YouTube and Rumble
We have some pretty good stuff on YouTube now ... some from us, but much more from others, and more coming often. And we started a Rumble Channel People do not tell me when they are releasing a video, so I can't really keep up, and I have not even looked for new videos in a long time ... Please keep in mind that some of the people posting comments don't know what they are writing about, even though they seem to think they are experts. And even sometimes the videos themselves don't express things as carefully/correctly as I would like.
We created a Rumble account on 1 April 2021. Any new videos from us will be posted to both Rumble and YouTube.
- Click here for the WeatherWool YouTube Channel
- Click here for the WeatherWool Rumble Channel
- You can go to www.YouTube.com and search for WeatherWool and there will be a bunch of vids, some of which I may not have seen yet myself. As of 1 April 2021, the only WeatherWool content on Rumble was what we uploaded when we created our account.
And here is a selection of the vids we know about:
- On 15 May 2022, Kirk, "Back In The Woods", released an 18-minute video with his thoughts about our All-Around Jacket and Anorak
- On 19 April 2022, Jim Bonney published two YouTube Reviews of his All-Around Jacket. He published the first review only a few days after receiving the AAJ. The second review, perhaps more meaningful, was made after Jim had a year of experience in the AAJ. THANKS JIM!!!!!"P", a professional outdoorsman and Cold Weather Operations Instructor to the US Military, did a very thorough and amusing review of our Anorak
Winter Weather Immersion ... This video shows me -- in the very first All-Around Jacket, and MidWeight Pants -- taking a dip in a winter river at The Swamp. The idea is that if you wear serious wool, you can easily tolerate a dunking in cold weather. So, I take a dip in an icy river, and then basically just carry on ... it really wasn't a problem because of the clothes I was wearing.
- Here's a great review from US Military SERE Instructor Brady Nicholls, who wore our Anorak when he participated in the History Channel's ALONE Survival Series in Northern Canada.
- Winter Hot Tenting and Ice Fishing with WeatherWool ... this video was made by David Alexander, @NatureIntoAction, and a friend in the Adirondacks. David is a professional naturalist.
- Mark Young of Halifax, Nova Scotia, reviews our Neck Gaiter Multi-Scarf
- Advisor Don Nguyen posted a video that compares the WeatherWool All-Around Jacket to the Filson Double Mackinaw
- Advisor Trustin Timber and Mrs T do a great job (and fun) job showing how WeatherWool stands up to whatever hits it (literally). Please note this vid mentions a long-expired discount. We haven't done anything like that in years.
- Introduction to WeatherWool (and Al's Anorak) from me (Ralph) and then a followup commentary on the Anorak from Advisor Rob Allen, who shot, produced and edited the video. THANKS ROB!
- Advisor David Jacques, The Maritime Spook, reviews his All-Around Jacket. Spook has one of our earliest AAJ's ... we have changed the design somewhat, but the Fabric is our true production Fabric.
- Rob Allen of Sigma 3 Survival filmed a documentary about WeatherWool tailoring.
- Rob Allen of Sigma 3 Survival tells why he feels WeatherWool is clearly the best Anorak he has ever found.
- This video from Advisor "BJ Hagg" shows how BJ likes to pack his Anorak and gives a great sense of how meticulous and detailed professionals are.
- Here is a video from Chris Tanner, Prepared Mind 101, on our Anorak. Please note that Chris thinks his Anorak is an XLarge, but it is a Large.
- Advisor Melissa Miller (@MelissaBackwoods) posted a video about the Anorak and Neck Gaiter.
- On May 5, 2021 we posted on YouTube and on Rumble a 1-minute video about our No-Risk Testing/Refund Policy.
We have several more videos and although these are informative, we will probably delete them because the production quality is not where we want it to be. Actually, even the one video that we think is pretty good, the one cited above, should be done better, and, eventually, will be. Thanks for your understanding! Here are the earlier vids that we plan to replace as we gain experience.
- An earlier version of an Introduction to WeatherWool (March 2017, 2 minutes) featuring me, and somewhat different material than the intro linked above. Debby's right (as usual) ... I need to lose about 80 pounds ... But the vid does give a good idea of what we are about.
- Darrell Holland Introducing WeatherWool (April 2015). The first few minutes of this video is devoted to WeatherWool. A couple of years after this video was made, Darrell accepted our invitation to become a WeatherWool Advisor. Darrell is an outdoor pro with his own school and he has been working with us since our early days. He actually made the first WeatherWool video and this is it.
- WeatherWool in the Rain (March 2017, almost four minutes). People often ask about wool in the rain and the wet. Wool is good and WeatherWool is better. You can go all day long in the rain without getting wet.
- SkiJac from Chad Borofsky (April 2016, 1 minute), Chad is a WeatherWool Advisor, the lead designer of our SkiJac and he skis with his young son on his back!
- Feedback on Anorak Prototype from Jeff Cook (May 2015, 1 minute). Jeff is one of the biggest fans of our Anorak, and he is also one of the first people to give us feedback, and one of the first people to become a WeatherWool Advisor. Jeff mentions a few things in the video, including:
- Cotton cuffs (of course not for us!!) ... The Anorak no longer has knit cuffs. And the knit cuffs on our other garments are pure merino, made by us. Nobody is offering American-made knitted wool cuffs for resale, so we had to make our own.
- Oversized Hood ... The Hood now has a rear adjustment to let you pull it back on top and at the sides. But it is still big enough that you can hide your entire head and face inside it, whether for concealment or for protection from a sideways sleet.
- Does WeatherWool Burn? Not really ...
There are also lots of videos where people wear WeatherWool because it's just what they wear in the normal course of what they do ... videos where WeatherWool is part of the furniture, as the saying goes. You'll see a lot of WeatherWool in videos from Dave Canterbury (Pathfinder School), Josh Enyart and Shawn Kelly, for examples.
16 May 2022 --- Ralph