Carpe Diem N-2B "Snorkel" Flight Jacket -Limited Edition 49 only
Regular price$ 749.68
The Z-Lab "Carpe Diem" Parka is limited to 49 editions and authenticated on the ethereum blockchain with the Kre8.art token and hidden NFC tag. Hand painted Buddha image and edition stencil.
The N-2B Snorkel parka is waist-length and has an attached split hood. It was developed in the United States during the early 1950s for military use, mainly for flight crews stationed in extremely cold areas. It was designed for use in areas with temperatures as low as −60 °F (−51 °C). Originally made with a sage greenDuPontflight silknylonouter and lining it was padded with a woolblankettype material until the mid-1970s when the padding was changed topolyesterwadding making the jacket both lighter and warmer. The outer shell material also was changed to a sage green cotton-nylon blend, with respective percentages 80–20, 65–35, and 50–50 being used at various times.
It gained the common name of "snorkel parka" because the hood can be zipped right up leaving only a small tunnel (or snorkel) for the wearer to look out of. This is particularly effective in very cold, windy weather.