Italian brand Parajumpers’ lightweight Aoba jacket

Made in collaboration with Japanese designer Yoshinori Ono

Italian designer Massimo Rossetti founded Parajumpers in 2006 after a chance meeting with a member of the 210th Rescue Squadron in Alaska, also known as the Parajumpers.

Inspired by his stories of extreme rescue missions in hostile climes – including trapped submarines, lost ships and stranded rock climbers – Rossetti named his outerwear brand after the Squadron, making garments that could withstand the conditions they put up with.

A collaboration with Japanese designer Yoshinori Ono, titled ‘Kegen’, sees Parajumpers experiment with fabrics for slightly less harsh weathers.

Included in the collection is the Aoba jacket, depicted here. It is made from highly waterproof and breathable ripstop nylon, which also has a slight stretch and crinkle effect. Other features include taped seams and waterproof zippers. Less bulk, no less protection.