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I am very pleased with the fit and quality of the jacket. It's not lightweight at all. Very warm! I can confirm that the current model now has the interior pocket (with snap closure) mentioned in another review's response. I think the cuffs could be just a little more snug fitting but that's the only thing I'd change. I've worn the jacket in 30° temperatures so far and remained comfortably warm. I've tried on Alpha Industries MA-1 jackets and was very unhappy with the fit but this one was perfect. There's also Buzz Rickson but the price on those is astronomical. For the price the Schott MA-1 seems like a very good buy. If I need another one or another color in the future I would go with Schott before any others. I ordered a size L and I'm 5'11, 195 lbs, average build.
I was looking for a flight jacket like I remember buying in the late 80s early 90s. All of the new brands are total trash. In 1988 an ma-1 cost about $100. Today a rothco is $60. You can imagine that quality is sacrificed for price. I searched and searched and. I actually bought a rothco, but the quality is so bad. This is the jacket I remember buying.! The inside is a shiny silky orange just like the old vietnam era jackets I remember getting. Worth every penny. This is the jacket you want! Dont think about it , get it!
Beautiful bomber. The fit is perfect. Glad I went with this brand. Quality is excellent.
I bought the coat to wear for a specific event and was expecting it to be a bit of a throwaway at that price. I received it today and I’m shocked. It feels really durable and will be much warmer than I expected. The size guide was bang on and it fits great. This is an incredible deal for such a quality piece. Very happy.
There are very few companies in whom you can place total trust in the quality of their products. Schott is one of them. You might look at the image of this jacket and think it's a nice, light nylon jacket, but it is anything but. It's a really substantial piece of work that can function as an early winter jacket, even here in New England. Stylish and functional with a perfect fit, this is a bargain at $168.
Typically fabulous Schott product. Sized generously, use the sizing guide. Love it, period.
I tried Alpha. Tried Rag and bone Icon ver which has an ugly seam in middle of the back. I tried even Buzz Rickson. All more $$. Returned them all. The Schott MA 1 bomber runs baggy. I wear a medium Schott 519 like a glove. I was swimming in the med bomber. I got black size small. The updated version has inside pocket on left. The jacket is thicker than other bombers too, so this might be good for late fall and winter at most in east coast. I can't imagine wearing this over 40 degrees f.
It is very very warm with even just a t shirt. They stuffed it with a lot of fill for insulation.
I have a military issued flight jacket that is really ravaged (still use it, good use vintage look) but it was time to get a new jacket. The Schott jacket still has the look and is high quality. It will be the jacket i use in wet conditions. Has a inner pocket for the phone and is warm to boot....
I had a flight jacket issued to me in the Army. It was a solid build but it this jacket is nicer. That being said my military issue jacket had a few features I wish this jacket had. My military issue jacket had a 2.5" by 2.5" Velcro patch on each side of the chest for unit insignia and other military patches. I wish this jacket had that feature so I could add unit patches, other military patches, or my secret service patches. I guess I'll just go to a local seamstress and add the features I want.
I've owned many bomber jackets over the last 30 years. Most have been cheap knock off brand jackets. Perfectly functional but nothing like the quality of Schott product.
Comfortable, warm, very well made.
My only complaint would be the lack of internal pockets. This is the only bomber jacket I've ever owned with no internal pockets at all.
I like to keep my wallet in my internal pocket.
But other than that, all good.
Response from Schott NYC: Note: Future production will include an internal pocket
Since 1913, we have stood behind the quality of our products. That's why for our customers, if you are not happy with your item, you can send it back to us, with no questions asked. Our return and exchange policy is valid for *30 days from when the item was shipped, and make sure the original tags are attached, and it has not been worn.
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