The Cooper Original™ CWU-45P Flight Jacket is our new addition to our Cooper Original by US Wings™ line. The Cooper Original™ CWU-45P is manufactured to US Military specification. It has a water repellent nylon outer shell for maximum comfort and dryness. The mid-weight jacket with all the style and warmth you could want and has the features and durability of the original!
The Cooper Original™ CWU-45P Flight Jacket features:
- Water repellent nylon outer shell
- Quilted nylon / polyester interlinings
- Two large lined, double stitched Velcro closure front pockets
- Heavy duty zipper over storm flap
- Knit cuffs & waistband
- Storm flap
- One inside pocket
- Zippered combination utility/pencil pocket on left sleeve
- Colors: Green
- Fit: Normal
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!
Earlier flight jackets were made from fabrics that were found to melt when a pilot was caught in a fire. As technology improved, there was a need for a fire-retardant jacket. This led to the rise of the CWU (Cold Weather Uniform) 36/P and 45/P made from Nomex. Nomex was created by Dupont and known for its excellent thermal, chemical, and radiation resistant. The military still issue Nomex jackets to Air Force pilots. Manufacturers created the Nylon version of the CWU45P for the commercial market.