Lester River Bushcraft Wool Olive Green 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 chart it is in stock and will ship within 1-4 business days. 


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. 



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






Arm Length


Average Height

Average Weight









140 lb









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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
    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

    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.