The Blizzard Cape

The Blizzard Cape was profiled in Life Magazine and Popular Mechanics in 1939 and 1940, although the Hookless zipper visible in the closeup points to a date of manufacture nearly a decade earlier.  It was a sheepskin dickey worn with thigh high sheepskin boots and a thigh length sheepskin parka for extreme cold weather applications.  I don't believe these went beyond the testing stage at Wright Field in Ohio and in field testing in Alaska. 


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