First Look: Columbia ‘Star Wars’ Parka

Call us nerds. Call us super-fans. Just don’t call us cold.

Columbia Sportswear sent us one if its “extremely limited” high-performance replica coats from the new movie, Rogue One; A Star Wars Story.

Our editors tried out the Captain Cassian Rebel Parka. With temps well below zero and snow piling up at our Minneapolis headquarters, we gave it a serious test. We even received a surprise visit from a Sith lord—fun!

Captain Cassian Rebel Parka

It’s a replica, but the Captain Cassian coat is full-function winter parka. Columbia gave it a thermal-reflective lining to radiate heat back against your body. The waterproof exterior proved effective during a wet snow, but we did not use it in rain or put it under direct water.

We’re not sure about the cold vacuum of space, but this parka worked as advertised when it was -6 F outside our office. The function (and name) come with a steep price, though: $500.

The Star Wars line also includes a women’s Jyn Erso jacket and vest ($400), and an Outdry Extreme Imperial Death Trooper raincoat ($450).

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The coats have already sold out online, but Columbia said there are still some available at select retail locations. Check out these stores to see if there’s any left:

  • Alpharetta, GA
  • Mall of America, MN
  • Seattle, WA
  • Disney Springs, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Southlake, TX
  • Portland Flagship, OR
  • New York, NY
  • Uptown Minneapolis, MN
  • Chicago, IL
  • Oakbrook, IL
  • Schaumberg, IL

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