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Anorak from Russia
« on: August 19, 2019, 04:39:26 pm »
last winter I lost some of my gear, so I am in process of procurement new one.
70% wool pants and anorak  $131 USD shipped to Canada




http://www.sukonka.com/en/
the store has some other fine products like siberian hunters boots, mits and heavy wool suit Lars was reviewing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8SXmdU6vM4&t=62s

this one cost  around 145 USD shipped, has fleece liner so it is less breathable.
I will keep you updated on the progress

« Last Edit: November 09, 2019, 09:35:44 pm by kiggy »

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Re: Anorak from Russia
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 11:01:57 am »
Looks great. How were you able to get pricing? I could only get the home page to come up in English. If you call the phone number, will somebody answer who speaks English?
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Re: Anorak from Russia
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 11:29:32 am »
Looks great. How were you able to get pricing? I could only get the home page to come up in English. If you call the phone number, will somebody answer who speaks English?
I was talking to him over emails. he does speak english as far as I know.
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Re: Anorak from Russia
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2019, 08:45:57 pm »
Lars’ did a review of this gear last year on his Survival Russia YouTube site.  Looked good.

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Re: Anorak from Russia
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2019, 09:57:15 pm »
Lars’ did a review of this gear last year on his Survival Russia YouTube site.  Looked good.
right, I found the video of review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8xibDwao9Y
should arrive to me next week. I managed avoid shipping cost, got it for $108 CAD ( don't be jealous, be happy for me)
friend bought for me and will arrive soon

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Re: Anorak from Russia
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2019, 08:18:19 pm »
Kiggy, waiting for a review on your new Russian wool gear?
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Re: Anorak from Russia
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2019, 02:21:18 pm »
Hey RH,
It came, Anorak fits very nice,
A thick heavy wool, smells like a sheep. little bulky but this is what I expected for thick wool. ( it is same thickness as boots liners) 
Pants came on bigger size, but I guess it will fit the winter.
set is around 3 kg ( aprox 6 lb)

Please let me know if you have specific questions or want to see any pictures


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Re: Anorak from Russia
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2019, 04:33:17 pm »
here are some pics




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Re: Anorak from Russia
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2019, 08:39:29 pm »
I'm in the U.S. What would a set like yours, including shipping, run me? Also wondering if it possible to just buy the anorak and what it would cost?
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Re: Anorak from Russia
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2019, 09:45:57 am »
it is same price I guess. $131 USD shipped,
I have no idea if you can buy just an anorak
Contact the seller.
I really like the quality of sewing and the material


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Re: Anorak from Russia
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2019, 01:25:02 pm »
Congrats! It will match your boots :)

I have a few meters of Russian military wool fabric (officer's sukno) waiting for me to retire and make a new outfit :)

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Re: Anorak from Russia
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2019, 10:22:07 pm »
What does the Aorak weigh?

I would advise rubbing "Sno Seal" wax on your hands and then all over the exterior of the parka and pants. Do this 3 or 4 times using a hair dryer set on medium after each "rub-in" to get good water resistance and for the wool's longevity. I've done this on Dachstein heavy wool mittens and Knut & Knut heavy wool gloves.

Alternatively you could wash the garments in NIK WAX waterproofing in barely warm water.

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Re: Anorak from Russia
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2019, 06:57:40 pm »
What does the Aorak weigh?

I would advise rubbing "Sno Seal" wax on your hands and then all over the exterior of the parka and pants. Do this 3 or 4 times using a hair dryer set on medium after each "rub-in" to get good water resistance and for the wool's longevity. I've done this on Dachstein heavy wool mittens and Knut & Knut heavy wool gloves.

Alternatively you could wash the garments in NIK WAX waterproofing in barely warm water.

Eric B.
used my bathroom scale. 4.4 lb size XL thanks for tips

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Re: Anorak from Russia
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2019, 09:32:57 pm »

went horse riding in new anorak in first snow. very comfy. weather was mild, only -3 and I was very comfy in my ichigi and anorak. had t-shirt and very thin extra fine merino  wool sweater.
Winter is here