So I've had this Anorak for over a year now, and wear it almost constantly in the winter months. Which is like half the year here. It's quality and craftsmanship has absolutely blown me away. I've very rough on aloth of the clothing I wear including this Anorak. And I can honestly say every single seam has held up phenomenally. I am seriously impressed.
It’s hard to write a review in the middle of summer on a piece of gear designed for winter or at the very least fall. For size the chart is spot on it fits good, feels good the wool is tight no thin spots. The hood is huge, if you are going to sleep it’s good because it covers your entire head and face. It needs to be smaller in my preference but it each their own.
I bought this for my boyfriend and got it in a size too small. I didn't realize it's meant to be big. Emailed customer service for an XL and they were very helpful. Even sent me a reminder to send the garment out because they were running low in stock and I was taking my sweet time lol got the replacement very quickly and my boyfriend loves it! Grateful for the help and the kind reminder so that I could secure the correct size for him before they ran out for the season.
Not only did this amazing jacket proved to keep me warm through New Hampshire’s -14 windchill, but customer service was amazing and expedient and collecting and shipping out my order when I had mistakenly ordered the wrong size. They will always have my business and look forward to buying and testing more of their gear!!
I bought the Arcturus Anorak last fall and have been wearing it almost daily this winter in western Washington.
The construction is solid, the wool felt moderates your temperature and typically I wear it with a cotton hoodie as landscaper and barefoot hiker.
The pocket is perfect for hand warming and outdoor necessities. The hood is larger than most but it looks distinctive and is great for covering ones face at night in the cold while sleeping.
The lacing system does dangle a bit when its cinched up but it offers ample adjustability and could be tied together or tucked in to reduce length. You might not notice the button toggles securing the neck flap to the left of your neck inside the garment, but I resewed the top two of these on after clipping a tool to the flap for easy access, which weighed down the flap.
This is my favorite jacket and I think if you appreciate natural materials that you'll like it too. I cant speak to how this compares to the more expensive brands because I've never used them, but I am very happy with my purchase. Follow the sizing guide.