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All-Around Jac $850

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All-Around Jacket, $850. Free shipping in USA.
New All-Around Jackets shipping now.   THANK YOU for your patience!
Please read THIS REVIEW from a very heavy-duty outdoorsman!
ALSO:  A few remainders of earlier versions and prototypes on our SPECIALS PAGE.

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WeatherWool is Hardcore Luxury ... a great pairing with American Saddle Horses.
Thanks to Revelation Farms for a great setting for this picture!

 

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The AAJ in Solid DUFF Color.   Collar flipped up.   Alex's hand is in the handwarmer pocket, which is behind and separate from the cargo pocket.
We use double zippers on all our garments.   Here, the front zipper is mostly closed and the storm flap is mostly open ... buttoned down with only one button.

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This is the AAJ in our own proprietary LYNX Pattern, which is great camo in all sorts of natural settings and much admired (but not perceived as camo) in all sorts of social settings.   The throat latch is seen across the front of the neck, but it is not buttoned down, and neither is the storm flap.

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Rear view of the AAJ in Solid DUFF Color.

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Above, the waist of the jacket is tightened a little by means of the inner drawcord, the outline of which can be seen in this picture.  Also, the doubled-elbows and forearm can be seen clearly on the right.   The double yoke tapers to a point in back to conduct rain water down and off the jacket.   You can also see the small separation between the 2nd layer of the yoke and the main body of the jacket.   Totally separate layers is important in shedding water.   The AAJ is shown here in Solid DRAB Color ... along with matching Pants.

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The handwarmer pocket is behind and completely separate from the cargo pockets.   The storm flap is completely open in this picture, and the center-front Double Zipper is open at both top and bottom.    In this picture the Jacket is in Solid DUFF Color.   In some lighting conditions, DRAB and DUFF are hard to tell apart, and both fade into the background by design.

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The back of the AAJ is about 1.5 inches (almost 4 cm) longer than the front.  The AAj is reinforced with bar tacks in many places, one of which is the bottom of the seam where the front of the jacket is joined to the back.   The combination of DRAB Pants and LYNX Jacket is what I normally wear.   This combination works in a wide variety of natural and social settings.

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Here the collar is up and the throat latch is buttoned down out of the way where it would be hidden by the lowered collar until needed.

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The throat latch is buttoned in place to seal drafts away from the neck.

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The cargo pockets are secured by both zippers and slot buttons.  The backing on the cargo flaps is Mil-spec combination wool-nylon fabric.   The interior of the AAJ has no liners at all but we needed another piece of Fabric on the back of the pocket flap and our FullWeight Fabric added more bulk than we wanted.

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The inside pockets are on either side of the chest, hidden under the double yoke so the stitching is not visible on the outside of the jacket.   The pockets are made of a Mil-spec wool-nylon blend, and secured by a zipper.  Also shown is a portion of the back side of the Center Front (Main) Zipper ... a #10 YKK Vislon, which is commonly used in marine environments.   This zipper has very large teeth, which are more forgiving of grit than metal teeth.  Also, the Vislon does not conduct electricity.   This jacket is in our Solid BLACK Color.   Our BLACK is TRUE BLACK.

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The cuffs can be loosened or tightened as needed.   This picture also shows the strip of fabric running thru the center of the Slot Buttons.   Because these buttons are fastened by fabric rather than thread, they are far more secure than standard buttons.   The fabric strip runs thru the buttons and is sewn to the cuff on either side of the buttons and in the space between the buttons.   All told, these Slot Buttons are probably 75 times more expensive than typical 4-hole buttons.

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This picture gives another good look at the way the Slot Buttons are secured by a strip of crazy-tough Mil-spec Nylon Fabric.   Those buttons won’t come off unless they are smashed, which won’t be easy.   The Storm Flap is completely unbuttoned and pulled back to show both the Slot Buttons and the Nylon Anchor Strip.   Also clear in this shot is the Double Zipper that opens from both top and bottom.   In our opinion, a serious outdoor garment must have a double-front zip front.

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BLACK.

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Front Zip completely closed and Storm Flap pulled back.   Throat Latch is also swung out to the front but not fastened down.

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Under the Collar at the back and either side of the neck are three Slot Buttons that can be used to secure the optional Double Hood.

3 April 2017

PURPOSE:  The All-Around Jac serves multiple roles, from very heavy shirt to very serious jacket.   The AAJ can be worn in almost any outdoor or social setting.   Numerous people go straight from the field to professional meetings or even church in the AAJ.   The AAJ will withstand unlimited snow, huge amounts of sleet and rain, significant wind.   It is designed for cool and cold weather, and can be worn in temps as high as 70F/22C (over a T-Shirt) or as cold as you like, far below freezing, with the right base layers.   Our Double Hood can be attached to the AAJ.

The first customer to receive his new All-Around Jac immediately went out for a hike and then gave me a call.   We talked for quite a while and it was great to hear Jim compare his WeatherWool (he has other pieces too) and his new AAJ to other garments.   We always love it when people tell us their impressions.   Before signing off, Jim ordered a second AAJ in a different color.

The All-Around Jac is worn as a second, third, or even fourth layer.    WeatherWool Fabric is soft and comfortable on the skin.  As a result, the AAJ is sometimes worn over just a short-sleeve T-Shirt ... for example, if a cool morning is expected to turn into a warm afternoon.   On the other hand, if a cold afternoon is expected to turn into a frigid night, the opposite approach can be taken.   We recommend only base layers made of wool.

Like all of our garments, the All-Around Jac is designed to provide a comfort range of approximately 50 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees C) without needing to change base layer(s).    For example, wearing the All-Around Jac over a single merino wool base layer, I am comfortable in 20F/-7C and comfortable at room temperature.   And if we get snow or sleet or rain or pretty good wind, it doesn't matter, the AAJ handles the weather.    That’s why we named it WeatherWool.

Features:

  • Constructed of WeatherWool’s own Rambouillet Merino FullWeight Fabric
  • Double Yoke (some call it a cape ... a second layer of FullWeight Wool across the top of the chest, shoulders and top of the back)
  • Two-way, heavy-duty front zipper that allows any portion of the center front to be opened or closed
  • Button-down storm flap that covers the front zipper
  • Waist cinch inside the rear of the jacket
  • Front cargo pockets with zippers and flaps.   The flaps are angled to allow easier access and to channel rain off the Jac
  • Large, side-entry handwarmer pockets separate from and underneath the cargo pockets
  • Chest pockets inside the Jac with zipper closure
  • Cuffs with adjustable button closure
  • Elbow and forearm are protected by a double thickness of FullWeight Fabric
  • Serious collar that can be flipped up and secured by a throat latch that remains hidden under the collar until you need it
  • Three buttons are under the back of the collar.   When the collar is flipped up, you can button either a Double Hood or a Mouton Hood to the AAJ.
  • In size Medium, the AAJ weighs 5 pounds 3 ounces (2.35 kg).

The double yoke (double cape) adds a great deal of warmth and wind resistance.    And it enables the AAJ to shed an almost incredible amount of rain.    The double yoke has points in the middle of the back and on each side of the chest because rain will drip more quickly off a point than a flat edge.

The cargo pockets can be zipped shut or left open.    Even when open, the flaps provide significant security against loss of contents.    The flaps can be buttoned down or left open.   The pocket flaps will also prevent snow and rain from flowing into the pockets.    The flaps are important to keep pocket contents dry in rain and wet conditions.    The opening of the cargo pocket is angled to enable easier access, and the flap over the pocket is angled to channel rain down and off the jacket and not into the pocket.

The handwarmer pockets are underneath the cargo pockets, and are very inconspicuous.   The handwarmer pockets are entered from the side.    The handwarmer pockets are totally separate from the cargo pockets ... a layer of our FullWeight Fabric surrounds the hand in the pocket.

Cuffs have two buttons so you can tighten them up to seal out drafts.   If your arms are raised, such as when riding a snowmobile, it is really nice to be able to tighten the cuffs.

If you find yourself in exceptionally windy or cold conditions, you may want to take full advantage of the relatively large, double-thickness collar.    Flip up the collar and secure it with a throat latch that buttons under the chin.    The strap is buttoned under the collar, hidden, until you need it.    And when the collar is flipped up, it is ready to accept either a Double Hood or a Mouton Hood.    Both Hoods are extremely warm.

The All-Around Jac is available in any of our FullWeight Fabrics ... Solid Colors BLACK, DRAB and DUFF as well as LYNX Pattern, all of which are pictured on this page.

Please click here for a picture of our Fabric colors.   From top to bottom:  DUFF, DRAB, LYNX Pattern and BLACK.

 

 

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