MA-1 Varsity Flight Jacket
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Mid-Weight

Mid-Weight

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

    MA-1 Varsity Flight Jacket

    $150.00

    Item: MJM46620C1

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    Product Details

    You’ll feel like your headed back to school with this varsity bomber. The color-blocked jacket features the varsity stripes on the knit collar, cuffs and waistband. The back of the right shoulder has Alpha embroidery.
    • This bomber has a slim fit.
    • The MA-1 Varsity has a flight nylon shell and lining with a 100% poly fill.
    • The flight jacket is fully reversible.
    • Features Alpha’s signature zippered utility/pencil pocket on the sleeve with the red "Remove Before Flight" tag.
    • Water resistant, Mid-weight
    • Dry clean only. Do not wash. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Do not iron.

    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

    Select a Region:

     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
    HeightWeightNeckChestWaistHipSleeveInseam
    XS168-18355-6236-3790-9572-7790-9579-8180
    S168-18362-7036-3795-10077-8395-10081-8480
    M168-18370-7636-3798-10383-8898-10384-8681
    L168-18376-8338-39103-10888-93103-10886-8981
    XL168-18383-9441-42110-11895-100110-11889-9183
    2XL168-18394-10143-44118-123103-108118-12391-9483
    3XL168-183101-10846-47126-131110-116126-13194-9784
    4XL168-183108-11448-50133-138118-123133-13897-9984
    5XL168-183114-12151-52141-146126-131141-14699-10284

    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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