Limited-edition jackets inspired by the upcoming Rouge One film will go on sale December 9.
By David Clucas
May the force be with you … outdoors.
Columbia Sportswear inked a partnership with Disney’s Star Wars franchise, unveiling a collection of three technical jackets inspired by the clothing worn by characters in the upcoming “Rouge One: A Star Wars Story” film.
The collection represents the first movie merchandise collaboration for Columbia, which has increasingly been signing apparel partner deals with everything from soccer’s Manchester United to the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team.
“The Columbia team worked closely with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media throughout this collaboration to ensure that the jackets are an authentic representation for discerning Star Wars fans,” Columbia officials said.
The three jackets, named after three of the movie’s main characters — the Jyn Erso Rebel Jacket (pictured above), Captain Cassian Andor Rebel Parka (pictured below in blue) and Imperial Death Trooper Jacket — not only bring the Star Wars look, but “will stand up to the cold, wet weather of the winter season,” officials said. The Cassian, for example, features Columbia’s Omni-Heat Reflective lining, coupled with its Omi Tech waterproof-breathable fabric.
Anything Star Wars doesn’t come cheap, though. Retail prices for the jackets range from $400-$500. Blast! Perhaps “these aren’t the jackets you’re looking for.”
They go on sale December 9 on Columbia’s website and several of its retail stores.
Photos courtesy Columbia Sportswear