Our anorak kits come with all the materials you need to make your very own beautiful, windproof, breathable winter outer layer!
- All pattern pieces, pre-shrunk and pre-cut;
- Decorative ribbon;
- Coyote fur ruff with cotton backing (optional);
- Velcro for wrists and throat.
- Full-colour, bound instructional booklet;
You supply a sewing machine and standard sewing accoutrements (needle, thread, scissors, etc).
5oz vs 10oz comparison:
Anorak size and weight comparison.
Our same proven anorak design, now in a lighter package! These light-weight anoraks are half the size and weight of our original 10 oz canvas. The lighter canvas is easier wearing and dries faster after a wet snowfall. After 2 seasons of personal use, we’ve been very happy with their durability (no rips, tears or signs of failure), but a light-weight anorak like this is really best suited for use out in the open, where the wind is howling. For a product you can use for years of crashing through the bush in search of that perfect stick of firewood, you may want to consider our original 10 oz DIY anorak kit. Comparison Update 2019: Since we first developed this product, our 5oz canvas supply has changed slightly. It is still a nice tight weave, though not quite as tight as before. It also has a softer feel, and we suspect may be a little less durable after years of abuse. The 5oz is still a great product, but if you’re trekking with a toboggan, and don’t need an ultralight windlayer, then our preference is the 10oz original.
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, 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
Lure of the North’s Decorative Trim
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.
The Instructional Booklets for this craft item and others can be found, free of charge on our “Instructional Booklet” page under the “Info Hub” menu.