In 1972 Woolrich introduced the original Arctic Parka, the quintessential down parka designed to handle the most extreme temperatures. It was originally designed for workers constructing the Alaskan pipeline, where the average winter low is minus twenty five degrees Fahrenheit. The Arctic Parka became very popular among recreational users braving cold temperatures, and over the years it has gained popularity throughout the world, where it remains a fashion icon. The generously pocketed Arctic Parka provides toasty coverage from the detachable genuine coyote fur hood ruff to below the hips. Ribbed storm cuffs plus adjustable cord waist and hem stop wind in its tracks.