This is my first G-1, after having a few A-2 jackets over the years. I'm thoroughly impressed with the quality, fit, and rapid shipping. The quality is high, with tough but soft and beautifully grained cowhide (although it is a dark brown and not a the really dark sealskin color, but it does match the photos of just the jacket you see here online); thick, soft, and warm mouton; thick rib knit cuffs and waistband that won't pill or fray (at least easily); a heavy brass YKK zipper that will probably outlast anything else on the jacket; high quality stitching, no stray threads, and great buttonhole construction. The fit is great, I ordered a Medium and I am 5/9, 160 lbs, wear a 39R suit jacket, 31 inch waist, and a 16/34 dress shirt, and it looks and feels great. The jacket itself is much lighter than I expected for cowhide, not much different than my A-2 (my A-2 is a little smaller in size/cut, and weighs about 3 lbs, and the G-1 weighs just less than 4 lbs). The inside pocket is a nice addition, which is one thing I don't like about my A-2 (it doesn't have one). The side entry Army gloves are nice too, although a little small for my smallish hands. Shipping was fast, I ordered around 3 pm Denver time, and I got a notification within the hour that my item had shipped (and it really did, it wasn't just a shipping label creation). The jacket came wrapped in plastic and with a heavy duty plastic hanger. I'm extremely happy with this purchase, and I'll keep Legendary USA in mind when I'm tired of my A-2 from Pakistan.
Reviewed by: Chris from Denver, CO.