May 5, 2004, 04:54 PM
I should point out that I am a huge fan of Indiana Jones and the 1930s and '40s. Yes, I actually do wear a fedora and leather jacket every day. And while U.S. Wings is not my personal choice for an Indy jacket I thought you fine folks here would love this:
Kevlar Indiana Jones jacket (http://www.uswings.com/aviatn.asp#KevIJ)
Sandwiched between the shell and lining are the layers of Kevlar® which, when worn zipped-up, provides Level II* upper torso protection.
May 5, 2004, 06:19 PM
Kevlar in the sleeves would be pretty cool as well. Then again, if it's cold enough to warrant a leather jacket, couldn't you just wear a normal vest underneath?
May 7, 2004, 12:19 AM
So when they try to shoot you for your jacket you'll live? Wouldn't mind seeing some kevlar on the sleeves too. That would be pretty neat.
May 7, 2004, 01:42 AM
I read from the webpage it's a Level II jacket. I'd wear my Safariland Level III inside but it's always good to have extra protection, espcially if the sleeves are kevlar lined.
I'm awaiting a reply from them.
May 7, 2004, 04:33 PM
Yeah, but it says "upper torso protection," which I assume does not include the sleeves.
May 8, 2004, 04:20 AM
Anyone know where to buy Kevlar?
I'm considering getting a custom made leather flight jacket with kevlar lined sleeves.
check out this company for bulk kevlar fiber.
or you could just google for kevlar fabric and see if you can find a retailer.
May 11, 2004, 08:53 PM
McMaster-Carr (http://www.mcmaster.com/) is a good place to start looking, and they even have great prices.
May 11, 2004, 10:35 PM
I'd be concerned about the zipper. Does that flap that covers it have a kevlar lining? Seems to me you have a torso-length weak spot there. It is a nice looking jacket, though. Without a little more knowledge of how it's put together, however, I'd go with a normal version of it and a conventional vest.