Alpha Industries MA-1 Down Flight Jacket |MJM48510C1| Sage
Alpha Industries

Alpha Industries MA-1 Down Flight Jacket |MJM48510C1| Sage

Regular price $250.00 $250.00
PRODUCT DETAILS
A down-filled version of Alpha's classic MA-1 that reverses to a soft nylon, channel-quilted bomber.


BENEFITS
Reversible
Down
Water Resistant
FEATURES
Channel-quilted lining
Removable MA-1 utility pocket on sleeve
Signature red "Remove Before Flight" flag
Oxygen tab on chest
Two exterior welt pockets
Two interior welt pockets
Knit collar, cuffs and waistband


PRODUCT SPECS
Fit: Standard
Length: Above Hip
Recommended Weather: Extreme Cold Weather
FABRIC
Shell: 100% Dry Nylon
Lining: 100% Soft Nylon
Fill: 75/25 Down
RECOMMENDED CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Machine wash cold, gentle cycle with like colors.
Do not bleach.
Tumble dry low, shake after drying to disperse down.
Do not iron.
Do not dryclean.
PRODUCT HISTORY
Introduced by the mid-1950s, the MA-1 became the flight jacket of U.S.
Air Force and Navy pilots and ground crew.
Designed for use in temperatures of 14-50 degrees F, the MA-1 had a 100% wool knit collar, waistband and cuffs.
The MA-1 discarded the mouton fur collar of its predecessor, the B-15, because it interfered with the parachute harness worn by aviators.
Other features of the jacket included a tab that the oxygen mask was clipped to, tabs to hold the headset wires in place and the original U.S.
Air Force decal.
These features were eventually removed from the flight jacket as it was adopted by other branches of the U.S.
Armed Forces and equipment for pilots changed.

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