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Columbia is rolling out new ‘Star Wars'-themed parkas. Here’s what you need to know

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Close up of Columbia's new Star Wars Parka.

Close up of Columbia’s new Star Wars Parka.

Business Wire

SALT LAKE CITY — Columbia Sportswear has some good news for "Star Wars" fans who are sick of December’s Hoth-like temperatures.

What’s going on: Columbia is rolling out a new line of "Star Wars"-themed jackets.

  • Unlike last year’s collection— which, according to Mashable, channeled the looks of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo’s Hoth gear— the new jackets are more “behind the scenes.”
  • Per Columbia’s website, The Star Wars Empire Crew Parka is “an officially-licensed jacket inspired by the coat worn by The Empire Strikes Back cast and crew while filming in sub-zero weather in Norway.”
  • Only a handful of the original crew jackets exist today. Some have been auctioned off for around $7,000, as reported by Gizmodo.
  • The replica jackets have a waterproof outer layer, thermal-reflective lining and 200 grams of insulation. According to Columbia, they also feature a removable, adjustable hood with removable faux-fur trim, two-way collar, ribbed comfort cuffs, wrist zips and multifunctional pockets.

How you can get one: According to Mashable, the Empire Crew Parka will be available for online purchase Dec. 7 at 12:01 a.m. ET on Columbia’s website.

  • The parka will also be available for in-store purchase at select locations on Dec. 7.
  • Fans can purchase the standard version for $500.
  • Jackets signed by Mark Hamil, the actor who played Luke Skywalker, will be sold at other select locations for $1,980.
  • Proceeds from the signed jackets will go to college access programs and scholarships, according to a press release.