Looking to gear up with some winter gear? Columbia Sportswear has recently revealed their upcoming Star Wars Echo Base collection which includes three pieces based on the costumes worn by Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa in ‘Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back’. Each of these items will be priced at $400 each and will be available in limited quantities. They’ll be available for purchase via the Columbia Sportswear website on December 8th at 12:01AM EST (retail locations will also have these jackets available).
In addition to these three jackets there will also be a special limited edition dark brown variant of the Han Solo Parka which Columbia Sportswear has partnered up with actor Harrison Ford (Blade Runner 2049 and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) to raise funds for Conservation International, a global organization which is dedicated to the protection of nature. Each of these special jackets will be signed by Ford and 100% of the proceeds from the sales will go to the charity.
After consulting the Star Wars archives, Columbia drew inspiration from the original on set Han Solo dark brown jacket worn on planet Hoth. In honor of this epic film, Columbia produced an extremely limited run of the dark brown Han Solo Archive Edition parkas (MSRP: $1980). Further, Columbia has collaborated with Harrison Ford in this endeavor to raise funds for Conservation International, a global organization dedicated to the protection of nature. Harrison hand-signed each of these brown Han Solo Archive Edition parkas, and Columbia will donate 100% of the proceeds from their sale to Conservation International.
[Source: Columbia Sportswear]