Parajumpers is a collaboration between Ape and designer Massimo Rossetti, a designer of outerwear and importer of American brands for the Italian market.

Their inspiration is drawn from men of the 210th Rescue Squadron, based in Anchorage, Alaska, who are highly trained for extreme rescues and recoveries in the wildest, most remote and hostile corners of the Globe, whether it be ships adrift at sea, rock-climbers stuck atop a 4,000-meter peak, or submariners sunk at unimaginable depths.

The result is an extremely innovative outerwear collection with highly technological components, designed above all else to be functional. Made of hard-wearing nylon, these jackets come with a removable down-padded lining and a fur-trimmed hood. The collar fastens with a hook used in parachuting. On the front lies a large, zippable multi-cargo pocket containing a further three pockets designed for carrying accessories, such as ipods, GPS devices, mobile phones, etc.

These are jackets for the toughest men to weather the toughest of storms.