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Swazi/Ray Mears AEGIS Tahr Anorak


Swazi/Ray Mears AEGIS Tahr Anorak

OFFER   £268.00

Brand: Swazi
Weight: 850 g         16 reviews
The Swazi Tahr Anorak is a guaranteed-waterproof, windproof and highly breathable anorak made for the most demanding outdoorsmen. Made from the newly-developed AEGIS fabric in Swazi's classic Tussock Green colour, the Tahr is an ideal outer layer for activities like stalking, fishing, canoeing, hunting, hill-walking and general outdoor wear.

Ray Mears has worn the Swazi Tahr Anorak for many years now and 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. Swazi's claim of making "the world’s most durable outdoor clothing" is quite a statement, and one which Ray was definitely up for testing.

The Tahr 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. Extra comfortable stretch cuffs have been designed especially to keep icy water at bay, while two roomy chest pockets provide ample storage space for your binoculars and other valuables.

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 always, the Tahr remains soft, light, incredibly quiet and unbelievably comfortable.

We spent two years developing face fabrics and testing laminates. Once we were sure we had the fabrics and membrane right, we built some test garments and supplied these to our Swazi Test Pilots around the world. The feedback was amazing. 100% satisfaction. Even for us, a company extremely experienced in fabricating protective outdoorwear, the result was unheard of. AEGIS Watershield surpassed our expectations and we are sure they will surpass yours. - Swazi

After wearing the Tahr on a number of expeditions, Ray worked closely with the Swazi team to produce a new and improved version of the anorak. The result was the elite Swazi/Ray Mears Tahr Anorak; incorporating new features while keeping those which made the Tahr so reliable in the first place.

  • Adapted with the help of Ray Mears
  • Exclusive to Woodlore
  • Windproof, waterproof and highly breathable
  • Fabric: 3-layer AEGIS
  • 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 stretch cuffs (widened to allow sleeves to be pushed up*)
  • Velcro adjusters at cuffs
  • Two large chest pockets with drain holes*
  • Elasticated bullet loops within pocket*
  • Improved Velcro zip cover: double-flap system with gutter, to prevent water from entering through the zip*
  • Extended-length drawcord at waist*
  • RM logo on right chest pocket*
  • Tussock Green Zip*
  • Weight: 850 g in size Large
  • Colour: Tussock Green
*Feature exclusive to Woodlore


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Product Reviews

Swazi/Ray Mears AEGIS Tahr Anorak is rated 5/5 based on 16 customer reviews.

Overall Rating:

  1 of 16

  Super fast delivery woodlore thank you! All I can say is, get one. What a fantastic smock.  

  Simon Markham
20th March, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 16

  This item is excellent, just the job for an ex-serviceman.  

  Darren Tranter
17th March, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 16

  I must congratulate Woodlore on the excellent service that it provides, every item that I have purchased over the last few months has arrived the following day and the quality of the products that I have purchased have been of the highest possible. Knowing where to start is the problem as this review should be for the Swazi/Ray Mears Tahr Anorak, the said Anorak arrived the following day included in the parcel was a free Swazi Tee, another excellent garment. The Tahr is what every outdoor person should have, comfortable, warm and robust. I wore it for the first time two days ago on a day out in the woods with just a shirt underneath, I was hoping for bad weather to really give it a proper test but unfortunately it was just a bright sunny chilly autumn day. However, it was extremely comfortable to wear even with a pack. I think the real test will come in the New Year on my next trip to the Yukon, a little different from the wilds of Wiltshire. Over the past six months or so I have been upgrading my kit, most of which is about 45 years old a testament to the kit that I was issued whilst serving in the Royal Navy, now past its best it is being retired so this old man can continue to enjoy the great outdoors for a few more years, so the kit has to do the job. Thank you Woodlore for providing such a first class experience in online shopping and top quality products.  

  Patrick Waters
29th November, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 16

  I knew that I would not be disappointed. Although I have not yet tested with the rain, has passed the test with repeated contact with the snow during the night with a homebuilt overnight shelter. The wind was over 50 mph, always giving me good protection. I am very satisfied.  

  Neri Bagnai
2nd February, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 16

  It's brilliant. I think that's about it, no more words needed. What I can say is that I should have bought it the first time I saw it, instead of wasting my money on another jacket that is nothing compared to this one. I'll use it for hunting, trekking, mountaineering, long-distance skating and just about everything else. Even my dog likes this anorak.  

  Nicholas Brook
7th January, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 16

  Had this garment for a week and have already put it through some harsh testing here in Alaska. This anorak has gotten a lot of compliments already from people that I've come in contact with, and that's significant since I live and work among cultures who know good cold/wet weather gear. The malleable trim on the hood and the cuffs are my favorite features thus far! I can already tell that the longer I have this, the deeper my appreciation for it will grow.  

  Kalani Parnell
19th October, 2014

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 16

  Thought I would give the Tahr a try and wasn't disappointed. It's well made and goes well with the salopettes. Comfortable from the off and functional. As usual, Swazi give you that little bit of extra room as they anticipate you will wear thick heavy winter clothing to thin summer wear with the Tahr. Again, another plus is that it's almost silent when wearing.  

  Richard Morton
17th March, 2014

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 16

  An all weather/all purpose classic anorak in the wet and windy north scandinavian climate! Most anoraks come with a lot of add-ons, like fur and fleece. This fashion statement might be nice for urban and daily use, but I do not grab that concept; an anorak is nothing else than a durable outer wind and waterproof shell! And I do not mind paying a bit more for gear that lasts. After all, I won't pile the stuff in my closet. I fell instantly for the Swazi land anoraks, but this Ray Mears model has one feature which makes a crucial difference: It comes with two outer chest pockets instead of one.The contents can be distributed evenly without stretching the fabric and generating an uneven weightload. Even if I can see the idea with integrated pockets of other models, there is a risk to jeopardizing the integrity and tears/leaks due to heavy wear. It arrived as scheduled and I appreciated the downscaled wrapping (sealed plastic bag - not much to discard). Simply a long-lasting and versatile buy.  

  C Schaefer
6th January, 2014

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 16

  I am a keen trout fisherman (boat) and I have been looking for some good protective clothing for a long time. I started with the Swazi fleece and I was so impressed that I purchased the Swazi AEGIS Ray Mears Tahr Anorak and then the same in the brace and bib overtrousers. Expensive it may be, but the quality is exceptional and the performance in extreme weather is out of this world. I cannot praise this clothing highly enough. Five stars, and top marks from me!  

  Brian J Boyes
15th May, 2013

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 16

  My second Tahr from Woodlore. The new Aegis Tahr seems to be far superior to that of the previous Goretex version. The Tahr has had some serious weather thrown at it and I'm yet to to get a drip of water passed the fabric! Very impressed with the breathability and warmth, also the new fabric seems to be alot stronger and more durable. My faith in Swazi has been rekindled once more. Top stuff. Btw, if you're normally a XL then get an XL, don't pay attention to the chest sizes, remember you will be wearing other garments underneath in winter, so choose well.  

  Bradley White
27th March, 2013

Rated: 5/5

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