Columbia Sportswear Unveils Upcoming “Star Wars” Collection

By Jay Casteel  |  12/04/2017

Portland-based Columbia Sportswear teams up with Lucasfilm for the release of three limited-edition jackets inspired by iconic characters from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

Dubbed the "Echo Base" collection, after the Rebel’s secret base on ice planet Hoth, the jackets are inspired by costumes worn by Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker.

Columbia’s designers worked closely with Lucasfilm and the archives team to capture and incorporate the smallest of details of the original jackets worn in the classic film. Each piece is constructed with Columbia’s “Tested Tough” promise, while delivering their latest technologies for the frigid winter climate.

There's the Leia Organa Echo Base Jacket, which features a vintage look and feminine fit. It includes a stowable hood, princess seam piping, and gusset sleeves.

The Luke Skywalker Echo Base Jacket is made of a durable cotton-blend and is a water-resistant jacket and vest combination. It sports a stowable hood, inspired by Luke’s original Hoth costume, whiile featuring Omni-Heat™ Reflective insulation to conserve body heat.

Finally, the Han Solo Echo Base Parka features multiple closures, a leather Rebel patch, and quilted faux-fur trimmed hood to allow you to slip past bounty hunters incognito.

The Columbia Sportswear x Star Wars "Echo Base" collection drops in limited quantities on Dec. 8 at Columbia's online store.