Backhouse oilskin coats - New Zealand's original wet weather gear.
Backhouse oilskin is a completely natural fabric which is wind and rain proof but which also breathes to keep the wearer warm and dry. For its origins you have to go back to the 19th century, when the predecessors of today's Backhouse coats and jackets were made from the sails of ships which plied the Pacific.
These days Backhouse oilskin coats and jackets are classics, as tough as they ever were, but made by rather more sophisticated methods. They're fashioned from the finest 100% long staple Egyptian cotton, closely woven and oil impregnated to a traditional formula, which provides effective wind and waterproofing, exceptional abrasion resistance and great longevity.
They will prove to be a lifetime investment and with care they will improve with age.