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    What's your favorite anorak?

  • #2
    Lure of the north! as far as canvas goes, its well made an should last me forever.

    I did just order a boreal mountain wool rough so I should likely hold my opinion until it gets here.
    Last edited by Ray1984; 06-23-2020, 11:50 AM.

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    • #3
      The one I can afford...

      Seriously, I was fortunate to find one from a guy who is no longer around. It's not fancy (I sewed some woven Nordic oriented tape on it to give it some color) but I'm OK with it. If you put it against one of the "name" anoraks you'd be able to see the differences but so far it's done well by me so I'll go with it until it gives out; which I don't think will happen anytime soon.

      That's all for now. Take care and until next time...be well.

      snapper

      PS - If I'm going out for a short outing I still pull out my old 65/35 poly/cotton anorak from LL Bean. I've had it for over 30 years and other than the elastic in the cuffs being shot, the rest of the garment is still going strong.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by snapper View Post
        The one I can afford...

        Seriously, I was fortunate to find one from a guy who is no longer around. It's not fancy (I sewed some woven Nordic oriented tape on it to give it some color) but I'm OK with it. If you put it against one of the "name" anoraks you'd be able to see the differences but so far it's done well by me so I'll go with it until it gives out; which I don't think will happen anytime soon.

        That's all for now. Take care and until next time...be well.

        snapper

        PS - If I'm going out for a short outing I still pull out my old 65/35 poly/cotton anorak from LL Bean. I've had it for over 30 years and other than the elastic in the cuffs being shot, the rest of the garment is still going strong.
        Snapper the best gear is always the one you have, and use. If what you have is doing the job dont worry about it

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        • #5

          Empire Canvas, Anarak/Parka, coming and going,,,

          Beaver mitts and coyote ruff from my traplines,,, the finger woven sash I did myself,,, the snowshoes are Faber, of a 18”x39” style they no longer make,,, the Strømeng Leuku is a 9” version,,, and the pack du jour is an LL Bean Continental Rucksack. Photos by GoPro ...

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          Last edited by Haggis; 06-25-2020, 05:08 PM.

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          • #6
            I've mentioned this in another forum but everything I see Haggis in those photos he posted all I can think of is he and I are twin sons from different mothers. I just wish we still received in NYS the level of snowfall he seems to get in his neck of the woods.

            That's all for now. Take care and until next time...be well.

            snapper

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            • #7
              Empire wool and Canvas. i have both the Snowshoe Hare, and the Permafrost Parka. 2 different over jackets, for 2 different types of weather. Construction is top notch, and the customer service is excellent. Cottage business, and local to Minnesota.

              LL

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              • Model94
                Model94 commented
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                No kidding about the permafrost. I bought one and never had the opportunity to really use it. Unless you are in some serious cold, the lighter anorak will get more use. I sold it and got a snowshoe instead and use it quite a bit now.

            • #8
              It's not an anorak but I picked up a used Fjallraven Greenland jacket on eBay. I love it for a winter camping outer layer - lots of pockets, a hood, breathable fabric, and a two-way zipper for ventilation. I think I prefer a full zipper to an anorak, but I was also considering a Norrona Svalbard cotton anorak.

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              • #9
                Lure of the North for me ...best part is they supply the materials/how do and I add my sweat equity to make it. Something about that for me makes it appealing.

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                • #10
                  Mine are Empire and I'd highly recommend them.
                  But there are other great options too.
                  I'm damn happy to own some stuff from Empire, but I made it a lot of years wearing anything and everything.
                  When I'm moving or working I can stay warm wearing any old pile of clothes, even at -25F, it's when I stop that I appreciate the good stuff.

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                  • #11
                    I like Snappers answer.
                    As I don't currently have one they all look good to me but if I ever get around to sewing mine then naturally that one will be my favourite, in the meanwhile it's the US army surplus M-65 Fishtail parka with polyester liner option with the hood sewn on.
                    On paper the Arctic from Empire Canvas ticks a lot of boxes as does the Snowshoe Hare for its simplicity, but all of those are overkill and unsuitable for Australias soggy winters.

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