Limited Edition – Back By Popular Demand! We last manufactured our Kangaroo Leather Bomber Jacket Modern A-2 more than 10 years ago. Now, ours exclusively, our kangaroo leather bomber jacket is being offered once again, in the classic A-2 style in this outstanding leather! Besides being a rather rare and unique jacket material, Kangaroo-hide is outstanding for its practicality: it is lighter than goatskin, horsehide, lambskin or cowhide (the most commonly used leather types for A-2 jackets), but it’s much stronger and more durable. Yet the jacket is soft & supple as well, so comfort isn’t sacrificed. Our Kangaroo leather bomber jacket has that desirable “rugged look” right from the start, because the hides come from wild Kangaroos, not farm-raised. The hides will display naturally occurring scratches, scuffs, and other range marks which adds character to the jacket. With proper care, the leather will last a lifetime. This will be a limited production run. Made in the USA. This leather is regulated and certified by the Australian Government.
Each jacket is individually handmade by our skilled artisans using the finest Kangaroo leather from a small craft tannery in Australia. Our exclusive leather is tanned using old-school dying and finishing techniques to accentuate the full grain, color variances and natural imperfections of each hide. Due to the size of the kangaroo skins, sizes Large and above may have a two piece back panel.
Kangaroo Leather Bomber Jacket A-2 features:
- 100% Kangaroo leather (Regulated and Certified by the Australian Government)
- Leather Thickness: 0.7 – 0.9mm
- Skin Size: 5 – 6.5 sq. ft.
- Snap-down collar
- Stitched-down epaulets
- Brass zipper
- Knit cuffs & waistband
- Two front cargo pockets
- Side-entry hand warmer pockets
- Inside pocket
- Color: Brown
- Fit: Normal
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The Modern A-2:
The modern A-2 was issued after 1988, which the popular film “Top Gun” may have influenced the decision.The latest design differs from the original design in several ways: it is looser-fitting, made from goatskin, and produced in a seal brown color. Modern Air Force pilots are not permitted to paint their A-2 jackets, unlike the World War II era pilots.
History of the A-2
The Type A-2 flying jacket was standardized by the U.S. Army Air Corps as the successor to the Type A-1 flying jacket in 1931. The A-2 has sturdy snaps and reinforced pockets, a snap down shirt-style collar could be closed completely in order to protect the pilot from the wind. In addition, it replaced the A-1’s buttoned front with a zipper for added protection against the elements in the open cockpit.