The Anorak is Back

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Eighties retro is cool. Even fanny packs are in. So it’s no surprise the funky anorak is making a comeback. If you have neglected your stretching, the pullover jacket may not be your thing, but otherwise eliminating half a zip cuts bulk and weight, and the cleaner look is also more thermally efficient. And you can forget wrestling the two halves of a YKK together.


Dakine Clark Anorak

A stylish shell jacket with side zip access and kangaroo pouch-style pocket. ($230;

Fly Low Ronan Jacket

An insulated, form-fitting puffy stuffed with Polartec Powerfill. Bonus, a hand-warming pocket out front. ($255;

Cotopaxi Capitán Fleece

Blaring Cotopaxi’s trademark bright colours and retro look, this super-soft fleece is a cozy take on the pullover mid-layer. ($180;

Ortovox Durfour Anorak

Stuffed with Swiss wool fibres, this slim puffy packs impressive warmth for weight, ideal as a layering piece or spring skiing jacket. ($260;

from Buyer’s Guide 2019

Ryan Stuart
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