Remember that time you wanted to go on a hike in a cold rain, listening to John Denver—all while looking like your fashion sense evolved beyond techcool? Thanks to The Original Outdoor Clothing Company, Woolrich, dreams are coming true.
In 1830, Woolrich started making clothing for the American worker. So go figure, in 2012 we get a solid performer with a timeless look from their new mountain parka.
We gave the mountain parka a good five days of early Midwest winter—including a post hurricane Sandy mist-spanking. The mountain parka wins in the keeping things dry department.
It features an inside zipper pocket with a headphone slit to keep your phone or mp3 working. The outer pockets fashion large classic flaps with a heavy dose of velcro. Water beaded up like mercury on the outer hardshell fabric. And the front zipper is about as buffalo as the the historically accurate red and black check flannel lining.
Things to consider
When you evade water with this kind of disdain—your outerwear is much noisier. It’s going to be more difficult to sneak up on wildlife, but H20 will do no sneaking up on you. Also, in 1830 the American worker had not yet reaped the rewards of carbs. The slimmer slick style of the parka, especially in the arms, might keep that dream of splitting wood all day in your head.
Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway. I’m giving away one men’s size large black parka just like in the pictures. You can also get multiple daily entries, see below. Good luck!