The All-Around Jacket can be worn in almost any outdoor or social setting. Many people go straight from the field to professional meetings. The AAJ can withstand unlimited snow, huge amounts of sleet and rain, significant wind ... and even a dunking in winter. It is designed for cool and cold weather, and can be worn in temps as high as 70F/22C (over a light wool base layer) or as cold as you like, far below freezing, with the right base layers. Lots of pockets.
Constructed of WeatherWool Rambouillet Merino Jacquard FullWeight Fabric, the AAJ will provide a 50 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) range of comfort without any change of clothing. Dress for 45F/7C and you are good in 20F/-7C or 70F/21C ... that's basic WeatherWool
Double Yoke (second layer of FullWeight Fabric across the top of the chest, shoulders, and top of the back) sheds huge amounts of rain and protects the vitals from cold and wind. As you can see in the pictures, the second layer of wool hangs free from the rest of the AAJ, and it is this separation of layers that enables the jacket to handle so much rain without soaking through
Two-way, heavy-duty YKK Vislon front zipper allows any portion of the center front to be opened or closed
Storm flap protecting the front zipper is secured by Slot Buttons. Should the zipper somehow fail, the storm flap enables full front closure. Of course, the storm flap also enhances warmth and keeps snow and ice off the zipper. By hiding the zipper, the storm flap creates a more classic, old-fashioned aesthetic than an exposed double-zip
Waist cinch inside the back panel of the jacket. The cinch can seal out updrafts and/or create a waist if desired
Front cargo pockets are closed with both zippers and flaps. The flaps are angled to shed rainwater and are secured with slot buttons.
Large, side-entry handwarmer pockets are separate from and underneath the cargo pockets and nothing but pure wool to warm your hands
Chest pockets inside the Jacket with zippered closures
Cuffs can be adjusted via button-straps to snug around your wrist if desired
Elbows and forearms protected with double thickness of our FullWeight Fabric
Serious collar can be flipped up and secured by a hidden throat latch
Three Slot Buttons on the back of the collar to attach the Double Hood (sold separately)
In size Large, the AAJ weighs 4 lbs 15 oz. (2.24 kg)
Available in FullWeight Merino Jacquard Fabric in Solid Colors Black, Drab and Duff, and Lynx Pattern. One of the accompanying pictures shows all the colors.
Someone mentioned the center-front of the AAJ seems off to one side. The front of the AAJ is centered on the zipper, which is covered by the storm flap.
The All-Around Jacket is now appearing on History Channel's hit series MOUNTAIN MEN. Josh Kirk, pictured at left, is wearing the very last one we had available. It's common practice for manufacturers to pay serious money for people in media to drink their beer, wear their logo, etc. Josh got in touch with us simply because he noticed other outdoor professionals in WeatherWool, and he wears the AAJ because he wants to.