA USA on Tuesday, September 11, 2012
  • Pros: Nice jacket
  • Cons: Needs a more robust zipper.
  • Review: I need a "tween" size. The "true to size" is snug with a light sweater. The next size is too big alone but does nicely with a light sweater.
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Good quality at a good price

  • By amz from IA USA on Monday, January 14, 2013
  • Review: This is my third A2, the first one being a cheap Chinese knock-off, second one being an expensive horse hide one from Sportys. The first one was - no big surprise here - awful quality and fell apart within a year.

    The second one help up nicely and it served me well for over 14 years. Unfortunately, it was stolen at a restaurant...

    So far, this jacket has performed well. I like the modernized interior, and the leather is perfect. I am quite confident it will stand up to the test of time similar to the horse hide one I had before...
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I plan to buy another A-2 jacket for a Christmas gift.

  • By George from Rancho Palos Verdes CA USA on Tuesday, September 27, 2011
  • Pros: Quality of the leather is noteworthy.
  • Cons: Not sure the zipper will stand up to use as well as my issue A-2.
  • Review: The quality and workmanship exceeded expectations coupled with the timely free delivery. It compares very favorably with my official issue A-2.The pockets and inner pen pouch are a plus.
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Great Jacket

  • By Robert from Gilroy CA USA on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
  • Pros: Superior quality
  • Cons: Pockets too small for large hands
  • Review: This is high quality product. The only complaint I have is that the pockets are too small for my hands. It would be nice if they were a bit bigger.
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Great Jacket

  • By Military wife Kate from Colorado on Friday, January 09, 2015
  • Pros: EXACTLY the same as the AirForce Military issue. Well made.
  • Cons: Fit is too close to body - not enough wearing ease built in to design.
  • Review: This jacket is great - excellent quality really is the same as the military issue. My husband loved it. However - I would recommend ordering one size larger than your suit jacket size as you would probably want to wear something heavier or beefier than a dress shirt underneath. I would have given the jacket 5 stars if the fit wasn't so exact to body measurements.
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The receiver of the jacket loved it.

  • By A Customer from Marblehead MA USA on Thursday, January 08, 2015
  • Pros: well fit and sharp looking
  • Cons: Not good for cold weather
  • Review: I wonderful surprise as a gift.
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i would buy product again

  • By A Customer from Fort Lee NJ USA on Monday, October 21, 2013
  • Pros: good quality, good fit
  • Cons: pockets a bit too small
  • Review: Former USAF jet reserve pilot. Jacket is good quality, good fit and reminisent of jacket I wore in the past. Very comfortable to wear.
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real deal

  • By A Customer from San Jose CA USA on Thursday, February 04, 2016
  • Pros: quality product, customer service was 5 stars
  • Cons: Strong curing / tanning smell
  • Review: Fit was spot on.
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A Great Jacket

  • By Marty from Sherman TX USA on Tuesday, February 28, 2012
  • Review: I am very happy with the jacket. I purchased it for my son, and he loves it!
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A Great Jacket

  • By AJ from Chicago, IL on Wednesday, September 29, 2010
  • Pros: Quality construction and a great look!
  • Cons: Hanging Loop
  • Review: This is my second goat skin A2 (lost 40 lbs) and it is an absolutely great looking and feeling jacket. I wear my A2 early fall to late spring. A thinsulate vest is sufficient for all but the coldest Chicago winter days. My first A2 had a much smaller hanging loop inside the collar. This one seems too large and has a tendency to poke the back of the neck, particulary when seated. The hanging loop is a bit of a useless detail, and I think it should be eliminated.
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Style is ALMOST right.

  • By Edward from Wellington CO USA on Tuesday, October 25, 2011
  • Pros: Still worthy of purchace.
  • Cons: Not as authentic as I expected.
  • Review: I had bought this jacket as a replacement for a former A-2 by a different supplier, that looked identical to the WWII jackets. The zipper 'pull' failed to lock the zipper together properly after many years use. I bought this one as a replacement, then found a seamstress who simply replaced the 'pull', informing me that the failure to lock a zipper closed was usually the 'pull'. She was correct. I'll still keep this newer one in reserve, however. It is well made but not as authentic-looking.
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Great quality and made in the USA.

  • By A Customer from mount juliet TN USA on Tuesday, February 17, 2009
  • Pros: fits well, looks great, smells great, made in USA
  • Cons: the knit cuffs and waste band could be heavier duty.
  • Review: The jacket appears well made, fits well, looks great, and it is all I thought it should be. But, it could use a different material for the lining. The lining grabs your shirt materail as you put the jacket on. And the lining on the right side puches out of the jacket when it it not zipped up. The knit materials don't look as good as the rest of the jacket but we will see how durable they are. The inside pockets are great and the utility overall it great. My last jacket of this type lasted 15 years and I think this one is even better made overall.
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  • By Leon from Florence MS USA on Friday, January 04, 2008
  • Review: Even though it is cut full, it is still very snug, almost too small. Size if correct.
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Great Jacket

  • By Bob from Black Hawk CO USA on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
  • Review: I love this jacket. I've always worn leather jackets and this is one of the best I've had. My only complaint is the side pockets are a little small.

    I'm going to buy another one soon because as much as I wear it I'm afraid I won't find another one when I need it.
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Great quality

  • By Wazza from Karratha WA Australia on Wednesday, February 23, 2011
  • Pros: well made ,comfortable.
  • Cons: more internal large pockets please, ? a black option
  • Review: Well made , great workmanship, comfortable to wear and accurate fit.
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I like it

  • By George from Hillsville VA USA on Wednesday, November 18, 2009
  • Review: It's a great jacket.  I should have paid more attention to your sizing recommendations.  I ordered one size up, as I have done before, and it's a little big.
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  • By David from Salem, OR on Friday, January 15, 2010
  • Review: Arrived quickly. Shipped the next day. Color of jacket shown on web page appearing lighter than what I received. I have owned a Vietnam era goatskin A-1 jacket (which was Dark brown) and this is the same. Very pleased with color and craftsmanship. The stitching is as was expected with military issue jackets. Very well made. This is the real deal. Thanks!
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Love the jacket.

  • By Terry from Huntsville AL USA on Wednesday, March 10, 2010
  • Pros: Very high quality, just the right length in body and sleeves.
  • Cons: wish it had snap closure at the bottom like Army issue jackets and the US flag on the inside would be a great touch also.
  • Review: I love my new jacket. I am sorry to see spring coming now that I have it.
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I would buy this product again

  • By A Customer from Richmond VA USA on Monday, March 01, 2010
  • Pros: good coat
  • Cons: bad service
  • Review: The jacket is great, but it was upsetting that you charged $30 postage on an exchange - charged me for the [2nd Day Air] shipping that I initially got for $2.00.
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Very pleased

  • By Fred from Grapevine TX USA on Monday, October 31, 2011
  • Review: I am very pleased with the quality, fit, and value of this jacket. Well done!
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Roomier than expected

  • By C Springs Officer from Monument CO USA on Thursday, May 26, 2011
  • Pros: Quality is apparent
  • Cons: Slightly baggy in its cut
  • Review: Heavier than the jacket I was issued...thanks! Quality is apparent. Roomier than I expected, even though I had read the reviews that said it was roomier.
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Nice jacket, wish snap pockets on front were bigger

  • By Bruce from Austin TX USA on Tuesday, June 07, 2011
  • Pros: Built to last, lots of pockets, warm
  • Cons: Snap pockets are too small for me to be almost useless if you are using the hand warmer pockets.
  • Review: I really like all the pockets in this jacket. My one gripe are the snap pockets, they just aren't as big as the pockets on the jacket I'm replacing by purchasing this new jacket. This might not be an issue for some who isn't use to a larger pocket jacket. Looks good on me and it is warm, it actually might be a little heavy for Texas weather but I'm looking forward to having it on when I am at 6000 feet in my PPC and it is really cold up there. Nice hand warmer pockets that are very useful if you don't have anything in the too small snap pockets. My last jacket lasted 30 years. The construction on this one will likely make it the last jacket I'll be buying this lifetime, 30+ I'm guessing. Hell for stout as we would say in Texas.
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Good Quality Product

  • By Jerry L. from Winter Springs FL USA on Monday, September 01, 2008
  • Pros: Nice materials and stiching and it smells like leather .
  • Cons: Took longer to receive than quoted, but I wasn't in a hurry.
  • Review: The A-2 jacket met my expectations. It seems to be well constructed with good materials. However, the size I ordered was 42, the size I received was 44. It seems to fit OK and I like a little room under the jacket in case I wear a sweater. All-in-all I am pleased with the jacket.
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The Real Deal

  • By Jerry from Papillion NE USA on Wednesday, February 03, 2010
  • Pros: Fit and finish are top notch
  • Cons: This is not a cold weather jacket -- but I knew that.
  • Review: This A-2 jacket was inspected by a USAF aviator; he says it is an authentic product with all the latest innovations. Being goat skin, it conforms to the milspec and by all appearances is exactly the same as the ones I see flight crews wearing at the local air base. If there is one drawback it is that the sleeves may be just a tad too short for my long arms. It would have been nice to have an option for another inch of sleeve length. I see that some of the flight crew members have the same problem. Otherwise the fit/feel is as expected.
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Perfect Fit, Great Looks, and Very Comfortable

  • By A Customer from Palos Heights IL USA on Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Pros: Jacket fits perfectly for your regular sizing, so no need to order larger or smaller.
  • Cons: I was disappointed that the zipper is lighter than I would have liked in this style of jacket. Since the zipper is inside the front flap it is a little hard to get it started and it would be easier if it were larger.
  • Review: Perfect fit jacket and well made. The goat skin is supple and the lining is superb. I would love to have several of these jackets in their different styles.
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  • By Ricardo Garib from Fort Worth TX USA on Tuesday, February 07, 2017
  • Pros: Fit and build
  • Cons: Stiff leather
  • Review:
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As advertised, but…..

  • By Frank from Rhinelander WI USA on Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  • Pros:
  • Cons: I was disappointed to find the same jacket (I zoomed in on the label) available on an internet site for Aviation for nearly $100.00 LESS!
  • Review: The jacket was delivered in a timely manner and was as advertised in every respect. I love it and wear it whenever the weather will permit. The coming of spring in Northern Wisconsin will provide more opportunities.
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  • By A Customer from City of Industry CA USA on Monday, January 25, 2010
  • Pros: Good finish
  • Cons: leather could be softer.
  • Review:
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GREAT

  • By Pfc. Joey "ZaZa" on Monday, January 11, 2010
  • Pros: well made, just as described
  • Cons: zipper seems a bit stiff. I suggest putting a little candle wax on the teeth if you can't get a taylor's chaulk
  • Review: As a WWII Re-enactor, I chose this particular model because of the side entry pockets and the interior pockets (more room to stash personal, non-period correct items). The jacket is very comfortable to wear. I took my chest measurement with a heavy sweater on and ordered a 42. It fits perfectly...over a sweater. While wearing it over a T-shirt, it is big. The description says it's cut with a little extra room and to order one's normal size. My advise is to consider what look and fit you're going for and what you will most often wear it over. Another slight issue is the color. It really is the color pictured; dark chocolate brown. Sort of the same color as an officer's 4 pocket tunic.
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The first wearable A2 I've had

  • By A Customer from Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, March 01, 2011
  • Pros: Great leather and workmanship, priced nice !
  • Cons: a little baggy in the lower back but I'll take the hit and revel in the comfort
  • Review: Well made and the fit is just great. I've had the $1,000 jackets before and as wonderful as they are to behold, I was never really comfortable in them. This jacket looks great and I have a feeling I can wear it AND move around all at the same time!
    (sizing note- I usually wear a 42L or 43L sport coat and I got the 44R, which fits just right. They are roomy but not all that much so in the sleeves and shoulders)
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Nice jacket.... but.

  • By Thomas H. from Danville, IL on Tuesday, February 08, 2022
  • Pros: Nice fit and finish. Very comfortable on my body. Zipper is firm but not too hard to zip.
  • Cons: Hand pockets are small and a little uncomfortable to get to.
  • Review: This is a very nice jacket. Workmanship is good. It looks great! The issue I have is with the pockets for the hands. I have large hands... size 12 gloves. The pockets are way to small for my hands. And, they are too far back. They are not comfortable for me to reach. I have other leather jackets where the pockets are larger and my hands just naturally go into the pockets.

    Everything else is great. The fit was right on. I measured 47 inches... ordered a 48 tall and it fits very nicely. I like the way the sleeves feel. There is plenty of room inside the jacket without it being loose.

    I'd recommend trying one before buying if you're able. The pockets may not be an issue for you.

    MyPilotStore did a great job of keeping me informed and provided excellent customer service when I made a change in glove sizes.
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Needs short size options.

  • By Heather from Massachusetts on Saturday, December 26, 2020
  • Pros: Made well.
  • Cons: Not enough size options.
  • Review: The jacket itself is great but I wish it came sized for shorter men. I took a gamble and bought it anyway for my husband. The sleeves are too long and it's too tight around the middle. If we go a size bigger the sleeves will be even longer. I'm sorry to say I'll be returning it.
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Nice jacket but pockets too small.

  • By Rando from Iowa on Sunday, April 05, 2015
  • Pros: Styling
  • Cons: pockets, lining
  • Review: Heavy stiff leather which probably would have softened had I kept it. The jacket is as described on the product page and looks nice. Overall was a nice jacket except for what turned out to be a fatal flaw - the hand warming pockets are just too small and the stitching began to tear after only a couple of weeks. I play guitar and know my hands are average size, maybe even a bit smaller.

    The only other negative was that the lining is cloth and not satin so the coat tends to pull your long-sleeved clothing along with it when you put it on. Not a big deal though.

    I will say mypilotstore was great to work with in arranging the return and refund.
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  • By Vincent from Mio MI USA on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
  • Pros: Great fit.Beatiful jacket.
  • Cons: Different batches of leather in my jacket.Below standard knit cuffs.Light weight zipper.
  • Review: Different leather (leather is like new on one side of sleeve.The other side of sleeve very broken in) panels hemmed together.Knit cuffs light weight compared to to waist band.The zipper is light weight. I hope it holds up.
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USAF A-2 JACKET-44

  • By Charles-Taildragger Pilot. from Pittsgrove NJ USA on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  • Pros: #1-Made in the U.S.A. 2nd-Look is great.
  • Cons: Cheap Zipper. Light stitching.
  • Review: Positive-Love the look of the Jacket.
    Negative-light stitching, light duty zipper.
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Great Jacket

  • By Frank of the Skies from New York on Wednesday, February 01, 2012
  • Pros: Great construction. Authentic styling.
  • Cons: Arrived badly creased. Pilling on cuffs and waistband.
  • Review: The jacket is as described and is well made. The leather isn't quite as buttery soft as I had expected though. It sort of squeaks when I bend my arms but I imagine it needs to be broken in. The only real negatives I can report is that the jacket arrived with a really nasty crease in the back that after weeks of wear is still there. I've tried steaming but it doesn't work. The other gripe I have is that after only a few weeks of light wear the knit cuffs and waistband are beginning to pill.

    I don't want to be all negative about this jacket though. For the price, I'm very satisfied with my purchase and would highly recommend the Cockpit A-2.
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Disappionted with color

  • By Steven from Monroe WA USA on Monday, February 05, 2018
  • Pros: Well made and fit well.
  • Cons: The color is awful, almost black instead of brown.
  • Review: The jacket was well made and fit just fine. But, it was supposed to be brown. The jacket I got was a very dark shade of brown, if in fact, very nearly black. I am not happy with the color.
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Nice looking jacket, but not functional

  • By David from Brandon SD USA on Monday, January 02, 2012
  • Review: This is a very nice looking jacket, with quality leather. I have had good comments from a lot of people. However, I found the pockets are too small. I can't put a small pair of leather gloves in the side pockets. The inside pen pockets are too deep. Put a pen in there and you will be using your leatherman to get it out.

    The last thing I did not like about this jacket, is it doesn't have a bit of insulation. But then again, since I can't carry a pair of gloves with it, I won't be using it for the winter.
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nice jacket but

  • By Shon from Delano MN USA on Thursday, February 14, 2008
  • Pros: not many
  • Cons: expinsive ive seen china jackets with better quality
  • Review: Nice jacket but,the leather is thin,it almost look like burns on the leather little spots on front cuffs and bottom got frizzy the first time i wore it too expensive for what you get!
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I would not buy this particular jacket again though I would like a good leather coat in my wardrobe.

  • By A Customer from Butler KY USA on Thursday, January 21, 2016
  • Pros: jacket looks good
  • Cons: Problems noted above
  • Review: I am not totally pleased with it. The leather is so hard that it bothers my neck. Because of this I have only worn it twice. Also before we ordered my wife measured my chest and it came to 42 inches. The catalog said that the coat comes rather large so I ordered the 42 but it is very tight. I should have ordered a size 43. I was tempted to buy a more expensive jacket but did not care for the pin-up girl shown in the inner lining.
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not what i expected

  • By A Customer from Durham NC USA on Thursday, February 12, 2015
  • Pros: fit good
  • Cons: too heavy black color
  • Review: Too heavy compared to my first A-2 which I bought 40 years ago.The color is too dark it looks black.  I think material is not calve skin, gaulity control did not check this one. I have not worn it. My original A- 2 has been repaired and is still worn.
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