10 Bomber Jackets Under $50
Last updated October 10, 2016
Fall is here, and that means it's time to start wearing one of the manliest pieces of garb available, the bomber jacket.
The bomber jacket was created when the U.S. Army started the Aviation Clothing Board in 1917, and started releasing clothing to be used for military men in World War I.
Because planes didn't have enclosed cockpits at the time, pilots needed a heavy duty jacket that could keep them warm at high altitudes for long periods of time. So they invented the traditional bomber jacket, which was made with leather, high collars and lined with fur.
The bomber jacket has evolved over the years, and have been in and out of pop culture with movie stars sporting them, creating immediate demand for these iconic jacket. They're a symbol of honor, adventure, and come on... they just look cool.
Here are five jackets we've found that look great and won't break the bank, all under $50 (and many under $30).
A modified version of the classic MA-1 bomber jacket.
Military-fit bomber with nylon outer shell, orange quilted interior.
Not the traditional bomber style per se, but classy nonetheless.
Here's a bomber with patches added on. It's water resistant, wind proof, and quilted.
Polo has a more modern take on the bomber, with a simple zippered front and ribbed collar and hem.
What's better than one bomber jacket? Two bomber jackets. If you agree with this line of thinking, then check out the reversible version by Maximos.
This jacket has less pockets, is a slimmer fit, and features the quilted outer style.
This is probably the loosest variation of a "bomber jacket" that we're featuring, but it's still a nice jacket. It's thin, lightweight, and has a lot less pockets. Less fighter pilot, more '80s.
Here's a no-frills variation of the bomber, with snap buttons instead of the traditional zippered pockets in the front.
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