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!
Alex milton –
If you want to see this in action watch Justin Barbour winter adventures from Newfoundland on YouTube
Carlan (verified owner) –
Just received my Anorak today and couldn’t be happier. Exactly what I was looking for. Quality of workmanship is outstanding. Can hardly wait for cooler weather so I can try it out. Thank you.
PAT MOSIUK (verified owner) –
I live in Manitoba, Canada, where winter temperatures can get very cold. And windy! My wife and I go for an evening walk regardless of weather year round. I am a big fan of wool outdoor clothing, and own several high quality pieces of gear, but the last time we went ice fishing, it was so windy the cold just blew through the wool. After doing some research, I chose a Lure of the North Anorak. It arrived right at the beginning of a stretch of -35 C weather that lasted two weeks. Although the Anorak is fairly light, I was amazed on how well it cut the wind! I ended up only needing a flannel shirt and a wool sweater underneath to keep comfortable without over heating. The fur trim kept my face warm even when walking straight into -50C windchills! Awesome product and great people! Thanks, Dave and Keilyn!
Bill M (verified owner) –
It’s in the teens here. Certainly, not Arctic weather but I took my Lure of the North Amorak out twice so far this year snowshoeing. Deep snow, wind, etc.
Awesome piece of gear. It protects against the wind and the hood with coyote ruff creates its own environment.
Thanks for the great work. Feel free to use this email as a product endorsement.
Great piece of gear!!!
Paul Kilman –
Received my anorak today. Simply gorgeous – and what fine attention to detail! Exactly what I was hoping for. So many thanks for this beautiful garment. It will help keep me warm and secure during many winters.
John Daggett (verified owner) –
I just received my Anorak yesterday in the mail so I haven’t had a chance to use it yet. My initial inspection is that it is very well made and certainly worth its price. It is higher quality than my old Anorak from a different company.
I ordered an XL and it fit me perfectly with plenty of room for layers. I initially ordered a 2XL because the Anorak I have is a XL and is a little tight if I put on extra layers. Thanks to the folk’s at “Lure of the North” for contacting me about the original size I ordered. They sent me pictures with measurements to compare against my old Anorak and I changed my order to an XL size. Had I stuck with my original order which I wanted to be shorter, I would have had a custom 2XL Anorak that was way way to big.
This is the third item I have bought from “Lure of the North” . I also bought a tank and a top bag in early winter. All are very well made.
Ryan L. (verified owner) –
I received my first shipment from you today of my anorak, stove bags and toboggan tank. I am self employed and have high standards for how I take care of my customers. As a result, I have high standards for how I want a company to take care of me. I could not be more pleased with your company. You answer all my emails in a timely manner with detailed responses. Your are very knowledgeable in your craft. The sewing is impeccable. It is obvious that you care in quality and that these items are made by people that use the gear.
When I was researching your company I thought “ahhh, I don’t know. I mean, I don’t even know these people and am I really going to wire some random people in Ontario money for products that I have never seem? What if they take my money and fall off the face of the earth? What if the quality is poor? Then what do I do?” For anyone who is wondering those same things I am telling you, they will take care of you and the product quality is top notch. You will not be disappointed. I am very very happy with the gear.
I am excited about finding a company who shares my passion for winter camping and good gear. Thanks.
Joe (verified owner) –
My anorak was delivered today. Oh. My. God. It’s so beautiful I dunno if I can take it outside and risk it getting hurt, much like Gransfors Bruks axes. The canvas is soft, heavy and strong. Your website DOES NOT do your products justice. I certainly wish to do more business with you and yours. Please let Mom know she rules on this. When my wife sees this thing be prepared for an order for our grand daughter, and we’d REALLY like the bee trim your brother used if available. I would pay a great deal more for this anorak, Thanks, Dave, and everyone else. I made the acquaintance of your family AND received a wicked great piece of gear that WILL be passed to my family. Things like this are special to me and you are now a part of that. Thanks again.
PS Please use any, part or all of my emails to promote your site should you care to do so. I support your efforts and your products. I can and will write a review of the anorak and sash should you like an official one. Customer service is my big thing and you provided EXCELLENT service. I’d like to tell that story in a review for you. Lastly, please let me know if the money wasn’t enough to cover your expenses. I pay people what they’re worth TO ME, and you and yours are worth quite a bit. I don’t want to think about you losing money on this deal, it’ll make the anorak less enjoyable if that’s the case. ~Joe
Esko Kalviainen –
I bought the light weight diy anorak with fur ruff on the hood. I wanted to be able to wash the anorak without damaging the fur so I modified the instructions and made the fur removable by adding velcro to the fur as well as inside and outside of the hood. This worked well and is easy to remove .
Larry Verlinden –
I bought the anorak in the fall of 2015 so I have used it for a winter and a half. Over my 40 plus years of outdoor activity I have seen and heard a lot of claims about equipment which many times doesn’t turn out to be as good as advertised. For example, Gore Tex waterproof yes, breathable no. I have warn a raincoat in temperatures just above freezing with a hat so I didn’t have to wear the hood and within about 20 min my shirt is half soaked with sweat just walking.
When I first got the anorak I found it to be very professionally sewn and looked great with the trim on. I have found the claim of windproof and breathable to be true. It breaths much better than uncoated nylon which I have often had to unzip and then got cold with the wind blowing through my insulating layers. With the top open it does allow some warm air to escape and yet still protects the neck area from the wind. The large front pocket is handy to put gloves and hat in to adjust layers to keep you comfortable. The fur ruff is very helpful to protect your face from the cold. Earlier this winter we had a night where we had 35-40 MPH (58-67 KPH) winds and I was comfortable walking into the wind with the hood up. The white color makes me easier to see at night walking in town.
I tend to be warm with activity. I have found wearing the anorak over a long sleeved wool baselayer works fine for temps above 20 degrees F (-7 C). For temps from 0-20 degrees F (-7 to -17 C) I add a lightweight wool shirt. For temps below 0 F (-17 C) I add a fleece. In warmer temps I wear a wool headband and in colder temps a lightweight wool hat. I wear liner gloves in warmer temps and put on heavier gloves in colder temps. I put the hood up or down as needed to deal with temp and/or winds. I noticed that when the hood is down it folds nicely to keep the inside dry if it’s snowing. The 10 oz fabric is tough enough to deal with bushwhacking.
In summary this is the best piece of winter clothing I have ever bought.
Assaf (verified owner) –
I placed an order for the large anorak with coyote fur Ruff, and it came within the exact shipping estimate which was great. The product itself is everything I hoped for and more, well worth the money. The anorak is excellent quality and has attention to detail and many features.One feature I really like is the pouch in the middle, which has a half separation so you may touch your hands together and/or stow items in, also that the hood had a Velcro adjuster to change the depth.It was nice that I was given the option before the Anorak was shipped, to add a colored decoration. The service was prompt, precise and overall great. Lure of the North are some great people. I will probably be making more purchases in the future from them.