The Drew by Didriksons is a classic men’s parka that is windproof and waterproof with taped seams. The parka is made in a breathable fabric. It has six pockets, two with zips. Drew has a fixed hood that is adjustable front and back, and a practical inside pocket. It has a flexible two-way front zip with protective storm flap. The high collar protects against wind and rain. Drew has adjustable drawstrings at the waist and hem for optimum fit. Ribbed cuffs with thumbholes provide added insulation. The lining has been dyed using a solution dyeing technique. This technique reduces water, energy and chemical consumption during production. PFC-free water-repellent finish.
Didriksons started in 1913 in Grundsund, Sweden. The Didriksons company started making waterproof jackets for fishermen that would protect them from the cold, wet and rough conditions on Swedish waters. At the time, more fishermen died from hypothermia than from drowning. The very first coats were nothing more than pieces of fabric that were coated several times with layers of (linseed) oil using a brush. After this the 'oilskins' were hung out to dry. When these had dried sufficiently the fishermen could wear them in the cold and wetness on the water. The fishermen spontaneously stayed dry and warm and soon the demand for these early Didriksons 'raincoats' increased rapidly.