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CWU Pilot Jacket

Mid-Weight
Mid-Weight

Suitable for mild or colder winter climates ranging 25F to 40F

  • Air Force

CWU Pilot Jacket

$180.00

Item: MJC38014C1

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Product Details

Love the look of cinematic pilots, or were you once a pilot yourself? Our CWU Pilot jacket boasts the same silhouette/trims of the original CWU 45/P. Stay cozy with the 100% nylon outer shell and quilted nylon liner on our CWU Pilot jacket. Keep your belongings secure in our signature Alpha utility/pencil pocket and battle the elements with our CWU Pilot jacket’s lined cargo pockets/front zipper closure with storm flap.
• The CWU Pilot jacket features signature Alpha utility/pencil pocket and fully lined cargo pockets with Velcro closures, ideal for wallets and pocketknives
• Our CWU Pilot jacket keeps you looking authentic & fashion-forward with an assortment of flight patches
• Stuck in the rain? No problem! The CWU Pilot jacket is water repellent and warm, due to a 100% nylon shell and quilted nylon lining. The front zipper closure with storm flap also ensures you’ll stay cozy during any adventure

Product History

The early flight jackets were made of nylon fabrics which were found to melt onto the pilot when he was subjected to flames encountered during an aircraft fire. As the technology of materials and fabrics improved, there was a need for a new jacket that would be fire-retardant. This gave rise to the CWU (Cold Weather Uniform) 36/P and 45/P in the 1972. The jacket, made of a NOMEX fabric featured high patch pockets, knit waistband and cuffs, zippered utility/pencil pocket and fire-resistant threads, drawstrings and zipper tapes. NOMEX is a Dupont product that is known for its excellent thermal, chemical, and radiation resistance. The bi-swing back of early jackets was done away with once it was determined that it interfered with safety equipment. Today Air Force pilots are still issued the CWU 36/P and 45/P. Alpha started producing the jackets for the military in 1995 and went on to make them for more than five years. We made a nylon version of the CWU45/P for the commercial market in 1988 and introduced a leather version in the late 1990s.

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 NeckchestwaisthipSleeveinseamHeightweight
XS14-14 1/236-3830-3236-3831-3231 1/2Regular 5'6" to 6'130-145
S14-14 1/238-4032-3438-4032-3331 1/2 145-160
M15-15 1/240-4234-3640-4233-3432 160-175
L16-16 1/242-4436-3842-4434-3532 175-190
XL17-17 1/245-4739-4145-4735-3632 1/2 190-215
2XL18-18 1/248-5042-4448-5036-3732 1/2 215-230
3XL19-19 1/251-5345-4751-5337-3833 230-245
4XL20-20 1/254-5648-5054-5638-3933 245-260
5XL20-20 1/257-5851-5357-5839-4033 260-275
HeightWeightNeckChestWaistHipSleeveInseam
XS168-18359-6636-3791-9776-8191-9779-8180
S168-18366-7336-3797-10281-8697-10281-8480
M168-18373-7938-39102-10786-91102-10784-8681
L168-18379-8641-42107-11291-97107-11286-8981
XL168-18386-9843-44114-11999-104114-11989-9183
2XL168-18398-10446-47122-127107-112122-12791-9483
3XL168-183104-11148-50130-135114-119130-13594-9784
4XL168-183111-11851-52137-142122-127137-14297-9984
5XL168-183118-12551-52145-147130-135145-14799-10284

How to Measure:

Men's Measurement Guide
NECK

Measure around base of neckline, keeping one finger between your neck and the measuring tape.

CHEST

Measure around body with tape leveled on the fullest part of your chest.

WAIST

Measure around your waist with the tape leveled at the narrowest point of your torso.

SLEEVE LENGTH

With arm relaxed at your side, measure from center back neck, to point of shoulder, and along the arm to the wrist (just below round bone).

HIP

Stand with heels 2—3” apart. Keep the tape leveled and measure around the fullest part of your hips.

INSEAM

Measure pants that fit you well, and feel comfortable. Lay pants flat on table, and smooth the front and back crease. Measure along the inseam from crotch to bottom of edge of hem.

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