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The Most Versatile Hoodie with First Class Comfort, Function and Style. 100% Made in the USA. Read more

Los Angeles, CA Fashion
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The Most Versatile Hoodie with First Class Comfort, Function and Style. 100% Made in the USA.

Los Angeles, CA Fashion
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THE FIRST CLASS HOODIE IS...
- So versatile that it can be worn anytime and anywhere.
Wear it on the plane and everywhere else.

- Reversible, 2 in 1. It's like 2 hoodies for the price of 1. 

- Stylish and packed with function. Modern fit and hidden features. 

- Light enough to breathe but still heavy enough to keep you warm.
Layer this hoodie or not, it's up to you. 

- Extremely comfortable and durable. Fabric designed for softness and to handle the stress of an active lifestyle.

- Made 100% in the USA of the finest quality. Everything is made in the USA from the fabric, trim, labels, zippers and dye.

- Cost savings as we cut out the middleman. You order it, We make it, We ship it straight to your door. All this for about wholesale price. 

Inside / Outside Kangaroo Pocket
Inside / Outside Kangaroo Pocket
Spencer, our male model is wearing a size 3 and wears a size medium in other mens brands. Cassandra, our female model (in the video) is wearing a size 1  (she would like a size 0) and wears a size small in women's brands.
Spencer, our male model is wearing a size 3 and wears a size medium in other mens brands. Cassandra, our female model (in the video) is wearing a size 1 (she would like a size 0) and wears a size small in women's brands.

THE FABRIC: We had a local Los Angeles fabric mill knit us a custom blend for our french terry. We decided to use a blend of pima cotton and modal with a little lycra for mobility. This blend makes this hoodie feel so incredibly soft as well as making it functional. The weight is perfect for wearing on its own or layered with an under shirt or a jacket. This means you can wear it when it's warm or cool. 

MICRO FRENCH TERRY LOOP: Wear this side down and create less contact on your skin which will help circulate air. Flip it around and reverse The First Class Hoodie so the MICRO LOOP is on the outside. This will create a bit more warmth as well as give the hoodie a different look. Either way, you'll be comfortable and stylish. All the functions will work no matter how you wear it! 

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BELLS AND WHISTLES

 Our REDESIGNED 3 WAY CUFF is built to last! We realize that this function is so handy that people use it all the time. We went back to the drawing board and redesigned this cuff to hide the functions as well as make them more sturdy. We choose a 13 ounce 2x1 rib for its weight, durability, and recovery. Because of the weight of the fabric we were also able to add extra stitching at all the pressure points. 

 Durability: The French terry is heavy enough for our factory to use a 6 thread flat lock stitch. This allows for a comfortable fit because each panel of the hoodie will lay flat on your body. This is also the same stitch used to make wetsuits. It doesn't get any stronger then this!! 

COLOR OPTIONS (color navy is shown above as well as in the video)

Reflective Badge Graphic comes with your hoodie but it's not attached. Easy to iron on this graphic at home or If you would like, we can attach it for you, just let us know.

 The fit is meant to be modern and is only a little slimmer then a standard hoodie from other brands. The chest and waist measurements are meant to guide you into the right size. The length is taken from the center of the back, neck seam to the bottom of the rib waistband. 

 OUR FACTORY IS IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA


THE AVIATOR GUARANTEE Customer service is extremely important to us and we want to make sure you are satisfied with your hoodie. If there is something wrong with it, please  send it back to be fixed or replaced. For our domestic orders, we can't pay for the shipping back to our office but of course we will pay to get it back to you ASAP.  Same goes for fit problems. We want you to have the size that works best for you so if you ordered too big or small we will work with you on a replacement. In some cases we may not be able to promise the same color but most likely it won't be a problem. International orders may require additional shipping fees. We will handle this case by case and will be transparent and honest with an open communication line to insure satisfaction. Thank you!

Risks and challenges

Aviator was relaunched last year on Kickstarter with The Red Eye Hoodie. It was an amazing experience and we were able to pull it off with only a few glitches which we worked out. Anyone who pledged was able to contact me directly and we worked together to insure everything was taken care of. Customer service is a very important part of this process and we will continue to work our hardest to make sure everyone is satisfied.

Having said that, we are even more prepared as our relationships with our suppliers and factory are now rock solid!! We learned a lot and know how to better handle the volume that could come from doing a Kickstarter. Not only have we spent a lot of time developing a great new hoodie. We have spent many hours making sure our project is set up to minimize the problems that could come from this process. We look forward to getting started and sending you an amazing product that you're sure to get lots of use from. Thank you! Colby

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    15 backers

    You will receive a HUGE thank you on our website. More importantly, you'll help keep "MADE IN THE USA" going strong!!

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    FIRST CLASS BADGE T SHIRT
    You will receive one graphic t shirt. This t shirt is 100% cotton and made in the USA. It's sure to become one of your favorites. Please note: Sizing is unisex.

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    SOLO FLIGHT
    You will receive The First Class Hoodie in your choice of color and size. The First Class Hoodie is made in the USA. You will be one of the first to experience it's versatility. Please note: Sizing is unisex.

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    THE FIRST CLASS / RED EYE COMBO
    You will receive 1 First Class Hoodie and 1 Red Eye Hoodie. Your choice of color and size for each. Please note: You will also have to choose your gender for The Red Eye Hoodie

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    THE FIRST CLASS / RED EYE COMBO
    You will receive 1 First Class Hoodie and 1 Red Eye Hoodie. Your choice of color and size for each. Please note: You will also have to choose your gender for The Red Eye Hoodie

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    WEEKEND GETAWAY
    You will receive 2 First Class Hoodies. Your choice of color and size. The First Class Hoodie is made in the USA. You will be one of the first to experience it's versatility. Please note: Sizing is unisex.

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    THREE DAY TRIP
    You will receive 3 First Class Hoodies. Your choice of color and size. The First Class Hoodie is made in the USA. You will be one of the first to experience it's versatility. Please note: Sizing is unisex.

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    DOUBLE DOWN FIRST CLASS / RED EYE COMBO
    THE FIRST CLASS / RED EYE COMBO You will receive 2 First Class Hoodie and 2 Red Eye Hoodie. Your choice of color and size for each. Please note: You will also have to choose your gender for The Red Eye Hoodie

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    THE BIG TRIP
    You will receive 4 First Class Hoodies in your choice of color and size. The First Class Hoodie is made in the USA. You will be one of the first to experience it's versatility. Please note: Sizing is unisex.

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    THE BIG FAMILY VACATION PACK
    By demand, we created this reward for that BIG supporter who needs 8 First Class Hoodies. You will get to choose the colors and sizes for each of them. Please note: Sizing is unisex.

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Funding period

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