Our icon, the Glacier Bay Parka is now available in three different constructions and fabric combinations. As a tribute to our first ever winter parka, we have constructed one version in wool padded with Primaloft® and one version in a durable GORE-TEX® 2-layer fabric insulated with 90/10 BlueSign® and RDS® certificated down and feathers.
Ahead of the launch of these new versions we went to Jukkasjärvi in northern Sweden and let Tjåsa Gustavsson, professional ice sculptor, create one Glacier Bay Parka completely in ice.
The story of
Glacier Bay Parka
Back in 2002, Sail Racing got the assignment to outfit an expedition crew headed for Antarctica that was led by Richard Brisius and one of the most experienced around the world sailor, Magnus ”Mange” Olsson. The group was driven by the desire to retrace one of the most significant, yet nearly forgotten, voyages to the Antarctica 100 years earlier, the expedition of Otto Nordenskjöld. Both men and their crew were provided with clothes for sailing in the extremely cold environment and windy conditions they would face on a daily basis. The result was the Glacier Bay Parka.