Like most parkas, the
Surf-Fur is purpose-built: you wear it on the beach before you paddle out to
stay warm and dry; you wear it over your wet clothes during race intervals to
keep the chilly wind from stealing your body heat; and you wear it after the
day’s paddle to re-warm your core.
But here’s what makes
the Surf-Fur Waterparka special; Its double-sided fleece material is both
windproof and waterproof, yet breathable. Made from 100-percent polyester, the
inner and outer layers are bonded together by a membrane which allows vapor to
pass through, but not water molecules. The fleece is also hydrophobic, holding
less than one percent of its weight in water. The result is a soft, comfy
surface on both sides. You’ll really appreciate this at the end of the day when
the inside of the parka is damp from being worn over your wet clothes. Simply
turn the jacket inside out and, once again, you have a dry parka.
The Surf-Fur Parka
offers an internal cell phone pocket plus a pair of deep hip cargo pockets that
are also special; Inner through-pockets allow your hands to get inside and pull
clothing up or down when you’re changing in or out of your wetsuit or anything
else that gets wet. That’s right—no more dropped towels and embarrassing
flashes. That alone should make this waterparka a keeper.
The soft lining feels
great next to your skin and the internal collar, combined with the attached
hood, really keeps the wind out. The parka uses a system of snaps instead of a
zipper as a closure, and the long hem drops below the knees, which enables
watermen to quickly change from clothes to wetsuit and back again without any
At the end of the
day, after easily slipping back into street clothes under the Surf-Fur without
creating a scene, reverse the waterparka to the dry side, flip up the hood,
bury your hands in the warm pockets and settle in for the ride home in comfort.
Great gift idea any time of the year!