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Lending Library



The items shown here will almost all be USED and some are Factory 2nd's (new but for the stated reason did not pass final Quality Control).

Lending items can be checked out for $30, which more or less covers shipping.  But we are getting more and more inquiries from outside USA.  If you are in another country, you are welcome to BUY from the Lending at whatever price is posted for that item, plus the full cost of shipping.  Buying from the Lending has to be done by phone or email with Alex or Ralph.

The idea of the Library is to let people try one of these items for a week or two, just to check out our stuff or maybe because it's needed for an upcoming trip. But anything in the Lending can be purchased outright, and lately that's about half the time.

The website will charge $30 to cover shipping, and we'll include a pre-paid return shipping label with the garment.

If you decide to buy the item, the cost is the price as shown, but we'll credit the $30 shipping. We'll need to work together directly to arrange purchase.

It's not necessary to pay a deposit on the garment.  Please either buy it or return it after a week or two.

The Library has become more popular than we expected.  If there are already two names next to an item (meaning someone has it and another person is waiting), please don't place an order.  Thanks.

Also, if you have a garment that might be useful for us to add to the lending collection, please contact Alex ( / 862-849-8250). You can see how we handle trade-ins in the intro to our SPECIALS.

If you would like one of these items, please telephone us or place an online order with a NOTE telling us exactly which item you want. Please put your note in the box labeled "Add a note to your order". (Sometimes the NOTE does not reach us and in these cases we will contact you.)

Because of potential import duties, taxes and higher shipping costs, the Lending Library as described above is not really applicable outside the USA. But we can usually improvise purchase arrangements on a case-by-case basis for our friends without an American shipping address.

The listing for a garment that is "checked out", will show the order number and date it was sent, plus the first name and last initial of the person who has it. When a garment is returned that information is removed and it becomes available again.

A lot of the garments shown below are listed as New-Used (maybe a result of our Customer Service policies). Usually New-Used means the customer who made the original purchase held the garment for longer than 10 days or so. If a customer hangs onto a garment more than about 10 days before returning, even if it just sits unopened in the box, we count it as Used. Also, sometimes people tell us they returned it after only one day and only wore it to go shopping and to walk the dog one night. If a garment has been taken outdoors, no matter for how short a time, we will not sell it as new, and it will be listed on the Lending Library as New-Used.  If someone returns a garment immediately, but it has been soiled somehow, it counts as used.

We try to ship Lending pieces in presentable condition, but we don't spend time on them like we do with new.  If we did, we'd have to charge more and the lending would have a different sort of philosophy than now.  Similarly, we can't accept requests to notify someone if a particular item becomes available.

If you place an order for an item already "checked out", we'll usually let your order sit and mostly such orders will expire unpaid.  But we'll note that you are NEXT and if the item becomes available, we'll get in touch.

Lending items may be shipped in a recycled box, which seems appropriate.

One other thing ... Ralph often ships Lending pieces, but he's terrible at packing. Please don't hold it against him (me!!).

THANKS -- Alex --- 862-849-8250,

                 Ralph --- 973-943-3110,


The following is available for the Lending Library right now (3/28/2024):

ALL-AROUND JACKETS (always FullWeight Fabric)

  • All-Around Jacket / XXSmall / Duff (this is our older color, similar to Brown, but not as dark).  Factory 2nd's, (Brand New) ... The right cargo pocket its about 1/2" higher than the other pocket.   $735.
  • All-Around Jacket / XSmall / Drab ... Fine condition.  $695
  • All-Around Jacket / Small / Drab ... Virtually new.  $720
  • All-Around Jacket / Large and Double Hood, Drab.  Some use but good shape.  $825 for the Jacket and Double Hood. (Michael R to purchase --- #19993)
  • All-Around Jacket / Large and Double Hood, Drab.  Some use but fine shape.  $850 for the Jacket and Hood. (Adam G.  ... 6/12/2024 ... #19883).
  • All-Around Jacket / Large and Double Hood, Drab.  Some use but good shape.  $825 for the Jacket and Double Hood. (Rich F will return by end of July #19960)
  • All-Around Jacket / Large - Very good condition. $695
  • All-Around Jacket / 2XLarge / Brown. Slight use. $725
  • All-Around Jacket / 2XLarge / Drab Green. New-Used. Very good, little use, $725
  • All-Around Jacket / 3XL / Drab Green - Lightly Used. - $725



  • Al's Anorak / XLarge / Drab Green - MidWeight - Used a little -- $550 (Max E. -- 7/9/24 -- #19988)
  • Al's Anorak / 3XL / Black - FullWeight.  A year old, some use, but still fine shape.  $525
  • Al's Anorak / 3XL / Brown - FullWeight.  Some use, but still fine shape.  $525
  • Al's Anorak / 3XL / Duff - FullWeight.  Very good condition. $500.



  • Basic Vest / Small / Drab / MidWeight.  Barely Used.  $325



  • CPO / XXXSmall (39" chest and was a small) / Lynx - MidWeight -  FAIR CONDITION. $100. (Delio P --- 12 July 2024 --- #20026)
  • CPO / XSmall / Lynx - MidWeight - Some use, much life left.  $325
  • CPO / Small / Drab - MidWeight - Good condition with some use. $350
  • CPO / Small / Lynx - MidWeight - New, but the front pockets are slightly mis-aligned ... one just a little higher than the other.  So, this is a factory-second.  $425.  (Tamm F  -- #19725 --- 5/20/2024 )
  • CPO / Small / Lynx - MidWeight - 2nd's ... the button holes needed repair. Now fixed.  This piece spent several months on a trans-Australia horseback trip! $275 (Mack C --- 11 June 2024 --- #19886)



  • None now



  • Ladies' Blanket Coat  / Small / FullWeight Drab.  Very Slight Use.  $520
  • Ladies' Blanket Coat  / Large / FullWeight Black.  Very Slight Use.  $520


  • We do have new in stock



  • Peacoat / Large / Black - Just a little use.  $725  (Sending to JOHN P. GRAMELIS on 1 August 2024 --- #20029)
  • Peacoat / XL / Black - Just a little use.  $725 (Robert H. B. -- 7/19/24 -- #20033)






  • ShirtJac / Large / Drab - New-Used.  $475.  (Grant D --- Delivered 9 July 2024 --- #19951)


SPECIAL CHECKOUTS (checked out for longer-term borrows):

  • Hooded Jacket / Size Medium / MidWeight Lynx Pattern Fabric - This almost-new Hooded Jacket was worn a few times for just a few days then customer decided he needed to switch to Large. $475  (Sending to Tom M on 15 July 2023 for his family's Cross-Australia Horseback Expedition and Fundraiser, expected to conclude in late 2024. They are posting on Instagram as @RoughAndStumble)
  • Al's Anorak / XXXSmall / Lynx - MidWeight - Good condition .. just shrunken to a 39" chest. And was a Small. $200  (Sending to Tom M on 15 July 2023 for his family's Cross-Australia Horseback Expedition and Fundraiser, expected to conclude in late 2024. They are posting on Instagram as @RoughAndStumble)
  • Al's Anorak / Medium / Drab Green - MidWeight - Good condition.  $400 (Arlan M will bring this Rak as he attempts the entire Appalachian Trail beginning 15 Feb 2024!! --- #18304 --- As of 29 June, Arlan is in Maine, with <300 miles to go.  He wrote me today that he wants to get more of our wool.)
  • Al's Anorak / Medium / Cream - MidWeight. Very good shape. $585 (Going to @RoughAndStumble)
  • Al's Anorak / Medium / Cream - MidWeight.  Very good shape. The previous owner had sides taken in and now measures 42 inches (from 45.5 inches) $475  (Going to @RoughAndStumble)
  • CPO / Medium / Drab - MidWeight. $375 (Cliff Gray --- 6 May 2024 --- #19647) (Jared W --- 6 May 2024 --- #19650).  Cliff has a large media presence and will be testing this Anorak for a while



Updated 19 July 2024 --- Ralph, Alex

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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.


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.


No Risk Returns

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.

Call 24/7 Anytime

1 (831) 704- 1776 (831-July 4th 1776)

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

Based on 6 reviews
Chris Bonner
Helped me buy the right model and size

I got a size Small full weight green anorak (5’11”—160 lbs) to see if that size would work. Due to bad shoulder arthritis, I determined that I will need a button or zipper coat, and settled on the ShirtJac. I also determined that I would need to size up to a Medium; small would not allow me to layer over a merino base, and mid weight alpaca sweater—though the anorak itself would have fit without a sweater layer. Finally, I knew I was in love with the drab green, and really wanted that color.
I spoke with Alex on the phone, who was very kind and helpful. It was not clear from the website that there was a green size M available in the ShirtJac, and I was preparing to be disappointed in having to choose an alternate color—but he found one in the drab green for me right during our call—and even offered a Veterans discount! US ARMY, 1968-1971.
I would say the WW LENDING LIBRARY worked to perfection, and did exactly what it is designed to do. I doubt I would have known just what I really wanted without trying the LL anorak on for size, color and weight. Dealing with Alex to make those wishes come true was just the icing on the cake.
All around great experience, and now I have my very own weather wool jacket headed my way! THANKS!

CPT Daniel A Beach
Brilliant idea, this Lending Library

I have used Ralph's Lending Library for 7 of 8 garments. Being shaped like a tree trunk, I have a bit if a challenge fitting my thighs and chest into garments that seem to change sizing like the calendar changes pages. This system allowed me to get a perfect fit All Around Jacket in XL, but determine I needed 2XL for pulling an Anorak on over my torso. Another Anorak and a CPO shirt went to two very tiny ladies, so being able to try the wool on for fit was very badly needed. I bought a 2nd Anorak in mid-weight for placing into my go to war bag, as even the "used" garments here are superb. If you are polite and reasonable in any measure, Ralph will bend over backwards to take care of you. This system rocks!

Colin Lentz
First time customer, long time fan

I used the lending library because I want to see and feel something before I buy. Working with Ralph was great - the personal, direct contact is a hallmark of a good company.

I loved the AAJ I tested out and ended up buying it. I had to save up for a while but it was worth it. I believe in paying the true cost of a good product. The AAJ exceeded my expectations and matched all the information and descriptions on the WeatherWool website. I'm officially a huge fan of their products and business model.

Call me crazy but I'm looking forward to a New England winter in my new coat.


The lending library is a great option for potential customers. The material is wonderful and the manufacturing quality is top notch. I tried out the All Around Jacket, unfortunately, the size i chose to be lent was a little small for my frame so ill be returning the item.

Timothy Steingass
A++ Customer Service

Over the years I lost about 50 lbs (on purpose) and needed to trade in my 3XL AAJ and Al's Anorak. Ralph was very pleasant to deal with and I ended up with a new AAJ and Hooded Jacket in 2XL. I was so tickled I just purchased a new full weight vest in drab to layer underneath my hooded jacket. Thank you Ralph!