Columbia Sportswear will be launching their epic new Star Wars: Empire Crew Parka on Friday, Dec. 7. This parka takes fans behind-the-scenes with a limited edition piece of apparel that is actually inspired by the original jacket worn by the cast and crew while filming Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
The jacket was worn by the crew while filming the Ice Planet Hoth scenes for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. In the icy wilderness of Norway, a small group of cast and screw filmed several infamous scenes nearly 40 years ago. These iconic scenes are some of the most recognizable from the film. The crew needed winter gear to keep them shielded from the sub-zero temperatures in the region. 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 sells for $500 USD.
Select U.S. stores are also 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.
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