The Lightweight Parka
- 100% cotton Ventile fabric
- Lightweight, top cut
- Rain and wind resistant
The problems you've had with your Light Parkas in the past.
The cut’s too baggy
The materials aren’t breathable
Not water-repellent enough
The finishing touches are MIA
Punching above its weight
The long (and short) of it
If it goes below mid-thigh, it’s a coat. Above the seat, it’s a jacket. Our Lightweight Parka sits plum in the middle, honouring its tried and tested design, resting right below the seat of your pants. Our cyclist friends out there presumably agree it’s an ideal length.
A fresh cut
We allowed ourselves to tailor this garment a tad, making it a little more up to date, giving those military-inspired features a more modern drape. You’ll still be able to fit a jacket or jumper under there if needed.
No venting on the Ventile
The trick was to keep the Parka light while also making sure it could handle nature’s wrath. Luckily for us, Ventile’s been doing that for 70 years. It’s the original hi-tech cotton fabric, and one with a strict door policy: Air in for breathability, rain out to keep you dry.
Dense, yet smart
To make the Ventile so efficient, we select cotton with long fibres to make durable threads. They then get tightly woven into a very dense fabric which traps humidity, swelling to become even more water-repellent. Smart right? And, all the while it lets in enough air to keep your parka airy. A cotton whizz-kid.
No going under
As our Smart Raincoat and Windbreaker can attest, the Ventile L19 we used here lives to take on the rain. But to ensure you are up for the challenge too, we fitted the Lightweight Parka with a nicely sized drawstring hood and pockets secured with flaps. You’ll be dry from top to bottom, and so will your phone.
Get wind of it
Rain isn’t all the Lightweight Parka shrugs off. The Ventile also has windbreaker properties, keeping those unwelcome draughts out at the bus stop. And, to be safe, we added a tall, button-up collar - consider your neck protected.
Zip and lock
We also doubled up in the closing department with a reliable zipper paired up with a front button tab. On the navy and black version, the buttons are made of corozo (vegetable ivory made from palm grains). The buttons are bio-based on the stone and military green versions. Top-notch buttons as standard.
While a dog may be Man’s best friend, your Lightweight Parka will come in a close second. Actually, now we think about it’ll probably come in first when it’s raining cats and dogs. Keep dry in style.
All the production steps for your Lightweight Parka
What goes into making your Lightweight Parka. The materials have travelled a total of 7,245 km (4,501 miles) from field to doormat.
Farming cooperatives Egypt
Mediterranean Textile Company (Mtc) Egypt
Social certifications : BCI
Environmental certifications : OCS, OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Organic material label.
Elvy Weaving Sae
Social certifications : OEKO-TEX Step
Environmental certifications : OEKO-TEX Step, OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Dyeing and finish
Stotz & Co Ag Switzerland
Social certifications : OEKO-TEX Step
Labels environnementaux : OEKO-TEX Step, OEKO-TEX Standard 100, REACH
Carjobel - Modas, Lda. Portugal
Road and boat haulage
Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Lightweight Parka we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:
of CO2 emitted
The equivalent of 154.3 km (95.8 miles) by car.
of phosphor released in the water
The equivalent to growing 79.5 kg of apples.
The equivalent of 54.6 h of heating (avg. flat).
NO SWEAT !
We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 6€ or 9€ irrespective of how many pieces of the same item you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.
Easy to change sizes
If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.
IT’S A RISK-FREE INVESTMENT
Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.