Columbia selling Empire Strikes Back jackets


Columbia is releasing a special line of winter jackets based on costumes in the Star Wars sequel, The Empire Strikes Back. But those coats might be harder to track down than plans for the Death Star.

Columbia’s Echo Base collection features two jackets and a parka inspired by the gear worn by rebels on the frozen planet Hoth.  Each is modeled after a costume worn by the main characters, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker.  The coats are lined with Columbia’s Omni-Heat reflective fabric and a special message for fans, including “Keep your warmer than a tauntaun,” and “Never tell me the odds.”

At $400 each, the outwear isn’t cheap and they are only making 1,980 of each (to represent the year Empire was released in theaters).  Columbia’s website claims the coats are already sold out.  They are only available in stores Friday, December 8th.

Last December, Columbia released a collection of winter jackets based on the costumes in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  They sold out at light speed and quickly ended up for sale on sites such as eBay for quadruple the price.

If you really want to find one for that special Star Wars fan in your life, may the force be with you.

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