As I write this, I'm watching heavy snowfall outside my window, and I'm glad to have a good parka! This absolute monster of a piece came to me from a US Navy rigger who worked with Antarctic Development Squadron 6 and spent 6 months in 1985 stationed at McMurdo - more details will be provided to the buyer! The parka is a very very rare early 1980s Snow Goose - the predecessor of the modern Canada Goose. It was made for and issued to USARP crew, and was 100% used and worn in Antarctica.
This piece is made to last, a very heavy Nylon/Cotton mix shell with a goose down fill. Huge chunky YKK zipper, and more pockets than I can shake a stick at. The four main pockets are all doubles, with top and side entry. The upper tow pockets contain lined handwarmers. The sleeves are sealed with knits, and the waist with a snowskirt! The heavy hood is ringer by a coyote fur ruff and drawn together with two huge pulls. Most importantly it has an original USARP patch to the chest. It comes supplied with a few other bits including a USARP t-shirt, pair of deadstock mukluks and patches from airdevron6.
Used but solid, a few marks here and there. One repair to the bottom of the zipper. Very solid condition, and very wearable.
- Tagged a XS
- Fits like a small - medium - I can wear this as a 40" chest
- Pit to pit 22"
- Shoulder to shoulder 19"
- Shoulder to cuff 24"
- Collar to hem 32"