It’s a fantastic time of year for Star Wars fans – the latest film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is out in just over two weeks. And there is a lot of hype.
Lovers of the epic franchise will be delighted to know that a brand new product launch is looming, and it’s perfect for anyone who wants to show of their super-fan credentials.
Columbia Sportswear is unveiling the new Challenger™ Jacket, Star Wars™ Force Edition, inspired by the ultimate battle between the light side and the dark side of the Force.
Fans can now choose their allegiance, whether it’s the black ‘dark side’ jacket with Imperial details or the grey ‘light side’ jacket with features honouring the Rebel Alliance.
These limited-edition pieces will be available in-store exclusively at Columbia’s Carnaby Street store in London from 8.30 am on 6 December – this Friday. But be prepared, they’re only available while stocks last.
If you’re not up for queueing, don’t worry, anyone in fancy dress gets priority entry to the shop – so whack out your best Princess Leia buns… and a gold bikini if you’re really serious.
The jackets will also be available online from 8 am 6 December.
The design of the Star Wars Force themed jackets includes nods to Aurebesh, the primary language in the Star Wars galaxy.
The coded messages in the jackets translate to; ‘May the force be with you’ in the light rebel alliance style, and; ‘You underestimate the power of the dark side,’ in the dark Imperial version.
Other Aurebesh messages include vehicle identification numbers for Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter as well as the Death Star.
The anorak-style jackets are a Columbia heritage style dating back to the 1990s, and the team worked closely with Lucasfilm to incorporate features inspired by the Star Wars saga – specifically Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.
The lining of each jacket matches both of the characters’ legendary lightsabers, which appear in the graphics.
Additional features include a Rebel or Imperial chest patch, a mesh sleeve pocket, zippered hand pockets, kangaroo pouch, and side-entry zip that provide extra utility while the adjustable hood, cuffs and hem deliver a just-right fit.
The jackets are practical too, with Columbia’s Omni-TECH™ waterproof-breathable shell and synthetic insulation that will keep you warm and dry in all weather conditions.
The jackets are unisex styles, and will set you back £190 – so you need to be a serious fan.
by – metro.co.uk