The AAJ in Solid DUFF Color. Collar flipped up. Alex's hand is in the handwarmer pocket, which is behind and separate from the cargo pocket.
We use double zippers on all our garments. Here, the front zipper is mostly closed and the storm flap is mostly open ... buttoned down with only one button.
This is the AAJ in our own proprietary LYNX Pattern, which is great camo in all sorts of natural settings and much admired (but not perceived as camo) in all sorts of social settings. The throat latch is seen across the front of the neck, but it is not buttoned down, and neither is the storm flap.
Rear view of the AAJ in Solid DUFF Color.
Above, the waist of the jacket is tightened a little by means of the inner drawcord, the outline of which can be seen in this picture. Also, the doubled-elbows and forearm can be seen clearly on the right. The double yoke tapers to a point in back to conduct rain water down and off the jacket. You can also see the small separation between the 2nd layer of the yoke and the main body of the jacket. Totally separate layers is important in shedding water. The AAJ is shown here in Solid DRAB Color ... along with matching Pants.
The handwarmer pocket is behind and completely separate from the cargo pockets. The storm flap is completely open in this picture, and the center-front Double Zipper is open at both top and bottom. In this picture the Jacket is in Solid DUFF Color. In some lighting conditions, DRAB and DUFF are hard to tell apart, and both fade into the background by design.
The back of the AAJ is about 1.5 inches (almost 4 cm) longer than the front. The AAj is reinforced with bar tacks in many places, one of which is the bottom of the seam where the front of the jacket is joined to the back. The combination of DRAB Pants and LYNX Jacket is what I normally wear. This combination works in a wide variety of natural and social settings.
Here the collar is up and the throat latch is buttoned down out of the way where it would be hidden by the lowered collar until needed.
The throat latch is buttoned in place to seal drafts away from the neck.
The cargo pockets are secured by both zippers and slot buttons. The backing on the cargo flaps is Mil-spec combination wool-nylon fabric. The interior of the AAJ has no liners at all but we needed another piece of Fabric on the back of the pocket flap and our FullWeight Fabric added more bulk than we wanted.
The inside pockets are on either side of the chest, hidden under the double yoke so the stitching is not visible on the outside of the jacket. The pockets are made of a Mil-spec wool-nylon blend, and secured by a zipper. Also shown is a portion of the back side of the Center Front (Main) Zipper ... a #10 YKK Vislon, which is commonly used in marine environments. This zipper has very large teeth, which are more forgiving of grit than metal teeth. Also, the Vislon does not conduct electricity. This jacket is in our Solid BLACK Color. Our BLACK is TRUE BLACK.
The cuffs can be loosened or tightened as needed. This picture also shows the strip of fabric running thru the center of the Slot Buttons. Because these buttons are fastened by fabric rather than thread, they are far more secure than standard buttons. The fabric strip runs thru the buttons and is sewn to the cuff on either side of the buttons and in the space between the buttons. All told, these Slot Buttons are probably 75 times more expensive than typical 4-hole buttons.
This picture gives another good look at the way the Slot Buttons are secured by a strip of crazy-tough Mil-spec Nylon Fabric. Those buttons won’t come off unless they are smashed, which won’t be easy. The Storm Flap is completely unbuttoned and pulled back to show both the Slot Buttons and the Nylon Anchor Strip. Also clear in this shot is the Double Zipper that opens from both top and bottom. In our opinion, a serious outdoor garment must have a double-front zip front.
Front Zip completely closed and Storm Flap pulled back. Throat Latch is also swung out to the front but not fastened down.
Under the Collar at the back and either side of the neck are three Slot Buttons that can be used to secure the optional Double Hood.