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.
NOTE: If you do not fit the sizing guideline perfectly- i.e. you are tall and thin or short and on the rounder side, then you may need a custom length adjustment which we can do no problem. So please take a look at the guidelines and contact us if you have specific questions or add it to your order notes.
Height (ft) Weight (lbs) Anorak Size
5’4″ & Under 100-120 X-Small
5’3 – 5’7 120-150 Small
5’6 – 5’10 150-175 Medium
5’9 – 6’2 170-220 Large
6′ – 6’5 220-260 X-Large
6’5 + 260+ XX-Large
Please add into your order notes your top 3 choices of decorative trim. Our stock is always in flux and so it might not be possible to get your top choice. If you do not write in your order notes we will choose a beautiful trim for you!
2018 Fur Update
In our humble opinion our ruffs are the best in the business! A luxurious 4″ wide (skin measurement) and wrapped over the front edge of our deep hoods, these are highly functional and designed to trap a pocket of warm air around your face to minimize the need for face coverings and icy balaclavas.
Our coyote furs are trapped, processed and sourced in Canada. The fur industry in Canada is a highly regulated and managed by the MNR as a sustainable resource. Traps and trapping rules are regulated to be as humane as possible with many older traps banned from use. For more information about the fur industry please visit the Fur Council of Canada’s website here.
For Our American Friends
If you’re looking for some awesome clothing on your side of the border, then check out Empire Wool and Canvas and their Traditional Arctic Anorak. Or for a great heavy-weight insulating layer to fit under our anorak or theirs, you can’t beat the original Boreal Shirt. Great products, great service, great people!