Again, I may modify these smaller pocket on one side by putting a couple of vertical lines of stitching to make pencil or pen slots leaving the other side open for a notepad.So, enough about the design, what is it like?
As mentioned it is good and thick without being itchy. I wore it out on the moor today in the tail end of ex-Hurricane Katia with just a T-shirt under it and it was definitely windproof.
Around the fire in the evening as the temperature dropped it was also warm and cosy.
The label says dry clean only although I can’t see that being a regular job as the lack of a liner means there is no synthetic filling to get stinky as it is worn. I often find that coat liners tend to wear out faster than the main material so I’m quite happy for it to be unlined.
It all appears well made as I’d expect from such a high quality jacket and the lack of lining means all the seams are easily accessible for repair should it ever need it.
The combinations of vest and coat, fastened up or left open gives a range of options when it comes to layering. I’m expecting this to work well for the Northern forests as Mackinaw coats such as this and the Filson Cruiser have evolved from the sort of clothing worn in that sort of environment across Canada and North America.