Rated 5 out of 5 by MGoeHiking Great Jacket
Just wanted to say that this jacket is the best. I live in AZ, so it is cold and dry in the winter and this coat has come in handy. The goatskin is soft and comfortable, but at the same time thick and has a very good quality feel to it. I chose to get the unlined version of the coat because I could layer what was under it myself and it has worked out really well. Great Jacket, I would buy another!!!
February 4, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by WeAreSorry Heavy Bomber Jacket
I have an older Bomber Jacket, early 90s from LLBean. I love It but it has shrunk in my closet, so I ordered the next size up. The design has changed! The new jacket is heaver, the guard over zipper is much larger. The design is clunky, and the leather is stiff.
February 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by clothershorse Outstanding Jacket
Love it. Excellent workmanship. Very nice fit; hangs well on shoulders. Did some online comparison shopping and believe LL Bean's flight jacket is best value. Others may be less expensive but quality would be questionable; others more expensive but same or less quality. Customer service and delivery was standard LL Bean top performance.
January 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seymourbuddy Great Jacket
I really like this jacket. Although in really cold weather you do need a sweater with it, I think the insulated versions in the size XXL that I need would be too bulky. Very happy. I bought a leather jacket from another company 2 years ago and I was never very happy with it. The day after I got this jacket I gave the other one away!
January 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pasajeff Finally bought it!
Finally pulled the trigger and ordered after looking at the jacket for the past several years (20% off helped push me over the edge!) Very pleased with quality and fit right out of the box. Heavier than most jackets (no big surprise) but felt comfortable right away. My biggest issue was trying to decide what size to purchase. Read many reviews and contacted customer service twice to get advice. I am 6'3" and weight 235 lbs and ended up ordering the XLT and found the fit just right. Since I live in Southern California I do not expect the need to layer too often but found that the jacket was still a comfortable fit with my LLB wool sweater or a polar tech top. Could not be happier with the jacket!
January 24, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Eric2 Needs a little attention to detail
I have had my eye on this jacket for years. I finally decided to buy it based on the reviews and LL Bean's well deserved reputation for quality products. The jacket is, indeed very, very nice, with one major issue already noted in a number of the previous reviews and that is the quality of the liner. The first time I put on the jacket I discovered a five inch tear in a sleeve liner. I spoke to a representative who sincerely apologized and immediately offered to replace the jacket at no cost. I pointed out that other reviewers have described problems with the liner as well. I decided to return the jacket for a refund because it's apparent to me that the quality of the liner does not match up to the otherwise overall exceptional quality of the jacket. I would consider buying this jacket again if the liner material and construction is improved. Right now, however, I am not confident another jacket using the same liner material and stitching will last over time. I know and trust that LL Bean will unquestionably stand behind the product. However, I value products that last and are trouble free. I said all this to the representative and strongly suggested that LL Bean investigate the quality control of the liner. Because I think this jacket is otherwise a wonderful product, I'll check back in a year or two to see if the liner has been improved. If so, I will definitely consider giving it another try. If the liner is improved my three star review would undoubtably bump up to five stars. Thank you, LL Bean, for your great service.
January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Don99 Flying Tiger leather jacket
Flying Tiger leather jacket good quality nice looking jacket very happy thank you L.L. Bean
January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by PNWBlogger Regarding Size...
I ordered the uninsulated version. You don't need me to tell you this is a terrific jacket. You can use any words you like to describe it, handsome, heroic, "studly," comfortable, they all work. I catch myself standing taller when I wear it.
Mostly, I want to address size. If you put a tape around my chest, it measures 43.5 inches. That puts me squarely in the Large category according to the table, so that's what I ordered. In fact, it was huge and I was overwhelmed by it. It was way too big and heavy. I wasn't getting the trim, military look of the 1940's I wanted. It was just too long and baggy.
I ordered a second jacket in Medium. This one fits me perfectly and there is still room to wear a sweater under it. It falls just below my waist and the sleeves and shoulders are just right. It's a bit stiff, but I expect it to loosen up over time. I am returning the Large.
Ordering clothes on the internet is always tricky. Since it might be helpful, here are my dimensions: Height 5' 11", weight 175 lbs, chest 43.5", waist 33", sleeves 34". The Medium fits me perfectly.
January 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by bonnie555 Jacket given as a gift. Loved the look,
Came in the next day, so no shipping damage worries. i thought the front pockets looked a little big. But the jacket had a true bomber look and color, he loved it. The fit was perfect.
December 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CoachNorman Flying Tiger jacket
Love my new Flying Tiger jacket, initially ordered one with thinsulate, but I am a big guy it is was bulky on me. I ordered the tall man without insulation and it fits beautifully and the LL Bean rep made it super easy to do mail exchange.
November 22, 2015