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Weather Wool – Al’s Anorak

I love wool and I love anoraks, so is it any wonder that when I saw primitive survival expert Bill McConnel wearing this woolen jacket on the latest season of Discovery Channel’s ‘Dual Survival’ I’d want one?


Turns out, it’s called an Al’s Anorak from Weather Wool. I found out the source of the garment before SHOT Show but didn’t want it to become lost in the massive number of posts from that crazy week. So, here it is.


This Anorak has zippers on the sides that can be opened up to make it easier to put on, then zipped shut to make it snug around the waist. The side zips can also be used to vent heat. The Anorak has a tapered fit and without the side-zips some people would have difficulty getting in and out of it.


It even has slotted buttons! The front closure features four of them that secure the opening up to the neck. The hood can be adjusted by means of pull cords at either side with barrel clips to finish the ends of the pull cords.

McConnel was wearing the LYNX camouflage pattern in the show but the anorak is also available in their FullWeight fabric in BLACK and DUFF or in their MidWeight fabric in DRAB. The MidWeight is about 70% the weight of its heavier counterpart.

Available in XS – 5XL but 3XL and up call for a significant uncharge.


5 Responses to “Weather Wool – Al’s Anorak”

  1. Ty says:

    Can’t beat natural fibers

  2. Matt says:

    I love a good anorak. Been looking for a good hard shell/windbreaker type for years since my old LL Bean one fell apart (new ones are cut differently). Nothing was as versatile and excellent for concealing my off duty OWB piece.

  3. Mike Nomad says:

    Are they single zippers down the side?