Dress like the cast & crew of The Empire Strikes Back with this limited edition parka from Columbia Sportswear

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NEWS – In 1979 a hardy group of cast and crew braved the bitter cold of Norway to film the iconic ice planet Hoth scenes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Now you can live your dream of being part of a Star Wars movie. Columbia Sportswear is releasing a limited edition parka inspired by the jacket that protected the cast and crew of the classic film from sub-zero temperatures.

While the design of the coat is vintage the technology is very modern, the shell of the jacket is waterproof and breathable. Inside, Colombia’s Omni-Heat thermal reflective lining and 200g insulation will keep you warm as the inside of a Tauntaun.

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Aside from its authentic bold blue color and security stripes, the parka features a bunch of cool details. The “Darth Vader with flames” embroidered chest patch is a replica of the emblem worn by the original crew. There’s a customizable nameplate and “Norwegian Unit” patch on the front left chest pocket. And the geographical coordinates of the Hardangerjøkulen Glacier film site are incorporated into the jackets lining.

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The parka also features a removable hood with faux-fur trim, ribbed comfort cuffs, wrist zips, and multifunctional pockets.

The Star Wars: Empire Crew parka will cost you more than a few Galactic Credits. It’s priced at $500 and will be available to purchase on Columbia’s site starting at 12:01 a.m. EST on Dec. 7 and in-store at select Columbia-branded retail locations.

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