The Bomber Jacket – Standing Up Against the Elements


Bomber jackets are always a good staple to have in your wardrobe. Generally speaking, the bomber jacket is unisex, versatile, and always a great choice. Instead of reaching for that old leather coat you’ve got in the closet, why not take a look at what we have on offer?

So you may be asking, what is a bomber jacket exactly? To clarify, the traditional bomber jacket bunches at the waist and wrists. Additionally, it has a zippered front and varies in the number of pockets the jacket has. Moreover, the bomber jacket has a colorful military career.

The Bomber’s Origins

Earlier I mentioned the long history of the bomber jacket, so let’s take a look at the origin. First called “flight jackets,” the need came from trying to keep pilots warm. Planes during the WW1 era did not have an enclosed cockpit. Following that, the original flight jacket came around. It first featured high collars and a snug waist and sleeves.

Thereafter in WW2, a newer version of the flight jacket developed. Without a doubt, the most historical versions of this jacket were the A-2 and the G-1 jacket. Later on, the modern jacket we know today would be associated with the MA-1 version. Additionally, the MA-1 version came along during the 1950s. Regardless of all this, it’s a functional and fashionable choice. Let’s skip the history lesson and get to the products?

Radians SJ210B-3ZGS Bomber Jacket

Radians SJ210B-3ZGS high visibility black bottom bomber jacket
Radians SJ210B-3ZGS Type R Class 3 Three-in-One Hi-Vis Bomber Safety Jacket – Yellow/Black

If you’re looking for a quick and easy first choice, then the Radians SJ210B-3ZGS is your pick. Why you may be asking? Besides being one of our most popular bomber jackets, the features should hook you. First, the Type R Class 3 ANSI rating and high visibility color keep you seen at all times. Additionally, the SJ210B-3ZGS features silver reflective tape about 2 inches wide. The inner fleece liner can also zip out. Whether you need heavy-duty warmth or need to keep the chill away this jacket has you covered.

ML Kishigo JS121 Bomber Jacket

ML Kishigo JS121 Economy Bomber Jacket – Yellow/Lime

Following the strong performance of the above entry is the ML Kishigo JS121. Not to be outdone, the JS121 features waterproof seams and thermal insulation. Likewise, the left chest radio pocket is of equal importance. Designed with larger phones in mind. Another key feature is the black bottom and sleeves. These are to help you keep a neat and tidy appearance.

Ergodyne GloWear 8381 Bomber Jacket

Ergodyne GloWear 8381 black bottom high visibility bomber jacket.
Ergodyne GloWear 8381 Type R Class 3 Performance 3-in-1 Bomber Jacket – Yellow/Lime

Our final (but not the only) entry is the Ergodyne GloWear 8381 Jacket. If it’s features you’re after then this one has got you covered. Not only does the inner liner zip out, but it also has removable sleeves for a warm winter vest. The versatility is especially helpful to those of you with unpredictable weather. A storm flap snaps over the zipper to keep you nice and dry. Waterproof, windproof, detachable hood- there are few things this jacket can’t do.

All in all bomber jackets are an excellent choice in keeping you warm and safe while you work outside. We hope you’ve already discovered one for yourself or someone else from our many offerings.