MA-1 Slim Fit Flight Jacket
  • MA-1 Slim Fit Flight Jacket
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Suitable for mild or colder winter climates ranging 25F to 40F

    MA-1 Slim Fit Flight Jacket


    Item: MJM44530C1

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    Product Details

    We’ve updated our classic MA-1 flight jacket with a slimmer fit throughout the body and sleeves. Like its counterpart, the MA-1 Slim Fit has a flight nylon, water-resistant shell with nylon lining and 100% polyester fill. The black variation has brass zippers while the other colors have tonal metal zippers. The white variation reverses to a white interior while the rest of the colors have the traditional Emergency Orange lining.
    • The sizing for this jacket cannot be compared to the MA-1 Flight Jacket as the two jackets have different fits (standard vs core) and the variations between sizes differs between the two styles.
    • The bomber has two flap pockets with snap closures, two interior welt pockets and Alpha’s signature zippered utility/pencil pocket on the sleeve with the red "Remove Before Flight" tag.
    • Features knit collar, cuffs and waistband
    • This men’s flight jacket has a slim fit.

    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.

    Size ChartHow to Measure

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     Neck Chest Waist hipSleeveinseamheightweight
    XS14-14 1/235.5-37.528.5-30.535.5-37.531-3231 1/2Regular 5'6" to 6'122-137
    S14-14 1/237.5-39.530.5-32.537.5-39.532-3331 1/2 137-152
    M14-14 1/238.5-40.532.5-34.538.5-40.533-3432 152-167
    L15-15 1/240.5-42.534.5-36.540.5-42.534-3532 167-182
    XL16-16 1/243.5-46.537.5-39.543.5-46.535-3632 1/2 182-207
    2XL17-17 1/246.5-48.540.5-42.546.5-48.536-3732 1/2 207-222
    3XL18-18 1/249.5-51.543.5-45.549.5-51.537-3833 222-237
    4XL19-19 1/252.5-54.546.5-48.552.5-54.538-3933 237-252
    5XL20-20 1/255.5-57.549.5-51.555.5-57.539-4033 252-267

    How to Measure:

    Men's Measurement Guide

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


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


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


    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).


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


    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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