Rated 5 out of 5 by Favoriteretailerbean Flying Tiger cold weather staple.
I've had my jacket for over 20 years. Do not want to be without it. Lining was tearing. Returned it for a no question replacement. What more can you ask for? Thank you LL Bean. This is why you remain my favorite retailer.
October 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by seecaptain Flying Tiger Jacket, Thinsulate
Excellent Bomber Jacket! Perfect! Ditto All the Following 5 Star Customer Reviews.
September 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeroyJ Good looking jacket!
I ordered the "tall" version of this jacket, and am glad I did. I am tall, and the sleeves on this jacket are great. They do not ride up on my writs as some jackets do. Also, I ordered the Thinsulate version, and it did not add a lot of bulk to the jacket. Of course it is not winter yet, but the feel of the jackets ensures me it will keep me nice and warm this winter. The jacket looks good, feels good and could not be any more pleased. I hope it will provide me with many years of use.
September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PSW3 LL Bean Quality .....the same as always!
This is my second Flying Tiger jacket and it appears to be as well made as the first.
August 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by snap60dragon Disappointing in size and appearance
My husband normally wears XL in LL Bean outerwear. As an example, he has two parkas in XL that fit him really well. This jacket just barely zipped up. He wanted a winter jacket that would be warm on its own but could accommodate a lightweight vest or sweater, if need be. The jacket was returned the day after he tried it on. I also felt the jacket looked like it cost a lot less than it did. It didn't look like a fine leather jacket which I felt it should given the cost of the jacket.
July 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CotoMike Bomber Jacket for many Occasions
Overall, this is a good jacket that can be used in casual to business smart dress situations. It is a little heavier than I expected but that's California's fault; never quite that cold. A true bomber jacket look that's very versatile to wear.
July 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ironic1 Unsurpassed Exterior Quality
When I first got the jacket I was disappointed because, being unfamiliar with goatskin, I expected something soft and pliable. Instead it was stiff, shiny, and somewhat restrictive. So I wiped it with common boot oil found at the local grocery. Three applications spaced over a couple of weeks made it increasingly pliable and less restrictive. After the third application, the jacket had softened up and become a little more rooming for a fleece underneath when needed. Also at this point the jacket was starting to look and feel like it had been tailored for me exclusively. I then sprayed it with Armour All and buffed it, which gave it a nice subtle patina and made the leather look really good. Over time I became very impressed with the quality and tailoring of the jacket. After a winter of casual wear the lining started to wear thru at the seams. I sewed those spots and applied glue. At some point the liner and trim will have to be replaced-- sooner than one should expect. The interior of the jacket simply doesn't match the exterior which seems to set the standard for this type of jacket. You might pay more, but I really don't think you'll find a better jacket of this type. To sum up, if properly maintained, this is a jacket you can love over a lifetime.
June 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NJFLYER Bomber Jacket
Heavy enough for cold weather, but not overly so
Stylish for casual wear
Functional with an interior pocket for your wallet and such, side entry and snap exterior pockets as well
April 22, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by DiscoverAmerica Is anybody listening...?
Bought the thinsulate jacket in the distressed brown in November 2014. Love the fit and it is the warmest coat I have ever had. Supersoft too. Huge quality issues however with the lining (as numerous other reviews have indicated). I take very good care of the coat, but the lining is already threadbare in the collar area in several locations. I will be returning it for a replacement, but Bean surely can't keep ignoring this type of common complaint or they are going to go broke making annual replacements of a very expensive item.
April 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by COPAPilot Thinsulate Leather Flight Jacket
The quality is high and because the leather is a heavy goat leather it took longer to break in than my previous sheep's leather coat. Inside could be better if it were lined with soft leather to just above the waste since this is where the lining tends to wear out. If the lining is of good quality, the jacket should give me many years of use both driving and piloting.
April 1, 2015