For a comfortable fit, sophisticated style and durability you can count on, trust Far South to bring you oilskin jackets and vests, hi-vis oilskin vests and kids oilskin vests and jackets that will meet the most discerning customers’ needs. Designed and manufactured in New Zealand, our oilskins are made to be worn by Kiwis who know what they want. We listened to customer feedback and have produced a range of jackets and vests to suit the requirements of our hard working farmers and tradesmen.
With extremely fast turn-around times you can get what you want, when you want it. Even with customised embroidery and branding services included, we can have your order to you in as little as two days!
The old story tells us of the origin of oilskin, and how hardy sailors from the 1800s waxed their old cotton sails to make capes to protect them from the weather. Oilskin consists of a cotton base cloth impregnated with paraffin wax making it naturally breathable. Build up of heat inside a garment melts the wax allowing excess heat to escape, the wax then sets sealing the wearer from the elements. The breathability of oilskin is unparalleled by other less expensive fabrics.
We at Far South Clothing have not reinvented the wheel but put a tyre on it!
Our range of oilskins offer wear ability whilst maintaining the advantages those hardy sailors saw way back then. Our range has been built up layer by layer incorporating the needs and wants of those braving the elements. Feedback from farmers, builders, engineers, fishermen and bushmen to name a few has brought the Far South range to where it is today.
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