An unique 1.6-1.8 mm (4-4 1/2 oz.) soft, supple, and thick American Bison Leather
Removable Thinsulate liner
Optional Feature: Armor-ready shoulder, elbow and back protector pockets. Body armor sold separately
Two hand warmer pockets that are Leather-Lined
Two inside leather-lined pistol Pockets
#10 YKK Black zippers throughout Bi-swing back and vented underarm gussets for comfort and range of movement
Side adjustments to ensure the right fit for years of comfort and protection
Built-in kidney panel makes it a great riding jacket
Solid Removable belt
Proudly Made in the USA
Thickness or Weight - Leather is usually measured in terms of ounces. One ounce equals 1/64th of an inch thickness. Thus, a weight of 7 to 8 oz. means the leather is 7/64th to 8/64th of an inch thickness. In an effort to make leather a uniform thickness, wet hides are run through a splitting machine. However, each animal is different and there is always a slight thickness variation throughout the hide. This is why leathers are usually shown with a range of thickness, such as, 4 to 5 oz., 6 to 7 oz., etc.
American Bison leather is over 40% stronger than traditional cowhide and is unparalleled in its softness, strength and durability. The “grain” of the American bison leather is more pronounced and the fibers are thicker and more widely spaced. Hillside USA Leather has selected the American Bison, due to its superior inherent properties as well as the fact that the leather is processed and tanned in The United States.
Leather Thickness Conversion Chart
1 1/2 oz.
2 1/2 oz.
3 1/2 oz.
3 3/4 oz.
4 1/2 oz.
Perma Core. A premium core spun sewing thread manufactured with continuous filament polyester core and polyester staple wrap for most sewing applications. The core spun construction delivers a thread with a higher strength and sewing performance over staple spun products, allowing for the use of smaller thread sizes. Perma Core maximizes seam quality while minimizing sewing problems. By American & Efird
Since the late of 1950, YKK has been building up the worldwide group network and running Good Quality Management System throughout the network. In 1997, YKK established the Quality Management Committee, called FGQMC (Fastening Global Quality Management Committee) to assure the quality of their products at global level and to satisfy our customer with safety and reliability on our products.
Poly Twill Fabrics are often used for sturdy work clothing or durable upholstery because of its strength and durability. Twill also recover from wrinkles better than plain-weave fabrics do. When there are fewer interlacing, yarns can be packed closer together to produce high-count fabrics. In twill and higher counts, the fabric is more durable and air- and water-resistant.
Armor PocketsOptional Feature: Armor-ready shoulder, elbow and back protector pockets.
Body armor sold separately
Hillside USA's products carry a LIFETIME GUARANTEE on the workmanship of every leather garment manufactured by Hillside USA. If a leather seam ever opens, a zipper breaks, a snap falls off or defective leather, we will repair or replace it for the life of the garment, under normal wear and use. Products that have become damaged due to pins, patches, misuse or neglect can be repaired but not replaced. Lining, Elastic and Velcro are guaranteed for three-years from the date of purchase. We will advise you of the cost of the repair or replacement and await your approval before proceeding. Hillside USA reserves the right to approve or deny a claim. Accessories section is not covered. Original invoice is needed in order to process your return. Damaged products should be returned directly to Hillside USA. You should send the product freight prepaid and insured, to the address below. Please include a note explaining the problem, along with $18.00 for return shipping and handling within the USA. International customers are responsible for the actual return shipping and insurance charges. Lifetime Guarantee is not transferable.
Illustration of Leather Line Gun Pockets