The Thelma by Didriksons is a fully waterproof and windproof parka with taped seams in classic Didriksons style. Made from a hard-wearing polyamid with a matte finish that has a nice, sturdy feel to it. Thelma has a feminine fit highlighted by the drawstring waist and hem. Snap fasteners for adjusting the cuff width. The hood is fixed and offers two types of adjustment. Thelma has a two-way zip front for good ventilation with a protective storm flap and discreet fasteners. Two buttoned front pockets and two zipped breast pockets. Two inside pockets, one zipped. The jacket 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.