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.

 All in stock orders will ship within four days of receiving order. 

Watch Facebook and Instagram for notification of ready to ship green, gray, brown/green with stripes, blue with stripes Boreal shirt availability.


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

Current color options: Foliage/Olive Green, Gray, Brown/Green with stripes, Blue with stripes  



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
    Black with Multicam Black

    Posted by Paul on Nov 23rd 2023

    I have been wearing the Boreal Shirt for 6 years and it is my go to outer layer. Superior craftsmenship without a doubt. This year I added the Field Jacket. The flexibility is better in certain situations such as sitting by the fire for easy on and off, quick access to internal pockets, etc. I know, I'm stating the obvious, but both have their place, The black with multicam black Field Jacket that I have is soft to the touch and looks great!

  • 5
    Remember that blanket in Basic/Boot Camp you couldn't fold...

    Posted by Fred C. on Sep 14th 2022

    ... w/o an iron or while wet? It was the blanket you wanted to keep your skinny butt warm but the last one you wanted for inspection. That's what these are made of and the indestructible reputation is only overshadowed by the attention to detail put into it's construction. You won't be disappointed and if you're lie me wearing it will remind you of a simpler time when the world made sense.

  • 5
    Boreal shirt

    Posted by Steve on Sep 7th 2022

    Awesome shirt with good quality used it once camping so far can't wait for the colder weather to test it out. Expensive price but hopefully it lasts me a lifetime.

  • 5
    My husband loves it

    Posted by Michelle Boucher on Jun 11th 2022

    My husband has been raving about this product for the better half of a year. We finally had some extra money and he still brought it up as the one thing he wanted. I could tell he really wanted it. Well I secretly ordered it and it came a few days early! I held the secret until my husband came home and he was blown away happy. Even though it's 80 degrees today he proudly put it on and it for perfect. He is about 5"11 and 180ish pounds and the large fits perfectly.

  • 5
    Wool Boreal Shirt

    Posted by Scott on Jan 9th 2022

    Absolutely the best hunting/outdoor garment that I have ever bought. I spend all of my free winter time out in the snow and cold coyote hunting and have never been more cozy. I spent most of my day yesterday walking through snow covered fir trees in the low 20°'s and then I did a 3 hour sit last night that started at 14° and dropped to 1°. My upper body didn't get cold at all. The fit is perfect also. There's plenty of room for freedom of movement without any bulking or clumping up and it is very gun user friendly. It never gets in the way shouldering or handling a rifle and extra mags/ gear fit nice and quite in the individual pouches inside the pocket. This garment has had some serious thought put into it and it all shows in the field. Thank you for making such a great product.

  • 5

    Posted by Jerry hulsing on Jan 6th 2022

    This Coat is amazing I was ice fishing at -42.4 and was outside not in a fish house this coat really stood true very very happy I found this! Wish I would have many years ago. Good big pocket keep everything and some in there. Good quilty!! Made in USA!! And I put this coat to the test before review. And it stood up to the tests. Thanks you jason!

  • 5
    Boreal shirt

    Posted by Clayton C Weems on Nov 29th 2021

    This is an amazing garment! Shipping was super fast! Very very nice. I can’t say enough good things.

  • 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!