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    That is a nice piece of sewing. I will be very interested in seeing it at the MN hang. Particularly interested in the hood design.
    Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    Where did you get the cotton for that, what are the spec's on it etc.?
    Not sure the exact weight but seems to be about 6 oz. There is a furniture upholstery place in Grand Blanc, V Trading, that has discount material.
    This was $1.00 per yard. I bought about 30 yards and have also used it to make a winter hammock sock.
    It gets a bit tighter after a hot wash and dry.
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    Fur Ruff

    Call some of your local taxidermists to see if anyone has part of a coyote pelt that they may have lying around. My dogs ripped up a fur ruff on a winter parka and I got a very nice piece of fur to replace it from a local taxidermist at a very reasonable price. Otherwise, Cabelas sells separate coyote fur ruffs for some of their parkas that you can buy online, but they are pricey.

    I'm not sure that you will find rabbit fur to be as durable as coyote fur. Plus the guard hairs on coyote fur create a nice micro-climate around your face when it is very cold.

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    I love winter hammocking but i don't know hardly anything about these. I saw MacEntyre's anorak while at the Mt. Rogers winter hang and thought it looked pretty neat, but i was just wondering. What is the purpose of an anorak? Are there certain benefits or reasons to wearing one?

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    Brother TZ; Very nice job.
    If you can't come up with anything in terms of a fur ruff there's a place in Edmonton that sells coyote exactly for that but its pricey,,,,$50 + shipping For about 36",,,very nice stuff.

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    that's the best looking anorak i've ever seen. plum toasty looking!

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    TZ,
    That definetly deserves Fox fur, no less. Nice Job. Just picked up a lined wool capote in a 3x. Large can't be to big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zane35 View Post
    I love winter hammocking but i don't know hardly anything about these. I saw MacEntyre's anorak while at the Mt. Rogers winter hang and thought it looked pretty neat, but i was just wondering. What is the purpose of an anorak? Are there certain benefits or reasons to wearing one?
    It is not a silver bullet by any means, but is a very useful piece of specialized gear. Used mostly in pretty cold times.

    It is used as part of a layering system, easy to get on and off, as you heat up or cool down.

    If the weave of the cotton is tight enough it blocks the wind very well.

    The cotton will allow moisture to pass through and freeze on the outside or between the layers, best not to overheat. Gortex cannot pass moisture fast enough for me, I am usually wet if I wear it.

    The arm is very long near the body, that allows you to bring your hands inside the Anorak to get warm, or get stuff out of pockets.

    The large front pocket also has pass through openings to the inside to get water or food. The big pocket keeps needed snacks and other items handy.

    Really big so when you loosen the sash and pull back the hood lots of airflow out the neck area to cool and dry material. When you tighten the sash it actually removes some weight from your shoulders from the stuff in the pocket.

    The long length protects the front and rear of your legs from wind but is large enough, even with a very long stride you do not bind.

    Hope that helps some
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    It's like a super awesome windshirt. Vents moisture incredibly well and sized large enough to put over all your puffy layers. I used mine quite a bit for ice fishing...which is pretty sedentary and often windy (lack of trees on a lake and all). It's very comfortable for hiking too, since the large size creates a sort of micro climate and I find I don't need nearly as much insulation to be warm and comfortable.

    Think of an anorak as a fire resistant, durable, really awesome, really huge windshirt.

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    TZ,
    You said a double layer! Did you in fact?
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