Inspired by the rich military aviation history of Hamilton, Ontario, our Cold Weather Bomber is a traditional MA-1 flight jacket featuring a heavyweight Sage Green nylon shell, a classic quilted Safety Orange liner, loads of pockets and a generous double fill layer for superior warmth and comfort. For the backstory on how we developed the Cold Weather Bomber, including hours of research in the city archives, check out our Journal.
Limited to just 100 jackets for our initial production run, our Cold Weather Bomber also features antique brass YKK-style zippers, orange parachute cord pulls, and a WWII-style "Never Tamed" embroidered chest patch emblazoned with the historic 424 Squadron numbers, a team of expert pilots from Hamilton known as "The Flying Tigers".
BUILT FOR THE COLD
We're a Canadian brand, so we know a thing or two about cold weather. We know what it feels like when the moisture from your breath turns to ice on your moustache, when the skin on your face feels as tight as a bongo drum, and your bones feel so brittle from the chill they could just snap.
That's why we built our MA-1 Bomber Jackets for the cold. Made with a heavyweight 100% sage nylon shell, double thick filling throughout, and a wind flap that sits behind the main zipper to block the wind, it's basically an advanced thermal outer-layer that looks like a piece of vintage fashion.
INSPIRED BY LOCAL HISTORY
Inspired by the 424 Royal Canadian Air Force Bomber Squadron (known as 'The Tiger Squadron') once headquartered at 275 James Street North here in downtown Hamilton, just around the block from the shop, the Cold Weather Bomber Jacket is an authentic take on a MA-1 combat flight jacket.
The most period-correct feature of our bomber is the high-vis quilted Safety Orange liner. Traditionally, when fighter pilots were downed in enemy territory, they would reverse their jacket to be better spotted by rescue aircraft from above. We chose to stay true to this history. Adding to the jacket's authenticity, the over-sized embroidered Never Tamed chest patch harkens back to the days of white knuckled-dogfights and high speed patriotism.
- Unisex and true to size
- Heavyweight 100% Sage Nylon Shell
- Heritage Inspired WWII Chest Patch
- Safety Orange Quilted Liner
- Double Thick Poly Fill
- Main Zipper Wind Flap
- Parachute Cord Zipper Pulls
- Two Button SnapFront Pocket
- Right Arm Zip Stash Pocket
- Inside Discreet Zip Pocket
- Metal Zips Throughout