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Camoweave Forester

A hunting inspired coat re-issued from Eddie Bauer's archives

by Graham Hiemstra in Style on 17 October 2011

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New from Eddie Bauer's Fall line of heritage garments is the Camoweave Forester. The handsome coat pays tribute to its hunting-inspired predecessor first introduced by Eddie Bauer in 1965, using the same superior construction techniques and materials. The unique, shadow plaid pattern is woven into the fabric—rather than printing directly on top—using yarn in 14 different colors, blended together to create the distinct camouflage.

The 11-oz. wool and quilted lining deliver plenty of warmth for those days when your shell won't do. When it comes to wet weather, it should be noted that the jacket relies only on wool's natural, but somewhat minimal, water repellence—to preserve the fabric's purity, the finish was left uncoated and untreated.

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For utility, the jacket features four cargo pockets on the front, and a larger, dual-entry field/game pocket on the lower back. This kangaroo pouch style pocket is often found on traditional hunting jackets for extra storage that won't get in the way.

The Camoweave Forester dropped today at Eddie Bauer online, and follows in select stores in early November. At $399, think of it as an investment.

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