AN-J-3 Leather Flight Jacket

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Introduced in April 1943, the AN-J-3 was designed to replace the famous A-2 and features enhanced comfort features. Crafted from darker brown leather, this jacket includes a unique bi-swing back that makes it easy to move around the cockpit without feeling restricted. Imported.



Features:

• Bi-swing back construction offers unmatched comfort and flexibility

• Semi-aniline leather is long-lasting and easy to clea...Read more

Exclusively from Sporty’s

Introduced in April 1943, the AN-J-3 was designed to replace the famous A-2 and features enhanced comfort features. Crafted from darker brown leather, this jacket includes a unique bi-swing back that makes it easy to move around the cockpit without feeling restricted. Imported.

Features:
• Bi-swing back construction offers unmatched comfort and flexibility
• Semi-aniline leather is long-lasting and easy to clean, but retains a natural look
• Glove tanned dark brown goatskin is soft and flexible
• Oversized, #10 brass YKK zippers are easy to use, even with gloves
• 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 button-down storage pockets
• Full cut pattern for a looser fit, but with tight-fitting waist to block wind
• Wind flap behind the zipper and throat latch block out the elements
• Inside pocket with snap closure

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.

Sizing information:
SM: 36-38
MD: 40-42
LG: 44-46
XL: 48-59
XXL: 50-52

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I got really lucky and bought this AN-J-3 used a couple of years ago. I'm 5'9", 200 pounds with a 38 waist. Mine is marked size 46, and I suspect that's a match to the current Large. The jacket has exactly the same features as today's model. The handwarmer pockets on the sides of the front pocket are very convenient, and the cuffs are a double-layer construction which is much higher quality than any other leather flight jacket I have seen. In fact, quality of this jacket and all materials in it is far superior to most on the market. The leather molds itself to you, and it's extremely comfortable even though it's not light in weight - which is a good thing, as there's durable leather in this jacket. The inside pocket on the left side does have a closure snap and is big enough to hold a phone or even a legal size envelope with one corner sticking out. There is a pen pocket hidden under the left side pocket flap - I only found it by reading reviews here. I expect to wear this jacket for another 20 years.
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Al | Not a pilot | 12/8/2015
Great jacket

Recommended

Everything was very good except the buttons on the pockets are not sewn on properly. It would be better to have Velcro on the pocket with a button on the flap, not an active button
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Bill Spych | ATP | 12/7/2015
I really like the jacket. It is a different style from any of the other flight jackets that I have seen. I like the seal brown color of the leather . The fit is good plenty of room

Recommended

I have noticed that the buttons on the side pockets seem to be a little loose. I'm concerned that they may come loose from the jacket.
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James E. Snyder | Not a pilot | 11/14/2015
 
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This is a great jacket. It actually exceeds my expectations.
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Guest | Commercial | 12/31/2014
 
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Everything was as expected. No complaints.
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Doesn't look near as good on me as when I was 23.
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Guest | LANSDALE, Pennsylvania, US | 12/31/2014
 

Not Recommended

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it's a nice copy of what was the u.s. army anj-3 jacket, however, it is not acceptable since the anj-3 jacket was only made by u.s. manufacturers, and having a u.s. military specification name on the jacket implies, in fact directly states that it would be made by a u.s. company as all military specification u.s. apparel are...i never would have ordered this had i known it was not made in the u.s., but this is in the 'pro' section because i must admit it was a nicely made piece
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as stated above, selling a jacket with a u.s. military designation number, where part of that designation is that a u.s. manufacturer is the producer of the jacket, makes this jacket a lie and fraudulent...your ad link to purchase did not mention this was not u.s. made, and while your 'additional information' link stated 'imported', that would be expected to mean imported leather...selling a jacket as an 'anj-3', or an 'a-2' means the jacket follows u.s. specifications, which for these jackets means being made by u.s. contractors...as a pilot supply house you of all people should know this...if you must sell these jackets and have them made in pakistan, or wherever, you legally should state 'anj-3 style' or 'anj-3-type' jacket, which let's you off the hook in having the jacket not made by a u.s. contractor, which is a major aspect of a u.s. military designation jacket

really, as a u.s. citizen, and military enthusiast/collector, i'm disgusted that items made in foreign countries are passed off with official u.s. designations...i have a sporty's a-2 horsehide jacket made in the u.s., one of your older jackets...it's among my favorite items i own...it's disgusting that a manufacturer such as yourself, serving the american public and community, and very much so the military and ex-military community, would be offering items claiming to be something they are not...put the word 'style' or 'type' after the military designation so that if you are fooling people, at least you are using your legal loophole...as for me, i'd rather pay the few dollars more to have you build these jackets in the u.s., then have others overseas produce the to save a few dollars...and in the case of pakistan, this is not really an ally, but a harborer of those we are actually fighting in afghanistan...please be assured i have returned the jacket, made this point to your telephone agents, and spread the word among the military wear and pilot communities online...i truly am aghast at this
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Guest | BEVERLY HILLS, California, US | ATP | 12/31/2014
 
Pros:
Looks great
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need's a liner -zip out maybe?
also should be noted that it is made in pakistan.
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Guest | Sport | 12/31/2014
 
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Much better quality than the genuine one I was issued in the military. Quality of leather is much better.
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Stitching-tape slightly exposed at the double-vent back.

I recommend it to family and friends as an excellent gift and a very good value for $200
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Guest | Commercial | 12/31/2014
 
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Guy Costa | ATP | 1/15/2014

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what size do I have? how to establisg my size
A shopper on Sep 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: What is the interior lining like. thin or thick ?
I like a snug fit and normally wear a 42 Long in just about everything. Don't want bulk but needs longer sleeves. I'm 6'1"", 185 lbs. What size ANJ3 do you recommend?
Tim C on Dec 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend a Large Long.
If I choose the incorrect size can I exchange it for whatever size I need after the fact?
John D on Dec 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we have a very easy return policy.
What is meant by large long? Also in one of the answers you refer to the sizes as 'snug' does this mean I should increase my actual measurements by 1 or 2 inches?
A shopper on Nov 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The long sizes are longer in the torso, so the width (chest size) is the same, but the sleeves and body are longer.
Is the fit snug for the size?
Steve S on Oct 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it's just a little snug. The cuffs and waist are elastic, so they fit tightly, but will loosen up a bit over time.
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