NEW US Antarctic Program Blue Mantis Insulated Shell Jacket

(2 customer reviews)


BRAND NEW Antarctic Program water-resistant insulated soft shell jackets, designed for cold, wet conditions on the Antarctic Peninsula

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These blue insulated, hooded soft shell jackets were ordered by the US Antarctic Program to be issued to personnel deploying to Palmer Station and other milder areas of Antarctica. Unfortunately (but fortunately for us!) the jackets were manufactured with 22 stars rather than 50 on the American flag embroidered on the right shoulder. Therefore, this is the only product on AntarcticSurplus that is 100% brand new!

We have stock of both men and women’s sizes from Small through 2XL (be sure to calculate the appropriate size using the chart below).

Features USAP Logo & Embroidered Flag:

The jacket features the US Antarctic Program logo on the left breast, and a 22-star United States flag on the right shoulder.

This jacket is designed for cold, wet conditions and has sealed seams for waterproofing (excellent for the conditions on the Antarctic Peninsula).

Perfect as a lighter-weight companion to the famous “Big Red” Canada Goose Parka or as a great alternative for more temperate climates!

Jackets Specs:

  • This hooded soft shell jacket is made of 4-oz, 94/6 polyester/elastane ripstop mechanical stretch woven material bonded to 240T polyester ECHOHEAT and insulated with 2.4-oz, 100% polyester soft fill.
  • Dropped back hem, elastic drawcord at the bottom hem, articulated elbows, ergonomic sleeves and adjustable cuff tabs with Velcro® closure provide a comfortable, snug fit.
  • Jacket features zippered hand pockets an interior zippered pocket and mesh pocket to secure valuables.
  • Welded reflective graphic details add a stylish flare and help keep them visible even at night.
  • The detachable snap-off contour drawcord hood provides extra coverage and features a contrast interior.
  • Suitable for cold conditions from -10°C to -22°C (14°F to -7.6°F)


OUTERSHELL: 94% Polyester 6% Elastane ripstop mechanical stretch woven with waterproof (3000mm), breathable (400g/m2) membrane and water repellent finish. 135 g/m2 (4 oz/yd2) LINING: 100% Poly ECHOHEAT body.

INSULATION: 100% Poly. 80 g/m2 (2.4 oz/yd2)

Sizing Chart:

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 6 in

S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL


Men's, Women's


New, Used

2 reviews for NEW US Antarctic Program Blue Mantis Insulated Shell Jacket

  1. Thomas Jennings (verified owner)

    I have posted a video review of the Antarctic Surplus Blue Mantis coat here:

    The coat is incredibly light weight and provides great flexibility. It’s rated down to -7 F, though I think that may be slightly optimistic unless you are heavily layered underneath. Nevertheless, I think you’d easily be fine using this jacket down to 0 to 10 degrees. It would be a perfect coat for someone in the Southern US who deals with winter temps in the 10 to 40 degree range routinely, and could add an extra layer if it occasionally got colder.

    The United States Antarctic Program / National Science Foundation patch is actually made out of plastic or vinyl, not fabric, but it looks really nice. It’s also hard to see, but directly under the patch, written vertically, is the word “ANTARCTICA” in reflective material, which is a great touch. There is a small zippered pocket on the inside just big enough for a cell phone or glasses, and a larger, non=zippered pocket as well. The hood is removable.

    I initially ordered my coat and when it arrived, it had a small cut by the flag on the side. Despite the as/is, no refund policy, since this was a new item, they gave me the option of an exchange or a $20 repair kit. I chose the exchange. My new coat came via two day mail. Please note that on my second coat, the US Antarctic Program patch is turned slightly off-center. On the original coat, it was straight. It doesn’t really matter at all, but I did want people to be aware that there were some minor issues with aligning the patch at the original source. I was very pleased with the speed and helpfulness of the Antarctic Surplus team in getting my jacket replaced.

    In summary, I absolutely recommend this coat to anyone needing a jacket from a range of about 0 to 40 degrees. It is lightweight and well made, and the service I received was awesome.

  2. Baivab MITRA (verified owner)

    I was blown away. Permit me to explain. Quality of craftsmanship: awesome. Its EXTREMELY light. Zero puff (unlike down or down-like jackets). After wearing it stepping out in cold – moderate to extreme (-5F) I realized more you wear it the warmer it gets inside! Its fully waterproof I think for went thru 5 min of intensive pour but inside was bone dry. Another critical point are the sleeves are well insulated. Most jackets I end up feeling cold in the arm. There are ample pockets and 1 zipped inside and another as a net inside. The lining is partially removable (no idea why). The material looks and feels rubbery but is somehow breathable!
    Suggestion: Buy a size small for they run big. I bought small but still feel its a big “baggy”.

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