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    Current Issue A-2 Leather Flight Jacket 3051A Current Issue A-2 Leather Flight Jacket
    Rated 4.28571428571 /5 based on 35 customer reviews
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    Product description: Exclusively from Sporty’s Over 80 years ago, the original A-2 was introduced by the USAAF as “standard issue.” Since then, it has become a cultural icon, worn by World War II aces and Hollywood stars alike. Our beautiful A-2 is crafted with the original Mil-Spec #A2-98 as our guide, but updated for today’s pilot. Imported. Features: • Semi-aniline leather is long-lasting and easy to clean, but retains a natural look • Glove tanned brown goatskin is soft and flexible • Oversized, #7 brass YKK zippers are easy to use, even with gloves • Clean one-piece back for a classic fit • Three-piece underarm gusset allows for easy arm movement in the cockpit • Authentic wool knit cuffs are warm, but supremely comfortable and flexible • Double-entry pockets: side handwarmer slots plus snap-top storage pockets • Full cut pattern for a looser fit, but with tight-fitting waist to block wind • Epaulet holders on each shoulder and snap-down leather collar About Sporty’s Jackets During World War II, a leather flight jacket was more than just a part of the uniform. Comfortable, practical and stylish, it often became an aviator’s most prized possession. Over 20 years ago, we set out to find the modern successors to these famous jackets, ones that would be at home in the cockpit of a Cessna as much as a P-51. We never found any that met our standards for comfort and quality, so we partnered with one of the leading leather garment companies in the US to make them ourselves. Each one of these handsome jackets is the perfect blend of authentic construction and modern style, with a fanatical attention to detail. They look great the moment you put them on, and will continue to be trusted flying companions for years to come. A fine leather jacket simply gets better with age. Add a custom embroidered patch! Two lines of text only: 12 characters (including spaces) per line, or a silhouette and one line of text. See all silhouette options Ordering Instructions: Please specify size Please specify with or without patch With patch, please specify silhouette and one line of embroidery of 12 characters (including spaces) or two lines of embroidery of 12 characters (including spaces) per line in item message box

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    Current Issue A-2 Leather Flight Jacket

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    $249.00
    (Original price $299.00)

    Notes

    • please allow up to two business days for embroidery of name patch.
    • XXL size is slightly higher in price
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    Patch Option
    Embroidery

    Professionally wrapped in navy blue paper with brilliant white ribbon and a personalized card. Please allow 1 extra day for processing gift wrapped orders.

    ID: 3051A
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    Exclusively from Sporty’s

    Over 80 years ago, the original A-2 was introduced by the USAAF as “standard issue.” Since then, it has become a cultural icon, worn by World War II aces and Hollywood stars alike. Our beautiful A-2 is crafted with the original Mil-Spec #A2-98 as our guide, but updated for today’s pilot. Imported.

    Features:
    • Semi-aniline leather is long-lasting and easy to clean, but retains a natural look
    • Glove tanned brown goatskin is soft and flexible
    • Oversized, #7 brass YKK zippers are easy to use, even with gloves
    • Clean one-piece back for a classic fit
    • Three-piece underarm gusset allows for easy arm movement in the cockpit
    • Authentic wool knit cuffs are warm, but supremely comfortable and flexible
    • Double-entry pockets: side handwarmer slots plus snap-top storage pockets
    • Full cut pattern for a looser fit, but with tight-fitting waist to block wind
    • Epaulet holders on each shoulder and snap-down leather collar

    About Sporty’s Jackets
    During World War II, a leather flight jacket was more than just a part of the uniform. Comfortable, practical and stylish, it often became an aviator’s most prized possession. Over 20 years ago, we set out to find the modern successors to these famous jackets, ones that would be at home in the cockpit of a Cessna as much as a P-51.

    We never found any that met our standards for comfort and quality, so we partnered with one of the leading leather garment companies in the US to make them ourselves. Each one of these handsome jackets is the perfect blend of authentic construction and modern style, with a fanatical attention to detail. They look great the moment you put them on, and will continue to be trusted flying companions for years to come. A fine leather jacket simply gets better with age.

    Add a custom embroidered patch!

    Two lines of text only: 12 characters (including spaces) per line, or a silhouette and one line of text.

    See all silhouette options

    Ordering Instructions:

    1. Please specify size
    2. Please specify with or without patch
    3. With patch, please specify silhouette and one line of embroidery of 12 characters (including spaces) or two lines of embroidery of 12 characters (including spaces) per line in item message box

    Notes

    • please allow up to two business days for embroidery of name patch.
    • XXL size is slightly higher in price
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    35

    Location - , TX

    Date - 10-10-2014

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Great
    Pros

    Nice looking jacket, and very functional

    Cons

    Just a little heavier than I expected

    General Comments

    I really like the side hand warmer pockets and the internal pockets

    Date - 10-2-2014

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Great Jacket
    Pros

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    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Reviewer - srhabeger

    Location - Berlin, MD

    Date - 2-24-2014

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Great looking jacket
    Pros

    Looks like a million bucks.
    Warm and comfortable.

    Cons

    Tight around the waist - watch the doughnuts.

    General Comments

    I had ordered a L but (too many doughnuts later) exchanged for an XL. I am 6 ft and weigh 210 lbs. It still fits tight around the waist but that is a motivator to keep my weight down.

    I can't comment (yet) on durability but it looks and feel like excellent leather.

    Reviewer - Sherri Ivy

    Location - Gladstone, OR

    Date - 12-27-2013

    Pilot Rating - Not a Pilot

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    Got this Jacket for my husband for Christmas---He normally wears an Xlarge--this runs just a tad bit small--so we returned it, and got an XXlarge. He absolutely loves the jacket---good quality and appearance. Would recommend it to all.

    Location - Mesa , AZ

    Date - 12-17-2013

    Pilot Rating - Private

    Overall
    Recommended No
    Pros

    Good Looking

    Cons

    Does not fit as well as it looks. I am a large man and found that through the chest it fit large and around the waist it was too tight. The only way the jacket would fit the way it should would be to add 4 to 6 inches around the waist band.

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Reviewer - tclark

    Location - crestwood, KY

    Date - 11-18-2013

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

    Overall
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    Expected
    Recommended No
    Pros

    In the product photo, the jacket looks reasonably authentic.

    Cons

    Poor quality leather,very stiff and smells excessively of processing. Zippers and cuffs are of inferior quality. Sizes run very small and the online chart for such is misleading.

    General Comments

    This product is not representative of Sporty's usual level of quality. It is obviously cheaply made by off shore workers in a country,(Pakistan), that openly supports enemies which are at war against the United States. To promote this product as being authentic Air Force issue is false and misleading. Sporty's has lost its way in pursuit of almighty profit and should be ashamed.

    Location - anacortes, WA

    Date - 11-18-2013

    Pilot Rating - ATP

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    Recommended Yes
    5
    Pros

    Exactly as expected. Thanks, prior reviewers!

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    Size IS a bit large; I'm on the cusp between L and XL, so the Large fit great. Plenty of room to move around, no binding or tight spots. Seems quite well made. I didn't buy it as a raincoat but it shed water well in a downpour (maybe because it was new?) Waist would probably be tight for a larger-than-36-inch waist.
    Looking forward to it looking less-new, but I think that will take a lot of time.
    Nice jacket.

    Date - 4-1-2013

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Good looking
    Warm, fits well.

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 3-19-2013

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Fits well. Smells great.

    Cons

    The leather name tag detached from the velcro strip after just one wearing. It was not possible to iron it back on. Instead I ended up sewing it to the velcro using a sewing machine.

    General Comments

    Love the jacket

    Date - 2-12-2013

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Reviewer - Lee

    Location - Columbus, OH

    Date - 1-5-2013

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Jacket is the Bee's Knees
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Location - Santa Paula, CA

    Date - 1-2-2013

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Good jacket
    Pros

    Good jacket, well made, fit well, good price.

    Cons

    None

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 11-23-2012

    Pilot Rating - ATP

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    Recommended Yes
    Great Jacket
    Pros

    Fast shipping and great quality.

    Cons

    None

    General Comments

    My son just earned his Private Pilot License. He wore my Sporty's A-2 jacket for luck (My wife bought me mine when I started flying...I've had mine for 30+ years and it still looks great!). I thought getting him one of his own would be a great 'atta-boy' for working so hard to complete his training. The jacket arrived on time and fits perfectly. My son was thrilled with it and the quality is just as good as mine.

    Reviewer - Shmuel

    Location - , NY

    Date - 10-4-2012

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Great Look & Feel
    Pros

    Great look, quality, smell of leather. Screams quality.

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    The jacket is well made and looks and feels substantial. If you've got a bunch of pounds to lose, you may find the waistband uncomfortably snug. However, at 5 10 frame and 150 lbs it's a perfect fit. I've never had an article of clothing before that garnered so many comments -- all positive.

    Reviewer - Sam M

    Location - Columbia, SC

    Date - 3-16-2012

    Pilot Rating - Student

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    Recommended Yes
    Good overall jacket
    Pros

    Sturdy, well made and good looking...and reasonably priced.

    Cons

    It is narrow at the waist so if you have a ''beer gut'' you may want to order a size larger but beware it is long in the arms and larger in the shoulders as others have pointed out...in other words if your waist is larger than your chest you will have fit issues.

    General Comments

    I bought one of these in the early 80's and remember it well into the early 90's then it was taken at a restaurant and decided to get a replacement. It served me well for over ten yrs and the thing is I remember paying $225.00 earlier and it was a pleasant surprize to see it offered at the same price in 2012. You can't say that about very many things these days.

    Date - 12-30-2011

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 12-26-2011

    Pilot Rating - Not a Pilot

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Reviewer - Rene

    Date - 12-9-2011

    Pilot Rating - ATP

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    Recommended Yes
    Great Jacket. Love it!
    Pros

    Good quality leather. Very well made. Nice and warm. Fits great.

    Cons

    A little bit tight around the waste

    General Comments

    Excellent product. Shipping was super fast, I was impressed.
    Recommended for any aviation enthusiast.

    Date - 12-29-2010

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended No
    Pros

    handsome, warm, quality leather and zipper

    Cons

    serious quality problems never fully resolved, strange fit

    General Comments

    The jacket is proportioned for movie stars playing WW II flying aces - broad shoulders, tiny waist. Maybe that's authentic but this real-world, standard-size male (5' 11", 180 lbs) finds it quite snug around the waist/hips.

    More seriously, the first article had pocket linings that were glued in but not sewn so they began detaching after a few wearings. It went back postage paid by Sporty's. The second jacket was, at my request, a new model without the tight, scratchy storm cuffs. But the waist on that one had only about one inch of elasticity and was much smaller than my 36" waist. It went back at my expense. The third jacket, back to the original A-2 style, had a loose inside lining that often snags the zipper, tearing the lining and snagging ever more often. I'm tired of returning it, so I give up. I'll wear it until it no longer zips, then have my wife try to replace the lining.

    Date - 12-27-2010

    Pilot Rating - Not a Pilot

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    Little hard to rate durability when you just received the jacket. Also, Easy to Use & Reliability doesn't really apply. We'll just say "so far so good"!! LOL!

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