Introduced in 1959 and designed as an intermediate weight flight jacket for use in a cold weather climate, the MA-1 became the classic US Air Force flight jacket. Although it was issued to pilots just until 1977, nowadays it is possibly the most popular clothing item ever designed for the United States military forces. This warm and comfortable MA-1flight jacket goes with a heavy-duty front zipper, and features two side pockets, two inner pockets, all with press stud fastening, and one zip patch pocket and arm office on the left sleeve.
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Jacket construction, fit and finish is very good. However, as other reviewers have stated, it's larger than expected, more like an Alpha size XXL but sized by Mil-Tec as XL. And the jacket is puffy compared to my Alpha MA-1s, making me look like I could be muscle-bound when I'm just skinny. In fact, I would have got an Alpha MA-1 but they don't make them in camouflage. The outer material really is a poly/cotton twill in genuine-looking five-color flecktarn, not the four-color flecktarn you find on some Mil-Tec products. I think the twill helps make the jacket look more puffy because it's stiffer than nylon. Anyway, I decided to keep the XL rather than send it back for an L, because it looks like a tanker's jacket, which often look to me like cloth variations of flight jackets. I just have to be careful not to look too aggro when I wear this, because if you have really short hair with sideburns and you wear this jacket with Doc Martens', Levi's, suspenders and a Fred Perry or...
Really nice. Especially for the money. Other reviewers stated that these run large and that's what I was counting on. I'm 6'6" 260 lbs. and the XXXL fits me perfectly, even in sleeve length. I like ordering from military 1st because they have items you don't normally find here in the states, and they get you your stuff very quickly. Even though they are located in England, they usually get you your order as fast, or in some cases, faster than if you ordered it from companies here in the U.S. Good quality products and fast shipping, at a great price. I like this jacket so much that I'll probably get another one of these just to keep in my vehicle.
I got my jacket ahead of schedule its really nice and is made really good warm too I'm 5''11 and weigh 190 xl fits me perfect only thing is maybe a little longer but hey not mad it doesn't come with a care label so not sure how to clean it
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