Winter is upon us! Through the wind, rain, snow, and freezing temperatures, the outerwear you choose to help you brave the harsh conditions is essential.
To help you start the season off right, we’ve compiled a list of our most popular winter parkas and flight jackets. These pieces, highly coveted for their function-driven designs and high quality construction, make up the true heart of the Alpha brand. They also sell fast, so get yours before it’s gone!
Alpha’s Slim Fit N-3B Parka is one-of-a-kind with a modern silhouette. Its channel quilted lining is ideal for extreme cold weather, while the water resistant exterior and removable faux fur makes for an easy transition into any rainy day.
Other functional features include six pockets — two lower flap pockets, two exterior handwarmer pockets, one interior patch pocket, and one MA-1 utility pocket on the left sleeve. A handy storm flap, Ottoman knit cuffs, and faux mouton-lined snorkel hood are all perfectly designed to trap heat, making this jacket a true fortress against harsh winters. For added versatility and style, the Slim Fit N-3B Parka comes in seven different colors, such as steel blue, maroon, and olive, each paired with a classic orange interior.
The N-2B Parka is a true Alpha classic, worn by the US Air Force air and ground crews since the mid-1950s before being modified for the commercial market beginning in the 1980s. Now, Alpha’s Short Waist Parka gives civilians the benefit of all the original military features, including traditional pass-through pockets, a split hood that lies flat with the help of a zipper, and a utility/pencil pocket with pencil point protectors.
For added warmth, the jacket also features a faux mouton-lined hood and a buttoned storm flap to trap heat and keep out harsh winds. It comes in three attractive colors: black, sage green, and gunmetal gray.
Like many of Alpha’s best selling pieces, the M-59 Fishtail Parka is a military classic inspired by the original M-59 worn by the US Army. True to its name, the parka features a snap up fishtail in the back and a storm flap with hidden snap closures and storm flap collar. It’s water resistant and specially designed for breathability while holding up to intermediate weather conditions, such as high winds and rain.
This jacket also includes a drawstring waist and adjustable cuffs, making for a snug fit and optimal warmth. It comes in black, M-65 olive, and a striking tiger camo print.
The MA-1 Flight Jacket has earned its own spot in Alpha history as the first military flight jacket to transition into the commercial market. Though many variations have surfaced in the decades since, the classic MA-1 is still in high demand. Fans to this day enjoy its comfortable fit, stylish look, and functionality.
Keeping in line with the original military specs, the jacket is water resistant, constructed from high quality mid-weight flight nylon, and includes two interior pockets and two lower flap pockets. It is also reversible and comes in nine colors such as sage green, navy blue, coyote brown, and golden yellow.
The Coalition Forces jacket is a special edition of the original MA-1 with the added feature of a large, multi-nation applique placed prominently on the back as well as an Alpha Coalition Forces patch on the upper left sleeve. Just like the MA-1, this jacket is reversible with a sage green exterior and orange interior, and it is water resistant throughout.
Another piece integral to the Alpha brand is the CWU 45/P, which was originally designed to be fire retardant and was worn by US Air Force and Navy pilots. The commercial nylon version boasts a thick polyester fill for warmth, an onion quilted lining, and a fashionable fold-down collar.
Fans of the CWU 45/P enjoy the wide range of motion afforded by its design and the large pockets made to fit all the wearer’s essentials. Versatile color choices — black, sage green, and replica blue — make this piece the perfect wardrobe staple, keeping you warm and looking good for winters to come.
Show off your love for Alpha, no matter where you’re from — the B-15 Coalition Forces jacket puts on display the flags of 10 countries around the world on its sleeves and the Alpha Industries World Tour logo on the back. The more fashion-forward details, including attractive sleeve shirring, a removable shearling collar, and a slim-fitting silhouette, make this jacket especially popular among style-conscious wearers.
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Written by: Aiya Madarang