Our Cooper Vintage Cape Buffalo G-1 Jacket is the ultimate version of this venerable USN/USMC/USCG jacket! Iconic fur-collared flight jacket of naval aviators. Reminiscent of those days of old when a Cooper Jacket might be hanging in every closet. Made of leather from one of the toughest and most dangerous non-endangered big game animals in Africa. With this pedigree, it’s no surprise that our Cooper Vintage Cape Buffalo G-1 is one of the toughest & most durable jackets we manufacture. Making it ideal for aviators, bikers, adventurers or anyone else who needs or appreciates an ultra-tough jacket that’s made from a truly unique leather. But as tough as this jacket is, it’s also very refined: the antique brown cape buffalo leather has rich & varied graining and is wonderfully soft and rich looking, with a weight that makes it a true three-season jacket. This jacket has the style, the look, and is affordable. Great 3 Season Jacket! Import.
The Cooper Vintage Cape Buffalo G-1 Jacket features:
- 100% Cape Buffalo leather
- Leather Thickness: 1.2 – 1.3 mm
- Drum Dyed
- Fur collar
- Two front cargo pockets
- Side entry hand warmer pockets
- One inside pocket
- Bi-swing back for freedom of movement
- Underarm gussets
- Throat latch
- 100% brown satin nylon lining
- Heavy duty brass zipper
- Knit cuffs & waistband
- Available in Regular and Long
- Color: Antique Brown
- Fit: Military (we recommend ordering one size up)
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 G-1:
The “G-1” military flight jacket is the commonly accepted name for the fur-lined-collar World War II-era flight jacket. From the beginning, aviators chose leather for its warmth, durability, and good looks. Made famous by the AVG in China, and Hellcat pilots over the Pacific during WWII! A USN and USMC leather flight jacket, worn with pride by our Phantom crews during Vietnam. The G-1 remains a current issue jacket for officer and enlisted aviation personnel on flying status in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard. This jacket is worn by the daring men and women of the USCG that risk their lives daily to save others in harms way.