NEW: Thermal Military Parka

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This jacket is pre-order only, arriving 27th November 2020. Pre-orders are refundable at any time before they arrive.

Nick’s Design Notes: Parkas are awesome for harsh winter conditions, but the big brands seem intent on making either shiny synthetic or baggy fashion versions. I wanted to make a world-beater. A more grown up, less flimsy, more detailed parka that oozes quality & longevity. The design references classic Arctic exploration kit & Scandinavian military designs, whilst increasing performance. My initial design notes say "built like a tank". It is.

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This jacket is an investment, not a fashion statement. The FRAHM Thermal Utility Parka is the reclamation of a classic that's lost its way in terms of style & quality. We’ve mixed the best of the old and the new, sourcing as close as Yorkshire and as far as Japan. Every detail has been pored over. We've tried to think of everything and scrimp on nothing.

It centres around 3 layers of fabric: A heavy grade of washable waxed cotton from Yorkshire makes this a jacket you can drag through brambles (we actually test it that way). You couldn't do that with a synthetic down jacket. The insulation is a recycled breathable microfibre, that is far more practical & effective than down feathers. The lining is a wonderfully soft brushed cotton flannel. This all adds up to a lot of comfort and insulation from the elements, for many years, not a season. 

All the touch-points are oversized, for ease of use with gloved hands, in harsh conditions. The rare Italian stainless steel clasps are highly practical for gloved hands. Conversely, ultra modern chunky YKK Aquaguard zips keep you sealed in. The peaked hood is cord adjustable around the head and front, for a better fit and clear sight. The large cargo pockets have extremely comfortable and snug moleskin-lined hand pockets. The waist is adjustable and the length is mid-thigh for deep Winter warmth, therefore we've put in super tough zips at the hips, so you can sit down with ease. 

Use in cool to sub zero weather, in high winds, snow, sustained light rain or showers. With a single layer the temperature range is 0c to +12c, or down to -10c with layers. The fit is forgiving and can accommodate a thick jumper or multiple layers.

Technical notes:

  • Heavy grade British Millerain washable waxed 100% cotton outer
  • Freudenberg machine washable recycled polyester microfibre insulation 
  • 100% cotton fast-drying check flannel lining
  • Peaked, insulated & flannel lined hood with multiple adjusters & leather cord stops
  • Oversize Italian stainless steel exploration clasps
  • Oversize YKK Aquaguard waterproof zips throughout
  • Rare Japanese rubber zip pulls for use with gloved hands
  • YKK zipped chest pocket to fit large smart phone
  • Large front bellows cargo pockets, moleskin lined hand pockets, 2 interior pockets and buttoned left upper arm pocket
  • 100% cotton fine moleskin on hand pockets, front weather placket and neck
  • Custom hardened stainless steel gunmetal Italian snaps
  • Cord adjustment at waist, hood front and hood rear, for ultimate fit
  • Hip zip adjustment for ventilation & sitting in such a long protective coat
  • Oversize slot-buttoned cuff adjustment and scalloped wrist shape to cover knuckles
  • Lighter grade British Millerain inner storm guard waxed fabric inner, below waist, to aid sitting on cold surfaces
  • Twin needle stitching throughout
  • Tonal black removable FRAHM brand label on right upper arm
  • Lifetime fault guarantee
  • Machine washable

FRAHM always gives £10 to Mind, the mental health charity, for every jacket sold.

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