G-1 Naval Aviator Flight Jacket

Experience a legacy of unbridled style in a G-1 leather aviator jacket.


The G-1 is easily the most recognizable leather 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, whilst grommets aid in ventilation. A bi-swing back, complete with authentic lower-strap, eliminates binding when reaching. The full-length heavy-duty zip 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. Genuine goatskin shell. 100% polyester lining. Professionally clean. Made in USA.
Sizes M(38-40), L(42-44), XL(46-48), XXL(50-52); about 26" long in size large.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 3.7 / 5 based on 14 reviews


9 of 14 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 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.

  • 1/5

    Steer Clear - 11/21/2014
    By: from Toronto, Canada

    Very disappointed with this jacket. Be warned, the sizing is totally inaccurate and it runs absurdly small, which is unusual for Orvis products as they tend to run large. I’m 5” 11”, around 170 pounds with a 33” waist and medium is usually perfect. So imagine my shock when I ordered a medium of this and found I could barely fit it on. The arms and chest were uncomfortably restricting and when zipping it up (I just barely managed to do this) I felt like a stuffed sausage and looked the part too. Another disappointment was the distressing on the leather, which was done with a heavy hand and not nearly as subtle as the online photo would suggest, giving it a cheap-looking quality. Anyway, had to go through the trouble of returning it. I know it looks great in the photo, is made in the US and sounds impressive in the description, but you’d do well to steer clear of this one.

  • 4/5

    Hit or miss Jacket - 11/5/2014
    By: from South Carolina

    This is a nice jacket, if you get one that will fit you. I have bought Spirit flight jacket from Orvis that is similar in cut and medium fits me perfectly. My chest measurement is 45" I ordered Large size of this jacket because other review. It was hopelessly small. Exchanged it for X-large and it was small still. Finally XX-large size fits me. Jacket looks good but left hand warmer pocket is so small I can not get my hand inside. What a bummer. There must be a zero quality control at the place making these jackets. I am exchanging it for another one. It should not take this much trouble to order a jacket. Orvis, please verify your product sizing.

  • 2/5

    Didn't fit well - 10/10/2014
    By: from Online

    I purchased and subsequently returned this coat. I was hoping on replacing a 25 year old bomber coat that I love. This coat fit well in the shoulders but was tight in the sleeve diameter (I'm not a weight lifter) . I thought for the money the collar could be nicer. I didn't order another size.

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