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

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

  • Deluxe military spec goatskin leather
  • Mil spec cotton blend tonal lining
  • Snap down collar
  • Mil spec made in USA brass front zipper under wind flap
  • Two front flap snap pockets
  • Side entry pockets
  • Two interior pockets
  • Knit cuffs and waistband
  • Proudly made in the U.S.A.

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

Size Chart

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

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Official USAF 21st Century A-2 Jacket Overview:

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

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

  • Deluxe military spec goatskin leather
  • Mil spec cotton blend tonal lining
  • Snap down collar
  • Mil spec made in USA brass front zipper under wind flap
  • Two front flap snap pockets
  • Side entry pockets
  • Two interior pockets
  • Knit cuffs and waistband
  • Proudly made in the U.S.A.

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

Size Chart

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

 

303 CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  • Official USAF 21st Century A-2 Jacket

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Very high quality

  • By David from Huntington NY USA on Thursday, February 01, 2024
  • Pros: Quality leather, assembly. Style is spot on.
  • Review: Wanted an A2 jacket since I was a teenager, finally had the money! The fit and finish are excellent. The leather is supple. Looking forward to wearing this for years to come

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not a pilot but used for motorcycling

  • By Matt (non rate) from Los Angeles CA USA on Monday, May 15, 2023
  • Pros: fit is a generous classic cut
  • Review: I would order 1 or 2 size larger for motorcyclists with back protector looks great on a naked bike.

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Quality!!

  • By Chris from Rutland MA USA on Thursday, April 06, 2023
  • Pros: Quality produ t that will last a lifetime under regular daily conditions
  • Review: Quality construction with rugged good looks. The lining is a heavy canvas material....so much better than those flimsy vinyl linings. Solid hardware...the goat skin is soft and strong. Ordered a 44 based on my sport jacket size and had to return for a 42. Easy returns

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  • By on Friday, December 23, 2022
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  • Review: What a nice jacket! I tried several different clothing items when I measured myself to be sure that these items could be used under the flight jacket for added warmth when required. My chest measurement came to be 56 inches with any one of these items. I am 6'-2" tall. I prefer a loose fit for room to move without ripping out an armpit seam. So I ordered a 58 Tall jacket. It fit me perfectly! I can wear a Primaloft vest or a heavy wool sweater or a fleece hoodie under the flight jacket and still move. And it isn't too baggy at all. In fact, it still looks very nice while wearing just a T-shirt.
    The inside chest pockets and 2 pen slots are very handy to store a notebook, wallet or eye glasses. The outside patch pockets are adequate size for any other items or store a pair of gloves when not needed on your hands at the moment. My only suggestion for an improvement would be deeper handwarmer pockets behind the patch pockets. I wear an XXL glove or Size 11 or 12 in numerical sizing. I can't get my entire hand in there, but enough so my fingers won't get cold. But overall, a high quality jacket with a very smart look that should last more than 25 years or more.

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Perfect fit

  • By Aviator George from Fort Worth, Texas on Monday, December 19, 2022
  • Pros: Looks great, perfect fit.
  • Review: This is a great looking jacket! I’m 6’1” tall and 180 pounds. A size 40R fits perfectly. A very high quality product.

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25 years later

  • By James Pogue from Charlotte NC on Monday, November 28, 2022
  • Pros: Quality is lasting.
  • Review: Yes, I have had my leather jacket for over 25 years. Still love it and still in perfect condition. I break it out each fall and wear my jacket through winter.

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25 years later

  • By James Pogue from Charlotte NC on Monday, November 28, 2022
  • Pros: Quality is lasting.
  • Review: Yes, I have had my leather jacket for over 25 years. Still love it and still in perfect condition. I break it out each fall and wear my jacket through winter.

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Very high quality

  • By David from Huntington NY USA on Thursday, February 01, 2024
  • Pros: Quality leather, assembly. Style is spot on.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: Wanted an A2 jacket since I was a teenager, finally had the money! The fit and finish are excellent. The leather is supple. Looking forward to wearing this for years to come
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 1 Other people found this review helpful.
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not a pilot but used for motorcycling

  • By Matt (non rate) from Los Angeles CA USA on Monday, May 15, 2023
  • Pros: fit is a generous classic cut
  • Cons: probably not made for motocycling protection
  • Review: I would order 1 or 2 size larger for motorcyclists with back protector looks great on a naked bike.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.
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Quality!!

  • By Chris from Rutland MA USA on Thursday, April 06, 2023
  • Pros: Quality produ t that will last a lifetime under regular daily conditions
  • Cons: Women keep giving me their phone numbers when I wear it and my wife is getting annoyed with that
  • Review: Quality construction with rugged good looks. The lining is a heavy canvas material....so much better than those flimsy vinyl linings. Solid hardware...the goat skin is soft and strong. Ordered a 44 based on my sport jacket size and had to return for a 42. Easy returns
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 7 Other people found this review helpful.
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  • By on Friday, December 23, 2022
  • Review: What a nice jacket! I tried several different clothing items when I measured myself to be sure that these items could be used under the flight jacket for added warmth when required. My chest measurement came to be 56 inches with any one of these items. I am 6'-2" tall. I prefer a loose fit for room to move without ripping out an armpit seam. So I ordered a 58 Tall jacket. It fit me perfectly! I can wear a Primaloft vest or a heavy wool sweater or a fleece hoodie under the flight jacket and still move. And it isn't too baggy at all. In fact, it still looks very nice while wearing just a T-shirt.
    The inside chest pockets and 2 pen slots are very handy to store a notebook, wallet or eye glasses. The outside patch pockets are adequate size for any other items or store a pair of gloves when not needed on your hands at the moment. My only suggestion for an improvement would be deeper handwarmer pockets behind the patch pockets. I wear an XXL glove or Size 11 or 12 in numerical sizing. I can't get my entire hand in there, but enough so my fingers won't get cold. But overall, a high quality jacket with a very smart look that should last more than 25 years or more.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 6 Other people found this review helpful.

Perfect fit

  • By Aviator George from Fort Worth, Texas on Monday, December 19, 2022
  • Pros: Looks great, perfect fit.
  • Cons: None
  • Review: This is a great looking jacket! I’m 6’1” tall and 180 pounds. A size 40R fits perfectly. A very high quality product.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 3 Other people found this review helpful.

25 years later

  • By James Pogue from Charlotte NC on Monday, November 28, 2022
  • Pros: Quality is lasting.
  • Cons: It is a little heavy.
  • Review: Yes, I have had my leather jacket for over 25 years. Still love it and still in perfect condition. I break it out each fall and wear my jacket through winter.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 3 Other people found this review helpful.

25 years later

  • By James Pogue from Charlotte NC on Monday, November 28, 2022
  • Pros: Quality is lasting.
  • Cons: It is a little heavy.
  • Review: Yes, I have had my leather jacket for over 25 years. Still love it and still in perfect condition. I break it out each fall and wear my jacket through winter.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

19 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • Thursday, December 09, 2021

    Q: What color is the Official USAF 21st Century A-2 Jacket?

    A: This is a brown jacket.

  • Sunday, October 14, 2018

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

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

  • Sunday, March 13, 2016

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

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

  • Friday, January 29, 2016

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

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

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

  • Thursday, December 03, 2015

    Q: What kind of insulation does it have?

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

  • Monday, March 17, 2014

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

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

  • Monday, April 02, 2012

    Q: How large are the inside pocket(s)

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

  • Friday, January 21, 2011

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

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

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2010

    Q: do you offer velcro ID patches?

    A: No we do not.

  • Monday, September 28, 2009

    Q: Are they rain repellent?

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

  • Saturday, June 06, 2009

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

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

  • Sunday, May 03, 2009

    Q: Can they be ordered in short sizes?

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

  • Thursday, March 12, 2009

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

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

  • Sunday, February 01, 2009

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

    A: It is only available in brown.

  • Friday, January 09, 2009

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

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

  • Sunday, January 04, 2009

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

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

  • Sunday, December 07, 2008

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

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

  • Saturday, January 05, 2008

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

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

  • Monday, December 17, 2007

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

    A: Yes, they are brown.

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