History and features of the B-10 flight jacket
Until now, the mainstream materials for flight jackets were " tanned leather " such as leather B-3 , but due to their depletion, " cotton" was used for the first time in B-10 .
The B-10 can handle temperatures from -10 ° C to 10 ° C, but by using alpaca wool for the lining, it boasts heat retention comparable to sheepskin.
💬The background to the switch to cotton is not only the depletion of leather, but also the influx of criticism from pilots for the difficulty of moving sheepskin.
It was an excellent B-10 that was easy to move and warm.
Currently, replicas are sold by many brands , but the materials for the bore collar and inner are various, ranging from those using natural materials as well as those using chemical fibers such as acrylic .
From the point of view of "replica", natural materials are the correct answer, but in reality, both have advantages and disadvantages.
Natural materials are certainly the same as the real thing, and they boast a sense of ownership and outstanding warmth, but on the other hand, the price is high, and the mouton on the collar is easily eaten by insects, and hair falls off as it gets older.
And with alpaca wool, the hair sticks to the shirts underneath ...
On the other hand, B-10, which uses chemical fibers, is the opposite of these, and boasts a reasonable price, hair that does not fall off, and is more convenient than a "replica" when viewed as a "fashion item".
Heat retention and touch that cannot be imitated with chemical fibers ... Or reasonableness and usability that cannot be achieved with natural materials ...
Our B-10 uses mouton on the collar, alpaca wool on the inner, and the shell is made of cotton dyed in olive drab.