1965 CWU Jacket black

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Brand

Season

Supplier

Pike Brothers

Kleding

L, M, S, XL, XS, XXL, XXS, XXXL, XXXXL

149,00
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CWU – The beginning of modern functional clothing

The abbreviation stands for Cold Weather Uniform. A layering system developed in the early 1960s by the US Army and the US Air Force to better protect their pilots. Especially high-altitude flights and remote air bases were always a challenge for the staff to keep them warm and functional. In the Second World War, natural fibers were mainly used to keep the pilots warm. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, researchers developed new forms of technical fiber insulation. With these improvements, the jackets became thinner and warmer.

Our new CWU jackets are part of this system. They consist of a thick, padded polyamide that is lightweight, abrasion resistant and well insulating. This jacket should be worn under the actual flight suit or jacket and thus serves as a layer system.

Pikes jacket is made of the same padded polyamide fabric used in those days. Three exterior pockets and an original specification label mark it as a piece of genuine military origin.

We offer the CWU jacket in two colors. The original Sage Green and in a classic black.

The following details characterize our 1965 CWU Jacket:
– Outer fabric: 100% polyamide
lining: 100% polyester
print heads
-3 patch pockets