Extreme Cold Weather Jackets at US Wings


Extreme Cold Weather Jackets are available at US Wings.  Besides the huge selection of leather Flight Jackets, US Wings has a wide assortment of jackets to keep you warm in the coldest winter.  The Military parka N-3B and the N2B shorter military flight jacket can protect you from the harshest of winter conditions.  The Military parka N-3B is a 3.4 length parka (often referred to as a “snorkel” parka)and the N-2B is a waist-length  style flight jacket.  Both are designed to withstand sub-freezing weather & feature a water repellent 100% nylon shell, polyester interlining, polyfil insulation, and a pile-lined hood with faux fur trim.   Both jackets were first introduced to the USAF during the 1950’s.  Unlike the cold weather jackets of WWII (like the sheepskin B3’s) which relied on heavyweight leather & fur to provide warmth, these “jet age” nylon jackets provided warmth at a fraction of the weight and bulk.  Both the Military parka  N-3B and the N-2B flight jacket are the best kind of jackets for the worst kind weather.  Although primarily issued to Air Force personnel stationed in cold weather duty stations, the Military parka has been a favorite of college students since the 1960’s.  The Military parka is issued in sage green, but the civilian versions are available in sage green and black.

The Shipboard Jacket is a jacket issued to Navy crewmen.  The current, genuine government-issue USN Nomex, Shipboard Jacket was designed after the attack on the USS Cole in 2000.  It was designed to be a flame resistant and versatile jacket that stayed on the ship and was thus named the Shipboard Jacket.  In June 2014 it became a standard issued jacket but retained the name Shipboard Jacket.  This jacket  for civilian use is highly recommended to be kept, when not worn, in the trunk of your car for emergencies.  US Wings is a authorized US Military vendor and this jacket can be purchased for civilian or military use.  Made in the USA to US Military Purchase Description NCTRF PD 4-99C.  It is a fully lined jacket with two front inverted welt pockets with zippers.  It has two inside front patch pockets and a front zipper closure with wind-flap.  It has raglan sleeves with a recessed knit cuff and knitted waistband.  The Shipboard Jacket has a stand up collar with hanger loop and is produced in Navy Blue.  The Navy has issued this Nomex jacket as a fire resistant, cold weather,windproof alternative to the deck jacket.