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The Rothco CWU-45P Flight Jacket is a modern take on the classic US military cold weather uniform flight jacket. Considered to be one of the very first official flight jackets adopted by the US Military, this style of flight jack is still in use today. This flight jacket is ideal for wearing in cold weather as it has been designed to provide water resistance and warmth through the double layer design.
Primarily used today by the US Air Force, the flight jacket has been an essential uniform component of air crew since the very early days of air power. With military aircraft not featuring some of the climate control features found on civilian aircraft, a quality jacket is a must for flight crew. With USAF aircrew flying to remote bases and locations that are prone to weather changes, a water resistant jacket is also essential. This unique need is what brought the CWU-45P Flight Jacket into production and the success of the design is clear considering it is still being used today.
Rothco has captured the look, feel, and performance of the CWU-45P Flight Jacket. The exterior shell of this flight jacket is made from 100% nylon with a 100% polyester internal quilted liner. This matches the original design of the CWU-45P and this configuration provides excellent water resistance and warmth. There are two front fully lined cargo pockets and the cuffs and waistband are knit just like the original. On the right sleeve is a pocket that is closed with a zipper and has space for two pens. Any former or current flight crew will immediately recognize this jacket and once they put one on it will bring back memories.