Vintage 1950s Monarch USN G1 Flight Jacket

1950s Monarch USN G1 Flight Jacket

This is a prime example of the sought after Monarch USN G1 flight jacket. The Monarch made jackets were produced just one year post WWII in 1951. The jacket shows specification MIL-J-7823 (AER) and contract no. N383s-80667.  Features of this particular style that set it apart from other flight jackets such as the A-2 used by…

Holubar Carikit Down Insulation Layer Jacket

Carikit by Holubar Down Insulation Layer Jacket.

Carikit was Holubar’s foray into the sew-it-yourself market in the mid 1970s. The name was later changed to Holubar Sew-It-Yourself Kits for stronger brand recognition with the parent company. This garment could be used as a layering piece or  worn as a jacket. The style first popularized by Eddie Bauer features elastic cuffs and collar.…

Vintage Gerry Nylon Parka

Gerry Nylon Parka

Gerry “Lightweight Camping Equipment” label era parka. This lightweight nylon shell features a double layer upper extending through the hood, halfway down the sleeves and to the waist. Also features waist and hood nylon draw cords. Double chest pockets. Clarks Coats zipper.  Estimated late 60s early 70s manufacture date. 

Vintage 1980s Early Winters Silver Lining Insulated Jacket

Early Winters Silver Lining Insulated Jacket

Decades before Columbia Sportswear’s Omni-heat, Early Winters produced the Silver Lining. A Mylar like lining which reflected body heat, encased in a nylon shell. This piece was truly ahead of its time, as many of Early Winter’s products were. The Seattle-based manufacturer was the first company to use Gore-Tex fabric for commercial purposes in tents…

Early-mid 1970s Sierra Designs 60/40 Mountain Parka

Early-mid 70s Sierra Designs 60/40 Mountain Parka

The original 60/40 mountain parka by Sierra Designs. Constructed of the fabric famed for its day as the superior protector against the elements. In a time before Gore-Tex and other such membrane backed fabrics, this blend of Nylon and Cotton loomed with a tight weave was the number one choice of outdoor enthusiast against rain,…