Lester River Bushcraft Wool Boreal Shirt Anorak

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


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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




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




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

If you can add the item to your cart it is in stock and will ship within 1-4 business days. 


Color Options

Two color options: Foliage/Olive Green and Gray.  



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






Arm Length


Average Height

Average Weight









140 lb









170 lb









200 lb









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

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  • 5
    100% Wool... 100% AWESOME!!!

    Posted by michael lemanczyk on Jun 20th 2021

    I am 5'10 145lbs, used the size chart and ordered a medium, SPOT ON! Zero complaints with this purchase, worth every penny. This is something that is well made, and will last a lifetime, or two, or three. I live in Wisconsin so this is a welcome addition to my gear! Thanks LRB!!!! This Anorak screams "Made With Pride!"

  • 5
    Boreal hoody

    Posted by Bruce from TN on Jun 6th 2021

    I've had mine for 4 years, and I use it every year hunting in Northern MN and TN. It is comfortable over a large temp range, the pocket is great, and it hasn't pilled at all yet. I love it so much I bought a jacket this year!

  • 5
    Boreal Shirt Anorak

    Posted by Sam Winemiller on Mar 26th 2021

    This Anorak is Awesome! The pockets inside the kangaroo pocket are a fantastic feature. The size of the kangaroo pocket is huge and carry’s so much stuff it’s hard to believe. I have no issues with itchiness, super warm
    I’m 6’ 3” 205lbs. 20” shoulder 26” sleeve. The large fits very well with room to layer. It’s as awesome as everyone says, you will not be disappointed .

  • 5
    Boreal anorak bushcraft shirt

    Posted by Jerry Stafford on Mar 5th 2021

    Just ab awesome,well made product.Love it

  • 5
    Wow...just wow!

    Posted by Ty McKay on Mar 4th 2021

    So I finally pulled the trigger on the Lester River Boreal Anorak and I could not be happier with this decision. I was rather hesitant due to sizing. My body type is a mix of Frodo and Gimli. I stand 5' 6" with an athletic 220lb build. I continually has issues with sleeve length to match my barrel chest and broad shoulders. I went back and forth between medium and large on this particular anorak. After much internal voice debate I chose the medium. It arrived today (5 days after ordering) and it fits like it was tailored for me. Still room for layering, not goofy long on the body (hits me mid thigh perfectly) and sleeve length is spot on. The quality is phenomenal. Great stitching, plenty of storage whether foraging in the boonies or running around town you have ample room to store your belonging. The D ring attachements are good quality and are awesome for lashing down a fire kit, knife, keys or whatever you don't care to misplace. Lester River NAILED IT!!!! No regrets at all

  • 5
    Best Purchase in last 20years!

    Posted by D James on Jan 14th 2021

    Bought 2 of these for my father and myself a couple of years ago. It was the best decision we've made in a long time! You literally can go out in almost any weather with as little as a t-shirt underneath as long you are sporting the Lester River Boreal shirt! Wearing it everyday during the late Fall and all though our Winter. The pocket and inner zipper pocket are nice for lights, phone, keys, etc....Hood is perfect too. Completely recommend. A+

  • 5
    Boreal hoody

    Posted by Bruce Lee on Dec 26th 2020

    I've owned one for around 6 or 7 years, and wear it while sitting quietly in the north woods of Minnesota on cold November mornings. It has made sitting in the woods much more comfortable versus the synthetic layers I use to use exclusively, and I've been able to eliminate 2 layers. Awesome outerwear for the north woods, and eventually I will order one for Momma!

  • 5
    Green Boreal Anorak

    Posted by Randall on Nov 30th 2020

    Top notch. Love it! Bought a similar item from a competitor. Both are of excellent quality and construction. Lester River fits better, more features and storage. I’m 5’11, 220lbs. Stocky build. Large could “accidentally” shrink just a bit and still fit great. The similar item, essentially fits like spandex after an “accidental” episode.

  • 5
    We love them!!

    Posted by Amy L Winkel on Nov 15th 2020

    I bought these for me and my spouse 2 years ago. We love these!!! They are very comfortable and just oversized enough to wear a long john top and flannel underneath. We have worn them out hunting and while working outside for the last 2 winters here in WI. The front pocket is great for carrying deer calls, hand warmers, gloves, a snack or whatever. Cant imagine how we managed before we got these shirts. We do a lot of outdoor stuff hunting, hiking snowshoeing cross-country skiing etc., so we wear them all winter long. These shirts are very well made.