The Boreal Shirt
We took our venerable WBS
a few steps closer to total outdoor utility. In the
two years since we bred the first one, we've sent hundreds out to folks who really wail on
clothing: S.E.R.E. instructors,
deputies, SWAT Teams, the US Forest Service, guides, and other rugged souls.
It's even rumored that a few of them are wandering around with our
Nothing else we've made has ever been so thoroughly abused.
The Boreal Shirt
uses the generous WBS pattern, the same wonderful fabric, and it
carries the same ironclad promise. If we failed to do our job and it
comes apart, we'll make it right again. (Same silly stipulations as the WBS:
no luge accidents, swimming class 5, chainsaw toss, etc,
The full coverage hood rides just high
enough to cover your hat, but it still fits inside a shell. Crank down
the visor to cradle your face, or open the gusset and drop the top for
warmer days. We kept the depth reasonable so it won't cut your peripheral vision.
The huge front pocket is perfect for warming your hands.
Inside you'll find two D rings anchored to a double-layer zippered
security pocket to protect your electronics or shield you from your pointy
EDC gear. We also tucked in three small pouches for foraging or holding tools.
Snaps dot the wrists to cinch them shut
in the cold. They're slim enough to stay out of your way when you
roll up the cuffs, and
they won't clog with burrs. You can wear the hem open to cover
your bottom, or cinch it up and tuck it under for a more agile fit. Like our Camp
Coat and Jackpine Vest,
all our load bearing hardware is stainless steel anchored in nylon
webbing. (We placed muted black grommets at the neck to reduce
glare.) You can swap out all the draw cords and cord locks without breaking a
Fabric: 20 ounce imported wool/nylon
(80/20 percent by weight). Nylon trim. Color: Navy or Forest Green. Sizes:
Custom sizing available on a limited basis. See our Sizing
page for details. Machine or hand wash cold, gentle cycle with mild
soap, air dry, expect lint.
Olive Wool- available at Lester River