THE ANATOMY OF A PARAJUMPERS JACKET

The Anatomy of a Parajumpers Men’s Jacket: What Elements Make It A Masterpiece?
Today, young men and teenagers are very conscious about what they wear. They are judged by their attire, be it by strangers, acquaintances or peer group. That is why fashion conscious people are looking for outerwear that they can identify with and still express their desire and love for individuality and fashion without feeling outrageous. Perhaps this explains the fascination with Parajumpers men jackets.

The jacket is inspired by the 210th Rescue Squadron that is based in Anchorage, Alaska.
The jacket is inspired by the 210th Rescue Squadron that is based in Anchorage, Alaska.

These jackets have carved a niche for themselves with their elegance, distinctive style and innovative appearance. While a Parajumper jacket is considered a masterpiece, before you actually shell out money, it may be worthwhile to understand what makes this jacket a work of art that is a pleasure to wear.
Inspiration for the Parajumpers Jacket
The jacket is inspired by the 210th Rescue Squadron that is based in Anchorage, Alaska. This squadron is renowned for its daring rescues in some of the most remote and wildest locations in the world. Whether a submarine has sunk deep with no hope or a rock climber is stranded on one of the world’s tallest peaks, the squadron is called upon to save lives. The members of this squadron are called parajumpers and it is believed they are better trained that even the military corps.

This innovative jacket is the brainchild of Massimo Rossetti, the famous designer
This innovative jacket is the brainchild of Massimo Rossetti, the famous designer

These daring and dashing parajumpers are not just tough and extremely brave, they have unique skills and abilities that help save thousands of lives each year. And, the Parajumpers jackets have been named after their iconic missions and that is why it is common to find jacket designs called Gobi, Kodiak and Denali. As a result, the Parajumper jacket has become synonymous with toughness, elegance, a dash of heroism and ability to withstand the toughest weather elements.
This innovative jacket is the brainchild of Massimo Rossetti, the famous designer, who has ensured each design singularly captures the essence of the 210th Rescue Squadron and its members.
Functional and Unique all the Way
How many times have you wished your jacket had large pockets to hold everything you need? Well, with Parajumpers jackets, you will never yearn for these things again. They are designed to be highly functional and allow you to create your own style statement in every situation. The large pockets of the jacket are extremely useful for carrying just about anything you can think of, right from your wallet and iPod to a pouch filled with coins and your handheld smart device. The pockets are discreet, so you never have to worry about them bulging and looking awkward. You can create your own individuality by unzipping the fur hood into two and letting the halves rest on your back.
Making Your Style Statement
There are different series of the Parajumpers jacket and each one comes with its own individual style and beauty. Listed below are the most common series of parajumpers jackets.
The Masterpiece: This is made from 100% polyester, lending it a light and soft look and feel. This jacket is unlined, but extremely durable. It is a great addition to any wardrobe, thanks to its minimalist design and slim fit. It comes with hordes of features that are extremely functional and practical, such as pockets and zips. This is the jacket you should wear if you are looking to boost your sporty appearance.

this is the Parajumpers jacket you want if you are looking for an extra-light jacket for long trips.
this is the Parajumpers jacket you want if you are looking for an extra-light jacket for long trips.

The Windbreaker: Made from 100% polyester that is iridescent, this Parajumper is ideal for spring and summer. It oozes of sophistication and elegance and the field jacket and bomber jacket are just what you could be looking for. The swatch card is available in bold and vibrant colors as well as sober and elegant ones.
The Californian: Made from soft and luminescent fabric this jacket has a jersey lining that matches the shell fabric. Its appearance is further enhanced with its diamond quilting, making it a quintessential sportswear. The jacket comes with carry-all pockets and double zippers.
The Super Light: This series is perfect for those days that are neither too warm nor too cold. Not only is it stylish, it also is an eye-catcher with its bright and pastel hues. It uses 20 denier down proof nylon that makes the jacket pretty light. The added bonus is the slim fit that is comfortable to wear without feeling restrictive.
The Featherweight: Made from a combination of luminous nylon and nylon canvas, this is the Parajumpers jacket you want if you are looking for an extra-light jacket for long trips. It will keep you snug and cozy, thanks to the light padding and will not get wrinkled. It is available with or without a hood.
These jackets can repel water, are extremely light to wear and are very stylish. The fur-lined jackets for winters are equally light. You never have to worry about hiding your taste or style behind dowdy and heavy winter clothing when you have a Parajumpers jacket on hand.The different features and elements of the Parajumpers jacket come seamlessly together to truly create a genuine masterpiece

Parajumpers has officially arrived online!

C’est suite à sa rencontre avec un membre de la Garde nationale aérienne de l’Alaska dans un bar malfamé d’Anchorage, que Massimo Rossetti trouve l’inspiration pour créer sa marque de vêtements hivernaux et printaniers ultrarésistants. Ayant à se rendre dans les endroits les plus hostiles, reculés et sauvages de la planète afin de sauver des vies, les parajumpers doivent être équipés pour braver toutes les températures. Parajumpers se spécialise dans la création de parkas, de manteaux d’hiver et de chandails chauds, capables de résister aux froids les plus abrasifs. Trouvez chez Sportium des manteaux qui pourront affronter les climats avec vous (même si vous n’êtes pas un parajumpers)!

Each jacket/coat is designed to be functional above anything else.
Each jacket/coat is designed to be functional above anything else. 

As the influx of new brands arriving at Mainline Menswear for AW17 continues, we have another introduction to make – Parajumpers has officially arrived online!Parajumpers are the designers of extremely innovative outerwear, with highly technological components. Each jacket/coat is designed to be functional above anything else.

Made of hard-wearing nylon, Parajumpers jackets come with a removeable down-padded lining and a fur-trimmed hood. The collar fastens with a hook used in parachuting (hence the name).

On the front of each jacket lies a large, zippable multi-cargo pocket containing a further 3 pockets, designed for carrying accessories such as ipods, mobile phones, GPS devices etc.

designed for carrying accessories such as ipods, mobile phones, GPS devices etc.
designed for carrying accessories such as ipods, mobile phones, GPS devices etc.

THE HISTORY OF PARAJUMPERS
The Parajumper jacket was created by Massimo Rossetti, an Italian-born designer. He met a serviceman from an elite US Military rescuer corps that was known for extremely dangerous rescues.

The 210th Rescue Squadron, also known as Parajumpers, became his inspiration when creating this jacket in 2005.The original PJs collection consisted of identical jackets made of one fabric in four colours for men and women. These first styles were the Gobi, Kodiak and Denali. The Gobi features a two-way zip that opens at the top and bottom.

The Gobi features a two-way zip that opens at the top and bottom.
The Gobi features a two-way zip that opens at the top and bottom.

The bright yellow tab serves as a nod to Parajumpers, as yellow is a signal to find a person in a difficult situation.

Mainline Menswear now stock a range of styles, from the Alvin Jacket to the Sully Gilet. Take a look at the range and get yourself ready for this autumn/winter.

Three Reasons Why you should choose Parajumpers as your next High Quality Winter Parka

For the last 10 years or so we have had 3 key brands fighting for marketplace dominance in the higher echelon winter parka category. Most will already know these brands – Canada Goose, Moncler and Parajumpers. I’ve known them all for a good 10 years at least possibly 20 or more for Goose and Moncler.

I think around 7 years ago now I ventured out to buy a quality parka – Moncler had a shop on Sloane street still, and Canada Goose was stocked in Harrods and Harvey Nicks, Parajumpers I could only find on the Internet really, although there were a couple of sometime stockists in the North of England, but with very little choice, and never the right size available.

 there were a couple of sometime stockists in the North of England, but with very little choice, and never the right size available.
there were a couple of sometime stockists in the North of England, but with very little choice, and never the right size available.

I started on Sloane street and tried a number of coast in the Moncler store. Whatever I tried either pinched under the armpits – sleeves seemed very narrow cut too with little room for manoeuvre and alsoe had weird radial movement for the shoulders – a similar problem I have encountered with some designs of Belstaff jackets – in that it is somewhat and somehow difficult to lift your arms above your head – those jackets seem to be cut in such a way as to restrict movement. In any case I did my usual 5 Fs checks at Moncler (Fabric, Fit, Finish, Form, Function) and for whatever reason I wasn’t quite feeling it. I could not put my finger on it entirely, but a big part of it was the restrictive movement – and the fabric seemed prone to creasing too if I remember correct.

So I next shot down the secret short-cut route to Harrods (Basil Street) and had a look in their menswear section for Canada Goose. There was a reasonable selection available and fit and finish seemed really good – they’re cut a lot looser than Moncler. The fabric also seemed more hard-wearing, and overall the garment looked like it would last longer and feel more comfortable than the Moncler, so nothing wrong with the quality here or any of the 5 Fs exactly. Yet there was something here that I felt that was missing – if you remove the badge from a Canada Goose coat, they’re mostly really standard and quite plain looking – there is no clever detailing or particularly smart technical features – it’s all a little plain vanilla. Canada Goose seems to be the most popular at the moment – particularly with the hip-hop and grime fraternities, but I don’t really see sufficient design differentiation – it seems to be all about the badge somehow?

The fabric also seemed more hard-wearing, and overall the garment looked like it would last longer and feel more comfortable than the Moncler
The fabric also seemed more hard-wearing, and overall the garment looked like it would last longer and feel more comfortable than the Moncler

What sets Parajumpers above these two brands is the technical quality of its garments and amazing attention to detail. The flagship coats benefit from really cool quick-release Snap-Hook neck fastenings borrowed from climbing harnesses – there are 2 versions – and both work really well. Then there’s all those hidden pockets, zipped-vents, and double-taping on snap fixtures to make it easier to open and close those poppers. The construction of the garments tends to be superior, with tailored pockets rather than the more typical patch pockets. Parajumpers definitely have a look of their own even without the badges. While I feel that Canada Goose and Moncler are slightly more generic.

For me Parajumpers easily wins out across the board but in particular:
Technical Details – Snap Hook, Hidden Pockets, Vents, Double-Taped Snaps
Eco Alternatives – All the Main Parajumper coats come with eco alternative which use no animal products – i.e. no leather or fur, but hard-wearing and high quality alternatives

Both those coats presently look and function as good as new despite years of constant wear.
Both those coats presently look and function as good as new despite years of constant wear.

Price! – Parajumpers typically the lowest cost of these three
In fact I actually don’t particularly like the button closure of the Kodiak – I prefer and have The Masterpiece Right Hand and Harraseeket which would be my top recommendations and they are even lower cost – each has its functional advantages. Both those coats presently look and function as good as new despite years of constant wear.

If you are about to buy a Canada Goose or Moncler coat, I would ask that you consider Parajumpers too. If you’re anything like me, you will surely be delighted with the right choice!