Great review John ….. much appreciated.
This is about as good as its going to get as I don't see anyone else planning on making these. Noble House makes a similar product w/o the fur collar....
I dunno what you mean. NH's version has indeed a fur collar and it's real sheep fleece. As I mentioned before I had that NH jacket, and it was despite the stupid zippers and the fluff magnet fabric a pretty nice jacket actually. If NH would use better more period correct zippers and a better fabric and if they would rectify some seams and stitches it would still not be 100% authentic but would be a great repro nevertheless!
For a good summer "kanal jacke" I can highly recommend SM wholesale.
For the winter versions in leather/ suede there's a good but expensive one at connectionknitwear (also available in correct blue)
The KANAL WINTER shearling flight jacket is a faithful replica of the ‘Kanaljacke’ and by now we can consider it as a true ‘pièce de...www.connectionknitwear.com
Big fan. Spied the N-4 I snaffled in 2019. Different fabric shade just for the Navy version...I'm not surprised they sold out. I knew a guy who used to work there and he said it's really as much of a shoestring, "Hey, wouldn't it be cool if we made ___" operation as the comments in those emails and the website suggest. I wouldn't be surprised if they had no idea it would sell or not, so they didn't make many.
I have no interest in one but I think it's great they made them for those who wanted one.
I love ATF's work, I have a B-10, M-43, M-41 from them and their new winter combat ('tanker') jacket is probably the most comfortable jacket I own of any type.