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The 6 Advantages of Sheepskin Coats
A quality sheepskin coat combines the best elements of leather, fur and wool
into one unbeatable garment.
Outstanding Warmth & Insulation:
Sheepskin coats gained popularity during WWII, when heavyweight sheepskin
bomber jackets kept air crews warm in unpressurized cabins at altitudes of
over 30,000 feet. Thanks to the crimp of the sheep's wool, which creates
insulating air spaces, sheepskin naturally retains body heat, keeping you
warm during winter's worst.
Though sheepskin coats tend to cost more than your average leather or
fabric coat, they more than make up for the difference with their increased
durability. When sheepskin coats are properly cared for, they can last for
decades. Overland has heard back from many customers who have been wearing
their sheepskin coats for over 20 years and still going strong!
Sheepskin is naturally water resistant. Wool fibers possess sturdy,
water-repellant layers that protect the fiber's core against moisture.
The core of each wool fiber can absorb 30% of its weight in moisture vapor
without getting damp. So with that humidity absorbed, and the external
water repelled, sheepskin becomes a thermally regulating material.
Sheepskin coats need only to be lightly shaken out after exposure to rain
or snow, and smoothed over with a soft brush if they develop water spots
Aside from repelling external moisture, sheepskin wicks perspiration away
from your skin, effortlessly keeping you warm and dry in a wide variety of
Multi-Climate Comfort & Breathability:
Given its naturally insulating properties, one might think that sheepskin
would be too heavy or hot for moderate climates. But it's surprisingly
versatile: sheepskin is renowned for its breathability and moisture-wicking
properties, which keep the body temperature regulated regardless of
temperature fluctuations in the environment. You'll stay cool and dry in
your sheepskin coat, whether going for a light spring hike or shoveling a
snowy driveway, making a sheepskin coat one of the few truly comfortable
Sheepskin coats are known for their elegant yet casual style, making them
appropriate for nearly any occasion. And while cumbersome down coats can
make you look (and feel) like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, sheepskin
coats come in a myriad of fashionable silhouettes with figure-flattering
lines and beautiful accents, such as fur trim, draped collars, belted
waists, and curve-accentuating seaming. With a sheepskin coat, there's no
need to sacrifice style because of the cold!
When making an investment in a high-quality leather jacket, it’s essential that
you be able to trust the source. Overland has made a name for itself by only offering
the finest leather products for over 37 years, and is committed to providing its
customers with a range of stylish, well-crafted, and durable leather jackets at
every price point.
So which leather jacket or coat is right for you? It depends! We're incredibly
proud of the quality and workmanship in all of our coats, and every single one of
them is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. As you browse through the various
styles, keep these factors in mind and decide which look and type of coat is best
And if you have any questions, our friendly and knowledgeable product experts are
available 7 days a week at 1-800-OVERLAND (683-7526) and will be happy to assist you.
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