Submitted by SFC(ret) Paul S. Riggs
I recently purchased a "Mickey-mouse" (shorty) extreme cold weather flyers parka with a lie down fur hood. This jacket is very lightweight, and I believe it is the warmest winter jacket I have ever bought or owned. The other day I ordered the "longer" style. The color is sage. If it is anything like the shorty, I know I will be very pleased. I would highly recommend either or both to ALL my retired Aviation Buddies.
ED -- The jacket, I believe, that you're refering to is the N2-B extreme cold weather jacket (parka) pictured above. Rated to -40 degrees it would appear to be plenty warm for most outdoor applications. I've never had one of these, but I have thought about picking one up from time to time. Has anyone had any experience with this jacket, or it's longer brother, the N3-B?
According to US Wings they retail at $129 each, though I have seen them in surplus stores for much less. I would caution you though, be careful what you purchase. This is a very popular jacket for knock-offs.