Scippis Drover Jacket

Item NameScippis Drover Jacket
Short DescriptionTraditional outback style in well-proven oil-skin quality!
Product InformationTraditional outback style in well-proven oil-skin quality! The high-quality leather trim on the collar and the elbows makes the Drover Jacket twice as robust.

The Australian Drover (drover) already appreciated that. The beautiful SCIPPIS jacket is particularly versatile thanks to the button-off shoulder cape.

Optionally, our Merino Wool Liner (4L01) can also be buttoned in as lining. to find in the


Abmessung in cmxsmallsmallmediumlarge (6)xlargexxlarge3xlarge
Halber Brustumfang5961,56466,56971,574
Halbe Taille59,56264,56769,57274,5
Kragenbreite wenn geschlossen24,42525,626,226,827,428
Unterarm zu Ärmelsaum50515253545556
Halbe obere Ärmellänge26,627,428,22929,830,631,4
Halbes Handgelenk16,216,817,41818,619,219,8


12oz heavyweight Dri-Tec Oilskin

Oilskin Story
The use of Oilskin began in the early eighteenth century, when British sailors had to prepare against the extreme weather conditions on their arduous route from England to Australia. They needed protective, weatherproof clothing that was windproof and kept dry. Therefore, used canvas cloths were drenched in linen barrels with linseed oil, making the first step towards water-repellent and windproof clothing.
Over the years, and with the steamboat era beginning, many of these sailors settled in the Australian outback and found new activity as Stockman or Drover (Australian names for drovers). The original waterproof cloak has been converted into a riding cloak with shoulder scarf since then is the "Traditional Coat" a common picture. The so-called Oilskins were further developed for their new task as weatherproof work clothes on land and it was the today's Dri-Tec Oilskin.

The current design in its form has remained unchanged for 100 years. Such a story and product development can otherwise only show the legendary jeans.

Oilskin production and materials
Even today, the cotton fabrics are soaked in oil in the traditional process, just like the sails almost 300 years ago. Under tons of rollers then the excess oil is pressed out of the cotton fabrics again.
This procedure ensures that the material retains its desired properties over a longer period of time. Post-impregnation is not necessary over a period of several years. In contrast to other natural impregnations, the oil circulates in the fabric and thus flows independently in places with high stress and abrasion. The fabric therefore always remains soft and flexible, the wax layer does not break and remains windproof and waterproof at critical points.
For the production of Oilskin products only natural raw materials are used, which are environmentally friendly in the production and processing. So all produced Oilskin products of the brands Bushskins and Scippis consist of a pure, especially densely woven 100% cotton. The use of synthetic fibers is omitted. The Dri-Tec dyeing process is also carried out using the most modern technical possibilities. Here, reactive colors are used, which are currently the most environmentally friendly commercial colors. The fabrics are treated with an oil-wax mixture that is odorless (unlike most British wax jackets) and skin-friendly. An important aspect of this impregnation is the breathability of Dri-Tec Oilskin. It keeps you warm, dry and protects against extreme weather conditions.
The jacket is closed with robust press studs, which have already proven themselves in the toughest applications.

12 oz heavyweight / 8 oz lightweight Dri-Tec Oilskin is a 100% cotton fabric impregnated with microcrystalline and paraffin wax, and is specially made for our SCIPPIS and BUSH-SKINS brands.
This type of oilskin is extremely water-repellent, especially wind-impermeable and breathable. Compared to current, lighter hitech / membrane outdoor garments, which are often fragile, Oilskin has no problems with thorny scrub cracks or burn sparks from campfire or other forces of nature.

4.5 oz lightweight Fortress is a very lightweight, microporous wax / acrylic impregnated 100% cotton fabric. The fabric is made of a special tightly woven fiber making it extremely durable and waterproof in conjunction with Fortress.
Attention: The Fortress-Ware is not to be confused with the traditional Oilskin-Ware! Please do not treat with oilskin care (reproofing wax).

Oilskin uses
The Oilskin material has been developed over the years. During this time, many uses were discovered, as the material is extremely durable, robust and practical. There are virtually no limits to the field of application. It meets the requirements of many customers. Examples include Western and equestrian sports, hunting and fishing, and outdoor, as well as fashion.

Oilskin care
Oilskin products are extremely easy to care for and uncomplicated. The characteristic patina formation belongs to a real "oilskin". Emerged dirt is best removed with a soft or medium brush. In case of heavy soiling, it is recommended to soak the dirty area with clear, cold water and rub it with another part of the oilskin outer material to loosen the dirt. For the care it needs no special detergent. Soap or other detergent substances would attack the impregnation.