Men’s outdoor fashion from Parajumpers
The brand was originally created as a joint venture between the company Ape and Massimo Rossetti, fashion designer, sportswear guru, and importer of American brands for the Italian market. Many years of experience in both areas laid the foundation for this successful project, especially the fantastic combination of experience gained in renowned high-fashion houses like Valentino and Versace, and in the world of sporty and functional fashion with companies like Vans and Canada Goose. The more than 70-year-old had already planned his well-deserved retirement, but as it goes when you have a passion for your job, his retirement was put on hold when he met a member of the rescue service "210th Rescue Squadron”; the so-called Parajumpers parachuting team or PJs for short based in Anchorage, Alaska. We are over-joyed, as we have been profiting from the eponymous label's highly functional yet stylish jackets that were born out of this inspiring meeting in 2005. Parajumpers.
The highly qualified, fearless troupe leads extreme rescue and salvage missions in some of the most remote, rough and hard terrains all over the world. If they are heading out to sea to a ship in distress, a submarine, or if staying on dry land making their way to a stranded mountain climber, the PJs are always ready for their next risky journey. It is nothing for the faint-hearted and these innovative and robust jackets were developed to meet their level of strength and tough character.
The Parajumpers jackets named after the PJs rescue missions, like ‘Gobi’ or ‘Kodiak’ are classically made of tough and durable nylon with removable lining and a hood that is usually trimmed with warm fur. The collar has an optional karabiner closure inspired by parachuting, the trademark signature item of the label. Style elements like cargo-style zip pockets on the outside and inside of the jackets are practical and well-designed details. The high-quality materials offer the best protection against wetness and cold, and their highly detailed finish makes them windproof - the ideal jackets for the cold season. Discover the latest Parajumpers collections here at BRAUN Hamburg.