Modern Leather Flight Jacket

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Regular Price: $299.00

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Regular Price: $299.00

Special Price $249.95

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Product ID: 6487A

Exclusively from Sporty’s

This updated design was to replace the classic A-2. Officially refered to as the AN-J-3, this modern jacket removed the epaulets and added a bi-swing back and underarm gusset to make it easier to move around the cockpit. Crafted from darker brown leather, with a full cut for a looser fit. Imported.

Features:

  • Bi-swing back construction offers unmatched comfort and flexibility
  • Semi-aniline leather is long-lasting and easy to clean, but...
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Exclusively from Sporty’s

This updated design was to replace the classic A-2. Officially refered to as the AN-J-3, this modern jacket removed the epaulets and added a bi-swing back and underarm gusset to make it easier to move around the cockpit. Crafted from darker brown leather, with a full cut for a looser fit. 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

Why buy a leather flight jacket from Sporty's?

  • Our jackets are made by Taylor's Leatherwear, a company that has been designing and manufacturing leather jackets for pilots since the 1940's - that's 80 years of expertise.
  • All Taylor's Leatherwear jackets are guaranteed for 5 years: Taylor's Leatherwear warrants to the original owner that the garment will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for five years. If defective you may return it to us for replacement or repair. Taylor's will also, however, stand behind their products for the life of your leather jacket. If it becomes defective, ever, and we feel it should not have, send it back to us and we will repair it at no charge.
  • Repairs that are due to normal wear and tear or accident will be fixed, cleaned, and refinished at standard charges in place at the time of service - but only Taylor's Leatherwear brand jackets will be serviced.
  • All Taylor's jackets are made from the finest quality leather tanned with environmentally friendly techniques.
  • Every jacket is cut and sewn by hand - taking up to 5 hours to complete - and each is carefully inspected for quality and craftsmanship before we send it to you.

 

Sizes

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

 

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Reviews
4.6 / 5.0
27 Reviews
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Durability
4.6 / 5
Reliability
4.5 / 5
Performance
4.5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.5 / 5
Value
4.7 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (3)
Would You Recommend?
Yes
The Modern Leather Flight Jacket is a beautiful iconic jacket.
This beautiful jacket is made with an excellent grade of leather with superior workmanship and is a nice dark brown as pictured. I’m 5’ 9” and 165 lbs and the medium was the right size for me. I am however having my tailor shorten and take in the width of the sleeves which isn’t unusual for me since a new jacket in my size often has sleeves that are too long and/or wide for my particular body type. Sporty’s Pilot Shop was quick sending the jacket which was packaged very well for protection. I would recommend Sporty’s and would buy from them again.
April 12, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
2 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Pockets should have been snaps not buttons
It might just be me, but my old jacket had pockets that snapped closed instead of buttoned. The buttons are cumbersome and lead to just leaving them open.
April 6, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Love it!
I bought this flight jacket expecting a stylish and high quality jacket, and that’s exactly what I got when I ordered it. It arrived a lot sooner than I had expected, 3 days after I ordered it (I live in California). First time I tried it on, I could feel the quality of the material. Pockets are nice with lots of room. Received many compliments on it. This jacket is nice to keep you warm enough in windy cold weather, yet nice enough to wear in moderate temperatures. The size was a perfect fit. Highly recommend! Feels comfortable enough to wear while flying!
October 26, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Great jacket
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
December 8, 2015
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
One of the best you can buy
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.
December 8, 2015
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
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
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.
November 14, 2015
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: This is a great jacket. It actually exceeds my expectations.
December 31, 2014
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Pros: Everything was as expected. No complaints. Cons: Doesn't look near as good on me as when I was 23.
December 31, 2014
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Much better quality than the genuine one I was issued in the military. Quality of leather is much better. Cons: 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
December 31, 2014
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Pros: 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 Cons: 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
December 31, 2014
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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 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'm 6-2, 200 lbs. and wear a perfectly fitting 46L sport coat. Should I order a Large-long or an XL-long? If the lining is substantial, might I max out a 44-46 LL?
David R on Jan 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend the XL-Long.
Love the jacket, good quality and great color. I ordered the Large Long and I think it’s just a little bit long in the sleeves. Does anyone know the sleeve length difference between the Long and the Regular?
Voodoo on Nov 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't know the answer, love the jacket I bought, but was going to contact Sporty's because when I first took it out of the closet this Fall it had a hole in the left sleeve knitting at the wrist. Can it be repaired?
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.
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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