Cooper Original™ American Bison A-2 Jacket:
In the Old West, long before the age of flight, bison leather was prized for its strength and durability and was commonly used in the clothing and gear of the time. We’ve taken that same “tough as nails” material and created what we feel is one of the finest & most unique flight jackets in the world: our Cooper Original “Old West” American Bison A-2. It’s handmade from premium farm-raised bison and is manufactured to the same strict military standards & specs as our military-issue A-2s.
Bison leather is as rugged and durable as cowhide but has the suppleness of lambskin and the antique seal brown finish features beautiful graining. Features include two front cargo pockets with side-entry handwarmers, a snap-down collar, an interior pocket, nylon lining, one-piece back panel, and knit cuffs & waistband. This jacket is the perfect amalgam of classic styling, uniqueness of material, comfort, durability and outstanding craftsmanship. So if you’ve always wanted an A-2 jacket that’s constructed from a truly distinctive leather, our American Bison A-2 is the one to get! It’s built like a tank and made to last a lifetime!
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The Modern A-2:
The A-2 leather flight jacket is an American military flight jacket. Originally invented and developed for the World War II U.S. Army Air Forces pilots. After a brief period of not issuing jackets to pilots, the modern A-2 was developed and issued. It was said that the popular film, “Top Gun” may have influenced the new A-2. The first Air Force A-2 contract was awarded to Avirex, but all subsequent contracts from 1988 to 1998 were awarded to Neil Cooper USA, now U.S. Wings of Ohio. The modern design differs from the original design in several ways. With a looser fit, made from goatskin in seal brown, side entry pockets, and an inside wallet pockets.
Bryan L Neff –
Truly an outstanding heirloom quality A2. Beautifully grained Bison leather that is quite hefty, yet with a soft hand and rich color that will only improve with age. Heavy duty brass zipper, brass collar snaps, and pocket snaps. Two inside chest pockets with brass snaps for extra security. The knit cuffs and waist band are of very high quality and should last for years of regular use. Vintage look is enhanced by the attractive orange, blue, and gold, Cooper Original label. Size large regular fits my 5’8″, 168 lb., 42″ chest, frame perfectly. Doubtful this jacket could be improved upon. Thank you for making such a high quality tribute to my father’s WWII generation of national heroes.
Anthony Provencher –
This jacket is by far the best leather jacket I have ever owned. The Bison Leather is extremely soft and supple. The rich, dark brown color looks exactly how I was hoping it would. The craftsmanship is superb and the zipper and pocket snaps are top quality and are brass in color (not silver), which compliment the overall look of the jacket. It feels warm enough to wear late into the fall season and maybe even into the early winter months with a hooded sweathsirt underneath. Sgt. Hack and his sales team were exceptionally patient, professional and accommodating with me as I had to return two previous jackets before deciding on this one. The size Large-Regular fits my frame to a tee, (6 ft. Tall, about 180 lbs.). I would highly recommend US Wings to anyone interested in this style of jacket. Thank you US Wings!!
Robert Kruty –
Thank you Sir