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Outback Oilskin Vest

Price: $129.00

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For the dry Australian outback and the extreme weather of New Zealand’s South Island, rugged work gear like this oilskin canvas vest is essential. Its wax-impregnated material resists rain through years of hard wear. Seven outer pockets, including two hand-warmer pockets, keep all of your essentials comfortably at hand. One inner pocket is perfect for wallet, passport, or MP3 player. Snaps at the waistband and a zip closure with snap-over storm flap keep the wind out. Flannel lined with a nubuck leather-lined collar.


100% cotton. Imported. Men’s sizes M (40-42), L (44-46), XL (48), XXL (50-52).


Use a soft brush to remove any dirt. The jacket can be spot-cleaned with a damp sponge and cool water, but using detergent or dry cleaning will destroy the waterproof treatment.


Check for dry patches periodically, especially in high-friction areas like neck and shoulders. If the fabric looks and feels dry, or if you notice leaking, the coat can be reproofed with a paraffin wax. How often the vest will need reproofing depends on how heavily it's worn. An average time frame is once every five years. Search online for "reproofing oilskin" for materials and how-tos.


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Outback Oilskin Vest
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

meets expectation

As far as the wax cotton, this is the real deal.The zipper is not leather jacket quality but better then expected plus it has a built-in pull tab and is a two-way zipper not...Read complete review

As far as the wax cotton, this is the real deal.The zipper is not leather jacket quality but better then expected plus it has a built-in pull tab and is a two-way zipper not mentioned in the catalog.The collar is a soft leather on the neck side only.The fit (med.)was fine for me. This is not a vest to be worn with just a shirt under. It is made to be worn over a light jacket or heavy wool sweater so the fit must be a little large.The lenth is long enough to conceal a hip mounted fire arm for those of you that have a C.C.P. It came with two spare snaps ( a nice touch ).The inside lining is flannel with polyester fill for a little warmth.The inside pocket is zippered and of a good size. Also on the inside is an embossed leather-like sewn in" garment care" label.My only "con" is that I wish at least one of the top three pockets on the front were deeper.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

fits small * body length quite short

have outback full length coat and car coat
product quality has never been an issue but this vest was a little disappointing. From description my husband would have been a medium but I ordered...Read complete review

have outback full length coat and car coat
product quality has never been an issue but this vest was a little disappointing. From description my husband would have been a medium but I ordered large. Large was a just fit on a 40 chest and the body length is far too short. Needs to have more backside coverage!

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5.0

Excellent classy product

By Frank

from Ottawa Canada

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Excellent fit
  • Excellent Rain Resistance
  • Warm and comfortable

Cons

  • Can't Find Any At This Po

Best Uses

  • Anywhere Where It Is Cold
  • For Cold And Damp Weather

Comments about Outback Oilskin Vest:

Love this vest - it is very practical, nice looking and the fit is great. Excellent in foul weather and in dampness.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

nice leather vest

By Trail Blazer

from Memphis TN

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Very Well Built Heavy Zip

Cons

  • Front Pocket Could Be A L

Best Uses

  • All Around Great In Woods

Comments about Outback Oilskin Vest:

Love it would buy for freind or replace if lost or stolen will always own one.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Travel

By rudewulf

from Ruskin, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Classic
  • Easy to wear
  • Extremely warm
  • Well Made

Cons

  • Allow Leather To Softhen

Best Uses

  • Outdoor activities
  • Travel

Comments about Outback Oilskin Vest:

I use the vest primarely to travel as it is easy to wear, store and handle. Also it is warmer to wear than expected ... making it the ideal outherwear for this purpose as it keeps me confortable in and outside the airline terminals

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

meets expectation

By Lucabrasi

from Dahlonega, GA.

Pros

  • Well Made And High Qualit

Cons

  • Top Three Pockets

Best Uses

    Comments about Outback Oilskin Vest:

    As far as the wax cotton, this is the real deal.The zipper is not leather jacket quality but better then expected plus it has a built-in pull tab and is a two-way zipper not mentioned in the catalog.The collar is a soft leather on the neck side only.The fit (med.)was fine for me. This is not a vest to be worn with just a shirt under. It is made to be worn over a light jacket or heavy wool sweater so the fit must be a little large.The lenth is long enough to conceal a hip mounted fire arm for those of you that have a C.C.P. It came with two spare snaps ( a nice touch ).The inside lining is flannel with polyester fill for a little warmth.The inside pocket is zippered and of a good size. Also on the inside is an embossed leather-like sewn in" garment care" label.My only "con" is that I wish at least one of the top three pockets on the front were deeper.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    fits small * body length quite short

    By Tess

    from B.C.

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Well Made

    Cons

    • Sizing inaccurate
    • Too Short

    Best Uses

    • Garden Ranger

    Comments about Outback Oilskin Vest:

    have outback full length coat and car coat
    product quality has never been an issue but this vest was a little disappointing. From description my husband would have been a medium but I ordered large. Large was a just fit on a 40 chest and the body length is far too short. Needs to have more backside coverage!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Outback Oilskin Vest

    By Mary the Sister

    from Aberdeen, WA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Above expectations

    Cons

    • Burdensome Weight

    Best Uses

    • Sightseeing

    Comments about Outback Oilskin Vest:

    Vest will be worn when my sister travels to England and Scotland this Fall.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A good product

    By cb rider

    from Temecula, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • looks cool
    • Looks good anywhere

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Motorcycle rides

    Comments about Outback Oilskin Vest:

    Just got back from a ride near San Diego across the desert to Big Bend National Park, Texas. The weather was moderate, but got a little hot the last couple of days. I wore it often under my leather jacket and then as the day warmed I shed the jacket. It is now my favorite vest. cb

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    disappointed. sizing awful

    By bsky

    from shrewsbury Pa

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Outback Oilskin Vest:

          Terrible that it took 2 months to get a credit from NG and there phone employees not very nice. I will no longer shop this catalog

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Outstanding Quality & Workmanship

          By Grateful Recipient

          from Upstate NY

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Unique
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Outback Oilskin Vest:

              I received this vest as a Christmas gift. It's been very comfortable; great fit and well made. The unique properties of oilskin are interesting as well. I expect to get many years of service from it.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Real Quality

              By Canadian Goddess

              from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Outback Oilskin Vest:

              Purchased for my Father as a gift
              The color, cut, fit and quality is all excellent!
              My Father is hard to please - and he was very pleased!

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