The first collection from Parajumpers had only 3 garments each for men and women, and the brand continues to succeed with a handful of immaculately designed pieces.
In a taped interview, Rossetti provides a glimpse into his creative mind. This intriguing designer finds inspiration in the seemingly most unlikely of places. The huge pocket found on many PJs styles was inspired by a research trip to Alaska; Rossetti saw a fireman’s jacket that had a pocket large enough to fit a helmet. This new and different design is one of many that sets Parajumpers apart.
The ultimate form of inspiration for Rossetti came from a chance meeting with a Parajumper. Parajumpers are a small group of people who train twice as hard as Navy Seals, however they are trained to save and not to kill. These heroes intervene all over the world and have been on thousands of operations that are unknown to most people. When Rossetti was asked to bring forward new ideas, it is clear that he needed to look no further than the image of a Parajumper. Rossetti’s designs are largely influenced by a backpack with nylon, zips and hooks, and now all PJs styles are full of such hardware. The signature hook on all jackets comes from a quick release parachutist hook, which has contributed to the creation of the Parajumpers image.
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 bright yellow tab serves as a nod to Parajumpers, as yellow is a signal to find a person in a difficult situation. The jacket also includes an iPod pocket, cell phone pocket, and cargo pocket for whatever the wearer wishes to store. The men’s and women’s styles are nearly identical, with the exception of a removable interior in the men’s jacket.
In Rossetti’s own words; “we are a guiding light.” Parajumpers has proven itself to be an innovative and functional brand, and we can’t wait to see what new designs Rossetti has up his sleeve. We highly suggest watching the video clip below in which Rossetti details this brand history in his own words, and keep scrolling to browse the PJs styles that Sporting Life has to offer.
Men’s down-filled coat from outerwear designers, Parajumpers; designed to offer superior warmth in cold climates. Crafted from nylon that has been internally laminated and treated for enhanced protection against dirt and rain, the ‘Kodiak’ parka features an adjustable hood with faux fur lining and trim, and a two-way, central YKK zip fastening with button-secured storm flap.
The coat features a removable down-filled lining with a 700 fill power rating for ultimate comfort and insulation in harsh climates. A spacious cargo pocket to the front conceals an additional mesh pocket, and an exclusive PJS snap-hook to the neck replicates a genuine parachute hook. An elastic waist and side slits ensure the perfect fit. Finished with an internal pocket, reinforced elbow patches and ribbed cuffs. Taped seams on hood, shoulders and armholes. Logo patch to the left sleeve.
The Right Hand Jacket has classic military functions as well as styling, with a water-resistant shell and numerous pockets that won’t leave you out of luck in the rain, even on days as cold as when Washington crossed the Potomac.
The exceptional Right Hand jacket by Parajumpers has been crafted in a staple black hue. Tackle the harsher weather with style and ease in this expertly crafted coat. Made with strong attention to detail, this Right Hand jacket features all the signature Parajumpers features. Premium duck down filling, several pockets and a parachute style cord puller are just a few of the features that make the Right Hand jacket a worthwhile investment.
Take a little walk through the edge of town in the middle of winter, and the Parajumper Men’s Right Hand Jacket should keep you warm. It will wrap you in its arms with a down insulated liner that you can remove to rely on the external shell keeping you comfortably dry in wet weather with its waterproof, breathable membrane.
Alternatively, you can wear the Right Hand’s removable liner by itself when it’s cold out. The coyote fur ruff is also removable, just in case it’s too snowy to show off that après-style. There are a plethora of pockets, including a capacious cargo pockets with three internal pockets for plenty of organization. Heavy-duty cuffs seal out the cold to keep you cozy throughout winter.