British SBS Canoe Smock
British SBS Canoe Smock.
Any number of pivotal moments in a man’s timeline can be linked to having just the right thing to wear for the challenges at hand.
The right outerwear, for starters. Here, we’ve used weather cloth (invented during WWII and recreated on vintage looms in Japan) to provide an extremely dense layer for blocking wind and water. The fabric swells when wet, making the yarns even more densely packed together.
When your life flashes before your eyes, you’ll want the method of survival in easy reach. This is where these pockets come in, at chest and waist. A small utility pocket on the hood fits a compass nicely.
Should you find the need to clamber over rocks or work your way through the Aspen crowd, you’ll be glad to know we’ve reinforced the elbows, too.
British SBS Canoe Smock (No. 6980). Painstakingly reproduced from the post-war military canoe smock made only for the Special Boat Service of the British Special Forces. Pullover style and raglan sleeve for easy on and off. Two bellowed chest pockets (one slanted for easy access) with drainage holes. Reinforced facings at chest pockets. Two large pleated hand pockets. Gusseted storm flap at hood. Contrasted lined hood. Adjustable waist and hem. Metal grommets. Cotton braided draw cord. Wood stopper, Imported.