USAAF Type B-9 Parka is a seminal piece of clothing design produced by the Air Force in conjunction with outdoor clothing manufacturer Eddie Bauer during WWII. Eddie Bauer pioneered the development of the first 'down jackets' registering the original patent in 1940 and being awarded a governmental contract to produce a down-insulated flight suit for the Air Force in 1942 along with a selected few manufacturers(Reed, Ben Green Holtz).
Though produced at the same time as the alpaca-lined B-11 the down-insulated B-9 was deemed too expensive to continue producing and the USAF opted to cease any further contracts making originals pretty rare.
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I love the quality and comfort
The cup is authentic
It's a really great coat for the price. Nice and warm. Looks well made. It should last me a very long time
Nice repro! 178cm/78kg - size 40 and fits great. Fast delivered to Europe (CZ) - three weeks.
Nice affordable copy of the WWII era B-9 parka. I do wish the bottom edge was more like the original (without the extra line of stitching that the replica has). This is a nice, warm parka with functional hood. I find myself eager to wear this when the weather outside is cold enough.
Very nice authentic army parka. I love the fur lined hood. Very warm and cosy. Perfect for the prize. 6,35“ 190 lbs, size 42
I'm very happy with my Bronson B-9 parka! The sizing is spot on. It's plenty warm with with its quilted down-filled lining, and it really comes into its own below freezing-point temperartures.
I've been wearing the parka in the snow with only a wool shirt underneath, and there's still room for a woolen jumper should it get colder. Great work!
Strikingly good looking with great warmth. Can't recommend enough!
Excellent jacket :)
As 178cm/78-80kg, European M-L (Size 40),
What I like ;
fast delivery, same as pictures/descriptions
What I don't like ;
missing additional button, feather comes out easily (every time I wear I have feathers on my shirts...),
loose threads (button holes, quilted linings)
I like it, but there are points to be improved.
I wish there's a inner pocket, waist inner tie.
so cool product, good size, love so mutch this is my style
Perfect jacket for the cold winter months.
Well made and fits well just like jackets should .
I received the B9 in a timely fashion, very good sturdy quality, size is exactly stated as the size guide measurements... very warm and full down. My only criticism would be the quilt fabric for the lining is not correct per originals and there is a extra bottom hem seam but since I received I’ve worn it about every day so warm ! Cheers to Bronson