Rated 4 out of 5 by Georgiajack Leather Bomber Jacket
This jacket was purchased to replace a very old leather bomber
jacket. It is very roomy, I ordered an XL but possibly could have used a large. I am six feet and 175 lbs. It seems to be well made. The only problem for me is that it is heaver. a little longer and stiffer than I would have liked. If I had it to do over I would have purchased a lambskin jacket that was a little shorter. Great jacket but heavier and stiffer than I would have liked.
February 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeanny777 Great Jacket
Quality and good looks but the zipper is sharp and very unpleasant against your neck. I may get out my Dremmel and polish the upper zipper or return it.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by TomJC TomC
Best of the 3 Leather WWII Pilots Jackets that I have owned. The jacket's fit, comfort, leather quality, and heavy zipper all deserve 5 stars IMHO. I wear it every day lately in the frigid snow & below freezing temps in Massachusetts. And I have worn it shoveling snow for a several hours, and actually worked up a sweat because this jacket held in my body temps so well ..
February 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SteveBroomall Love My Jacket
I was looking for a tall sized leather jacket (I'm 6'5") and you might be surprised at how few there are on the market. I had an old leather bomber jacket that, while still wearable, after about 25 years had gotten kind of decrepit looking. It was time to replace.
Bean's Flying Tiger jacket was one of the very few I found. Three years ago, I bought the dark brown one. It wore like iron - after three years, the leather still looks brand new. I have no doubt that the jacket would last decades. Um, except for the lining. A few other reviews mentioned this also, so I hope that it's been corrected. The lining almost completely pulled away from the shell just above the label. This is why I only gave it four stars.
However, the story doesn't end there. I called and explored options with the Bean customer service. In the end, I chose to return my old jacket for credit and bought a new one in the Weathered Leather.
The new one is beautiful, well made and very nice looking. I don't understand the comments about the leather from other reviewers. Mine looks great. My hope and expectation is that the issue with the lining have been corrected and I'll get as much service from this jacket as I did from the old one that I had worn out.
Five stars for customer service. I sent the one with the lining issues back in the shipping material that the new one came in, and the credit was processed within a couple of days of arrival back at Bean. They really do stand behind their products.
January 28, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ENegin Distressed by Distressed Flying Tiger Jacket
Given LL Bean's quality merchandise, I was really surprised when I received this jacket in the mail. The color -- a pale, ugly brown -- was nothing like what it looks like on the LL Bean website, and it felt like plastic, not leather. The fit was a bit odd, too. The sleeves were puffy. I sent it back immediately.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Well constructed. Good fit.
I returned the Flying Tigers Leather Jacket because it was to heavy. I may benieve to think that I can find a replacement that is lighter. The jacked is beautiful, well constructed and the workmanship is very professional I'm going to try and replace it with a lighter one? I may end up re-ordering the jacket if I can't find a replacement.
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TarheelChuckE Excellent Quality Leather Jacket
This leather jacket was the perfect gift. It fit very well and was excellent quality. Love LLB!
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ulhrich Still a Classic
First bought this jacket more than 20 years ago and the new version is better than the one I just retired. The snaps on the collar greatly improve the fit and comfort around the neck as well as the look of the jacket by keeping the collar in place. The added snap at the bottom of the jacket allows the jacket to be worn partially open without having to engage the zipper, which improves comfort and fit, especially when commuting or when more breathability is needed. Zipper has also been improved with a wider pull tab, leather strap on pull tab and larger fastener at the bottom. The style is timeless. A true classic that has gotten better with age?I expect to enjoy this jacket for many years to come.
December 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by doublejj flying tiger jacket worn look
Any potential buyers of this coat should go to a store and inspect prior to purchase. Online purchase does not give true characteristics of coat.
December 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cappy22 Leather Flying Tiger jacket, Uninsulated
This is my favorite purchase for a long time. I have been pondering buying this kind of jacket and decided because of the quality, reputation, and review write up offering the three choices of style in the LL Bean Catalog. This is my first choice of wear during these Tennessee winter months. The fit and finish of the jacket are first class; the uninsulated choice is perfect and provides all-around wear usage without being cumbersome. The quality will provide me many years of use while aging with me.
December 17, 2014