The Jason by Didriksons is a thickly padded parka for a leisure lifestyle to be worn during the coldest days of winter. It is fully windproof and waterproof with taped seams, and has a regular fit with a straight silhouette. The hem and sleeve ends are adjustable. Jason has a fixed, adjustable hood with a reflective panel. It has a full-length two-way front zip with a protective storm flap. Several pockets: two chest pockets with velcro closings and side openings, zipped as well as open, two front pockets with velcro closing and side openings, one mesh inner pocket and a zipped pocket behind the storm flap. The parka is padded with loose fibre padding for nice volume and warmth, and 75% of the loose fibres are recycled polyester. The lining has been dyed using a solution dyeing technique. This technique reduces water, energy and chemical consumption during production. PFC-free water-repellent finish.
Didriksons started in 1913 in Grundsund, Sweden. The Didriksons company started making waterproof jackets for fishermen that would protect them from the cold, wet and rough conditions on Swedish waters. At the time, more fishermen died from hypothermia than from drowning. The very first coats were nothing more than pieces of fabric that were coated several times with layers of (linseed) oil using a brush. After this the 'oilskins' were hung out to dry. When these had dried sufficiently the fishermen could wear them in the cold and wetness on the water. The fishermen spontaneously stayed dry and warm and soon the demand for these early Didriksons 'raincoats' increased rapidly.