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Heritage Research – Sierra Nevada Parka

The HR Sierra Nevada Parka is drawn from a LIFE magazine photograph from 1952 showing Jack Kennedy high in the Sierra Nevada mountain range wearing this type of classic 1950’s military mountaineering parka. The Kennedy Brothers were keen outdoorsmen, recreational climbers, hunters and sailors, particularly JFK who often adapted military clothing for these purposes. The HR interpretation is constructed in England by hand with a navy double Ventile outer with tan Ventile and wool blanket lining. It features a shearling sheepskin lined adjustable hood with button back detail with a large stormflap funnel neck. Features include authentic pivot sleeves for climbing, double placket stormflap with nickel snaps, military Swiss RiRi zipper with hidden zipper map pocket, adjustable waist and cuffs and blanket lined handwarmer pockets. Ventile is a super high quality tightly woven cotton first developed during WWII for use in pilots immersion suits by scientists at the Shirley Institute in Manchester. It produces almost no noise when in use and has a strong resistance to fire, water, wind and tearing.

The Jacket is limited to just 40 pieces worldwide and we are are fortunate enough to have 4 of those ranging from small to large.

If you would like to know any further information about the Sierra Nevade Parka feel free to contact us at any time on 01273 711 847 or email us at

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