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
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChesterT Great Jacket!
My Grandfather was a Flying Tiger, and he would have loved to have been wearing an LL Bean Flying Tiger Jacket during his service. I've been wearing your jacket for over twenty years and recently purchased my second unlined in weathered leather after returning a $2,000 designer lambskin jacket. I prefer the goatskin over all other leathers available for this type jacket, the YKK zipper is heavy duty, overall jacket looks better than advertised. I receive compliments on it all the time. Great Jacket!
December 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by littleossippeguy Awesome jacket second jacket since 12/13 read why
I bought the Flying Tiger Leather Jacket at the Freeport store in Dec 2013, I also have a picture in another review with me wearing it.
The jacket is very comfortable and took about 2 months after wearing it most every day to really break in. Cool looking jacket and I get many compliments.
I recently had a disappointing issue where as the lining in the jacket had about a 6 inch rip in it on the upper left hand side where the inner pocket is where you may put a wallet or cell phone. The funny thing is I never even used the inner pocket. I was quite surprised on how the lining just ripped for no apparent reason. I am very careful with all of my personal belongings so it was not abused at all.
However, this is why I love L.L.Bean and buy all my clothing from them. I returned the jacket at the Manchester outlet store in N.H. and I explained what had happened and showed the manager the jacket. This happened last week.
They apologized as if it were there fault. I smiled and said, "No worries." They immediately took the coat back and assured me of there policy If your not totally satisfied we will take it back. In deed they did.
I had them look up on the computer when I purchased it so it was in Dec of 2013. So they obviously new that it was still a relatively new jacket and could see how it had a defect. Needless to say. The manager called on the phone right away to the Freeport store to re-order me another jacket and I was told I would have it within 4 days delivered to my door.
Well, I got the jacket in two days!! Brand new and it looks great. I hope the lining does not tear again but, I believe it was an isolated incident.
So the fact is folks. L.L.Bean backs up what they say. They sell excellent quality of clothing and all the phone support staff, sales staff are awesome people.
I ask you this, Where else can you buy a fine leather Flying Tiger Jacket and return it almost a year later due to the lining ripping? Absolutely no where but, L.L.Bean. So I encourage you if your thinking about buying this jacket GET IT. You won't be disappointed many people comment on it and its great quality leather.
And.. If you don't have the L.L. Bean credit card get one. They give you extra bonus dollars to spend at L.L. Bean with purchases. A win win situation.
December 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by AERIALBOY1 not up to ll beans standards
the finish on the leather did not look like a quality leather jacket, looked cheap. had to return.. LL bean has great clothing was surprised.
December 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TexasHuntingGuide Overall ok, needs a heavier liner
I finally pulled the trigger and bought the flying tiger uninsulated jacket after doing some exhausting research for about 2 years. this jacket overall seemed to give the most quality for the money, and the money is considerable. I understand that you get what you pay for and so the one thing I think that really needs to be reflected in that saying is the inner liner. premium goat skin was used for the shell and its very nice don't get me wrong as well as the cuffs, super thick, but the liner is where this company cheaped out. Why? I really wanted to give 5 stars but I just couldn't. If anything goes wrong with this jacket in the next 5-7 years ill be sending it back. For this kind of money you would expect a carrier lasting jacket, not a 2 or 3 season jacket.
December 4, 2014