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Swazi/Ray Mears AEGIS Tahr XP Anorak


Swazi/Ray Mears AEGIS Tahr XP Anorak


Brand: Swazi
Weight: 850 g         24 reviews
The Swazi/Ray Mears Tahr XP Anorak is a guaranteed waterproof, windproof and highly breathable shell anorak made for the most demanding outdoorsmen. In our opinion, it is the pinnacle of outdoor jackets.

Ray Mears has worn his Swazi Tahr Anorak for many years now, in some of the world’s most extreme locations. Thanks to the unfaltering wet-weather protection it provides, the Tahr has undoubtedly become Ray’s favourite item of clothing. In 2013, Swazi introduced this, the Ray Mears Tahr XP - a new and improved version of their legendary Tahr Anorak. It features a number of small but crucial changes from the original; most notably the addition of a much-requested hand-warmer pocket. For a first-hand explanation of this new model, here's what Swazi's founder Davey Hughes had to say:

For over 15 years the Tahr Anorak has been recognized around the world as the very height of excellence in wet weather jackets. We’ve taken all those features that made the Tahr a standout winner and added hand-warmer pockets, a scalloped tail and a new storm closure, complete with waterproof zips. The Tahr XP is in a class of its own. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better - it did! The Tahr XP lifts the bar and sets a totally new level in weather protection for the serious hunter.
Made from their newly-developed AEGIS fabric, and produced in Swazi's classic Tussock Green colour, the Tahr XP is an ideal outer layer for activities like stalking, fishing, canoeing, hunting, hill-walking and general outdoor wear.

A windproof, waterproof and breathable membrane, AEGIS is in fact the most breathable fabric ever incorporated into Swazi garments. The three-layered fabric provides absolute protection from rain, snow and wind, and has been proven in independent tests to be every bit as waterproof and windproof as their old fabrics. What these tests also showed was enhanced breathability, a factor so important in any waterproof garment. As with the original Tahr, the Tahr XP remains soft, light, incredibly quiet and unbelievably comfortable.

We spent two years developing fabrics before building our test garments, and the feedback was amazing - 100% satisfaction. Even for us, a company extremely experienced in fabricating protective outdoor wear, the result was unheard of. AEGIS Watershield surpassed our expectations and we are sure they will surpass yours. - Swazi

The Tahr XP also features Swazi's famed hood design, offering excellent peripheral vision while keeping wind and rain at bay. The inner conforms to the contours of your face, while the outer protrudes into an adjustable peak, stiffened with a durable liner and concealed wire-lined frame.

  • Adapted with the help of Ray Mears
  • Exclusive to Woodlore
  • Windproof, waterproof and highly breathable
  • Fabric: 3-layer AEGIS Whisper
  • Extra long cut for optimal protection from the elements
  • Roomy upper body allows amazing freedom of movement
  • Side vents for extra climbing movement
  • Peaked, wire-lined and adjustable storm hood
  • Super comfortable, single layered, neoprene stretch cuffs*
  • Widened cuffs to allow sleeves to be pushed up*
  • Velcro adjusters at cuffs
  • Improved Velcro zip cover
  • Longer, waterproof zip for easy access and enhanced protection
  • Extended-length drawcord at waist*
  • Ray Mears 'Snowshoe' logo*
  • Weight: 850 g in size Large
  • Colour: Tussock Green
*Feature exclusive to Woodlore


  Next day delivery within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 14 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Swazi/Ray Mears AEGIS Tahr XP Anorak is rated 5/5 based on 24 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 24

  Excellent product. Kept totally dry and comfortable during an extended hike in torrential rain recently. I would thoroughly recommend this coat and look forward to many years of use from it. Excellent service from the Woodlore team, item turned up within a couple of days of the order being submitted.  

16th April, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 24

  Been 'lucky' enough to have a huge variety of weather in the 2 weeks I have been wearing this & it has handled it all perfectly, driving heavy rain, heavy snow, hot, cold, muggy, gale force winds you name it we have had it! Always felt completely protected from the elements. Breathability has been great, high intensity uphill hikes with a 32L pack on felt spot on. The cut & general feel of the jacket is top notch, I love it. Perfect service from Woodlore as usual.  

  J Castillo
9th April, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 24

  I have tried lots of coats over the past 25 years, and they have all been good but this coat is in a different league altogether. The simple design is key, with the extra length solving the problem of the gap that naturally happens between waterproof trousers and other jackets.  

  Paul Cox
5th March, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 24

  I recently purchased the AEGIS Tahr XP Anorak and have since put it through its paces 'The Beast From The East' namely blizzards, high winds and icy conditions, this garment sailed through it all with ease, I felt warm, dry and confident to push through the adverse conditions, the addition of hand warming pockets was a blessing. The hood pulls tight around the face and yet affords plenty of visibility as well as protection from the elements, the neoprene cuffs kept the draughts out, the long cut of the garment allows freedom of movement as well as protection when seated, this is my go to garment when the weather is poor, and is surprisingly quiet when in use.  

  Terry Belton
1st March, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 24

  The jacket is well constructed it has already served me well on a few trips. I expect it to last me for many years, worth every penny.  

21st February, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 24

  Pound for pound I don’t think you can match this jacket. Totally waterproof/windproof and breathable, unlike most good waterproof jackets this one you don’t get wet from the inside out, I’ve been out in it in all weather and it’s perfect for anything, stalking, shooting or just walking the dogs. I would highly recommend this jacket  

31st January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 24

  Looking forward to many hikes in this quality garment!  

  George Reiser
28th November, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 24

  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.  

  Michael Ireland
1st October, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 24

  Great product. Cuffs are slightly puzzling (hence four stars) but other than that a real winner.  

26th September, 2017

Rated: 4/5

  10 of 24

  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.  

8th September, 2017

Rated: 5/5

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