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SevenofNine
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11/20/2013 11:08AM
Anyone here have an Anorak and can give me their opinion on how well you like it. I'm not a big fan of pull overs so I am looking at a full zipper. Also what brand do you have?

I noticed that this year Empire Company states they don't have canvas supplies for their cheaper Anoraks.
 
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11/20/2013 07:32PM
Check out Lure of the North. If you're at all handy, they sell kits for Anoraks reasonably. Wouldn't be hard to modify for a zipper. There Anoraks also include a coyote ruff, which I find essential.

Dave and Kie not only sell em, they use em. They know of what they speak.
SevenofNine
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11/21/2013 06:47AM
Thanks, I had not heard of them.
SevenofNine
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11/22/2013 06:42AM
Contemplating buying their kit and sewing one myself. Of course I have zero experience on the sewing machine but a person has to start somewhere.
mooseplums
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11/22/2013 01:31PM
Hey Greg, you should Youtube yourself sewing it...we all need a laugh.

I would just buy one
SevenofNine
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11/22/2013 02:49PM
quote mooseplums: "Hey Greg, you should Youtube yourself sewing it...we all need a laugh.


I would just buy one"



I should, it would certainly get a lot of hits from the "what not to do side".
PINETREE
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12/09/2013 09:00AM
The answer is yes,acts as a great windbreaker,semi waterproof over fleece etc. Also nice if it has capability to vent it.
SevenofNine
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12/09/2013 09:29AM
quote PINETREE: "The answer is yes,acts as a great windbreaker,semi waterproof over fleece etc. Also nice if it has capability to vent it."

Do you own one? If so, what brand? Thanks.
Sparetime
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12/09/2013 01:20PM
I have a Wintergreen Anorak with zipper. Like it a lot. Wearing it today in fact. Over a base layer, 0 degrees. Light and comfy. Wearing it over a "puffy" coat. Mine base layer is not down, but I wish it was.

edit -Sorry, I didn't realize they had closed. Shame.
PINETREE
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12/09/2013 01:55PM
quote Sparetime: "I have a Wintergreen Anorak with zipper. Like it a lot. Wearing it today in fact. Over a base layer, 0 degrees. Light and comfy. Wearing it over a "puffy" coat. Mine base layer is not down, but I wish it was.

edit -Sorry, I didn't realize they had closed. Shame. "


Same here. Wintergreen.
Soledad
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12/11/2013 10:57AM
I have two, both from Empire Wool & Canvas, one is black with a zipper, the other is Snowshoe Hare which is a pullover. I like the zipper parka and tend to use it more often, although I have had it longer. Both have ruffs which I wouldn't do without.

For pullovers-Lure of the North would be the way to go since Empire is not selling the pullovers this year and Wintergreen is out of business.
12/11/2013 11:14AM
Too bad Wintergreen is no longer around...
tonyyarusso
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12/11/2013 12:10PM
The Empire ones look great, but holy cow are they expensive...
Soledad
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12/11/2013 02:45PM
Mine was one of the first if not the first black parka Kevin made. He wore it himself for a season then dumped in on me for $50. Best money I have ever spent ;) I did have to have him add the coyote ruff, and I would like him to add a couple pockets in the front like the newer versions have.
PINETREE
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12/11/2013 05:55PM
quote tonyyarusso: "The Empire ones look great, but holy cow are they expensive..."

That's what I thought.
I think they do put time into making them. also it would be a lifetime investment.

A substitute would be a good wind or ski shell with hood a little on the big side.
mooseplums
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12/23/2013 10:25AM
quote Frenchy19: "Too bad Wintergreen is no longer around..."

I just bought a red, full zip Wintergreen anorak on Ebay for $100.
It was used, but in perfect condition.
PINETREE
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12/23/2013 01:05PM
quote mooseplums: "quote Frenchy19: "Too bad Wintergreen is no longer around..."


I just bought a red, full zip Wintergreen anorak on Ebay for $100.
It was used, but in perfect condition."


Good buy.

I see the Boy Scout web site out of Ely has a couple of polar fleece anoraks for sale(not the shell).
riverrunner
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12/28/2013 07:25PM
I tried several over the years I find that a full zipper is much easier to control heat from.
riverrunner
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12/28/2013 07:25PM
I tried several over the years I find that a full zipper is much easier to control heat from.
Cedarboy
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01/10/2014 07:44AM
I found an EMS anorak, supplex, at a thrift store. I had a friend added about 6 inches length to it and a side zipper. Its the bomb.
CB
mooseplums
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01/10/2014 12:23PM
quote Cedarboy: "I found an EMS anorak, supplex, at a thrift store. I had a friend added about 6 inches length to it and a side zipper. Its the bomb.
CB
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I love mine..
 
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