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The MA-1 was designed by the United States Air Force. They needed a more comfortable and less bulky pilot jacket than the leather jacket they were wearing at the time. The Ma-1 Flight Jacket was first issued about 1949 to the Air Force , Navy pilots and their flight crews. The jacket was made to be reversible with an orange lining so that down pilots could be seen. There are 2 inside hand pockets that were made to be used when you reverse the jacket and serves pilots as inside gear pockets to keep items safe. On the arm is the signature flight jacket pencil/pen holder along with a small zipper pocket for a map or notes. We find this very useful and give the flight jacket its notable look.
The MA-1 is a comfortable year-round jacket, it has had several modifications through the years, but the basic design remains the same. Although the UnitedStates military no longer issues the MA-1, it remains a favorite and has become fashionable worldwide. Customers find that this is a great jacket for cool to cold weather.
MA-1 Military Flight Jacket
Rothco's has become a well known name for the MA-1 Flight Military Jacket and is extremely popular with our customers being a best seller for years. It comes in multiple colors but they all have the original orange reversible lining and internal pockets so you can wear them inside out or use them for hidden items. The outer shell is made of nylon water repellent fabric with thick poly fiberfill insulation. A zippered front closure with double pull tabs and storm flap offer additional protection from the elements. The MA1 has its' signature zippered utility pocket and pencil pockets on the left sleeve. There are hand pockets with a with snap closure flaps that also allow you more storage. Styled in a classic military design the MA-1 Flight Jacket with all these features and colors, you're sure to find one, or two that work.
FEATURES & SPECS
- Classic MA-1 Flight Jacket With Orange Reversible Lining
- 100% Nylon Water Repellent Outer Shell
- Poly Fiberfill Adds Warmth For Cold Climates
- Zippered Utility Pocket And Pencil Pockets Helps Keep Small Gear Secure
- Two Front Slash Pockets And Two Inside Slash Pockets Offer Multiple Storage Options
- Brass Zippers And Leather Pull Tabs Give A Classic Military Look
- XXS - 9XL on some colors
The classic fit is waist length and the jacket runs true to its classic size. some customer find them snug but they are meant to be worn fitted. The jacket has some loft to it. If you have very broad shoulders or need more space we find customers are sizing up.
Rothco is a manufacturer of military, tactical, outdoor clothing and gear founded in 1953 to the military industry. The company has grown to be a well known and trusted brand for every day use.