Snow Parka / Anorak
As you may have noticed by now I tend to be a fan of natural materials for outdoor clothing and one place that it really takes some beating is in the cold.
A perfect example of this is the traditional snow parka or anorak designed to be used over a woollen layer system in Arctic conditions.
Mine is double skinned and fully reversible, light grey tent canvas on one side and Nato green L19 Ventile on the other.
The ruff is re-cycled from an old Victorian fox fur stole that I found at a boot sale some time ago and can be removed for washing etc. This is an application where fake fur really is inferior as frost will naturally shed from the tapered hair of natural fur.
I do not approve of fur farming for fashion but at least this poor creature has ended up doing something more useful than just decorating some ones neck.
The two layers are sewn at together at the cuffs and skirt but the upper part of the hood is just connected with Velcro which allows me to get between the layers to fix anything that needs fixing.