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Leather A-2 Flight Jacket

Price: $550.00

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National Geographic performed an important service during World War II as we supplied maps to the Allies. Maps were often sewn in to the lining of the A-2 flight jackets in case the pilots were shot down over enemy territory.


This is a reproduction of the historical WWII flight jackets, originally issued in 1931 and then worn by the allied pilots who flew perilous missions over wartime terrain, and the lining features a re-creation of the survival maps of southern France. A surface of vintage French lamb leather adds to the authenticity.


Features include some of the customizations that pilots preferred, such as the wind flap, front zipper with storm flap, hidden snap-down collar points, knit cuffs and waistband, and flap-top and side-entry pockets.


Not available for shipment outside of the U.S.


Imported. Men’s sizes M (38-40), L (42-44), XL (46-48), XXL (50-52). Weighs 5.2 lbs.


This jacket has a generous fit and you may prefer to order a size down if you are between sizes.


Professional leather clean only.

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Leather A-2 Flight Jacket
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (16)
  • Attractive (13)
  • Great color (12)
  • Warm (12)
  • Stylish (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (11)
    • Date night (7)
    • Going out (7)
    • Travel (7)
    • Work (5)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        94% 

        (15 reviews)

        Feels too large

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        93% 

        (13 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual dresser (11), Classic dresser (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    QUALITY JACKET FROM CHINA

    When I opened the box I was not xpecting much at all. As I have bought several SCHOTT jackets in the past.All were MADE IN THE USA..And were a poor quality product...Read complete review

    When I opened the box I was not xpecting much at all. As I have bought several SCHOTT jackets in the past.All were MADE IN THE USA..And were a poor quality product .With little attention to detail.
    But I WAS SUPRISED> THIS SCHOTT jacket was a HOME RUN. TO bad it had to come from CHINA to be this good. The leather is quality Lamb and first rate. Very soft but with a hefty feel.Unlike GOAT which is lightin feel and weight this Lamb had a more substantial feel to it and weights maybe a pound more than a same product in GOAT would. Its also lined and has some insulation in it. I like the jacket a lot. Small concern though, The top sewing in the cargo pocket area where the flap folds over the pocket. The stitching was a tad loose. May come loose in a short ammount of time. But as I am a very detail oriented and quality person.I see this Schott jacket as a great purchase. Just dont look to Schott to make a quality product with the USA label on it. I tried 3 times and was dissapointed all three times. But I now own two of there made in China flight jackets including this one from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC... And find them excellent. I believe you will not be dissapointed. Im and Large tall in sizing. But ordered an XL .I like a bit of more room. Dont much care for the confinment of the miltary sizing. So if your a true Xl this should work...NO reference this is a SCHOTT jacket.And a SCHOTT product it say so on the label...And thats true...Greg

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Too bad it is made in China!!!

    I really was disappointed that an American classic was made in China! The inside label brags that they have been making these in NJ for 95 years and goes about how this in an...Read complete review

    I really was disappointed that an American classic was made in China! The inside label brags that they have been making these in NJ for 95 years and goes about how this in an authentic version of the jacket (even though it is unauthentically made in China). Many of the names on the inside map are incorrectly spelt, yet I assume that the authentic version had the correct names. Lastly, the little leather hook used to hang the jacket broke the first day it was hung.

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    5.0

    Leather A-2 Flight Jacket

    By Curt

    from Washington, D. C.

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Great Color
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Leather A-2 Flight Jacket:

      The Leather A-2 Flight Jacket is everything I expected it to be.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Top Quality Jacket

      By Steve

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Excellent Leather Quality
      • Great Color
      • Heavy duty zipper

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Date Night
        • Going Out
        • Travel

        Comments about Leather A-2 Flight Jacket:

        This appears to be the best quality jacket I've ever owned. The leather seems heavy duty as is the zipper and all the other hardware. While I've only had it a few days, I'm very impressed. It's good to see that top quality coats like this are still being made, even though it did come from China.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        thanks Ngo

        By fran

        from Argentina Patagonia & BUE

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Great Color
        • Stylish
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Leather A-2 Flight Jacket:

            ok

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Disappointed-leather very thin

            By BMP

            from Murfreesboro TN

            About Me Classic Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Great Color
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Date Night

            Comments about Leather A-2 Flight Jacket:

            Beautiful look, poor quality, leather is ripping with slightest touch

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            leather jacket

            By Double A

            from Woodland Hills, CA

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Great Color
            • Warm

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Travel
            • Work

            Comments about Leather A-2 Flight Jacket:

            Being an Asst production Acct I take the jacket with me on location

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            great jacket

            By mike

            from sea isle city NJ

            About Me Classic Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Great Color
            • Stylish
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Date Night
              • Going Out
              • Travel
              • Work

              Comments about Leather A-2 Flight Jacket:

              Nice jacket. I have been looking for one for s long time and finally found it. Evrryone comments on it's look.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Sleeve Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              truly outstanding jacket

              By Angusnofangus

              from Victoria.BC Canada

              About Me Casual Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Great Color
              • Stylish
              • Warm

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Date Night
                • Going Out
                • Travel

                Comments about Leather A-2 Flight Jacket:

                Extremely well made; soft, high quality leather. Far above the competition.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Sleeve Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                The best i ever had!

                By alby

                from genoa, italy

                About Me Casual Dresser

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Great Color
                • PERFECT
                • Stylish
                • Versatile
                • Warm

                Cons

                • Paid Taxes Eu Import

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Date Night
                • Going Out
                • Travel
                • Vespa
                • Work

                Comments about Leather A-2 Flight Jacket:

                It is great as all products i bought at NGS, the only problem are import taxes..toohigh

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Sleeve Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                super jacket

                By joe d head

                from Lacey Township, N.J.

                About Me Casual Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Great Color
                • Super quality
                • Warm

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Leather A-2 Flight Jacket:

                  Love this jacket-great quality-do not care where it was made. Just the best

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Sleeve Length:
                  • Feels true to length
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This is a JACKET!

                  By Howiesan

                  from Denver, Colorado

                  About Me Classic Dresser

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Great Color
                  • Versatile
                  • Warm

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Date Night
                    • Going Out
                    • Travel
                    • Work

                    Comments about Leather A-2 Flight Jacket:

                    I'm a younger Veteran (Viet-Nam). I've always admired these jackets the WWII Vets had. Now I've got one. Worth every penny. I love it, it's the best jacket I've ever had!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Sleeve Length:
                    • Feels true to length
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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