WeatherWool Fabric Samples -- FREE
[Please Note: Fabric Samples are free. No payment information is needed in USA and Canada because we offer free shipping to those countries for all products. If you are outside USA and Canada, the shopping cart software may add a shipping charge, but we won't accept that payment, so everyone gets the samples for free. People outside US and Canada can also request Fabric Samples via the Contact form or phone or email.]
Why doesn't every garment maker offer free fabric samples?
Our own custom Fabrics are the basis of our company, and they have no equal in the marketplace.
There are many people who sort of subconsciously believe they know wool, and think WOOL IS WOOL ... we dearly love to send Samples to those folks (and everyone else) because handling our Fabric, even small swatches, really helps people understand our company. And if you are in the New York City area, please visit us in South Orange, New Jersey, by appointment or at one of our regularly scheduled Open House days.
The Samples are small -- remnants from the construction of our garments -- but large enough so you can do a little testing, and compare WeatherWool to other fabrics. Among the performance factors people examine: fire/embers, water, softness against the skin, silence, toughness, strength, reflectivity, camouflage properties ... Some people will hold the samples up to a light to see how much light passes through.
One gent told us his Ladyfriend has always had a problem with wool. She tested our Sample by tucking it into her sock, and wearing it all day against her ankle. She said she forgot it was there and was happy to find woolen outerwear that is fine on her skin.
WeatherWool engineers the best 100% American, pure wool Merino Jacquard All-Purpose Outerwear we can figure out, backed by our standard offer of No-Risk, long-term testing. And so we are very happy to fulfill requests for WeatherWool Fabric Samples. We definitely would like to know what you think once you’ve handled the Samples. We love to have WeatherWool Fabric and garments compared to -- and tested against -- anything else.
Our Fabrics are the foundation of our products. We know well the ranchers we usually buy from, and two of them (Bob Padula and Mike Corn) are Advisors to WeatherWool that we have known since our beginning. Even before we buy raw wool, our ranchers shear the wool in a way that assures only the best parts of the fleece are offered to us, after inferior parts (face, belly, lower legs, etc.) are removed from the area. We select the finest raw wool fiber after thorough evaluation of lab tests. Next is custom cleaning and scouring, carding, spinning, dyeing, weaving and finishing, all customized to satisfy our unique specifications.
Normally, the Sample Pack includes all six of our Fabric/Color choices:
- MidWeight Fabric in Solid Color Drab and our own proprietary Lynx Pattern
- FullWeight Fabric in Solid Colors Black, Drab and Duff, and Lynx Pattern
Our MidWeight Fabric is about 14 ounces per square yard (473 grams per square meter) and FullWeight Fabric is about 19.5 ounces per square yard (661 gsm). We have a page that discusses FullWeight versus MidWeight Fabrics. Please be aware that others may label a fabric “24 ounce wool”, but usually this refers to a running yard of unspecified width … and so 24 ounce wool can actually be lighter than 20 ounce wool, if the 24-ounce-bolt is wider. But anyway, weight is a poor indicator of performance … lighter fabric made from superior fiber and woven with excellence as the only goal can easily outperform heavier “run of the mill” fabric. We make our own Fabrics because no commercial offerings come close to meeting our specifications.
All our Fabrics provide luxurious and comfortable protection from the elements while being acceptable in any social setting.
- Our proprietary Lynx Pattern is very effective natural camouflage and is very attractive in social and professional gatherings. Lynx Pattern is not perceived as camo except by those who already "think camo"
- Our Drab Color is similar to military Olive Drab, but we have added some Gray to flatten it out even more
- WeatherWool Duff (brown) Color blends with the duff -- fallen leaves and twigs of a deciduous forest – for which it is named
- Drab and Duff are "metamers" … depending upon the lighting, they can be hard to distinguish from each other, and this chameleon effect helps to make them hard to see in Natural settings
- With the possible exception of Black, all of our Fabrics are effective camouflage as they blend extremely well into Natural settings. Our Black is a true black
The Sample Pack will also usually include a bit of Natural Mouton Lamb Fleece, which is used inside our Mouton Jacket, Mouton Vest, Mouton Hat, Hand Muff and Mittens. Mouton is real fleece ... a real pelt (taken from a lamb that has been processed for meat), leather included, and nothing like the synthetic petrochemical stuff that is routinely called “fleece”.
We offer No-Risk Field Testing because the “living room test” is good only for sizing. Real evaluation of outerwear requires experience in a wide variety of weather conditions and activities. And please wear wool base layers (or no base layers) under your WeatherWool. Any other type of base is less than optimal. We invite everyone to give WeatherWool a heavy-duty field-test … and get a 100% refund if not completely happy. We can't picture operating any other way. .... Someone's going to tell us WeatherWool's not working out, and we're going to say TOUGH LUCK, BUDDY, WE GOT YOUR MONEY! ... ??? ... I don't think so!!!
We look forward to hearing your impressions of the Samples.
As mentioned in the note above ... If you are outside the USA, the shopping cart software may add shipping costs to your request for Fabric Samples. But we won't process the charge ... Fabric Samples will be delivered free of charge worldwide. Samples can also be requested via our Contact Form ... please remember to include your shipping address.
THANKS for your interest in WeatherWool!
Best Regards --- Ralph, Debby, Alex, Denali
4 February 2020