Proudly made in New Zealand
- Made from a three-layer AEGIS® fabric, it's soft, light, very quiet and of course very waterproof.
- The hood makes an adjustable peak, stiffened with both a durable liner and a hood wire to enable excellent peripheral vision and exceptional water shedding.
- The radical upper body design gives amazing freedom of movement.
- YKK zip with enclosing storm-flap allows for instant temperature & ventilation control.
- An easy-access, extra large bino pocket with elasticated bullet loops for all those must-have items. The pocket also has a unique drop stitch to allow any collected water to easily drain away.
- Draw-cord for simple waist adjustments.
- Touch-tape on soft cuffs ensures sleeves stay where you want them to.
- Side vents for unrestricted walking and climbing movement.
Possibly the best rain gear in the world
I live on the west coast of Canada and have hunted British Columbia for over 40 years in the wetest and in some of the remotest parts of the planet.
There are many rain gear companies here in B.C.. After trying what I thought were the best I bought the Swazi Tahr and I will say it is the best rain jacket I have ever owned. Period.
I love my Tahr
I have had my Tahr Anorak for about 4 years now, it's never let me down once. easy to clean and take care of, fantastically waterproof, and above all very quiet and comfortable. I'm pretty sure my one being nearly 5 years old is the old gore-tex material so the new ones might be even better.
Perfect for stalking in the Scottish Highlands
I have used my Swazi Tahr Anorak almost on a daily basis since purchasing the garment in august last year. It has performed like no other Anorak I have ever used. The waterproof qualities are unbeleavable even when crawling in wet peat in on the wettest days in north west sutherland it will keep you dry and warm. I suggest that you wear the Swazi base layers and a micro fleece below and you will be ready for all that mother nature can throw down in liquid form. You need look no further for a durable waterproof Anorak than on this page.
I have lived in the Thar
My Thar was obtained in 2009. It has been to S/E Alaska 4 times. Two canoe , a back pack and a boat hunt(s). Rain and snow and snow and rain, wet. During a 5 day Alpine hunt the Thar only was off when I was in the sack. The Thar dried / drained when out of the rain. This Thar has been used in Idaho as my must carry outer garment for wind and wet protection. The hood allows adjustment for a balance of protection and visibility. The bullet loops give a quick 2 shot reload. My wife likes the "Mid evil" look. I like dry and warm.
Aegis 3-layer Whisper - brushed polyester outer, Swazi Aegis® membrane, tricot knit inner. Durable Water Repellent coating (DWR).
About Swazi AEGIS®:
The AEGIS® membrane has been developed to meet the extreme performance levels we require from our wet weather and windproof garments. It is a breathable microporus membrane which is laminated between a face fabric (outer shell) and an inner lining. The AEGIS® membrane allows moisture vapour from your body to transfer from your base and mid-layers, escaping before it becomes perspiration thereby keeping you drier and warmer. The pores in the AEGIS® membrane are large enough to release the microscopic vapour molecules, but are too small for the larger molecules of rain, sleet and snow to get through.
The outer layer of the AEGIS® fabric is treated with a DWR (durable water repellent) coating which increases the surface tension of the fabric thereby causing water to bead and run off the garment rather than being absorbed. Over time the DWR wears off but can easily be refreshed by re-applying with DWR treatments such as Grangers XT spray.
AEGIS® garments must be washed often to ensure the pores in the membrane do not become blocked.
Do not store your garment when it is wet, dirty or sweaty.
- Zip & secure all closures.
- Machine wash on warm with washing powder.
- Do not use fabric softener.
- Hang to dry or tumble on warm.
Can be dry cleaned - ask your dry cleaner to use clear solvent and to apply a fluoropolymer based water repellent to the outer fabric.
Not a bulletproof vest!
Swazi AEGIS® fabrics are very waterproof and incredibly durable, however, like ALL fabrics they are not indestructible or bulletproof. They can be punctured by sharp objects like barbed wire or spiky vegetation and when the fabric is punctured it will leak. Mostly these tiny puncture holes are not visible to the human eye, but can be detected in our water testing lab. Our advice is be extremely careful of sharp objects – the general rule is if it can pierce the skin on the palm of your hand then it can also pierce the membrane in your garment.
All our garments are made to offer maximum freedom of movement. Use the guide to help with your sizing.
If you are unsure of your garment size, the most important measurement is your chest measurement.
If you are exceptionally tall for your build, or short, yet squat, please contact our Customer Services for advice here email@example.com
For pants and shorts you will need your waist measurement.
|BUST||30″ 76cm||32″ 81cm||35″ 90cm||39″ 99cm||43″109cm|
|WAIST||24″ 62cm||26″ 67cm||29″ 74cm||33″ 84cm||37″ 94cm|
|CHEST||37″ 94cm||39.5″ 100cm||42″ 106cm||46″ 116cm||50″ 126cm||54″ 136cm|
|WAIST||33″ 84cm||35″ 89cm||37″ 94cm||41″ 104cm||45″ 114cm||49″ 125cm|
|CHEST||25″ 63cm||27″ 68cm||29″ 73cm||31″ 78cm|
|WAIST||21″ 53cm||23″ 58cm||25″ 63cm||27″ 68cm|
|AVERAGE HEIGHT||47″ 120cm||51″ 130cm||55″ 140cm||60″ 150cm|
To find the correct size glove please measure around your hand at its widest point, excluding the thumb.
Freight charges are based not only on the weight of your order but the space the order takes up. To ensure you get the very best price from our freight providers we have a built-in freight calculator that figures out the total weight and size of your complete order. At any time you can click into your order, pop in your location details and find out the freight charges. Simple!
New Zealand Orders:
Orders for delivery to a New Zealand Address
- Please allow 2-3 working days for most urban addresses.
- Allow an extra 2 days for rural delivery.
- Orders are charged in New Zealand Dollars ($NZD) and will be charged to your credit card by your card provider at their prevailing exchange rate on the day that your credit card is charged.
- Orders may be subject to duties or taxes once the arrive at your country’s customs. These rates are determined by the government of the country the order is being shipped to and are the responsibility of the person receiving the order.
- Please allow 10-15 working days for delivery
Under New Zealand government regulations, there is a 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST). All products listed on this site in New Zealand dollars include GST, except where noted. NOTE: This tax does not apply to orders mailed directly overseas and will not be charged for international orders.
If you select an alternative currency the price will not show the GST component.
RETURNS & EXCHANGES
Swazi is committed to providing quality products to our customers. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with any product, please return it to us in original condition with all labels and swing tags still attached within 15 days of receipt and we will replace it or refund your purchase price using the original payment method.
To return products to Swazi, please complete and enclose the Garment Exchange Form form, affix postage to your package and send it to:
Swazi Apparel Ltd
PO BOX 567
Our quality control team inspects every delivery into Swazi to ensure that the products you receive meet our high quality standards. However if you do receive a product that is faulty, please don’t hesitate to call us toll free 0800 4SWAZI to arrange free return delivery and an exchange or refund. Should a fault appear after a garment has been worn, please follow the Warranty & Repairs process.
Unfortunately postage charges on non-faulty returns are not refundable.
The Unique Swazi Lifetime Warranty:
All Swazi garments are unconditionally warranted against faulty fabric and workmanship for the natural life of the garment. We reserve the right to repair, replace or decline a claim at our discretion.
Fleece Garment Repairs:
Swazi undertake to repair your fleece garment if it has been accidentally torn or damaged free of charge, for the natural life of that garment while under recreational use. This warranty is subject to the garment being repairable and applies to the fleece fabric components of the garment only.
Aegis® Garment Repairs:
If you perforate or rip your Aegis® garment, please contact your retailer or firstname.lastname@example.org for a repair quotation. There is a small charge for all Aegis® repairs – this will be discussed with you once your garment has been assessed.
Should you damage a zip in your garment you can send it back to us for a replacement zip. There is a charge for this service of $30 per zip. If the zip has failed due to a manufacturing fault then we will replace it at no charge.
- Wash and dry your garment
- Complete the Garment Repair Form
- Send $10 Postage & Packing along with your clean garment and completed Garment Repair Form to: Swazi Apparel Ltd, PO Box 567, Levin, New Zealand
- When returning gear to our workshop, please write the following on the outside of the package: ‘Clothing returned to manufacturer for credit/repair/exchange’ It helps our friends at customs categorise it and means we get the gear quicker.
Please note that if the garment is not washed or accompanied by the Postage & Packing fee then it will not be repaired.