It began with a chance meeting between an Italian designer and a member of the 210th Rescue Squadron in an Anchorage, Alaska bar.
Massimo Rossetti found inspiration for the Parajumpers line of jackets from the famed unit of the Alaska Air National Guard known colloquially as Parajumpers—highly trained for extreme rescues and recoveries in the world’s most remote and hostile corners. Whether it’s a ship adrift at sea, a rock-climber stuck on a high wall or a submarine lost in frigid depths, the 210th Rescue Squadron is called on.
Parajumpers is a diverse outerwear collection with highly technological components, designed to be functional in extreme weather.
The Long Bear is a down-filled nylon coat with a detachable hood featuring a removable real fur hood lining and trim. The shell fabric has undergone a special treatment that protects it from dirt and rain and has an inner lamination (WP: 10,000 mm – MVP: 10,000 g/sqm/24hrs). Taped seams on hood, shoulders and armholes. Two snap pockets in front. PJS patch on the left sleeve and drawstring at the bottom. The coat has a slim fit and zippered side vents for greater comfort. Ribbed cuffs. Two-way front zipper with the exclusive PJS snap-hook at the neck.
The Right Hand Eco is a nylon jacket with a detachable faux fur trim around the hood and a removable down-filled lining. The shell fabric has undergone a special treatment that protects it from dirt and rain and has an inner lamination (WP: 10,000 mm – MVP: 10,000 g/sqm/24hrs). Taped seams on hood, shoulders and armholes. Multiple pockets include a capacious cargo pocket containing three small pockets, and two hand warmer pockets in front, as well as an inner zippered pocket. There is also a zippered pocket on the left sleeve near the PJS patch and the sleeves have reinforced patches at the elbows. Left bottom zippered side slit and elastic waist. Exclusive PJS snap-hook at the neck and faux shearling for inner collar. Ribbed cuffs. Two-way front zipper with button-up storm flap.
Check out the full Parajumpers story and lineup here.