• MA-1 Flight Jacket
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MA-1 Flight Jacket

Mid-Weight
Mid-Weight

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

  • Navy

MA-1 Flight Jacket

$125.00

Item: MJM21000C1

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Product Details

A mid-weight nylon with water resistance and scads of versatility, the MA-1 Navy fighter pilot jacket was the first military flight jacket to cross over into civilian fashion. Our nylon flight jacket includes knit cuffs, a knit collar and waistband, as well as a strong front zipper with storm flap for warmth. There are multiple snap-closure pockets as well as the utility/pencil pocket with the "Remove Before Flight" keychain. Our MA-1 jackets are reversible to bright orange, making them ideal for rescue missions and other times when visibility is imperative.
This current version has been kept as close as possible to the classic specifications (dating back to the early 1950’s) and also received several revisions during the 1960’s.
  • Nylon flight jacket contains a signature utility/pencil pocket with "Remove Before Flight" keychain for belongings
  • Features a zipper closure with storm flap, along with a knit waistband, cuffs and collar
  • Comfort rated in temperatures from 25-40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Dry clean only
  • Sage and Black feature special Tall "T" sizing, which offers longer torso and sleeve lengths for long-body fits


Product History

Introduced by the mid-1950s, the MA-1 became the flight jacket of U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots and ground crew. Designed for use in temperatures of 14-50 degrees F, the MA-1 had a 100% wool knit collar, waistband and cuffs. The MA-1 discarded the mouton fur collar of its predecessor, the B-15, because it interfered with the parachute harness worn by aviators. Other features of the jacket included a tab that the oxygen mask was clipped to, tabs to hold the headset wires in place and the original U.S. Air Force decal. These features were eventually removed from the flight jacket as it was adopted by other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and equipment for pilots changed. An addition to the jacket in 1960 was the reversibility to show off an Indian Orange lining. The reason being if a plane crashed, the pilot could reverse the jacket to the orange side to signal rescue personnel. Alpha Industries' first government contract for the MA-1 was awarded in 1963. We started producing the MA-1 flight jacket for the civilian population in the 1970s. Black was added to the military sage green requirement. The jacket has evolved over the years but it is still one of our top sellers and today we produce many variations on this classic flight jacket.

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 NeckchestwaisthipSleeveinseamHeightweight
2XS14-14 1/229-3126-2829-3130-3131Regular 5'6" to 6'120-130
XS14-14 1/232-3428-3032-3431-3231 1/2 130-145
S14-14 1/235-3830-3235-3832-3331 1/2 145-160
M15-15 1/238-4033-3538-4033-3432 160-175
L16-16 1/242-4436-3842-4434-3532 175-190
XL17-17 1/246-4840-4246-4835-3632 1/2 190-215
2XL18-18 1/250-5244-4650-5236-3732 1/2 215-230
3XL19-19 1/254-5648-5054-5637-3833 230-245
4XL20-20 1/258-6052-5458-6038-3933 245-260
5XL20-20 1/262-6456-5862-6439-4033 260-275
MT15-15 1/238-4033-3538-4034-3534Tall 6'1" to 6'4"170-185
LT16-16 1/242-4436-3842-4435-3634 185-200
XLT17-17 1/246-4840-4246-4836-3734 1/2 200-225
2xlt18-18 1/250-5244-4650-5237-3834 1/2 225-240
HeightWeightNeckChestWaistHipSleeveInseam
XXS168-18354-5936-3774-7966-7174-7976-7979
XS168-18359-6636-3781-8671-7681-8679-8180
S168-18366-7336-3789-9776-8189-9781-8480
M168-18373-7938-3997-10284-8997-10284-8681
L168-18379-8641-42107-11291-97107-11286-8981
XL168-18386-9843-44117-122102-107117-12289-9183
2XL168-18398-10446-47127-132112-117127-13291-9483
3XL168-183104-11148-50137-142122-127137-14294-9784
4XL168-183111-11851-52147-152132-137147-15297-9984
5XL168-183118-12551-52157-163142-147157-16399-10284
MT185-19377-8438-3997-10284-8997-10286-8986
LT185-19384-9141-42107-11291-97107-11289-9186
XLT185-19391-10243-44117-122102-107117-12291-9488
2XLT185-193102-10946-47127-132112-117127-13294-9788

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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