ALPHA Industries B-3 Sherpa
• This leather sherpa coat features a dual adjustable collar and side buckle straps to keep your neck toasty and to ensure a snug fit
• Our vintage bomber coat boasts high-quality sheepskin, along with genuine cowhide reinforcements/accents to keep you warm, even in below freezing temperatures
• This authentic shearling B-3 bomber jacket includes front slash pockets and an antiqued brass zipper to give you the timeless look of a fighter pilot
First designed in 1934 the B-3 bomber became the military-issued cold-weather flight jacket. Aviators who manned the B-17s and B-24s in the skies over Europe in WWII came to rely on their B-3 jackets as they often flew for 8-9 hours in unpressurized cabins, where air temperatures could drop to more than 60 degrees below zero. The bomber was vital to the crew’s comfort as the crimp of the sheep's wool created insulating air spaces, naturally retaining heat and absorbing excess moisture generated by the body. It remains one of the warmest and most insulating bomber jacket ever made.
|2XS||14-14 1/2||29-31||26-28||29-31||30-31||Regular 5'6" to 6'||120-130|
|MT||15-15 1/2||38-40||33-35||38-40||34-35||Tall 6'1" to 6'4"||170-185|