Outback Trading Company

Those who love the look, feel, and function of an oilskin raincoat will want to add Outback Trading Company’s Jill-a-Roo jacket to their spring wardrobe.

Outback Trading Company was founded in 1983 inspired by travels of the founder Wilson King. Wilson grew up riding on the east coast of America. His love for horses began at an early age. He spent his childhood fox hunting, driving his ponies in carriages, and being an avid member of Pony Club. He rode throughout college and was selected to compete in Japan where he won two gold medals in combined training.

After college he traveled to Australia where he lived on a station for a year learning about life on the Outback and seeing horses and cattle in a whole new way. It was on this trip that Wilson came across oilskin fabric for the first time in the form of a duster. Wilson returned to the States, where he began working as a farmer, always keeping his oilskin duster close by. One night during a particularly awful east coast summer storm, Wilson came in from a ride and was shocked by how well the oilskin duster had kept him dry.

Outback Trading Company began by importing oilskin dusters from Australia along with Akubra Hats. It wasn’t long before Wilson realized he could make his own versions of jackets and hats. Using his years of horsemanship experience he designed jackets full of functional features for any rider. Many things have changed and evolved from these early days, but the promise of Outback Trading Company oilskin keeping you dry has remained the same.

Outback Trading Co.’s Jill-a-Roo Jacket is the perfect rain jacket for any and all equestrian ladies. The Jill-a-Roo is made from a lightweight 8 oz. oilskin that is both 100% waterproof and breathable thanks to its cotton base. The Jill-a-Roo is lined in cotton with taffeta in the sleeves and below the waist to allow ease of movement. It also features a snap front closure over the 2-way zipper, which allows the wearer to unzip the bottom of the jacket to keep it flat while riding.

Speaking of riding, the Jill-a-Roo also features size snap gussets to keep the wearer comfortable while riding and a zip removable hood which is large enough to cover most helmets. The Jill-a-Roo has an inside security pocket plus front chest pockets and dual entry hip pockets and is finished with a corduroy collar. This wear-anywhere jacket comes in Black, Berry and Navy, and retails for only $171.99.

Find the Jill-a-Roo at OutbackTrading.com along with many other great jackets, hats and anything else to keep you warm and dry when the rainclouds roll in.