Romanticized by Australia’s bush poets, cattle drovers are an iconic part of rural life down under. In the era before railways and trucking, drovers were responsible for moving herds of cattle and sheep across thousands of miles of parched land. Rugged work gear like this oilskin canvas jacket was essential. Its wax-impregnated material resists rain through years of hard wear. Flannel- lined body, snap-over storm placket, and side snaps all add insulation and help adjust the fit against brisk winds. Mid-thigh length with side vents for mobility. Detachable drawstring hood. Leather-trimmed collar and cuff.
Imported. Men’s sizes M (38–40), L (42–44), XL (46–48).
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 sleeves, 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 coat will need reproofing depends on how heavily it's worn. An average timeframe is once every five years. Search online for "reproofing oilskin" for materials and how-tos.