Aviator Kit Bag
Initially adopted in July 1928 as a means for carrying a parachute when not in use, the aviators kit bag soon took on its iconic role as a general purpose gear bag. The kit bag was standard issue with each parachute to airmen, and was widely used for for lugging gear around the base. They were also employed for shipping unpacked parachutes throughout the continental US. Large enough to fit your parachute and plenty of other flight gear.
What makes these reproduction kit bags so unique? Kit bags are often copied, but rarely replicated. Practically every other reproduction uses heavyweight 18 oz canvas (postwar style), while original WWII production are made from 12oz cotton duck (very well documented). These are truly no-nonsense replicas, without all the fantasy frills of leather pulls, sleazy webbing, and altered dimensions. They also feature the little details often missed - like internal zipper flap, proper twill binding, and pockets with the selvage edge. Complete with hand stamped markings, period Conmar zippers, and five interior pockets. All raw seams are trimmed with period twill tape, and the center flap securely snaps with genuine Scovill fasteners. A solid, practical every-day use bag.
Available with early production white Type VI parachute webbing, or the later golden khaki webbing.
Kit bag: $135 - Email to order (Temporarily Out Of Stock)