This Friday, December 7th, Columbia Sportswear will release their new Star Wars: Empire Crew Parka. This limited edition jacket takes fans behind the scenes with a parka inspired by the original worn by the cast and crew while filming infamous scenes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in 1979.
Nearly 40 years ago in the frigid wilderness of Norway, a small group of cast and crew filmed several of the most recognizable scenes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. They needed winter gear to keep them protected from sub-zero temperatures encountered on location. Their jacket featured a unique design that currently makes it one of the most sought-after items among Star Wars collectors. Now fans can go behind-the-scenes with Columbia’s limited edition Star Wars: Empire Crew Parka.
The Star Wars: Empire Crew Parka pays homage to even the smallest details of the original design while incorporating Columbia’s weather-defying technologies to help protect against the most extreme winter conditions.
The officially licensed jackets will be available, while supplies last, on columbia.com/StarWars starting at 12:01 am EST on Dec. 7 and in-store (during retail hours) at select Columbia-branded retail locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea.
This is a technical high-performance jacket that features a waterproof, breathable and critically seam-sealed outer layer to protect against the elements, while the Omni-Heat™ thermal-reflective lining and insulation keeps you warm. Features include a removable, adjustable hood with removable faux-fur trim, two-way collar, ribbed comfort cuffs, wrist zips, and multifunctional pockets. The unisex style will sell for $500 USD.
Fans will be in for a treat at select U.S. stores, that will also be carrying a handful of parkas signed by Mark Hamill, the actor who played Luke Skywalker in the film. Fans can purchase a signed jacket for $1,980 USD, and all proceeds of that sale will be donated to charity.
The Star Wars Empire Crew Parka is expected to sell out quickly, so if you want this inspired piece, be sure to get yours on December 7th!
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