Free Shipping!

30-day Money Back Guarantee

Official USAF 21st Century A-2 Jacket

Cockpit USA
    • List Price:  
    • Item #4361
    • Manufacturer Part #:
  • Free Shipping!
  • List Price:  
  • Item #4361
Qty

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.

Lowest Price Guaranteed!

If you find a better price elsewhere on this product we will Match that price and beat it by 10% of the difference. See Details.

Buy with Confidence!

Purchase today and you can return it in the original condition through Wednesday, August 10, 2022 ! See our return policy.

Official USAF 21st Century A-2 Jacket

  • Free Shipping!
  • List Price:  
  • Item #4361
Qty

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.

 

295 CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  • Official USAF 21st Century A-2 Jacket

    295 Reviews

  • Average Customer Review:

Filter

Select a row below to filter reviews by star rating.

Top Reviews
  • Verified Purchase

A jacket You’ll be proud to own.

  • By Clarence from Saint Louis MO USA on Tuesday, May 31, 2022
  • Pros: Great quality
  • 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.

  • Verified Purchase

BIRTHDAY PRESENT FOR MY SON. HE LOVES IT!

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

  • Verified Purchase

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
  • 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….

  • Verified Purchase

Best jacket ever !

  • By A Customer from Pagosa Springs CO USA on Wednesday, April 27, 2022
  • Pros: Perfect weight and fit.
  • 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 !

  • Verified Purchase

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!
  • 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.

  • Verified Purchase

As advertised, but…..

  • By Frank from Rhinelander WI USA on Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  • Pros:
  • 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.

  • Verified Purchase

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
  • 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....

  • Verified Purchase

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.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.
  • Verified Purchase

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!
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.
  • Verified Purchase

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….
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.
  • Verified Purchase

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 !
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.
  • Verified Purchase

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.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 0 Other people found this review helpful.
  • Verified Purchase

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.
  • Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 2 Other people found this review helpful.

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

19 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

  • Previously Asked Questions

  • 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.

    • Load More

Customers who bought this also considered:

Lowest Price Guaranteed!

If you find a better price elsewhere on this product we will match that price and beat it by 10% of the difference.

Buy with Confidence!

Purchase today and you can return it in the original condition through Wednesday, August 10, 2022 !  See our return policy.

Sign up for our newsletter and stay updated on special offers.