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The sides and front opening of the Hood of the WeatherWool Anorak are adjusted by means of laces and cord locks.  The laces are made of the same 100% WeatherWool Certified Fine Wool Fiber as the rest of the garment.   A separate adjustment from the read of the Hood control how far forward or back the Hood sits on the head.
The WeatherWool Al's Anorak has two large cell phone pockets.

Al's Anorak

$675
ColorNatural White
WeightFullWeight
SizeXXSmall
Description
  • Factory8 has just completed some great work on Anoraks in Natural White MidWeight and FullWeight and they are shipping now
  • Website will show a smattering of other Anoraks in stock now

Upcoming Anoraks include:

  • MidWeight Lynx, probably October
  • FullWeight Lynx, probably November
  • FullWeight Black and Brown, hopefully November
  • Drab Green in 2025
  • And we are wondering if we should make Anoraks in our 100% Wool Denim?

As we put any Anorak/Fabric into production, the website will accept paid pre-orders.

Any Anorak not in stock or in production can be backordered (via NOTIFY ME button or phone or email) without cost or obligation, and we'll contact you when we are close to production.  THANK YOU!

Al's Anorak is a modern take on the classic design, with a focus on comfort and utility.

We love that our Anorak has been on TV a bunch. It's a favorite among the participants in History Channel's Hit series Mountain Men and Survival Contest ALONE. The WeatherWool Anorak has been worn on History by Mike Horstman, Brady Nicholls, Benji Hill, JP Quiñonez, Callie Russel and Amós Rodriguez. It's also worn by hundreds of people in the Military.

The Anorak is a design of the first inhabitants of North America's Arctic Region. (Our Finnish Advisor Anton Kalland tells us the term comes from the Finnish Anorakki, which in turn comes from the Ancient Greenland word Annoraaq.) Our Anorak handles a wide variety of conditions and activities and is designed for a relatively active individual to wear over one or sometimes two light base layers.

The Anorak is intended for temps between from 10F/-12C to 80F/27C. But people push it, successfully, into much colder conditions. Most people will be comfortable in temps from 20F/-7C to 70F/21C, indoors and out, with low to moderate levels of activity. The FullWeight Anoraks is better at lower temps and the MidWeight better at higher temps.

Our custom-made 100% wool Fabric is soft enough to be worn directly on even the most sensitive skin, yet durable enough to see you through the most rugged adventures. Choosing the best fabric weight and garment size will depend on your climate, activity level, base layers, and personal preference.

Updated 20 July 2024 --- Ralph

Features

•Our custom Jacquard woven Fabric throughout the entire garment ... offered in both FullWeight and MidWeight

•Craftsmen-sewn, ultra-durable construction and materials

•Like our other garments, the structural seams of the Anorak are sewn with Mil-Spec Anefil water-resistant thread used by the US Army

•A modern take on the classic design, with a focus on comfort and utility

•Extra-long sleeves, reducing the need for gloves. Sleeve cuffs can also be "let-out" for unusually long arms

•Slot Buttons used exclusively because they are so secure

•Wrist cuffs can be adjusted to six sizes (flap can go around wrist either way)

•Four buttons at the neck closure, allowing for ventilation, comfort, and warmth. Our Neck Gaiter can be added for extra warmth around the neck

•Waist cinches to create a more tapered shape, reduce air space, prevent updraft

•Extra-large hood. Rear cinch enables the hood to be pulled back. Pull-cords in front, at each side, enable the hood to be fitted close around the head. We have lately switched the front cords from synthetic shock-cord to wool cord. The cords are now made from the same fiber as the garment. The new cords are shown in a close-up at left (black cord on Brown 'Rak). We can send wool cord to anyone who wants to upgrade an old Anorak. And we can even send shock cord to anyone who likes the synthetic better. You can switch by attaching the new cord to the old and carefully pulling though. We left the cords long and many people will cut them shorter. The hood will protect the head from a great deal of weather, even sideways weather. The large hood is also very good to provide some privacy and darkness for sleeping ... and a lot of people, particularly Military and travelers, do sleep in the Anorak (instead of hotel during long layover!)

•Generous front pouch, with elastic organizer strip, closure secured by slot buttons. A friend of mine who lives in Yellowstone National Park told me he never leaves the house without his bear spray tucked into the right-most position of the organizer. I visited him in 2022, and he was completely serious about the bear spray.

•Hidden zipper pocket inside the body of the jacket, behind the front pouch

•Inconspicuous yet spacious zippered pockets on each side of the chest. Left side chest pocket has an additional cell-phone sleeve. Phone will be inside the garment, where body-heat will help extend battery power

•Super-long zippers on each side of the Anorak enable venting of heat and ease entry and exit. Side zips also facilitate access to anything on a belt. Opening the side zips also makes it comfortable to sit without hiking the 'rak.

•At the base of the side zips are a button and elastic tab. With the bottom of the 'rak buttoned this way, the zippers can be left open and there is no flapping.

•Side zips are great for maternity wear! (Not joking)

•The Anorak is great maternity wear


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Slot Buttons

Slot Buttons are more secure than any other type of button we are aware of. They have two slots through which an ultra-strong strip of nylon ribbon is threaded. The nylon ribbon is very securely sewn to the garment using Mil-Spec Anefil Nylon water-resistant thread.The Slot Button design results in an extremely well-anchored Button.

Slot Buttons

Slot Buttons are more secure than any other type of button we are aware of. They have two slots through which an ultra-strong strip of nylon ribbon is threaded. The nylon ribbon is very securely sewn to the garment using Mil-Spec Anefil Nylon water-resistant thread.The Slot Button design results in an extremely well-anchored Button.

Our Fabric

Our Fabric is the heart of what we do. We make our own Fabric, starting with raw wool carefully and specifically selected from a small group of ranches in the USA that meet our certification standards of long, strong, and comfortable fibers.

FullWeight Fabric

Our Full-Weight Fabric is the foundation of WeatherWool. It was the first Fabric we developed and remains our flagship product. Produced on a Jacquard loom, it is a three-dimensional weave that helps insulate far better than normal flat-weave wool fabrics. Our Full-Weight Fabric is our warmest Fabric. Our Full Weight Fabric is 20 ounces per square yard compared to our MidWeigth fabric, which is 14 ounces per square yard for comparison between the two.

FullWeight Fabric

Our Full-Weight Fabric is the foundation of WeatherWool. It was the first Fabric we developed and remains our flagship product. Produced on a Jacquard loom, it is a three-dimensional weave that helps insulate far better than normal flat-weave wool fabrics. Our Full-Weight Fabric is our warmest Fabric. Our Full Weight Fabric is 20 ounces per square yard compared to our MidWeigth fabric, which is 14 ounces per square yard for comparison between the two.

MidWeight Fabric

Our MidWeight Fabric is the same as our flagship FullWeight Fabric but 30% lighter, making it ideal for those who engage in more activity—and endurance-based activities or simply need less warmth. Like our FullWeight, it's produced on a Jacquard loom, which gives the Fabric a three-dimensional weave that helps resists weather far better than standard flat-weave wool fabrics.

MidWeight Fabric

Our MidWeight Fabric is the same as our flagship FullWeight Fabric but 30% lighter, making it ideal for those who engage in more activity—and endurance-based activities or simply need less warmth. Like our FullWeight, it's produced on a Jacquard loom, which gives the Fabric a three-dimensional weave that helps resists weather far better than standard flat-weave wool fabrics.

FAQ

Where is it made?

All of our products are 100% made in the USA using 100% American-made wool and materials. We pay American citizens to make all of our garments. See more.

Is WeatherWool in retail stores?

No, it is only available directly through this Website.

What are your garments designed for?

We set out to make the best All-Purpose outerwear possible and we take that "ALL" part seriously. While some items may be better then others for specific needs we like to think we have the perfect garment for anything you do outside regardless if it is in the serving in military, hunting, camping, city, country, work or worship.

Why is it so expensive?

We never cut a single corner at any step. We make our own fabric, from the best wool in the USA. There are over 45 steps in making our fabric alone. We use the highest quality materials made in the USA. We have owner operated customer service on call to serve you and offer free shipping in USA and Canada as well as hassle free returns.

Is WeatherWool Merino Wool?

Not exactly. Merino is great wool and has been very well marketed over the years but pure merino alone is not actually suitable for us.

We select our wool based on a number of characteristics including micron, strength, length, and comfort factor. With the help of our advisor Bob Padula we have determined the perfect recipe for our goals. Thanks to modern equipment we can test all the wool before we buy it and that wool is primarily coming from Rambouillet and Targhee breads.

How do you clean WeatherWool

Short answer, you almost never need to. It's self cleaning. We've had garments we've worn for 7 years that have never been cleaned other then some rain.

However, things happen. If a lukewarm bath and dry flat doesn't do the trick, you can try wool-cleaner. Our full cleaning page is here.

Can bugs bite through your fabric?

We have not heard of any that can.

What is your customer service policy?

Our customers will be taken care of.

Full Customer Service policy can be found here.

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No-Risk Testing / No-Risk Policy ... We can't have anyone unhappy!.

Free Shipping USA and Canada

We offer free shipping in the USA and Canada.

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About us

Founders / Owners

WeatherWool was founded in 2009 by Ralph and Debby DiMeo. Together with their children and a few friends they maintain 100% ownership of the company. Their full story can be read here.

Direct Connection To The Source

We make our own Fabric, starting with raw wool carefully and specifically selected from a small group of ranches in the USA that meet our certification standards. This isn't no stock photo. We're actually out there during shearing sampling wool and sharing stoies and good times with the ranchers and their families.

The Best We Can Figure Out

While most companies decide a price point, and reverse engineer a garment to meet that retail price, WeatherWool does the opposite. We make the best garment we can figure out how to make at every decision we face.Although our garments seem pricey to some our profit margins are below average and you're getting more value for your money and assurance that you're getting some of the best wool in the world.

Customer Reviews

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James Winkelman
So far so good

It’s summer in Vermont so I haven’t worn my new anorak except to confirm that it fits perfectly. I’m 6 feet tall and 195 pounds. Large was ideal leaving room for under layers. I’m a winter camper and look forward to wearing it from October to April. Wool and canvas have been my top choices in the woods as I stand around the campfire. That hi-tech stuff melts with sparks!
The team at WeatherWool have been amazing thru the whole purchase experience.

R
Randy M
Anorak Review

The Wool is of exceptional material and not itch like other wool material all the extra time you can see that went into the jacket is well worth the price, with this purchase I got the beanie and I have a neck gaiter on the way. My wife prefers to wear this on cool evening outside she enjoys this material as well.

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LESLIE GUS BLACKWELL
Review

I liked what I read and look forward to mine coming in.

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Mathew
A+ Rating on midweight Anorak

Don’t hesitate on this purchase!
Fit: I’m 72” tall and 240. Albeit a bit fluffy, the XL fits perfectly. The sleeves are exactly where they need to fall, on your thumb knuckles. The bottom of the anorak falls just at the bottom of my bottom-perfect.
Comfort: soft and non-abrasive. It is definitely the highest quality wool I’ve had the pleasure to wear. I live in northeast US and the weather flips on you in an instant. There’s never been a moment in the 5 months of owning this where I had any regrets.
Experience: Even in the nastiest weather I’ve been comfortable. I recall a storm began as freezing rain, flipped to wet heavy snow, then to fluffy snow, and then ridiculous amount of wind and rain which caused massive flooding. I was out in most of it and other than the bone chilling wind, I was perfectly comfortable.
Preferable customization: 1) Remove the wrist cuffs. Drop the hem 2 inches and add a flap that buttons inside the sleeve. By adding a flap that can be secured on both sides of the sleeve, you could protect your hands while allowing you to use poles or a hiking staff. 2) Remove the elastic straps and replace with wool (the cuffs removed would be perfect). Outstanding thought and purpose, but I’m not a fan of elastic. 3) Hidden pocket is genius. Add access to it from inside the pocket on top seam.
4) Not necessary, but a flap across the shoulder and upper back would help against wetness.
Nitpicking, but otherwise perfect! I will definitely buy another.
TY Ralph!!

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mike reilly
anorak &blanket coat

hello Ralph.. we (my wife ,daughter, and myself) have had our wool for a over 3 months and we have put our garments thru some good use.. I have owned different brands over the years from filson. ,king of the mountain, woolwich, Pendleton etc. none of them can compare to your product.. my mid weight anorak is as warm if not warmer than my double Mac filson but the big difference is there is no restrictions in movement and huge difference in weight.. just amazing.. I've worn it in 17 degree temp 19 mph wind with 2 under layers no problem... 32 degrees rain sleet again no problem nice and warm and dry!! very well thought out!! my daughter has the full weight and loves it... wore it all winter riding her horse plus 3 days in the Adirondacks in January and she wore it horseback riding ,skiing and quading. temps in the low twentys kept her warm and dry (also doubled as pillow for her on our ride home)... my wife liked our wool so much she ended up getting the ladies blanket coat.. again just fantastic being from ireland she knows what wind, rain and cold temperatures feel like and she says her blanket coat is the best coat she has ever come across just loves it! again wind, rain snow, cold temps no problem also thank you and Debbie for you hospitality when we came to the open house last December we had a great afternoon spending time with you two and your other guests from Canada (and the rose petal syrup was amazing). take care. mike, roseanne and roisin