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Columbia’s latest Star Wars jacket will keep you as warm as a Wookie

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Outdoor apparel manufacturer Columbia Sportswear has taken cues from the Star Wars universe in the past, offering jackets inspired by both Rogue One and The Empire Strikes Back.

Now, the company has introduced the latest edition to its line of apparel from a galaxy far, far away and this time it is inspired by the filmmakers who shot the iconic second installment of George Lucas’ sweeping space opera.

The new and limited edition Star Wars Empire Crew Parka is an exact replica of what Lucas and his team wore while filming on the Hardangerjokulen Glacier in Norway back in 1979.

That snowy environment served as the location for the opening scenes of the movie, which fans know took place on the ice planet of Hoth.

Temperatures on the glacier often plunged well below zero, requiring warm clothing for the cast and crew to stay outdoors for extended periods of time.

It has also added wind and waterproof fabrics, as well as 200 grams of synthetic insulation that should improve comfort in cold conditions as well.

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