Lester River Bushcraft 100% Wool Boreal Shirt Anorak

$295.00
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 Lester river Bushcraft 100% wool made in USA The original and premier Wool  shirt for the modern outdoors  man  since 2009.

 

The Boreal Shirt is a full coverage 100% Wool shelter for your woodland pursuits.

With a generous fit and rugged construction, this shirt might never return to your closet. It's cut long enough to shield your hips, and wide to stuff with layers.

The wrists cinch shut with stainless steel snaps, while the hood and neck gauntlet close down with draw cords. There's a bungee at the hem to stop drafts and let you adjust the length. The front pocket offers shelter for your hands, and multiple storage pouches for gathering. There's even a zippered pocket for your valuables and two lashing rings for keys or tools.

Wool is naturally flame retardant, antibacterial, and resistant to dirt and oils. It holds body heat when it's wet, and wicks moisture away from your body to regulate your personal environment.   You'll spend less time worrying about staying clean, working with fire in camp, or changing your layers when the temperatures shift. What's more, we've pre-shrunk the fabric so you can care for it at home.

Handmade with pride in Duluth, Minnesota.

 Durable, Rugged, Outdoor Jacket Built to Last a Lifetime

Lester River Bushcraft  wool made in USA.  The original and premier wool shirt for the modern outdoorsman since 2009.

 As of NOV  we are 3-4 weeks out on new orders 

The Boreal Shirt is a full coverage  Wool shelter for your woodland pursuits.

With a generous fit and rugged construction, this shirt might never return to your closet. It's cut long enough to shield your hips, and wide to stuff with layers.

The wrists cinch shut with stainless steel snaps, while the hood and neck gauntlet close down with draw cords. There's a bungee at the hem to stop drafts and let you adjust the length. The front pocket offers shelter for your hands, and multiple storage pouches for gathering. There's even a zippered pocket for your valuables and two lashing rings for keys or tools.

Wool is naturally flame retardant, antibacterial, and resistant to dirt and oils. It holds body heat when it's wet, and wicks moisture away from your body to regulate your personal environment.   You'll spend less time worrying about staying clean, working with fire in camp, or changing your layers when the temperatures shift. What's more, we've pre-shrunk the fabric so you can care for it at home.

Handmade with pride in Duluth, Minnesota.

 Durable, Rugged, Outdoor Jacket Built to Last a Lifetime

AS OF NOV  CURRENT LEAD TIME IS ABOUT 3-4weeks

 

$295.00 with Free Shipping to the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii).

Shipping

Domestic Customer Shipping: We offer free domestic (including Alaska and Hawaii) shipping on most of our items.  

International Customer Shipping:

  • Important:  After placing your order,  we will send you another invoice to cover shipping charges.  The item will not be shipped until this additional invoice is paid.
  • We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.  We charge for shipping to the destination country; anything beyond that resides with the consumer and the specific country customs regulations.  After making your purchase, another invoice will be sent to the buyer to cover shipping charges to the destination country.  
  • Customs - be aware of customs guidelines and any applicable charges.  Customs regulations vary by country.  Customs are outside of my control - each consumer is responsible to research and understand the regulations.  
  • Customs forms:  Products purchased will never be declared as a gift to avoid the possibility of customs charges - doing so is fraud.  If you are ordering a Boreal shirt or Northwoods poncho, the item is identified as a 'wool shirt made in USA' on every customs form.  

If you would like to get a shipping quote for an international order, please contact Jason at 218.428.4766

 

 

Availability

Because these are hand made garments, we want to provide the best possible service for our customers and ensure availability.

Ship time is estimated at 7 weeks from when you place your order. We may ship sooner than that, but we will contact you if there are any delays.

 

Color Options

The shirt is available in only one color which is similar to a foliage or olive green. In some photos, the shirt appears more gray but this is simply due to the lighting. 

 

Sizing

The following are actual measurements from the garment. Use them to find the size you prefer:

Size

Neck

Chest

Length

Hips

Arm Length

Shoulders

Average Height

Average Weight

Small

20”

42”

28’

38”

21”

18”

5’6”

140 lb

Medium

20”

46”

30”

44”

24”

20”

5’9”

170 lb

Large

20”

52”

31”

54”

25”

22”

6’2”

200 lb

X-Large

21”

56”

32”

58”

26”

24”

6’4”

230 lb

 

How to measure:

Neck: measured around outside of seam

Chest: measured around garment at armpit

Length: from shoulder seam at neck to hem

Hips: hem circumference

Arm Length: from shoulder seam to cuff

Shoulders: from seam to seam behind the neck

 

Don't see your size or have questions about sizing?  Contact me and I'll help you through it.  Custom sizes such as XXL, 3XL, etc. are available for an additional charge.  Custom design/feature adjustments are not available.  

 

The 100% wool Boreal shirt is licensed exclusively to Lester River Bushcraft from Empire Wool & Canvas Company.

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  • 5
    lester river 100% wool boreal shirt

    Posted by Bill B on Feb 3rd 2019

    By far the best jacket I ever owned. I bought this Jacket Sept 2018 and wear it in weather from 40 degrees above zero to the recent -45 drgrees below zero we just had here in Minnesota ( feb 2109 record lows ). This jacket is amazing when using the right layers under it. At those below below zero temp's I paired this jacket with the Duluth Pack Co. Adirondack Jacket and had no problem being warm and dry . I wear this jacket winter camping , fall camping , walking the dog, sledding, outside cold weather chores ITS AMAZING111. Im 5'10" tall and 200 lbs. I bought the large and tons of room to layer for all weather temps and activities. Don't let the price scare you away. This Jacket has kept me alive winter camping in Northern MN, and kept me cozy warm due fall football. In fact every time I wear it people comment on how warm I stay and how nice it looks. With my job and hobbies I spent a ton of time outdoors. This is hands down the best jacket I have ever owned.

  • 5
    Awesome product ordering another

    Posted by Bill Wade on Dec 10th 2018

    I’m an US Army Infantry Vet 1990-1998, I’ve fished and hunted the northeast US since I was a young kid, I’ve done construction across US and Canada for the last 20+ years, I’m currently doing heavy construction drilling, excavation, foundations, hi-rise and superstructure concrete in NYC year round. During winters when the winds blow down Hudson and East Rivers when you’re 30-75ft below or 500 to 1000ft+ above street level out in cold for 9+hrs per day you freeze your gobblegools off period thee end. From youth, military, work, life, etc... I absolutely hate being cold! I get real cranky! I’ve tried so much gear adding to my kit to stay warm over the years from military issue stuff, Carhartt, Dickies, Under Armor, and other fugazzi crap etc... to stay warm you have to layer so thick you can’t move. Then about a year or so ago after following Dave Canterbury of Pathfinder School I learned about the 100% wool boreal shirt. At first I thought $250+ was pricey for a hoodie. Recently I said screw it and tried to order one but was redirected to you guys at Lester River. I received this past Friday, the quality and construction was amazing I wore all weekend temps in NJ / NYC are in 20-30s. I was extremely impressed and really warm. I wore today to work for first time. I loved it and so did many of the 60+ guys I work with. I wore just a flannel shirt and a woolrich vest at times I was almost too warm. I’m 6’3” 240lbs I ordered XL there’s plenty of room to add some additional layers when temps drop further. After I submit this review I’m ordering another one for use at home. Thank you for creating and selling such a great product. For those on the fence about ordering one or more do it you will not be disappointed!!!

  • 5
    BOREAL SHIRT

    Posted by Jason on Apr 2nd 2018

    Best purchase I have ever made for serious bushcraft.
    Get it one or even two sizes bigger than needed so you can layer if needed. ( AIR BETWEEN LAYERS = WARMTH )
    I have used this in UTAH back country in January with a base layer , hoodie,Smartt wool button up then the boreal and was very warm until the temperature dropped below -25 Fahrenheit.
    THIS IS A MUST HAVE.
    I WILL BE ORDERING ANOTHER SOON .

  • 5
    Even better than I expected

    Posted by Jim Rodgers on Feb 28th 2018

    I ordered the Boreal Shirt after seeing several reviews of the product. I received the shirt today and I am very surprised at the quality of the design, materials and construction. The XL size I ordered fits my 6'5", 220# frame just right. The organizational features of the large pocket on the front are well thought out and well made. All of the seams are perfectly sewn. It's an anorak style hoodie done right.

  • 5
    Amazing

    Posted by Michael Hochradel on Feb 5th 2018

    The quality of this product exceeded my expectations, even after the video reviews I watched singing its praises. Heirloom quality, to say the least. And warm? Oh my goodness, is it toasty.

    I've not been able to find a single flaw in workmanship. I'm really blown away by this item.

    Be aware, they run big. I expect this is because it's intended to be worn over layers. I'm typically a 2xlt guy. The XL is almost too big, but that's trying it on over a t shirt. In the field, I expect this will be sized perfectly for my rotund proportions (6'2", 295). The sleeves are long, and the hem comes down well past my hips.