To celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Apollo 11, the first crewed space mission to land on the moon, PINTRILL teamed up with Alpha Industries to create a jacket inspired by the space race in 1969 and the parallels it shares with the current space race to Mars. The PINTRILL x Alpha CWU 45/P Space Race Flight Jacket is adorned with pins and patches that pay homage to space memorabilia from this period. The unique details on this jacket include stamps, posters, and merchandise meant to inspire hope of a world beyond earth.
Originally issued to USAF and Navy pilots, the CWU 45/P Flight Jacket is a classic staple piece for those looking for a trendy yet durable jacket. The authentic military vibe is showcased through its thicker fill, ribbed knit cuffs and collar and front zipper closure with storm flaps to ensure the perfect insulation.
As the technology of materials and fabrics improved, there was a need for a new jacket that would be fire-retardant. The jacket was made of a nomex fabric that is known for its excellent thermal, chemical, and radiation resistance. Today air force pilots are still issued the CWU 36/P and 45/P. Alpha started producing the jackets for the military in 1995 and went on to make them for more than five years. We made this nylon version of the CWU 45/P for the commercial market in 1998 and introduced a leather version in the late 1990s.
Fold down collar
Onion quilted lining
Alpha logo on zig-zag zipper extension
MA-1 utility pocket on sleeve
Signature red "Remove Before Flight" flag
Removable patch with custom Alpha embroidery on chest