This vintage jacket was made in the late 1930s, specially designed for use by US Forest Service Smoke Jumpers. It is made of heavyweight canvas, with a padded layer and another layer of heavy canvas as the lining. The jacket has an extremely high collar with a double snap collar, which in conjunction with the padded construction, is designed to help protect the wearer. The underside of the collar has been reinforced with another layer of canvas, which in color and weave looks like Duxbak’s product. The jacket has a leather belt at the waist with a cast buckle and a zipper closure pocket on the right wrist. The main zipper is a Talon with a sunburst stopbox and the sleeve zipper is also a Talon, with a sunburst slide. The back is stenciled with the US Forest Service crest and the front of the jacket has a US Forest Service Smoke Jumper patch.
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