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.
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.
Richard Mills, a photographer (NaturesCapture.com) from the Carolinas, was spending Christmas of 2022 in Yellowstone National Park, and sent me this video on 23 December. In the video Richard states he is wearing two base layers and a FullWeight Anorak, and the temp is -31F/-35C. HUGE THANKS and MERRY CHRISTMAS, RICHARD!!
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.
Our Anorak features:
Our custom Jacquard woven Fabric throughout the entire garment
Offered in both MidWeight and FullWeight
Craftsmen-sewn, ultra-durable construction and materials
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
Four buttons at the neck closure, allowing for ventilation, comfort, and warmth. Our Neck Gaiter can be added for extreme conditions
Waist cinches to create a more tapered shape, or reduce air space
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
Generous front pouch, with elastic organizer strip, closure secured by slot buttons
Hidden zipper pocket inside the body of the jacket, behind the front pouch
Inconspicuous yet spacious zippered pockets on each side of the chest
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;. The zippers can be open and the 'rak still closed at the bottom so there is no flapping.
In size Large, a FullWeight Anorak weighs 3 lbs., 7 oz (1.6 kg).
In size Large, a MidWeight Anorak weighs 2 lbs., 12 oz (1.25 kg)
We have lately changed the front pull-cords from synthetic shock to knitted wool (photo at left). The cords are now made from the same wool as the Anorak itself. If anyone wants to switch out the synthetic, just let us know. And actually, if anyone wants to switch from the wool cord to synthetic, we can send synthetic, also. Either cord can be replaced by simply pulling the new cord through (carefully).
Much of the upcoming production runs has been be reserved in advance. To secure yours, please place a SHIP ASAP order.
For Batch 7, the FullWeight Brown replaces the FullWeight Duff. This is a consequence of working with a new dye house because of the Floods of Hurricane Ida.
The reviews at the bottom of this page are posted by owners of the Anorak. The REVIEW feature below, which enables anyone to publish a review, was added in March of 2022. There are also other pages for Reviews previously sent to us by Civilians and by Military.