Parajumpers is an outerwear brand that makes some really good, high-end jackets. Their products are made from premium materials, and are warm even by Canadian standards!
But high-end also means expensive, so you really need to be sure you’ll be happy with your jacket before you actually buy it.
I selected the best Parajumpers jackets, which you definitely won’t regret getting and that you’ll wear for years to come. Scroll down to read everything about them!
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The Gobi has all of the unique Parajumpers features I mentioned earlier. Its lining is detachable and filled with 700 fill power down. Also, the ratio of down-feather is 90-10, so this jacket is actually pretty warm. In fact, it is rated as a 3 (on a scale from 1 to 5), which means that it’s great for really cold climates.
However, it still is a short jacket so it definitely won’t be as warm as a parka. But, because this is a bomber, you can easily just remove the lining and get a lightweight jacket that’s perfect for any spring.
The Gobi bomber has a lot of different pockets. That includes the multi-cargo pocket, which is actually so large that its zipper extends to the back of the jacket. It also has a nifty little anti-theft feature, that requires you to unsnap a strap that’s holding the zipper in place. There are also four other pockets on the front of the jacket, as well as a smaller one on the left sleeve.
This jacket also features an adjustable hood with detachable fur trim and that cool parachuting hook around the collar. It’s pretty helpful in cold and really windy weather since it ensures that the collar and the hood will stand upright and protect you from the draft. Just remember to undo it when you want to take off the jacket, to avoid any awkward situations!
This is actually the warmest men’s parka from Parajumpers, so of course, I had to include it! If you want an exceptionally warm winter coat, one that you can wear even in extremely cold temperatures, then this is the best choice for you. It is waterproof, windproof, and insulated with 700 fill power down, so it performs well in all weather conditions.
In case you get a little too hot in the Gobi, there are two side slits that can help bring the temperature down a bit. The adjustable waist drawstring can also help there, and give your body some breathing room. Those features are particularly useful since this is a long jacket and they generally tend to be warmer.
Overall, this parka is not only super warm but also really practical. I guess its only downside is that it’s not really suitable for mild winters. Being too warm is a thing, and you shouldn’t get the Musher if temperatures don’t drop below zero in your area.
The Skimaster jacket is a great everyday option. It has a very sleek design, so you can easily wear it with pretty much anything. It’s warm but not too warm – not great for extremely cold climates, but good for the average winter. It is insulated with 620 fill power down, with 90-10 down-feather ratio and it is fully waterproof.
It has a waist tape that allows you to adjust its fit. It might look a bit awkward from the outside, but it makes the jacket go from a flattering slim fit to a wide one. I think that’s really functional, especially because it allows you to wear thicker clothing underneath.
Plus, the waist thing helps you make the lower part of the jacket windproof if you cinch it in. Also, this Parajumpers jacket has elastic cuffs, that help keep the draft out of the sleeves. It does not have that signature parachuting hook, but rather a snap webbing strap – which I think is actually a bit more suitable, considering this is a ski jacket. Falling on your face is always an option when skiing, and a metal hook could be a real hazard in that case.
One thing that makes it a great ski jacket is the abundance of pockets. There are five of them on the front of the jacket, two on the sleeves, and an additional internal one. Oh and obviously there’s a powder skirt inside that you can attach to your ski pants.
If you prefer longer winter jackets, then I think this is your best option. The Parajumper Calsi coat is exceptionally warm – not only is it insulated with down, but the entire jacket is also lined.
The hood of the coat is adjustable and detachable, and it has removable fur trim. This is a waterproof and wind-resistant jacket, with a two-way storm flap over the zippered front closure. The front zipper is YKK, so it is heavy-duty and really durable. The elastic cuffs also help keep the draft out, and so does that signature parachuting hook.
There are four handy external pockets on the coat, both in the upper and lower sections. They are really wide and have enough space to store lots of stuff.
The bottom and waist also have adjustments so you can help keep the cold at bay.
There are certain features that the brand includes in some of its jackets and most of them are pretty unique. One of those features is a zippered, multi-cargo pocket on the front of the jackets, which actually has three separate pockets inside. These are designed for all your necessary accessories – iPads, phones, wallets, etc.
Really practical. Some jackets also feature removable down-filled lining, which is designed to keep you warm in the winter. But you can take it out, and make the jacket lighter and more suitable for other seasons.
And that’s one of the best features ever – it makes the jacket so much more versatile, and actually means you are getting better value for money. Instead of being able to wear it for just a few months, you can wear PJ jackets for the better part of a year. However, keep in mind that these features are reserved for their shorter down jackets, and don’t expect them in parkas and coats.
Another thing to note is that most of their jackets come with fur trim on the hood. It is made from natural fur, which I personally dislike, but at least they do have strict standards when it comes to the origin of the fur they use. Parajumpers get the fur from Finnish fur farmers, which adhere to really strict farming and ethical regulations.
This is actually really interesting – the brand was inspired by the men from the 210th Rescue Squadron, stationed in Alaska. They are highly trained in rescue missions, and they are actually called Parajumpers! These men are incredibly skilled, tough, and brave – how does that inspiration reflect in the jackets?
For one thing, the majority of them are made from hard-wearing Nylon; a material with exceptional durability, tear, and water resistance. And there is something else that really makes the jackets look extra tough – most models feature a hook that allows you to fasten the collar. The type of hook on the jackets is actually used in parachuting, so that gives you a good idea of just how tough they are.
And that’s actually the inspiration that I see the most in these jackets – toughness. They all look really tough – not just because of the hardware on them, but also because of how warm they are.
Since I only showed you four jackets here, there’s no need to tell you that some are the better choice – all of these four jackets are well-made, warm, and super functional.
The two shorter jackets are the better option for sporty people, and especially those who live in mildly cold areas. They are not exceptionally warm jackets, which can actually benefit a lot of you who are trying to find a jacket that is not way too warm for the winter in your city.
The two parkas, on the other hand, are best suitable for those of you who have to survive sub-zero temperatures on a daily basis. They will keep you toasty throughout the winter, even in those really chilly morning.
Head over to Amazon to see the sizes these jackets are available in, as well as their prices!