Rated 5 out of 5áby Renato Favorite leather jacket....
Rec'd this jacket on January of 2013.
Bought the black colored jacket. The heft to this jacket is significant....comforting to know the goat skin is no panzy...once worn, I felt like I was wearing a bullet proof vest.
Glad I got the black version....it was able to blend in nicely in parties and get togethers....a lot of different hands touched the jacket followed by compliments.
My frequent winter visits to Chicago was made comfortable by this bomber jacket, together with LLB fleece lined blue jeans....I was kept toasty.
Quality was noted to the waistband, cuffs, zipper, leather.
I always unfold the collar up in the cold to put a firewall against the howl of the winter.
My only regret is living in the desert, where the winters are mild.
This bomber jacket will definitely outlive me.
December 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby loveclothesshopper nice style
I ordered two different sizes, L and XL for my husband, not knowing how it would fit. The large was not big enough but the xl did fit, however, the leather was not soft at all and the collar was kind of high so it was stiff on the face. Normally sheepskin is very soft, however, this was not so I returned both jackets.
December 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby azizawzome Weathered FTJ
Go one size up from chart, jacket looks great, very warm, keeps me comfortable on bike in cold weather, very nice jacket.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby ChesterT Great Jacket!
My Grandfather was a Flying Tiger, and he would have loved wearing an LL Bean Flying Tiger Jacket during his service. I've been wearing one for over twenty years and recently purchased my second unlined in weathered leather after returning a $2,000 designer lamb skin jacket. The goatskin is wonderful, zipper is heavy duty, cuff's are better than the old jacket.. GREAT Jacket!
December 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby MKay227 Not what it used to be...
Original Flying Tiger jacket purchased about 5 years ago, the lining ripped out. We re-ordered to exchange for the current version (both with Thinsulate). We appreciate the generous return/exchange policy and love L.L. Bean products usually. The new jacket was sent back immediately. Compared to the older jacket, new jacket cuff and waist were not 100% wool, leather is goat or something else. Size not as generous. Older version of this jacket is much nicer, we'll just have it repaired! DUH!
December 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby DundonaldHouse Needs some minor modifications
Great old design but I would offer an alternative. For those who like front patch pockets that's fine, but I would offer another choice with side slant pockets with a snap to keep things in place. The side pockets on the original design are useless, nothing stays in them. I would offer two inside pockets, one with a button closure and one with a zip closure. Keep the overall design, I like it.
December 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby DaveinSLC Flimsy inner pocket
Great fit, warm and cosy, but the inner pocket where one might keep their cell phone ripped out within a couple of months. This is not the quality I am use to from llbean
November 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby GreenwichVillage1 Leather Jacket
From the description and reviews on this leather jacket, I thought I had found the right one for my husband's Christmas gift. What a disappointment when I got it; the leather if thick and hard, way far from smooth leather. This leather will never smooth. I returned it right away. I also found it too expensive for that kind of quality. Very disappointed.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby BeckyinTakoma husband was thrilled
I bought this for a special birthday for my husband, and he was delighted. Very well made, the leather is soft and supple, the zipper was sturdy, the cuffs were comfortable and warm. He decided to keep it rather than exchange it for the wool lined version because he can wear it for 3 seasons if he adds a wool sweater in the winter. We'll see how well the thinsulate lining holds up, but I am encouraged that LLBean will exchange if there's a problem.
November 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby TDF52 Excellent A2 Replica
This was a very hard decision to me as I have been wearing an authentic A-2 flight jacket like this for over 40 years and it was time to replace it. I could have paid $600 for another truly authentic replica, but after all these years I decided I wanted some slight updates for my comfort and convenience. I chose LL Bean over the dozens of makers because I trust them, and the price was very reasonable.
I am very happy with my decision. My new replacement is warmer with the thinsulate lining, much more comfortable with a cut that provides more ease of movement than the US Army Air Corps provided, softer in goatskin than the original stiff horsehide, and with a wonderful bonus of three extra pockets!
The materials and workmanship are excellent in every regard. My only complaint is that the collar had been folded in half horizontally when packaged, so out of the box it had a high-collared awkward-looking lie. I have been working the leather with my hands for a while to get it to fold where it is supposed to. It will take some time to overcome this. Small issue. Great jacket.
October 12, 2014