British Royal Air Force Flying Suit - Desert Sand and Sage Green
NATO specification flying suit from the RAF. Makes a great general purpose overall
- Two-way zip closure from crotch to neck.
- Knee pockets (no vinyl inserts)
- Chest pockets.
- Pass-through waist pockets.
- Velcro ankle with zip closure.
- Velcro wrist adjustment.
- Pen pockets on left arm.
- Nomex fire-resistant material (or similar).
Sizing - explained
The first number in the codes we show i.e. (38/110) refer to the suit's measured arm pit to arm pit in inches, doubled and with 2 inches taken off to match a chest size.
For example, if 19" is measured across the garment laid flat, this is doubled, to give 38" and then we take off 2", so the coat would accommodate a 36" inch chest - snuggly. This allows for a light shirt underneath being worn as well. Additional layers would require a larger chest size of course
The 110 refers to the drop (in cm) from the collar seam to the trouser ankles and so how far down from your neck the ankle will be can be estimated.
(The reason for mixed dimensions is that we in the UK have retained inches as our chest size preferences, despite decimalisation in the 1970s. Heights are more generic and so we bow to the continental method with this).
British Royal Air Force Flight Suits for sale from Forces Uniform and Kit, the genuine army surplus clothing company.