Parka Care

A complimentary insulated, water-repellent, hooded parka is offered on all Antarctic sailings. The parka is an outershell and insulation jacket layering system, developed and designed especially for Lindblad Expeditions to provide the perfect warmth-to-weight ratio for expedition travelers to Antarctica.

How to Order a Parka

To order your complimentary parka please, call Lindblad Expeditions at 800-397-3348, or email

Download a Parka Size Chart

Outershell Features

  • Micro-porous membrane for breathability, allowing perspiration to escape
  • Laminated performance fabric prevents rain, snow and wind from penetrating
  • For complete protection all seams are sealed with Thermo-adhesive tape
  • Machine washable for easy care

Insulation Jacket Features

  • Super light synthetic loft fill providing excellent warmth-to-weight ratio
  • Superb compressibility
  • Designed to accommodate varying temperature changes and wind chill, e.g. windproof front panels and breathable stretch side panels
  • Machine washable for easy care

Caring for your Parka

The outershell fabric is treated with special polymers that prevent the fabric from absorbing moisture, by making water bead up and roll off to minimize condensation within the garment and maximize breathability. Over time your garment will absorb oil and dirt, the polymers break down, and the waterproof and breathability qualities are reduced. Therefore it is essential to keep your parka clean.

Washing Instructions

  • Wash outershell in warm to cold water with like colors.
  • Faux fur around the hood is detachable. Remove before washing.
  • Use a mild detergent, never use liquid detergents. For the best performance we recommend washing your parka using Nikwax.
  • Tumble dry on a medium heat to help redistribute the polymers on the fabric surface.