Oct 15th, 2019

Honoring the MA-1

For decades, the classic silhouette of the MA-1 bomber jacket has been known as a style staple. Its sleek, modern, and durable design has aided the MA-1 bomber jacket’s ability to withstand the test of time. What you might have forgotten is that the MA-1 bomber jacket’s origin story started in the Jet Age with war heroes and fighter pilots.

 

The year is 1950, and U.S. Air Force pilots are desperate for a wardrobe adjustment. Their current equipment is bulky, heavy, and freezes when exposed to water. Enter the Equipment-issue MA-1 Bomber Jacket. The MA-1 served as protection from high altitudes and is an indication of an elite club of pilots. The MA-1 bomber jacket’s functionality has remained a vital touchpoint of its constant relevancy – the current Avirex model was meticulously designed to highlight original features that were crafted for a purpose.

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The Avirex MA-1 bomber length is shorter in the back – staying true to its original purpose of allowing pilots to move in and out of their seats with ease.

The Avirex MA-1 bomber length is shorter in the back – staying true to its original purpose of allowing pilots to move in and out of their seats with ease.

The vibrant safety orange interior of the reversible jacket served as precautionary measures for fallen pilots who needed guaranteed exposure to passing comrades.

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Heavy duty flight nylon matched with 3M Thinsulate™ filling provides a lightweight and comfortable option comparable to items worn by those braving subzero temperatures. Extra fabric shirring around the elbows maximizes mobility – all of these are essential features for U.S. Army pilots.

Created with Avirex’s signature quality and authenticity, the water-resistant MA-1 bomber exudes the same strength and resiliency possessed by the champions that the style was originally designed for. Branded zippers and snaps juxtaposed with an iconic utility pocket on its sleeve showcases the MA-1’s authentic and unique look. When wearing an Avirex jacket, you become a vital part of history and continue to breed a new class of heroes.

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