When Parajumpers -- named for the 210th Rescue Squadron in Anchorage, Alaska -- sent us a sample of their charming short parka, we decided to give it a test that we doubt Robert Redford, Denise Richards, or Jennifer Garner (all Parajumpers fans) did: We wore it ice skating in Minnesota.
Parajumpers is an Italian company who makes very warm, very attractive jackets and outerwear you can purchase at Bloomingdales, Atrium, and Lounge. You can find them in limited quantities elsewhere on the internet, but you may find them sold out. Don't be sad. Visit the Parajumpers website and tell them what you want (pictured is the W-GOBI Short Parka), or talk to Bloomingdales about ordering.
The parachute clip got us lots of attention. The jacket also features external teflon coating, internal waterproof coating, 90/10 down fill, a two-way front zipper, a detachable murmansky fur trim and rabbit fur hood lining.
But did it keep us warm? Click through the gallery for more about our Parajumpers experience.