Much as Indiana Jones travelled the globe in search of The Ark of the Covenant, many a budding adventurer has been tirelessly seeking the most authentic version of the original Raiders of the Lost Ark leather jacket.
And here it is.
After 30 years we go back to our original ‘Hero’ jacket pattern available to yours truly! Made to order using the original patterns created by master craftsman Peter Botwright for Harrison Ford back in 1980, the Wested Leather HERO Jacket is as close as you can come to the real thing... unless you steal one from the Smithsonian Museum or the Lucasfilm Archive, neither of which we recommend.
This jacket is a unique design AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FROM WESTED, the same company that fabricated the iconic wardrobe for Raiders, as well as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
The jacket carries the original ‘Leather Concessionaires’ label and differs in fit from the modern easy fit ‘Wested’ Raiders jacket that we sell today. The jacket has no inside facings enabling the nickel zip to go right to the bottom of the jacket but may result in a wavering effect. The collar is cut so it hangs off the back neck. The oversize shoulder width means the sleeves are set off the shoulder and are narrower and tapered. The inside pocket is a leather welt type with a single antique brass buckle for the side straps.
Shrunken Lambskin is the best skin for a screen-accuracy jacket. It has a rough-hewn texture from day one, with no pre-distressing required to achieve a credible "lived-in" look.
This is quite simply the closest match available to the original screen-worn Indiana Jones jacket.
Write an online review and share your thoughts with other shoppers!Reviewer: Leonardo from Freiburg
I decided to wait for more than a month before writing this review, and now I can only say that this jacket is absolutely AMAZING! Fits perfectly and it has become almost like a second skin. I would recommend it to anyone interested in buying what is admittedly the best Indy jacket available. Thanks, Wested! Wonderful job!Reviewer: Pete from Virginia, USA
The Raiders Hero jacket in shrunken lamb is STUNNING. Perfect fit on my frame (I have broad shoulders). It sits on my body exactly the way it did on Mr. Ford. The leather is beautiful and though it is lightweight and supple, it feels very strong. I would have no fears about wearing this jacket if I were being dragged behind a Nazi truck. Everything about this jacket says “top quality”. Well done Wested!Reviewer: Alex Montano from Mexico
Fantastic jacket, it fits great!Reviewer: Paul from England
Wested Raiders Hero jacket is just superb, the shrunken lamb is excellent and in the correct SA shade (best to ask for a sample of their current batch before hand to decide if the hide shade meets your needs).
The shrunken lamb looks and feels like it should, lightweight but also substantial, breaks in very easily with an excellent drape.
The fit is different to Wested's standard Raiders jacket so I would suggest you read the Blog Raiders vs Hero jacket for advice or just give them a call as the staff are extremely helpful.
Reviewer: Joseph from Fairfield, CA USA
Wow!! Great look and feel (love the texture)! Perfect weight for when the weather warms up. Cheers, Wested!Reviewer: Marko from Edinburgh
Absolutely excellent. Had it for over a year now and it's served me well. I even get complimented on it by strangers, almost daily!