After an email exchange about sizing, I placed my order on Tuesday and received it on Friday afternoon! My new Outlaw Gunner Jacket is exactly as described but better. I wanted to use the jacket especially for my work as an EMS helicopter pilot. The sizing is perfect for wearing over a Nomex flight suit and a thin fleece vest. The outside pockets are perfect for gloves, beanies, a flashlight, and a phone. I am really impressed with the collar! It is tall enough to block the wind but with ample room for me to tuck my chin in, not to mention how comfortable the cotton/nylon ribbing is. The sleeve pocket is perfect for the fatter pens and pen lights I need to carry at night. The underarm gussets allow a lot of upward mobility without restriction, perfect for climbing up the side of my helicopter for pre and post flight inspections, not to mention reaching up in the cockpit to operate the overhead switches. All in all, it's an excellent combination of bomber and hunting jacket. I think you've hit on a very good balance of insulation as well. Just standing out in the pasture here with a 10-15 knot wind out of the west, at 45 degrees F, the jacket is very comfortable over a T-shirt. And later that night it was equally at home over that light fleece vest and my Nomex flight suit as the temps dropped down into the upper 20's and I had to stand out on an elevated hospital helipad refueling and waiting for my medical crew. (It proved to be a bit too warm in the cockpit with the heater running.)
Now on my week off, the Outlaw Gunner Jacket is my go-to over a T-shirt for walking the dogs, going into town, for just about anything. Wind, rain, cold, it doesn't matter. This jacket functions extremely well.
This past fall, I gave all my leather flight jackets to my son. A couple of A-2's in goatskin as well as a G-1. They were heavy, restrictive, and though they blocked the wind well, not really very warm. They were beautiful but I think my son can get more use out of them than I could. I'd been looking for a reasonable replacement ever since. This Outlaw Gunner Jacket is lighter, extremely flexible, and a much, much more functional piece of gear. I'm really excited to have one!