Forged for the outdoors, Columbia Sportswear’s latest collection honours iconic characters from the Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. Not what you were expecting, right? But then Columbia have been creating innovative apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment for outdoor enthusiasts since 1938.
This new series of outdoor clothing, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, is a special-edition collection that allows fans to enjoy the outdoors in style while celebrating the Star Wars galaxy. And don’t worry, there are adult and youth styles to keep fans of all ages warm and comfortable. But if you’d like to dress your kid as Baby Yoda...
The collection will launch on December 4 at 12am EST/5am GMT on Columbia’s Star Wars page. So what’s up for grabs? Let’s have a look.
First up, there's a special-edition vest-and-jacket combo. The Mandalorian Interchange Hybrid Jacket is built to armour against the weather for all epic journeys. The jacket is inspired by Din Djarin’s armour and features a durable canvas and softshell construction with lightweight insulation and a powerful Omni-Heat 3D thermal-reflective lining.
Bring out your inner Bounty Hunter with The Mandalorian Helmet Gaiter. It’s water-resistant, fleece lined and made in stretchy soft shell. For outdoor loving and Mandalorian fanatics, there’s even a coded message written in Mando’a on the fleece lining!
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And then there's the star of the show. The Child Bunting keeps babies wrapped up cosy and warm, with Baby Yoda ears and ultra-soft lining. Perfect for impersonating a nurse droid. The Child Jacket is a special-edition youth jacket designed to keep young ones protected with a water-resistant shell and Omni-Heat™ thermal-reflective lining. It has a cozy Sherpa fleece hood for warmth and comfort, plus stowable ears. Everybody needs stowable ears. It’s also got a snackable Sorgan frog label, coded messages written in Mando’a and a graphic screen print of the Child.
This is the fifth time that Columbia has collaborated with Lucasfilm to build a collection that honours the characters from the Star Wars galaxy in new and unexpected ways. It might just be the perfect present for a Star Wars loving person who spends a lot of time in the outdoors!
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An adventure writer based on Dartmoor, England, Emily is an active member of Mountain Rescue and a summer Mountain Leader, but loves all things adventure – before her third birthday she had lived on three continents. Founder of Intrepid magazine, she works to help break stereotypes about women in the outdoors. Her expeditions have included walking all Dartmoor’s 119 tors in a single two-week outing, cycling to Switzerland and back, and riding the Rhine from source to sea.