13 March 2019
Versatility is a very big thing for us ... almost the main thing. We want WeatherWool to be the clothing you want to wear ... after all, if you aren't wearing it, then it can't help you.
It's the unexpected that really causes trouble. If you KNOW you're going out in the cold, you'll dress for it. But what if a short hike on a pleasant day turns into a cold night out because of a busted foot? We hope that doesn't happen to you, but WeatherWool is comfortable in the warm and comfortable in the cold so that, if the unexpected happens, you'll be ready.
People expect to see WeatherWool out in the woods on a snowy day. This page pictures WeatherWool in some surprising settings. If you have some surprising pictures, please send them! --- Thanks!
Leo Grizzaffi is our friend and mentor. Leo wears his ShirtJac in Lynx Pattern pretty much everywhere he goes. In this case, Leo delivered a speech to a group from the US Congress.
Garrett Riffle is one of the Founders of Up Mountain Switchel, an absolutely fantastic drink made with Ginger, Maple Syrup and Apple Cider Vinegar. Garrett sent us this picture mostly as a joke, I think, but it has become one of our very favorites. Garrett is wearing a ShirtJac and having fun on Venice Beach in California with some of the Switchel crew.
This fellow with the devilish smile is Advisor Randy Dewing ... attending a graduation ceremony in his Lynx Pattern Anorak
This is me demonstrating that WeatherWool will protect you if you somehow wind up getting thoroughly soaked in the winter ... so long as you get out of the water, anyway. This swim made a good Youtube video.
WeatherWool Advisor Rob Allen in a bar in South Orange New Jersey. Rob said he was comfortable in his FullWeight Duff Anorak worn under his Mouton Vest. The Mouton Vest has been tested by US Military in crazy-cold temps and howling winds out on the pack ice of the Arctic Ocean.
I plan on making a WeatherWool shop apron for the summer months.
When I'm hiking, fishing or just spending time around the camp fire cooking, I love the fact that I can enjoy what I'm doing and not worry about a random spark putting a hole in my clothing. I also enjoy hunting with a longbow and fully appreciate the importance of quiet fabric in the field. WeatherWool's Al's Anorak offers me the protection I need from the elements, combined with super quiet wool."
WeatherWool All-Around Jacket going flying!
The same All-Around Jacket walking the dog in Chicago Suburbs
WeatherWool Customer Rob Miller wears his All-Around Jacket for work and play in Chicago
The above is an Instagram post from 25 September 2018, with this text: #WeatherWool handles #Weather, so ... the rain was so heavy some roads were flooded ... perfect ... Big Brim Boonie Hat, MidWeight ShirtJac kept me comfortable. I also wore cotton gym shorts, wool socks and beat-to-death old sneakers ... pretty much the ideal outfit for these conditions. The Big Brim Boonie Hat kept my head completely dry, the rain well off my face and neck and outside the collar of the ShirtJac. I did feel a little moisture around the hatband, but that was due to hiking in such warm weather. Inside the ShirtJac, I felt only slight dampness, not sure whether from rain or sweat. The tails of the ShirtJac kept most of the rain off the cotton gym shorts, but, being cotton, they got soaked. The sneakers are full of holes, and I didn't avoid puddles, so water was steadily in and out of the sneaks. But with good wool socks, soaking wet shoes are pretty much immaterial, so long as the water can drain out -- even in cold weather. All this might sound nuts to someone who has not tried it. The ShirtJac and Big Brim Boonie did pick up water, but the water did not reach me through about 80 minutes of slow hiking.
The pics above and below from Advisor Dale Rodefer, of Maryland.
Dale tells me he wears his wool almost every day at work, year-round, because the conditions at his work are so demanding.
THIS IS NOT ME!! This is Clint Atendido, @Uncle.Tito.Outdoors, at Base Camp on Mount Everest in April, 2017, in his ShirtJac in MidWeight Fabric, Solid Drab Color. "Base Camp" is at about 17,000 feet (5300 meters) ... gulp! ... Clint hit the mountain to raise money for the hospital where he works in Ontario. YAY, Clint!!
And this is not me either!! This is Advisor Don Nguyen at the summit of Washington's Mount Rainier, 14,411 feet (4392 meters). Don leads mountaineering expeditions, and he summits Rainier twice a week during the season. Don is wearing his Anorak in Lynx Pattern. Below, Don is one of three guides leading nine clients to the summit of Argentina's Mount Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres, at 6,9601 meters / 22,837 feet.
Above, professional model @FazonGray in Manhattan with a WeatherWool FullWeight ShirtJac in Solid Drab Color. This photo is from a shoot we did with Fazon in March of 2018. Several months later, Fazon sent us the photo below ... in his Mouton Vest on his own time.
This is one of our very first Hoodies, a prototype.
There is some great fishing for Striped Bass on the Hudson River.
These bass were caught about 50 miles upriver from New York City.
The fisherman, Dan, was our YKK zipper salesman ... but is now retired.
Here is another fishing photo ... @NatureIntoAction was targeting Adirondack Park Pike but surely had no complaints when this beautiful Laker took his shiner! Amazingly, Adirondack Park is only 3 hours from NYC ... it's 6 million acres (2.4 million hectares) ... as big as Vermont and triple Yellowstone!
Back in about 2016, we had our Ladies Bomber Jacket at an outdoors show in Las Vegas. A lot of people noticed that Jacket, and one of the women who was working a neighboring booth borrowed it and sent us this photo.
Below is our younger son Zack, who is an owner of WeatherWool but not really involved because he lives 2000 miles away in Wyoming. Here he wears the first version of our Al's Anorak ... in Solid Duff Color. I had to harangue him to get stand for picture before a flight back to Wyoming.
Below is Paul Kaufman of Arizona, @SonoranTreeAZ, a professional tree cutter who normally wears a Hard Hat.
An Operator who purchased his own Anorak through our WarriorWool Program sent this picture. He said the Anorak "is perfect for bugging out because of its versatility."