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.
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.
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.