The Cockpit® USA A-2 Cotton Bomber Jacket gives the classic look of an A-2 without the weight. This ultra-lightweight jacket is made of 100% cotton. Because of it’s weight, it is ideal for late Spring, Summer, and early Fall weather. Though lightweight, the Cockpit® USA A-2 Cotton Bomber Jacket offers ample protection as a windbreaker for those gusty days! It also has a washable leather collar and trim. The cotton A-2 jacket has a roomy, oversize fit for unrestricted comfort. Imported.
Cockpit® USA A-2 Cotton Bomber Jacket features:
- 100% cotton
- Leather collar and trim
- Stitched-down epaulets
- Snap-down collar
- Two front cargo pockets
- Side-entry hand warmers
- An inside pocket
- Sturdy brass zipper
- Color: Khaki
- Fit: Full Cut (Slightly oversized. If you want a looser fit, order your normal size. If you want a normal fit, order a size smaller.)
These products are all natural and hand made in the USA. It will help preserve your new jacket or add years back to your old one. Exposure to the elements and regular wear will dry out and fade your jacket. Replenish your jacket now!
History of the A-2:
In 1931, the Type A-2 flying jacket was standardized, by the US Army Air Corps, as the successor to the Type A-1 flying jacket. The A-2 has sturdy snaps, reinforced pockets, snap down collar. In addition, it replaced the A-1’s buttoned front with a zipper for added protection against the elements in the open cockpit.
Cockpit® USA History:
In 1975, Jeff Clyman founded Avirex Ltd. Avirex established itself with original military designs for the A-2, G-1, and B-3 jackets. By 1978, the brand flourished with “The Cockpit” catalogue. The US Air Force began to purchase A-2 flight jackets, which led to them becoming an official government supplier. Followed by more government agencies; US Navy, US Army, NASA, and many international armed forces.
In the early 1980s, the company partnered with blockbusters to help promote their jackets, “The Right Stuff” and “Top Gun”. With the popularity, the lists of celebrities who’ve worn their jackets continued to grow on and off the screen.
Avirex Ltd., now Cockpit® USA, has remained a name that is known for its craftsmanship, quality, and authenticity. Recognized worldwide as one of the leaders in fashion and function for military bomber jackets.