B-3 SHERPA LEATHER JACKET
PRODUCT DETAILSThe Alpha B-3 air force bomber jacket is a classic coat that never goes out of style! This leather bomber jacket is made from genuine distressed leather and is lined in sherpa sheepskin for warmth in any conditions. The dual adjustable collar keeps your neck covered, while the slash pockets will give you a place to store necessities. Side buckle straps ensure a fashionably tight fit and the antiqued zipper indicates a durable traditional construction that can't be beat.
First designed in 1934 the B-3 bomber became the military-issued cold-weather flight jacket. Aviators who manned the B-17s and B-24s in the skies over Europe in WWII came to rely on their B-3 jackets as they often flew for 8-9 hours in unpressurized cabins, where air temperatures could drop to more than 60 degrees below zero. The bomber was vital to the crew’s comfort as the crimp of the sheep's wool created insulating air spaces, naturally retaining heat and absorbing excess moisture generated by the body. It remains one of the warmest and most insulating bomber jacket ever made.