In 1936, Eddie Bauer had a near-death experience after suffering from hypothermia during a fishing trip. He responded to the traumatic experience by making America’s first patented down jacket, the Skyliner, which launched his brand and changed the trajectory of the outerwear space forever. The clothing brand has inspired some of the biggest brands in the industry, and almost a century after the inception of his legendary jacket, Eddie Bauer has teamed up with Huckberry to revive the iconic Skyliner under their banner.
At first glance, the new Skyliner Jacket is almost identical to the original, but Huckberry has added a few key updates to their exclusive design. Huckberry’s Skyliner maintains the original bomber-style silhouette of its 1930s predecessor while modernizing its shell with water-repellent, wax-coated nylon to provide an added layer of protection. A combination of light flannel lining and ultra high-loft 800 fill premium down in the interior will keep you warm and cozy on even the coldest of fishing trips. Huckberry also their Skyliner was ethically sourced by ensuring that all of the ultra high-loft 800 was made from Responsible Down Certified. Its two hand pockets have zippers to keep whatever cargo you’re carrying secure, and the inside has an additional pocket for added EDC storage. Ribbed finishes compliment the hem, cuffs, and collar while adding a contrasting texture to the smooth exterior. To commemorate this momentous collaboration, Huckberry included an Eddie Bauer X Huckberry patch on the inside of the jacket. All in all, this lightweight jacket will meet the needs of virtually any outdoorsman while also elevating his wardrobe while being durable enough to last him a lifetime.
For $299, the Huckberry X Eddie Bauer Skyliner Jacket is a fantastic value for a practical jacket that pays excellent homage to a garment that revolutionized the space. The new Skyliner can be purchased on the Huckberry site starting October 12th.