10oz vs 5oz comparison:
This 10oz cotton anorak is our original field-tested design and material that has accompanied each of us for nearly a decade and well over a thousand kilometres of winter travel. It is a durable, reliable piece of gear that will keep you warm and comfortable for many, many years to come. If you want to use your anorak as a personal snow shelter while crashing through snow-laden spruce boughs in search of firewood, this item is for you. If you want the lightest, smallest option available and will use it primarily for wind protection on the open lakes, or on cleared trails then you should look at our new lightweight 5oz canvas anoraks.
Modern waterproof/ breathable fabrics wick moisture through small pores between the material fibres. Cotton wicks moisture right through the fibres themselves, making for a much more breathable fabric. We use a naturally windproof tight-weave canvas, which we pre-shrink to tighten the weave further. Our anoraks are sized large to protect the large muscles of your thighs, and accommodate lots of layers underneath – even a down jacket for those frigidly cold lunch stops!
We think a coyote fur ruff is essential for a good anorak hood, so these come standard on all our anoraks. Fur ruffs are not just for looking good (but it helps that they do!), the fur actually traps warm air inside the hood, creating a comfortable micro climate in front of you face. Say good bye to your icy balaclava!
This is a general guideline for the sizing of our anorak. Remember, these are designed to fit loose to accommodate for bulky wool layers underneath.
Height (ft) Weight (lbs) Anorak Size
5 100-130 Small
5’4 – 5’8 130-165 Medium
5’9 – 6′ 165-200 Large
6′ – 6’4 200-235 X-Large
6’2 + 235+ XX-Large
2016 Fur Update
After years of using recycled fur from old jackets, we’ve decided to make the switch to purchasing new Eastern Coyote pelts. These are trapped in Canada and from a Canadian source. Getting consistent, reliable quality jackets was just too difficult with increased demand, and we must say the new furs we are getting are really exceptional quality.
The fur industry in Canada is a highly regulated business and designed to be a sustainable practice. Traps and trapping rules are regulated to be as humane as possible that are used are humane with many older traps banned from use.
For more information about the fur industry please visit the Fur Council of Canada’s website here.