Parajumpers, extreme jackets.
Recognisable by their yellow tabs, Parajumpers jackets and padded coats are a marriage of technical expertise and functional design. For 10 years now, the Italian brand has been specialising in the creation of high-end outdoor clothing, intended for extreme weather conditions. Six collections are available today, suitable for urban and city environments, but also the some of the remotest corners of the earth.
"That Others May Live".
A reference for its technical excellence, Parajumpers was born out the work of Italian designer Massimo Rossetti, who specialised in sportswear and importing American labels. During a stay in Anchorage in Alaska, he met a member of the 210th Rescue Squadron and discovered what daily life was like for these men trained in rescue operations of the most dangerous kind. Their motto, "That Others May Live", resonated in the designer's mind. Exhilarated by his passing companion's tale, Massimo Rossetti founded Parajumpers, highly technical collections inspired by the military to whom he wished to pay tribute. Like the label's emblematic model, the Masterpiece Gobi Man, each design bears the Parajumpers logo on the shoulder, together with the iconic yellow tab, a reference to coats worn by Alaskan parachutists. Parajumpers jackets offer optimum protection, excellent wear and a high degree of insulation.
The brand, that originally put its name to men's ready-to-wear collections, has since expanded its range of products to include bags and accessories. It also proposes lines of high performance outdoor clothing for children, and its technical jackets now come in a women's version. Like the Lightweight padded jacket, made with extra-fine down.
vPieces designed for performance.
Robust and waterproof, Parajumpers outdoor clothes also boast an intricately-designed look. The choice of colours, the precision of the cuts and the care given to finishings have largely contributed to the popularity of the garments. The brand has also paired up with well-known designers to create capsule collections, like the Kegen line, designed in collaboration with Japanese artist Yoshinori Ono, inspired by talented female personalities, like tennis player Camila Giorgi, athlete Allison Stokke and actress Emma Stone. The brand also draws inspiration from encounters with exceptional individuals. Indeed, through its notebooks, entitled Parajumpers Stories, it recounts the day-to-day extreme existence of the men and women who wear its designs in the four corners of the earth.
A symbol of the union between functional design and highly technical manufacturing, Parajumpers is today a reference in terms of outdoor clothing for children and adults. Season after season, we rediscover the models of jackets and padded jackets, but also many assorted bomber jackets and sleeveless jackets. Among the brand's iconic items, well worth a mention are: