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Looking forward to many hikes in this quality garment!
George Reiser28th November, 2017
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Looking forward to many hikes in this quality garment!
2 of 18
I am so happy with my Swazi Tahr XP Anorak. I wore it on a hiking trip in Scotland and found it to be very comfortable. It kept me warm and dry, and it's very well made; a top quality anorak. It is worth every penny and I would recommend the Swazi to everyone who loves the great outdoors.
3 of 18
Great product. Cuffs are slightly puzzling (hence four stars) but other than that a real winner.
4 of 18
When I announced that I was off to walk round the island of Anglesey, my other half suggested the Swazi/Ray Mears Anorak might be a good purchase - he has one himself too. I was almost put off by the price, but coughed up, and was glad that I did as it's a great bit of kit. I got a bit too hot wearing it whilst also trying to walk with a fully-loaded rucksack, but with just a day bag it's perfect. Also the pockets are large enough to stuff in a pair of waterproof trousers, hat, gloves, base layer, snacks etc. so as long as you don't mind looking a slightly odd shape, you can walk without carrying a bag of any sort. I did this quite a few times, carrying just a water bottle and map as extras. Waterproof? Definitely! Anglesey chucked some pretty miserable weather at me but I stayed dry. It's also really windproof, and the longer style is great as it means when you sit down, you're sitting on the coat rather than straight onto the ground. If you're walking really fast, you will probably get a bit too hot - I'd say this is designed for gentler walks, or activities where there may be a bit of standing around in the wind and rain - but that said you can unzip it to the waist, so get good ventilation that way. And it's light enough to chuck into a day pack, or strap to the outside, and just put on when you stop moving or slow down. All in all a great investment, and I know I will get good use from it for years to come.
5 of 18
For me this anorak is the icing on the cake, light, totally breathable and waterproof. It is not at all clingy and a real pleasure to wear, pure comfort where it's needed, while climbing over ditches and getting through the rough. A great garment.
6 of 18
This is a decent anorak. I tend to differ in sizing so like my gallon jacket, I went for an XL, which was fine as it is an over the head anorak. I found this jacket to be perfect.
7 of 18
I bought this to keep me dry in our new home in the Outer Hebrides. It is really well made and comfortable to wear. I was initially concerned that it was too large, however it was the right width across the shoulders, they are just made to be roomy. The material isn't as supple as Gore Tex, but is more like an e-Vent three layer, still comfortable but you feel like it will be more robust. It could do with an inside pocket, but that's splitting hairs. In short this is an expensive purchase but looks, so far, to have been worth every penny!
8 of 18
Just perfect, pockets in just the right place to take arm weight, long enough so you can sit down where ever you like without a wet bum, zip opening big enough to allow a hot old man to stay cool enough going up-hill. Totally waterproof and not bothered by walking through hawthorn-sided paths. As with all the Swazi gear it just works brilliantly.
9 of 18
After some considerable research on my part I decided to take the plunge and buy this jacket. Initially it felt too big but after having worn it on several hikes I have become accustomed to the size . It's very long which feels slightly odd to begin with. I have not been disappointed with this purchase. It is fairly light but really well made. I have hiked in wet conditions and it was 100% waterproof and I detected absolutely no build up of moisture beneath the layers. Another outstanding product from Woodlore. Would highly recommend this product.
10 of 18
Received my Tahr XP in the mail yesterday (with the wonderful Merino and Possum hat), and today had the chance to test it in a full-on Colorado blizzard in the high country. I had a smartwool base layer plus the Swanndri bush shirt, then the Tahr. Returned completely dry and very comfortable. If you're wearing a rucksack or moving fast, you will still sweat, so think about using your layers dynamically, and make sure you have a lightweight down layer to go over the bush shirt when you stop to rest. The material was quiet and extremely comfortable. The long cut in the back made it easy to sit on rocks and tree stumps without getting all wet. I liked the design of the cuffs, and know I'll appreciate the wide cut when things warm up and I can roll up the sleeves. I've not tried the garment in the pouring rain yet or for multi-day trips, but in the snow, it was excellent. If you're looking at this page at all, then you've probably already decided you want this jacket, so you might as well cut the deliberations and just buy it, before some more tedious expense crops up. I'm six foot and slim- to medium-build. I purchased the medium size and think this was the right choice. Due to the cost, you may want this garment to do everything for you - tough windproof for canoeing and bushcrafting in the summer, but also with enough room for multiple layers for extreme cold in the winter. It won't. At least not unless you want to be wearing a tent in the summer. You'll probably need to think about a different set-up for extreme cold - like a waterproof down jacket that will fit over your mid-layers. So don't be tempted to purchase something enormous for every scenario. Great service from Woodlore. Best garment you can buy.
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