Originating from the Inuit in the Arctic climate.
The cold arctic outdoor when the leg do not need to be protected from the bad weather, e.g. in a sleigh.
- CUT: single breasted with button or zipper closure; a drawstring at the wrist for cinching
that goes around the back, sometimes with an elastic. The Anorak is meant to be a pull-
over jacket, whilst the Parka is an open-front jacket.
It also may have a drawstring at the front of the bottom hem. Parkas don't have drawstrings.
- SEAMS, FRONT DARTS: none.
- VENTS: No vents, but with a duck tail back with drawstring in Anoraks.
- BELT: None.
- COLLAR: with a (fur-lined in a Parka) hood and drawstrings.
- CUFFS: simple cuffs.
- POCKETS: flap patch pockets.
- LENGTH: Anoraks are hip-length and can go up to mid-thigh length. Parkas are longer than Anoraks
and cover the hips.
- MATERIAL WEIGHT: original seal skin or caribou skin, now often synthetic; it is meant to