Our Vintage Cape Buffalo Modern A-2 Jacket is made of leather from one of the toughest & most dangerous big game animals in Africa. Cape Buffaloes are one of the “big five” African game animals, but not categorized as an endangered species. Can weigh up to 2,000 lbs. Notoriously difficult to bring down. Our Buffalo leather is very unique and has that old world feel and look. Our tanning and antiquing process ensures that no two jackets will look exactly alike.
With this pedigree, it’s no surprise that our Vintage Cape Buffalo Modern A-2 Jacket is one of the toughest and most durable jackets we manufacture. Built like a tank and will withstand whatever adventures you want to take it on. Ideal for bikers, pilots, adventurers or anyone else who needs or appreciates an ultra-tough jacket. Though tough, it’s also a very refined jacket. The antique brown cape buffalo leather is wonderfully soft and rich looking, which makes it equally ideal for use in the urban jungle for those who are less adventure-inclined. Designed to age with wear. A great three season jacket. This jacket has the style, the look, and is a fantastic value. Great 3 Season Jacket! Import.
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The US Wings® Vintage Cape Buffalo Modern A-2 Jacket features:
- 100% Cape Buffalo leather
- Leather Thickness: 1.2 – 1.3 mm
- Drum Dyed
- Snap down collar
- One piece back
- One piece sleeves
- Snap close cargo pockets
- Stitched down epaulets
- Military spec brass zipper
- One interior pocket
- Side entry hand warmer pockets
- Brown satin nylon lining
- Knit cuffs and waistband
- Available in Regular and Long
- Color: Antique Brown
- Fit: Normal
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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.
Ron Jones –
Beautiful, well-made jacket! Cape Buffalo A-2 is exactly as described. Fit: I am 5’10” tall, 210 lbs, 46″ chest, 17″ neck, 34″ sleeves; the XL Regular is the correct size; sleeves are the perfect length and length of back falls just below my belt. Quality: Exceptional. Compatability: It is a bit snug if worn with a bulky sweater but fits great over a medium weight shirt. I have received several compliments on it on the three days I have worn it. I would enthusiastically recommend U.S. Wings jackets to anyone.
Received my A-2 jacket this afternoon,,I must say it is everything I thought it would be,,buttery soft,,I haven’t worn Leather Jackets in quite a while,so it will take sometime to get use it,,I initially tried it on with a mid weight sweater,,it seemed a little tight,,but after retrying it on with smaller weight sweater,,it fit very well,,I know leather jackets like leather shoes/boots need time to loosen up & conform to my body,,so I won’t be exchanging for a large size,,got the medium size.I’ll converse with the staff here for recommendations on the next jacket I will get,,I’m very pleased with US.Wings selections of jackets/coats,,etc
US Wings –
We are glad you like the jacket and fit
Bryan L Neff –
This is a truly outstanding value in an A-2 jacket. Beautifully crafted from African Cape Buffalo leather, which has an exceptional grain and uniquely soft and supple hand. It is just a little lighter in weight and slightly roomier than the just as amazing and beautifully crafted Antique Bison A2 that I also recently purchased from US Wings. Size large, regular, fits my 5’8″, 168 lb., 42″ chest, frame. Can’t imagine there is a better A-2 made at this price. Very pleased with this outstanding tribute to the heroes that proudly served our nation in WWII. I think of my father every time I wear it. Thanks.
John Cooper –
I received my A-2 two days ago and I could not be more pleased!!! I’m 5′ 11″ 228lbs. w/49.5″ chest and the XXL fits great. The jacket feels meaty but not stiff and hard to move in. I’ll be 60 in a couple months and this thing will likely outlive me. Well worth the money! Thanks US Wings!!
Robert Kruty –
Thank you Sir. We appreciate your buying from us.
Got the jacket and its the best for its price . could use a better zipper. Reminds me of something the military would issue. Not the best but pretty good. Been looking for a thick motorcycle jacket for the occasional wreck. This is not that. Would maybe save your skin but you’d lose the jacket. Got 3xl. 5’11 235lbs. Roomy. Most jackets are way too tight. If they ever come back with a thicker american bison in antique brown I might have to buy another a2. Wish there was youtube videos of the to look at before purchase. Could be thicker leather. I recommend to this site to look into cape buffalo a while back because the one I had was a 100 bucks and one of the thickest jackets that I could find. Guess most people buy jackets for look over function. If i did that id just get a paper thin lambskin. Could use a button by the lower zipper to help keep the wind out on the motorcycle. But all in all a fine jacket.thanks
Robert Kruty –
Thank you for your comment
Richard Congelosi, July 29, 2020.
I ordered a 2XL, a bit tight and it came with an imperfection. I called and not only did Mike walk/talk me thru my many questions he went
beyond to accommodate me. A 3XL with an alteration was/is the solution and I can’t wait to get this one.
Where customer service is an outsourced, over promised, under delivered, unfulfilled company statement…US Wings is just the opposite..UNDER promised and OVER delivered..Thank You, Mike and US Wings.
Robert Kruty –
Gilberto Gonzalez –
Wow, what a great jacket, one of a kind, strong, comfortable and affordable. US Wings was very professional as well. Great service
Marcus Chassagne –
I want to correct a statement I made in my review on July 20, 2019.
I exchanged the jacket for a 2X-L not a 2x which made for a great fit. Again a beautiful jacket
First of all: Wow!!! This is one tough looking but awesomely supple and well made jacket – a bit “Thank You” to Sarge and the team for making this jacket available.
I too must agree that the size is a bit tight – I’m between an “M” and “L” and is really glad I got the “L”. the shoulders is spot-on, but the sleeves could do with an extra inch or so…
I’m still breaking in the jacket so we’ll see if things improve…
Again, a very – no, awesome jacket, but watch the sizing.
Marcus Chassagne –
Runs a little tight in the shoulders. I previously ordered the Cockpit A-2 in a 46 regular that fits perfectly, so I ordered the XL 46-48 Buffalo thinking it would be about the same fit but it was not only tight in the shoulders but also about 2” short in the sleeves. Exchanged it for 2X which now fits great. The Cape. Buffalo leather is absolutely beautiful.Heavy yet very soft. Glad I made the exchange because the second jacket’s leather is even better than the first.