BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by an authentic heritage and powered by innovation, Eddie Bauer, the iconic active outdoor brand, announces its limited-edition Eddie Bauer Originals collection; a modern take on some of Eddie Bauer's earliest, revolutionary designs from the brand's nearly 100-year-old history.
Eddie Bauer was an avid adventurer and a true outdoorsman whose innovations in down apparel launched an entire industry. Today, the brand continues to merge cutting edge materials, design and technology to build premium-quality outerwear, apparel and gear.
"From the first down jacket to outfitting the first American ascent of Mt. Everest to our current line of technical outerwear, Eddie Bauer continues to be a pioneer in outdoor apparel," says Mike Egeck, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eddie Bauer. "The new Eddie Bauer Originals line features timeless styles for the modern adventurer, reminding us of Eddie's legacy and his impact on the outdoor industry at large. He was America's original outdoor guide."
For a limited time, the Eddie Bauer Originals collection, now available online at www.eddiebauer.com and in select stores nationwide, features five styles for men that pay tribute to Eddie's original designs and four modern interpretations of those styles for women. The collection includes:
1936 Skyliner Model Jacket (Men's and Women's: $199) – Originally labeled the "Blizzard Proof," Eddie's Skyliner Model became the first down jacket patented in America. The new edition available for men and women boasts 650 fill down, signature diamond quilting, a temperature rating to -15 degrees, and rib-knit collar, cuffs, and hem combined with a modern fit.
Yukon Classic Down Jacket (Men's and Women's: $249) – The "aristocrat of all down jackets" was patented by Eddie in 1944 and quickly went on to become his top-selling style for more than 30 years. This version for men and women offers a removable faux-fur collar, box-quilting, 650-fill down, and a temperature rating to -20 degrees.
1942 B-9 Down Parka (Men's: $299) – In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Force tapped Eddie to create a flight suit that could keep pilots warm at -70 degree temperatures during flight, but that could also float for 24 hours in the event the plane was shot down over water. This modernized WWII classic replicates every structural detail of the jacket, updates the fabric with a DWR finish, trims the fit and uses premium 650 fill down insulation for optimum comfort to -30 degrees.
1944 Swiss Model Down Jacket (Women's: $199) – By the 1940's Eddie was America's leading manufacturer of down outerwear, and helped promote the sport of skiing through his imports of Norwegian equipment. His wife, Stine, a capable outdoorswoman in her own right, demanded the best gear possible which led Eddie to patent the women's Swiss Model Ski Jacket in 1944. Reprising the original's signature knit sleeves and quilted down body, this new version adds a DWR finish, an adjustable hood and sleek, streamlined styling with a -10 degree temperature rating.
Kara Koram Down Parka (Men's: $249) – Made famous on the renowned American expedition to K2 in 1953, the Kara Koram Parka was, in the words of expedition leader Dr. Charles Houston, "The finest article of cold weather, high altitude equipment I have ever seen." The parka went on to be worn on many of the leading expeditions of the 20th century. Updates to the iconic mountaineering jacket include 650-fill down insulation that provides warmth to -30 degrees and a DWR finish on the shell.
1957 Down Super Sweater (Men's: $129 | Women's: $199) – In 1957, Eddie Bauer took his groundbreaking down jackets in a new direction – ultralight insulating layers. Drawing inspiration from those early pieces, the men's Super Sweater snap button front jacket and the women's zip front parka are updated with a DWR finish on the ripstop nylon shell. Both are classically styled in the tradition of Eddie's original streamlined ultralights.
In celebration of the National Parks Centennial and in collaboration with Pendleton, Eddie Bauer is also releasing a limited edition version of the 1936 Skyliner Model Jacket. Available September 27, the Eddie Bauer X Pendleton Reversible 1936 Skyliner Model Jacket will come lined with Pendleton wool in eight National Parks patterns: Yosemite, Badlands, Great Smoky Mountains, and Grand Canyon Pendleton patterns for men and Rainier, Rocky Mountains, Glacier, and Yellowstone patterns for women.
The Eddie Bauer X Pendleton Reversible 1936 Skyliner Model Jacket is available for a limited time only at www.eddiebauer.com for $399 USD. For each jacket sold, Eddie Bauer will donate five percent of the net proceeds to the National Park Foundation to support the restoration of the Grand Canyon Train Depot and the historic Glacier Hotel spiral staircase in Glacier National Park.
About Eddie Bauer
Eddie Bauer is an active outdoor brand offering premium-quality outerwear, apparel, footwear, accessories and gear. For nearly 100 years, Eddie Bauer has been outfitting America; inspiring and enabling people to live their adventure. Eddie Bauer products are available online at www.eddiebauer.com, and at more than 400 stores in the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, and other international markets.
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