The EMPEDOCLES Utility Parka is a new offering from Zfactorie that is in its first season. The garment is a parka style variant on our Empedocles hooded top in a wool and cotton fabric. The fabric is very thick and warm and the garment is unlined with two side Zipper pockets that are constructed independently and then piped and sewn to the body of the garment. The sleeves are constructed with built in thumb holes for a glove like effect. The front has a zipper closing configuration with the zipper not visible from the outside and is made with a Riri number 6 zipper. The oversized hood closes with buttons that allows for it to be buttoned all the way up to the eyes in cold and snowy climates. The back of the parka has a slight fish tail hem that creates an interesting look and feel when walking.