G-1 Naval Aviator Flight Jacket

Take to the skies with our aviator flight jacket.


The G-1 is easily the most recognizable leather aviator flight jacket ever produced. Originally developed by the United States Navy in the 1940s, it remains in active service to this day, being issued to aviation personnel in the US Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Constructed from distressed goatskin leather, it's outfitted with two flap-over patch pockets that incorporate side-entry pockets behind. Underarm gussets allow for a full range of arm motion, while grommets aid in ventilation. A bi-swing back, complete with authentic lower-strap, eliminates binding when reaching. The full-length heavy-duty zipper conceals a wind flap with perforated "USN"; a genuine wool shearling collar protects the neck from frigid winds and cold cockpits. Concealed two-button throat latch. Interior welted snap pocket. In brown. Goatskin shell. Polyester lining. Professionally clean. New York City, New York.
Sizes: M(38-40), L(42-44), XL(46-48), XXL(50-52); about 26" long in size large.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 3.9 / 5 based on 17 reviews


12 of 17 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Great Jacket - 2/10/2015
    By: from Rush,Oklahoma

    Just as I wanted. Beautiful Jacket fits great. A well made USA product... Thanks Orvis for Your USA Products......

  • 5/5

    Great Jacket!! - 2/10/2015
    By: from Washington DC

    I've always wanted a Flight Jacket, this by far the best jacket I have owned.

  • 5/5

    If you get the right fit this jacket is the best ! - 2/8/2015

    I lucked out with the x-large I'm 6 ft 200lbs. But be warned I was lucky I tried on the same exact jacket and size at a different store and could not even zip it up and could not get my hands in the side pockets! My jacket has wide side pocket openings and fits me perfectly, if you are any bigger than I am order the 2x large!! I am loving this jacket and. The wool collar is awesome ! Get the right fit and you won't be sorry with this great G1 jacket!

  • 3/5

    ORVIS NAVY Flight Jacket - 1/14/2015
    By: from Austin, Texas

    IK was in the US NAVY in 1969, and was issued a NAVY flight jacket in flight school. It was a beautiful deep, dark chocolate brown goatskin jacket and a dark brown collar. The jacket I ordered from ORVIS is "scuffed-up" ...to give it a "distressed" look! My original NAVY jacket does not look "distressed" after all these years.

  • 4/5

    weird sizing - 1/7/2015
    By: from Lynchburg, VA

    This is a quality jacket, however it is weirdly sized. I am 5'11" and weigh 175 lbs. I have a 32" waist and run 5 miles a day, so I am lean and fit. I have always worn medium jackets my whole life, but based on other reviews ordered up in size to a large. I could barely get it zipped closed. *(Felt like a sardine stuffed in a can ). Arms were super tight as well, and I have a tennis player's arms (thin).

  • 3/5

    Warning: Sizing Inaccurate - 12/26/2014
    By: from California

    In light of the earlier comments raising concerns about the sizing of the G-1 Naval Aviator Flight Jacket I decided to speak to a customer service representative about the sizing issue. We spoke at length and as a result of our discussion I purchased this jacket. Mistake. Jacket is far smaller than sizing chart indicates or representative advised me. Waste of time. Jacket is very nice but the sizing is terribly inaccurate. Be warned.

  • 5/5


  • 3/5

    Great Quality but cut for ultra thin - 12/13/2014

    Beautiful jacket but good luck getting one that fits. You need to be a lean military specimen as these jackets are cut for ultra thin. Also, pockets are small, could barely get my hands in them. I'm 5'10 175# with 33 waist and a Large was tight in the shoulders and sleeves. An XL would have been too long. The jacket is "MIL SPEC" so you need a "MIL SPEC" physique - Would be a great jacket for those you who do.

  • 5/5

    reliving past glories. - 12/7/2014
    By: from Beckley, WV.

    During my time in the USMC I wore a flight jacket exactly like this. And this one feels as good as that one did. But I had hoped it would make me look 19 again, it didn't work, lol. But the jacket it great.

  • 5/5

    Quality Jacket - 12/1/2014

    This jacket is a quality assembled product made from quality material. The fit is slim and short. I'm 5'8" with a 30" waist and 40" chest, and it fits me perfectly. However, if I were bulkier it wouldn't fit so be aware of that when purchasing. If you're taller or have a larger waist and or gut/chest it will definitely be too tight. Also if you like a looser fit jacket that has a little breathing room you may want to order up a size. I will also agree with a previous review in that it has a more distressed appearance than in the photo. This was not an issue for me, and as I have worn it every day it has started to soften up and give a more even look. This cockpit jacket is my new favorite and most used jacket..if you get the right size you won't be disappointed.

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