McChord got its name from the United States Air Force base in northwest Pierce County, Washington. This jacket is a rebirth of the classic flight bomber jacket originally named MA-1. The MA-1 was initially designed for the Air Force in the Mid-1950. Made out of high quality nylon shell fabric and the easy to zip jacket gave the pilots the perfect protection against cold conditions up in the air. Our McChord jacket has kept all the original elements such as durable nylon fabric, warming insulation and classic metal zippers. Keeping all the standards McChord is taking the bomber jacket to another level with attractive trims, modern mélange inside lining and functional insulation. The insulation is from Sustans® which is made out of renewable fibers from DupontTM and Sorona®. The Sustans® production process is using 30% less energy and consists of 37% renewable fibers compared to common insulation materials.