Parajumpers was born in Italy in 2006 thanks to a collaboration between Ape S.P.A. and designer Massimo Rossetti, who were both inspired by a meeting with a serving member of the 210th Rescue Squadron.
The PJs—short for PARAJUMPERS—are highly trained for extreme rescues and recoveries in the wildest, most hostile & remote corners of the world. Whether it be ships adrift at sea, rock-climbers stuck on a 4,000-meter peak, or submariners sunk at unimaginable depths, these professionals are called to intervene. Tough and courageous, they are better trained than any other military corps, but most important, they use their skills and techniques to save lives. Their motto is 'That Others May Live'.
Inspired by its namesake rescuers, Parajumpers coats and jackets are made to be robust and endure the most hostile of conditions. Made from hard-wearing nylon, Parajumpers jackets come with a removable down-padded lining and a fur-trimmed hood. The collar fastens with a hook as 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 and other devices.